Profile

The Funk Coalition is a 6 to 11 piece Funk, Soul, Motown and Pop party band London that has built up a reputation as being the best party band around, after years of flawlessly entertaining audiences and clients throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East. When it comes to weddings, corporate events, launch parties, Jewish celebrations or charity balls, The Funk Coalition has it covered. The bands unique approach to every individual event helps them to ensure every possible requirement is met. This helps to maximise the band’s live performance and optimise the overall experience, creating seamless and memorable entertainment.


Boasting some of the best young musicians and singers from the upper echelons of the session world, The Funk Coalition now brings them to your event at an affordable price. Members of the band have performed with artistes such as Adele, Taio Cruz, Maxi Priest, Shalamar, Plan B, Larry Graham, Terence Trent D’Arby, Mike Skinner, Jools Holland Big band and The Miles Davis band.


The Funk Coalition as a band have appeared on BBC 1 Television and have played for an elite list of past clients, including the Moroccan Royal Family and Manchester City Football Club, as well as performing at destination weddings across Europe and luxury 5 start hotels in the Middle East.


The experience and talent within the band has led to an extensive and ever-expanding repertoire from which the band can select, making their live sets diverse and fresh. The Funk Coalition are adept at playing iconic dance floor classics from many different genres; classic funk, soul, disco and motown, as well as modern tracks from the acid jazz, R&B and pop scene. The band understand the importance of having the right music at the right event; it is the key element to a successful party and this band has it nailed when it comes to having something for everyone.


In addition to the songs listed here, The Funk Coalition constantly adds new songs to the repertoire. The band is also prepared to learn any song a client may require.


Click to see their live video, it says it all! We can send you links to more footage of the band as well as them perfoming some Jewish party songs.

" Choosing your wedding band can often be a little bit of an ordeal, there are just SO many to choose from, they all offer the same thing and always say exactly "the same" thing, it really is very hard to truly stand out. NOW I'm really into my music, so what mattered more than anything else was just that the music was extremely good! I really wanted to get it just right, as does everyone, so I went through them all, you mention a wedding band I've probably heard of them...BUT without a shadow of a doubt 'The Funk Coalition'; who I'm not going to call a 'band' because I feel that cheapens them and puts them in a bracket with everyone else; The Funk Coalition are genuinely, a cut above the rest, another level, and in premier league of party bands. They are not just another "wedding band" they are a class act, incredibly professional, supremely talented funk musicians & artists. They are absolutely guaranteed to get your party going NUTS! You might think 'Oh he's been told to say this' & 'course he's going to say this, it was his wedding after all'. NO, they are the real deal, SERIOUSLY impressive and I will recommend them to anyone I speak to. We couldn't have been more thrilled with what you did for us, I can't speak anymore highly of you guys! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! "
Freddie Wood | Marque in Garden at their home in Lancashire | 22 September 2013
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Set List/Repertoire

Should you proceed with your booking you will be able to select your favourite songs from the set list/repertoir to be played on the day of your event. This demo will show you how it works.

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Pop

  • Ne- Yo - Let me love
  • Party Rock Anthems – LMFAO
  • Taio Cruz – Dynamite
  • Candy - Robbie Williams
  • We Found Love - Rihanna
  • Please Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna
  • Only Girl in The World - Rihanna
  • I Need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  • You Got The Love – Florence/The Source
  • Beggin - Madcon
  • I got a Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  • Show me Love (Robin S)
  • Price Tag – Jesses J
  • Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
  • American Boy – Estelle
  • Crazy in Love - Beyonce
  • Rock your Body - Justine Timberlake
  • Drop the pressure (Mylo Vs Miami Sound Machine)
  • You Know I’m Know good - Amy Winehouse
  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse
  • Rehab - Amy Winehouse
  • Kiss - Prince
  • 1999 - Prince
  • Senorita - Justin Timberlake
  • Something Got me Started – Simply Red
  • Hungry Like a Wolf (Duran Duran)
  • Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morison
  • Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel
  • La’bamba - Los lobos
  • Mustang Sally - The Commitments
  • Twist and Shout - The Beatles
  • All You Need is Love – The Beatles
  • She was just 17 - The Beatles
  • Saw her Standing there – The Beatles
  • Hard Day’s night – The Beatles
  • Come Together - The Beatles
  • My First my last my everything - Barry White
  • It’s not unusual - Tom Jones
  • Suspicious minds - Elvis
  • Love is in the air - John Paul Young
  • Better together - Jack Johnson
  • All Right Now – Free
  • Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
  • Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  • The band is also prepared to learn any song a client may require.

