“Huge thank for making last night so memorable, people haven’t stopped talking about it… You were Awesome!”

“Hi Sam and Dale, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both and the entire band for making last night so memorable, people haven’t stopped talking about it… you were Awesome! I hope you get more gigs on the back of it… Please let me know if I can do you a testimonial and can’t wait to see you all again.

Richard Gerver – An award-winning speaker on creativity, leadership and education. – May 2019

“Gifted, talented and Fun! One night we will never ever forget! Dance floor was never empty. Soo much charisma and simply Amazing! You blew us away! We will absolutely recommend you to anyone and everyone!”

“Hi Sam, We would just like to say the biggest thanks, the evening went so well, everyone was buzzing! What a night we all had on Saturday! The band made our night so special for us and Dale and the band made that possible. We knew you were fantastic but you on the night you lit up the sky and everyone thought the Band was amazing. Your help and advice sorting the stage in the lead up to our wedding was exceptional, you were so helpful, accommodating and reassuring when we had a question or query. Please pass on our sincere thanks to Dale and all the band who are all so gifted / talented, and so much fun! They absolutely made our wedding day one night that we will never ever forget! The dance floor was never empty, Dee and Mel were incredible so much charisma and simply Amazing! Thanks for making it such a special night for us family and our friends – you blew us away ! We will absolutely be recommending you to anyone and everyone (!) and wouldn’t hesitate to sing your praises.

Best Wishes Andrew and Kirsty – January 2019

“The overall package you provide as a band – it’s unique and it’s special”

“Where to even start?! WOW! We’re honestly all still buzzing! What a night we all had on Saturday! Honestly, it was so, so special for us and you guys were the biggest part of that. I knew you were going to be amazing but you were amazing AND THEN SOME! It’s so lovely to hear that you were all loving life too – that means a lot! I just can’t thank you enough personally for all of your help and advice in the lead up to the party – you’ve been so helpful, accommodating and reassuring the whole time and just been so nice to be in touch with! It’s been such a pleasure! And again on the day you were a complete star and took so much work away from us as we literally didn’t have to worry about you guys – you had it all in hand, even the clearing up – naughty! Haha! Please pass on our sincere thanks to Dale and the whole band who are all so super talented, and so super fun! They absolutely made our night! I had high expectations and they smashed them! I have to give a shout out to our singers (Dee and Mel was it?!), I mean how incredible were they?! So much charisma and sass- I think I’m actually obsessed with them haha! Not forgetting the Swing Singer and Quartet you also provided. Amazing! Thanks for making it such a special night for us and our guests – you knocked all of our socks off! We will absolutely be recommending you to anyone and everyone (!) and wouldn’t hesitate to book you guys again for any future event that we’re having. You should all be so proud of the overall package you provide as a band – it’s unique and it’s special. THANK YOU for everything. I’m so sad this is all over so let’s just say, until the next time…! ? All the very best, xx”

Laura Tomlinson, 2018

“Very accomplished musicians with great arrangements and showmanship!”

“Having recently been involved in organising a big birthday one of our family members. I can wholeheartedly recommend Funk’N’Soul, Our party was a great success and a large part of that was down to the great music provided by the band and DJ service. This is a large band of very accomplished musicians with great arrangements and showmanship thank you Funk’N’Soul.”

Lesley Beckwith xx on behalf of the Pavers Shoe family xx, 2018

“Looking for the WOW factor!”

“Hi Samantha & Funk’N’Soul, Thank you so much you were a pleasure to work with, we loved having you. We will certainly keep you in mind for anyone looking for the WOW factor” Royal Arms,

Sutton Cheney, 2018

“You were all amazing!”

“Just wanted to say that you were all amazing at Kirsty & Andrew Stone’s wedding. xx”

Sara Laken, 2018

“Band were fab!”

“As usual the band were fab and it was a great night

Dave Bailey, 2018

“Lovely people!”

“Lovey people. Amazing band. Highly recommend. Thank you!”

Hannah Harrison 2018

“Great Band!”

“What a great band!”

Phil Yates, 2018

“The whole band were amazing!”

“It was lovely to meet you all. The whole band were amazing, had such an amazing time. xx”

Beccy Ellis, 2018

“The best! – Just the best!”

Tina Adams, 2018

“Absolutely fabulous!”

“Absolutely Fabulous. Thank you. xx”

Katty Bailey, 2018

“The Party was a Blast!”

“So much fun with these guys last night. The party was a blast, everyone was on the dance floor, the band are so entertaining. Thank you”

Sian Rogerson, 2018

“One of the best acts and shows we have had”

“George Michael tribute Band has to be one of the best acts and shows we have had in this theatre for a few years, so authentic and highly energetic with great vocals, backing vocalists and a great band, the audience was up dancing from the very first song right through till the end of the show, these guys will be back for sure.”

