I would like recorded music played in the intervals between the band
sets. Is this possible? What format will you accept?
We can play recorded music through our PA equipment during any intervals.
We have our own compilations (pop/rock / soul / dinner jazz) or you can provide
your own music on CD's, mp3 player or an i-pod. We recommend you provide compilations
of tracks rather than music by individual artists as they are more varied
and so will suit more people's tastes.
Funkify™ perform at charity events? Can you offer a reduced fee? How do I go
about booking the band for a charity event?
Yes, Funkify™ aims to do selected charity events each year. We do offer a reduced
fee which only includes travel and subsistence expenses. If you would like
to book the band for a charity event, just contact us by phone on 07782 360744
or by email
get a quote with a break down of costs and expenses?
Yes, Funkify™ can provide an itemised quote. If you require this, please let
us know. Each quote includes all travel expenses, payments to musicians and
sound engineer, hire and transport of equipment (including lights, PA equipment
and sound desk) and any other expenses (subsistence, overnight accommodation
if the venue is a long distance away, administration, overheads etc.)
I would like to see Funkify™ play before my event.
Can I do this?
Yes, absolutely. We have our very own DVD which shows us playing at a wedding
reception, and if you would also like to see us in person, we can arrange
for you to be on the guest list for one of our upcoming performances.
Can I see some reviews of the band?
Please see our testimonials
page on this site.
I am having a summer wedding and would like
the band to play outside. What are your requirements in this case?
We need to play in a covered area, even in the summer. We are often asked
to play in a Marquee at summer weddings, in which case our only requirements
are that there is enough space, the floor is covered (or, ideally, there is
a stage area) and that we have 2 standard power points available.
We would really like Funkify™ to play our favourite song, but it is
not on the current setlist. Can the band play
We can perform your song choice for an extra fee (contact us
for more) - Let us know a couple of months
in advance of the event and we will aim to learn it for your function. We
can play styles including soul / funk / pop / rock / jazz / reggae / blues.
|Can we take
photos of the band or video the band?
Yes, we are happy for you to do this. It is always nice to see the photos
afterwards so we'd love it if you could email us some pics!
Can we use the band microphone for speeches at our event?
We are happy to provide a microphone for you or your guests to use, just let
us know in advance.
Can you quote by email
or phone and why don't you do this immediately?
We can certainly quote by email or on the phone, but we prefer to post
you our DVD and publicity pack with the quote. This is all free of charge
and there is no obligation to book us, we just want to give you the best possible
introduction to the band.
We would like
to hire a disco for music after the band have finished, can you recommend
We can recommend a professional disco for dancing after the band has finished
playing. Just let us know if you would like to hear more about this.
We would like to hire a jazz band for music during our pre-dinner
drinks and meal. Can you recommend anyone?
Funkify™ can provide a jazz quartet for music during a drinks reception
or a meal. Just let us know if you are interested in hearing more about this.
The venue informed
us that the band must have public liability insurance and that the band equipment
must be PAT tested. Can you tell me whether this is the case?
Yes, we have public liability insurance and our electrical equipment is PAT
Do you require a deposit in advance?
Funkify™ requires a deposit of £100 to secure a booking. We will request
this in a letter which we will send on confirmation of the booking, and which
will include our booking contract. We ask that you return one signed copy
of our booking contract to us, along with the deposit. The remainder of the
fee is payable on or before the date of the performance.
|Do you use recorded
No, we pride ourselves on being a completely live band which means our music
and performance is spontaneous.
Does your quote include everything (travel
For convenience, we quote a total price which includes everything.
How experienced is the band?
The band is made up of experienced, professional musicians (see our biographies
and we have played together as a gigging band for 6 years. During that time
we have played at hundreds of different events at venues ranging from hotels
and private residences to music clubs and outdoor festivals.
How far do you travel?
We travel both nationally and internationally to play at events. Our quote
will include all travel expenses.
in advance should I book the band?
Please book the band as soon as you can, as we are already booking up well
into next year especially for Saturday nights. If you enquire about booking
band for a certain date, provided we are free on that date, we will reserve
the date for you until you have had a chance to look at our publicity material
and see our DVD.
How long can you play for? How long are your intervals between sets?