Disco

  • Bad Girl - Donna Summer
  • Lets Groove - Earth Wind and Fire
  • September - Earth Wind and Fire
  • Get Down On It - Kool and the Gang
  • Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
  • I Want you Back - Jackson 5
  • Don’t Stop till you get Enough – Micheal Jackson
  • Rock With You – Micheal Jackson
  • Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
  • Car wash - Rose Royce
  • La Freak - chic
  • Every Body Dance - chic
  • Good Times - Chic
  • Disco Inferno - Tramps
  • Back to My Roots - Odyssey
  • Oh What A Night - Frankie Valley
  • Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
  • We are Family – Sister Sledge
  • Thinking of You - Sister Sledge
  • Ain’t no Stopping us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
  • Upside Down - Diana Ross
  • Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
  • Boogie Nights - Heatwave
  • And the Beat Goes on - The Whispers

Funk, Soul and Motown

  • Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
  • Got to be Real - Cheryl Lynn
  • Never too Much - Luther Vandross
  • I Found Lovin – Fat Back Band
  • Night To Remember - Shalamar
  • Rescue me - Fontella Bass
  • I feel Good - James Brown
  • Get Up Of Dat Thing - James Brown
  • Sex Machine - James Brown
  • Papas Got a Brand New bag - James Brown
  • Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
  • Sign Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • I wish - Stevie Wonder
  • Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
  • X-Press Yourself - Charles Wright
  • Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
  • Somebody Else’s Guy - Jocelyn Brown
  • Long Train Running - The Dooby Bros
  • All This Love - Gwen McRae
  • Mr Big Stuff - Jean Knight
  • I Say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
  • Think - Aretha Franklin
  • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  • Love fool - Jamiroquai
  • Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
  • Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
  • Street Life - The Crusaders
  • Hard To Handle - Otis Reading
  • Dock of the Bay – Otis Reading
  • I’m a Love Man - Otis Reading
  • Soul Man - Sam and Dave
  • Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
  • Pick up the Pieces - Average White Band
  • Peg - Steely Dan
  • Never Give Up - George Benson
  • Give me the Night - George Benson
  • Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack
  • Turn on Tune in Cop out - Freak Power
  • Super Freak - Rick James
  • Brick House - The Commodores
  • It’s a Shame - Detroit Spinners
  • Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
  • Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
  • Are You Ready For Love - Elton John
  • Who’s That Lady? - Isley Bros
  • Harvest for the World - Isley Bros
  • U R the Universe - Brand New Heavies
  • Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gay
  • I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gay
  • Cramp your style - Breakastra
  • Pass the Pea’s - Macio Parker
  • If You Want me to stay – Sly and the Family Stone
  • Dance to the Music – Sly and the Family Stone
  • There's Only So Much Oil On The Ground – Tower of Power
  • Soul With A Caprital S - Tower of Power
  • Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker) - Parliament