Manager at Windsor Theatre Royal, 2017

“Absolutely brilliant!”

“I saw the guys at a wedding on Saturday…absolutely brilliant…kept the crowd going all night…very engaging…best live band i’ve ever seen…would definitely recommend…I hope i get to see u again!”

Tarren Mendes De Costa, 2017

“You totally made the evening”

“A thanks from the weekend. Just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you so much. You were absolutely amazing, you totally made the evening. So many guests came up to me and said how great the band were. Everyone had a blast. The music choices were so good, and the vibe of the band coming into the crowd and getting involved was fantastic. Cheers!”

James & Hannah, 2017

“Everyone was raving about you”

“Dear Samantha and Dale, Thank you so much to you and Funk’N’Soul, for your fantastic set at our wedding. You really did make the party everyone was raving about you. And the dance floor was full all night! It was a wonderful day and we are so grateful that you were a part of it thanks again.”

Hannah & James Wigan, 2017

“Highly recommend you to anyone!”

“Had an amazing night with an incredible band. You’re all extremely talented and would highly recommend you to anyone! Thank you again.”

Emily Shoesmith, 2017

“So Much Fun!”

“These guys performed at my friend’s wedding last month and they were fabulous! Couldn’t recommend them more! So much fun!”

Deirdre McCourt, 2017

“one of the best bands we’ve seen!!”

“Excellent band!! Had the pleasure of seeing this band at a party on Saturday have to say…one of the best bands we’ve seen!! Everybody thoroughly enjoyed themseves. Singers were amazing and the band was just fab!!! Would highly recommend.”

Donna Dwyer, 2017

“highly recommend these guys”

“Had a fabulous time singing and dancing the night away to this amazing band. 5* performance – would highly recommend these guys ….it was a great night.”

Sue F Healy, 2017

“the music was fantastic from start to finish”

“Thank you so much Funk’N’Soul’ Function Band and Samantha Gibson. Please thank all the band and crew for us, we had an amazing day and the music was fantastic from start to finish. Thanks for all the photos and video too! x.”

Frances Stonehouse, 2017

“super talented musicians”

“Funk’N’Soul were absolutely amazing at our wedding last night. Not only are they super talented musicians but they also put on a fantastic show. The dance floor was packed all night. I would highly recommend for any occasion.”

Beth Charles – Bride, 2017

“Fantastic stuff”

“I will definitely recommend you lot. Fantastic stuff :).”

Kevin Pearson – Eternity Photo, 2017

“the perfect end to a perfect day”

“You guys were great. You made the perfect end to a perfect day.”

Alison Dodd, 2017

“Love it!!”

“Love it!! Another awesome FunkNSoul gig.”

Paul 4Events, 2017

“this lot are hard to beat”

“Photographed this extremely talented, but ever so slightly, crazy bunch yesterday. ? If you are looking for a great live funk/soul band for your wedding or other function this lot are hard to beat. Very highly recommended. It was a pleasure. Hope to meet you and the amazing band very soon xx.”

Kevin Pearson, 2017

“richly deserved”

“Fabulous news on the award and so richly deserved. You all work so hard and give 6* entertainment.”

Yvonne Reid Healy, 2017

“Amazing band”

“Amazing band….. Fully deserve the accolades.”

Sue F Healy, 2017

“all thoroughly enjoyed”

“Just had a fantastic night celebrating Fiona Gibson’s sixtieth. We all thoroughly enjoyed Funk’N’Soul. Thank you to all xx.”

Helen Burrell, 2017

“Such an amazing band”

“Such an amazing band at our wedding in Portmeirion, our guests kept asking us how we found you and we told them my mother in law had seen you play at a wedding before. If you are thinking of booking Funk’N’Soul, do not hesitate as not only are they extremely talented but they made everyone’s night because of how entertaining and friendly they were. Thanks again, Amena and Paul x.”

Amena Shelleh, 2017

“hugely talented”

“Another amazing wedding event last night with the fabulous Funk’N’Soul, Lee and Kate’s first dance ‘You Send Me’ Gregory Porter. Performed for the first time by the band went down a treat to the surprised Bride. Guest trumpet player for the evening, the hugely talented, and very nice guy…… Bryan Corbett ? Brand New Heavies.”

Paul 4Events, 2016

“icing on the cake”

“Thank you!!! Was a brilliant day and Funk’N’Soul, were the icing on the cake! Thanks Lee.”

Lee McMahon, 2016

“I Can’t wait to see you guys play again”

“I Can’t wait to see you guys play again at my friends wedding in august 2017 ????”

Adam Hall, 2016


“Speechless, It was brilliant!”

Yvonne Reynolds-Young, 2016

“people are STILL commenting about you!”

“Best wedding ever…..although I’m slightly biased. You guys were so awesome, people are STILL commenting about you!”

Michelle Corrin, 2016

“please check this band out!”

Coming from an incredible musician. “If You’re looking for a Mega Function Band with the emphasis on FUNK! please check this band out!” Thanks, Matt Ratcliffe ❤?

Matt Ratcliffe, 2016

“Great band”

“Great band – great guitarist!” 🙂 Geoff

Paul Brown, 2016

“one of the best players he ever worked with”

Coming from a fantastic fellow musician. “Enjoyed many years on the road with Dale Gibson, as trumpet player with the Drifters, the legend that was Johnny Moore, always said that Dale, was one of the best players he ever worked with here or Stateside!”

Phil Luderman, 2016

“Great live entertainment”

“Brilliant Band! Brilliant gig at Hanbury folks, feel that groove. Special credit to stand-in bass player. Great live entertainment, table-top Hendrix skills, great frontman. And wow Dee’s vocals….”

Greg Collingham, 2016


“Funk’N’Soul were brilliant!”

Geraldine Ward, 2016

“Really enjoyed it!”

“Thank you for a great night last night! Really enjoyed it!”

Heather Jackson, 2016

“You all made the day amazing!”

“We had the most amazing and magical day. It was overwhelming to be surrounded by people who we love and who had all gone to huge effort to celebrate with us especially so close to Christmas. You all made the day amazing! There are so many people to thank for all of their help on the lead up, on the day and afterwards. Thanks to Funk’N’Soul, for being a fabulous band and getting everyone dancing Xx”

Kate Benson, 2016

“how incredible the band was”

“Thank you so much Funk’N’Soul, for performing at our wedding – we had such a great time dancing and so many of our guests commented on how incredible the band was. In fact, one couple I know have already been in touch with you about their wedding next year, and another I know are hoping to ask you to perform at another party too! The quality of the musicianship was absolutely fantastic and the guys were so great at getting everyone involved.”

Libby & Alex, 2016

“truly wonderful performance”

“Guys you were amazing last night, a truly wonderful performance, great job, love it!!”

Graham Rickets, 2016

“taking customer service to another level”

“Dale Gibson offered Funk’N’Soul, with the complete package for our wedding day. Paul (DJ) helpfully came and set up the stage and large kit the day before and arrived in plenty of time on the day to complete setting up which was a real comfort for us with our wedding being at our own home grounds rather than at a venue. The jazz trio who played for us in the afternoon were wonderful and played appropriate and tasteful music with little direction from us during our drinks and canape reception. Paul was on hand all day and was particularly helpful during our speeches by testing and handing out the microphones that he provided when required. He also helped one of our guests perform an unplanned performance of ‘Don’t stop me now’ which was absolutely brilliant. Funk’N’Soul learnt and played ‘So Amazing’ for the first time for our first dance and it really was ‘So Amazing’! They played two sets, which once again were appropriate and fun with no direction or prompting from us, and kept the dance floor full and lively all night. The band were very accommodating to our timings slipping during the day resulting in them starting their first set 2 hours later than planned. The DJ and his assistant played until nearly 4am, playing numerous song requests and accommodating an unplanned karaoke session. Paul also helped Alanna lock up the marquee etc. once guests left at roughly 5am, certainly taking customer service to another level. We will certainly be booking Funk’N’Soul and Paul for future events!”

Matthew and Alanna Lymn Rose (Executive Manager) – Geldards, 2016

“absolutely fantastic singing”

“Just got back from Lee and Kate’s wedding where you performed tonight. You were brilliant; absolutely fantastic singing, playing and entertaining. Thank you.”

Rachel Baker, 2016

“thought u were pretty cool! ?”

“You were fab last night at Kate & Lee’s wedding! Even my 8 year old daughter thought u were pretty cool! ?”

Karen Hogben, 2016

“I could listen to them all day long”

“Amazing band I love to listen to them. I have heard them live. They are an amazing band. I could listen to them all day long.”

Melanie Youman, 2016

“Kept me dancing way beyond what my feet could endure”

“Brilliant tunes last night at Kate & Lee’s wedding. Kept me dancing way beyond what my feet could endure. Not just a band but a whole entertainment package. You signed, sealed and delivered for sure.”

Kristen Fisher, 2016


“Well, Funk’N’Soul boys, what can I say except a MASSIVE thank you to you all for such a successful Christmas! That has to be the BEST entertainment that I have experienced in 17 years of working in the hospitality industry. The band’s energy and professionalism is second to none and each individual member made the party nights a complete success. Our feedback is fantastic and you should be immensely proud of this.”

Natalie Howson, Events Manager


“Still buzzing after such a good night. A massive well done to Funk’N’Soul – a brilliant night!”