Jewish Music

  • Siman Tov and Mazel Tov
  • Oseh Shalom
  • A Nahkt In Gan Eyden
  • Chosen Kale Mazel Tov
  • Mashiach
  • Have Nagila
  • Asher Bara
  • Baruch Hagever
  • Chazak
  • David Melech Israel
  • Ele Chamda Liby
  • Hevenu Shalom Aleychem
  • Kol Haolam Kulo
  • Ketzad Merakdim
  • Mitzva Gedola
  • Maaminim
  • Od Yishama
  • Od A Vinu Chai
  • Sisu et Yerushalayim
  • Samechem
  • Shehechiyano
  • Tzena
  • Ubauhaovdim
  • Ufaratsta
  • Vehaereynenu
  • Hakadosh Baruch Hu
  • Lechayim
  • Nigun Neshama
  • Yidn
  • Yehe Ye Ye
  • Wedding songs (quiet , not dancing):-
  • Adon Olam
  • Tsur Mishelo
  • Shalom Aleichem
  • Mehera Hashem
  • Eshes Chayil
  • Im Eshkachech
  • Apart for the above the band can play lots of Hebrew songs, Mizrachi songs (arabic rhythm) and Hebrew ballads as well as Klezmer tunes and Yiddish songs.
" Choosing your wedding band can often be a little bit of an ordeal, there are just SO many to choose from, they all offer the same thing and always say exactly "the same" thing, it really is very hard to truly stand out. NOW I'm really into my music, so what mattered more than anything else was just that the music was extremely good! I really wanted to get it just right, as does everyone, so I went through them all, you mention a wedding band I've probably heard of them...BUT without a shadow of a doubt 'The Funk Coalition'; who I'm not going to call a 'band' because I feel that cheapens them and puts them in a bracket with everyone else; The Funk Coalition are genuinely, a cut above the rest, another level, and in premier league of party bands. They are not just another "wedding band" they are a class act, incredibly professional, supremely talented funk musicians & artists. They are absolutely guaranteed to get your party going NUTS! You might think 'Oh he's been told to say this' & 'course he's going to say this, it was his wedding after all'. NO, they are the real deal, SERIOUSLY impressive and I will recommend them to anyone I speak to. We couldn't have been more thrilled with what you did for us, I can't speak anymore highly of you guys! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! "
Freddie Wood | Marque in Garden at their home in Lancashire | 22 September 2013
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" Thanks for doing your bit for the Demelza Hospice guys. Your band is fantastic! "
Dave Berry – TV presenter | The Savoy - London. | 21 September 2013
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" "I normally read testimonials with a pinch of salt and an overly-cynical mindset, so if you are reading this in a similar vein then please read on for a minute. I booked The Funk Coalition Band for my wedding on Aug 10th, just off the strength of their MP3s and from the very communicative, prompt and friendly contact I had with Geoff. I hadn't heard them live, and spent a large chunk of my budget on them. Start to finish we were blown away! I do not say this lightly. They played our first dance flawlessly and the dance floor was rammed from then until the end of the night. They were perfect - professional, flawless, and friendly. I never thought I'd be writing a 'cheesy' testimonial for a website but felt compelled to do so. Thank you, thank you, thank you guys, we have had nothing but positive feedback from all our guests and even the owners of the house who enjoyed your music! ;) so, please if you are thinking of booking The Funk Coalition Band, then I hope my testimonial helps convince you - you will not regret it! "
Ollie and Sadie Mullard | Claydon House, Bucks | 10 August 2013
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" The Funk Coalition are brilliant for any Jewish wedding, it was our daughter’s wedding last weekend and they are everything they say they are and more - from beginning to the end of our Simcha. "
Angela Samuels, | East Sussex National Hotel | 5 August 2012
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" Dear Geoff and all the band Will and I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to you for such fantastic music and entertainment on Saturday. Walking down the aisle and back to the wonderful voice of Senab was a big highlight for us (as well as actually saying our vows to each other!!) Our guests have all been raving about the music. It was brilliant to see so many guests dancing away and rushing onto the dance floor so as not to miss the classics. You were so flexible and willing on the lead up to the wedding (no doubt our hard and difficult wedding planner played her part but I hope she wasn't too full on). You made our day! I hope you all got home safely. Best wishes "
Tara & Will, | Secret Garden on Twickenham Riverside | 16 June 2012
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" Dear Geoff and the band, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You guys were out of this world and everyone loved it!! I knew you would be good, but you exceeded my expectations ten fold! The guests are still going on about how great the party was! I've have some photos of the band so I will send them to you. Thanks again and all the best. "
Rachel & Adam | Charingworth Manor | 15 June 2012