Liv Hopkins


“We thought you were absolutely superb. Very tight, well rehearsed and a really great sound. I normally hate the Christmas party season with all its usual Christmas songs but you made our night, such a refreshing change. Thank you guys”

Rachael Fox, 2016


“Fabulous night and what a band. If you ever get the chance to book Funk’N’Soul’ function band, then do it. They are brilliant!”

Jacqui Lewis, Tamworth, 2016


“Gala night was fantastic. The band was the best ever, the dance floor was never empty!”

Toni Lewis


“Diverse and zesty, an evening of quality entertainment with Funk’n’Soul. Excellent sound tracks and plenty to choose from to suit all. Highly recommended by us for functions and events. Thank you to Dale and the band for being part of our special day.”

Darren & Jackie


“Superb event and superb band…quality! Would definitely recommend you.”

Paul Wharton, 2015


“Just like to say a massive thank you for Saturday night. Absolutely brilliant. We didn’t stop dancing all night. We need to come and see you again soon!”

Diane Mansfield


“I would just like to say what a brilliant night we had on Saturday. You guys were amazing.”

Tracey Cordell


“Thanks for making Mike & Lisa’s big day special. Without your music the whole day would not have flowed as beautifully as it did. The musical collection (and the way we could choose our favourite tunes) was excellent and catered for all the different tastes on the night. All the guests loved the range of numbers which were played in a very professional manner and the night just went too quickly. We’d certainly recommend you again to anyone wanting a live band for any style of future event.”

Jon & Cath Baines (from Mike & Lisa’s Wedding)


“Huge thanks to Funk’N’Soul for playing at my wedding reception. I lost count how many positive comments we had from our guests including the multiple “Best Wedding Band Ever”. It really was top notch!”

Si & Jo


“Believe me when I say its true! You are the icing on the cake and put the class into any ‘do’”

Victoria Claire


“Without the band there would be no party! They were brilliant. Everyone commented on the band and I know someone who will be booking them again…”

Natalie Priftis


“Thank you so, so much for playing at Charlotte’s 21st. Funk’N’Soul were brilliant! Every thank you letter we have received has told us how good you are so it isn’t just we oldies who loved it but the kids as well. We were really impressed by all the work you put in before the event to make sure that everything went well and you were playing the music that Charley wanted to hear. She was thrilled by the whole evening and especially enjoyed coming up to sing ASL emoticon with you! I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the band to anyone.”

Caroline Green


“I must thank you Dale, Samantha and Funk’N’Soul for such an incredible night. You looked after me and made my wedding – just perfect!”

Victoria-Claire McConachie


“A massive thanks to Funk’n’Soul for providing the fabulous music for my husband’s 50th birthday bash. It was great fun to see all our family and friends together again. Thanks to Funk and Soul we all had a fantastic night the music was out of this world, it was great dancing to all the music brought back so many memories. Thank you guys. We would recommend your band to everyone for any occasion.”

Janette Lyn


“I have been inundated with thanks for organising such a wonderful band for our party last Saturday night. Everyone had a thoroughly good evening and we were very impressed with you all. Can you please pass our thanks on to all your guys but the singer has had a special mention, he was fantastic! It was nice to finally meet you too. Thanks again until next year!”

Sarah Elson, Warwickshire, 2013


“Well, what can I say but wow! Thank you for entertaining a full dance floor all night long. Big thanks Funk’N’Soul, you wowed everybody with the professional music, PA and lighting effects. So many texts and phone calls thanking us for a memorable night – fantastic, thank you thank you.”

Shirley West


“When Funk’N’Soul started with “Pick Up the Pieces” my jaw dropped and I couldn’t find it for the remainder of the performance! It’s great to see a band where the instruments are not in the way, instead they complement the musicians. Vocal was outstanding too… from Prince to Brown… and with such energy. Phenomenal! It was a pleasure being in the audience. Thank you.”

Marcin Gwozdz


“Thank you for performing at Stanford Hall for our wedding. You definitely kept people going all night. A number of our guests have asked us for your details so you clearly impressed everyone! Thank you for also playing ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’. You made our celebration party very special indeed… thank you!”

Donna & Ed Hunt


“Absolutely recommend! I’ve heard the band for over four years and the wide genres covered, the music and tribute acts are so professional. The talented musicians deserve every penny and more. There’s nothing like a live band and these guys are Tip Top!”

Sarah Dent, Rugby, 2014

Hiring the ‘Funk ‘N’ Soul’ complete package is a great way to save money, time and stress at your event, avoiding the need for multiple sound systems, onsite technicians and additional performance acts!

For more information or to guarantee ‘Funk ‘N’ Soul’ for your next event call Tel: 07949 916 693 or email: info@funknsoul.co.uk