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" I wanted to contact you directly to express our thanks and gratitude personally (well via email) for the service and performance that we received on our special day. From the minute the band arrived, through to the performance itself, the band were ultimate professionals and delivered a flawless performance. I cannot sing your praises high enough..although I will try! It was great to meet them all and have a little bit of banter/interaction prior to the performance. It made it feel more personal for me and they helped to calm my nerves before delivering my speech (I was in the bar building up my Dutch courage and despite my offers, I could not tempt them to partake of a little tipple with me – which again is great testament to their total professionalism)! The choice of music and the delivery was top class. The dance floor was packed and we even had people up dancing that never normally dance, even after a drink or 3! That’s how good they were!! I even had to be dragged off the floor at one point to speak to some guests that were leaving…but I was soon back!!! I wanted to savour every moment. It is obvious that they all enjoy performing and that helped to create the party/friendly atmosphere that we were after. (Especially the bass player who was definitely feeling the music (Apologies, I don’t know his name)). It was great to see and all added to the awesome atmosphere that the band helped create. The mix between male and female lead vocals was spot on also. My only regret is that I didn’t book them for longer. I could have danced all night given half the chance. And I am not the only one. So many guests have commented on how good they were and how much they enjoyed the music. And that was lovely to hear that great feedback and that it was not just me that blown away by them. It was a perfect end to a perfect day and wanted to thank you all again, so much, for making it so special. I shall remember it for a very long time and if I get the chance, will be looking for an excuse to book you again, in order to enjoy another night of absolute pleasure. Thanks again. PS You were right – we did have a wicked night and you did make us very happy!! Job VERY well done!!! "
Neil & Joanna Cross | Private house in Lymington, Hants | 19 May 2012
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" I had to email you to saya huge thankyou for saturday night what a fab night our wedding party was all thanks to the band...... AMAZING..... everyone has commented how good they were. my friends who own the Sketchley Grange Hotel asked for your details as they want them to play there so that will be good as its not far from us so we can go and see them again. once again a huge thanks "
Michael and Carolyn Hill | The Piano room, Lutterworth | 10 February 2011
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" The Funk Coalition were simply fantastic, they helped make our wedding so special and had everyone dancing all night long. Many of our guests us asked where we had found such a brilliant band. A very classy outfit made up of very talented musicians. "
Alan and Caroline Hinds | Hampton Court Palace | 10 June 2010
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" The Funk Coalition has performed in the “Three Monkeys Pub” in the Isrotel Royal Beach Hotel in Eilat, Israel. They come every year and do a wonderful job in the venue, they are very professional and put on a fantastic show. We warmly recommend the band and their great show and are looking forward to seeing them play for us again soon "
Ofer Asfraf - Entertainment manager, Isrotel Group | Israel | 10 December 2008
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" Thanks so much for playing our summer ball guys, you were utterly amazing. You have been the talk of the office over the past few days. Hopefully we will be able to get you back for our Christmas bash
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Bryony Vallis, Abbott Diagnostics summer ball | Surrey | 10 August 2008
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" What more can I say. The Funk Coalition are brilliant. They made my party something really special. My family and friends will be talking about them for many years to come. I cannot recommend them enough. The dancing started with their first song and continued right through till their last. My only regret is not videoing the day so I could hear their music again and again. Thank you Funk Coalition for a fabulous day and also making me the no.1 party organiser!!! And a special thanks from my 4 year old nephew Jack who is still telling people he sang with a real band!!!! "
Karen O’Sullivan | Garden party in London | 10 August 2008
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" Blinder of a party on Saturday and the The Funk Coalition, were not just good they were absolutely amazing, the place went nuts for them and they really enjoyed themselves as well. The band were punctual for set up, polite and well turned out, it was only when they started playing did we realize quite what an exceptional band we had got on our hands and what an incredible night was to come, theses guys are the SAS of Soul, the Ninja’s of Night Boogie, they put the F into Funk and the P into Party, 120 delighted and costumed guests danced the night away to this incredible band, the musicianship was world class, book this band now, see them up close and feel the force, in a couple of years time they will be playing Wembley Stadium and you will have missed your chance... "
Guy Cresswell, MD, Promuseast Ltd – Corporate Summer Ball | London | 10 July 2008
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" I would just like to express my appreciation for the exceptional performance The Funk Federation provided on Saturday night at our owner’s ball. The band arrived in ample time and was sound checked and set up 40mins before the guests arrived. From beginning to end their sets were none stop party with the singer engaging with the audience and getting them involved in the singing. By the end of the first set almost all of the audience were up dancing. The feedback from the guests was fantastic.The bands approach to their work is very professional and they are a pleasure to work with. I would recommend this band to any potential client
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Deny Rodgers, Entertainments Manager for Bourne leisure | Hemel Hempstead, Herts | 10 May 2008
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" The Funk Federation put on a fantastic show in conditions that were far from perfect because of the weather. They were professional and have a fantastic attitude. The party crowd were a mixed bunch but EVERYBODY enjoyed the band. Highly Recommended”
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Graham and Tanya Storey | wedding anniversary, Surrey | 10 May 2008
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What's included

  • Standard Line Up:

    7 piece (2 singers, 1 male and 1 female, drums, guitar, bass, keyboards and saxophone). Plus a sound engineer.
  • Performance Times:

    2 hours
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    3pm
  • Standard Finish Time:

    12am
  • Set Up Time:

    1.5hr
  • Set Up Completion:

    7pm
  • Act dress Code:

    smart
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    4m deep x 5m wide. for 7 piece. 11 piece 5m deep x 7m
  • Power Requirements:

    Access to 3 separate 13amp sockets. None of our acts will use more than 4000 Watts (4K) of power (including lighting)
  • Full PA system (included in quote):

    Suitable for up to 300 people. Plus a sound engineer to mix the perfect sound!
  • Stage Lighting: (included in quote):

    £0. Included in the fee.
  • Party playlist during acts breaks & up to 12am (Included in fee):

    £0. Included in the fee.
  • Play Client's iPod playlist through acts's PA:

    £0. Included in the fee.
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    Yes. Hot meal x 7 plus refreshments please
  • PA/Mic for Use With Speeches:

    £0. Included in the fee.
  • One song request learnt free of charge.:

    Yes. Subject to song not being to obscure, suiting bands style/vocals, band being given enough notice

Extra booking options

  • DJ service (provided by act):

    Add £300 to £400 depending on circumstance of event
  • Jazz/Lounge band:

    £200 per musician for this based on 2 x 40 minute sets or 1 set straight through of 1 hour 20 minutes. If it is earlier than 3.00pm then an additional fee may apply.
  • Six piece line up:

    Take £200 off your quote.
  • Acoustic set:

    Same as Jazz set
  • 12 piece band:

    12 piece band. The line up would include 4 singers, 2 male and 2 female, drums, guitar, bass, keyboards saxophone, trumpet, baritone sax or trombone and percussionist. Add £400 per person onto your quote

How we manage your booking

Booking an act with Gigz is just the begining. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible on the day;

  • We will send you a secure online booking form. This page can be saved on your computer and accessed and updated as often as you like.
  • Your event manager will be in touch via email and phone regularly througout the build up to your event.
  • We can arrange for your act to call you should want to discuss tings with them directly.
  • We will liasie with your event coordinator or venue manager to ensure that they are happy with all the logistics.
  • You will be given a contact mobile number for your Gigz event manager should you need to contact them on the day of your event.
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