We quote for the following playing times:
Total playing time of 1 ½ hours – two 45 minute sets.
Total playing time of 2 hours - two 1 hour sets.
Total playing time of 2 ½ hours – two 45 minute sets followed
by one 1 hour set.
If you require a different length set to those listed above, just let us know
on enquiring about the booking. Intervals between sets are usually 30 minutes
but we are happy to be flexible with this to suit the timings of your event.
|How much power
does band require, what are the minimum electrical requirements?
Funkify™ can be powered from two separate 13 amp plug sockets. The total draw
by the PA system is 1000 Watts (max) and the total draw by the lights is also
1000 Watts (max).
Our wedding venue is
quite small. We are not sure whether there will be enough space for the band
but we would like to book Funkify™. How can we resolve this?
We have played at fairly small venues in the past, and because our front line
uses radio mics and can come forward off the stage area, we can often fit in
smaller spaces than you would think. We typically require an area about 6m
wide by 3m deep. We will be happy to contact the venue and talk to the events
manager to check that the stage area is suitable. In some circumstances where
there is very little space available, we may be able to provide a cut-down
band to suit the venue. We also have large and small sound systems to suit
How will you tailor Funkify™’s
performance to my requirements?
After we have received the signed contract, the date is reserved for you in
the band diary. About a month prior to the event, I will visit the venue with
you on a convenient date (perhaps when you are meeting the caterers or the
events manager at the venue). We can then talk through the arrangements for
your event, including where you want the band to play, timings, announcements,
individual requirements and the setlist (although new song requests need to
be agreed prior to this). I usually take this opportunity to meet the events
manager at the venue just to check that they are also happy with the arrangements.
This personal approach differentiates Funkify™ from bands who just turn up
I have received
your quote and publicity material and I would like to book the band. What
is the next step?
Please Contact Pritee Hurnam on 07782 360744 to confirm the booking. We will then send you
two copies of our booking contract. Please sign both copies, return one copy
to us in the stamped addressed envelope provided, and keep one copy for your
records. This contract confirms the date and venue for the booking, and the
price between the client and the band.
|Is your publicity
pack, quote and DVD free?
The publicity pack, quote and DVD we send by post to clients thinking of booking
Funkify™ is all free of charge.
manager at the venue informed us that there is a limit on the volume the venue
can allow. Can the band meet this requirement?
Yes, we can adjust volume levels to suit both the client and the venue. It
is best to let us know in advance if the venue has a very strict requirement
on volume and we will either tailor our line-up and performance accordingly,
or if the venue is for acoustic (unplugged) music only, recommend an alternative
What differentiates Funkify™ from
other soul bands I could hire for my event?
Some other bands hire in dep musicians who come along for one night and reel
off a standard set of covers. That might "do the job," but if you
hire Funkify™ you get a band that puts on a superb unique performance of the
type that can only be accomplished by musicians that have
played together for years. We don't just reel off covers, we make them our
own and put on a real performance - one of the band's USPs is that our fabulous lead singers (Pritee and Dave), along with the band's horn section, are equipped with radio microphones - this enables them to join the party out on the dance floor! There may
even be some voluntary audience participation...! If you are in doubt, just
watch our DVD to see what we can do!
Funkify™ offers a professional and personalised service from your
initial enquiry to the big day itself. We aim to answer enquiries and send
out marketing material promptly and efficiently. We visit the venue with you
to make all the arrangements for your event and we also
try to meet or talk to the events manager at the venue so you can be confident
everything will go smoothly on your big day. We can even learn your favourite
song given a few month's notice. It goes without saying that we set up in a
timely and professional manner and that the appearance of the band will compliment
your event. We have a dedicated sound engineer who will tailor the sound and
levels to your requirements, play recorded music in the intervals, and can
also help you with any microphones needed for speeches.
|What do you wear on stage? Can
you fit the theme of our event?
We always dress smartly and the usual dress code is smart black for everyone
except our lead singer who will wear a stunning evening dress for the occasion.
Please let us know if you are holding a themed event as we will dress to suit
What happens if I need to
cancel my booking?
Our booking contract outlines the conditions for cancellation, but you can
cancel without charge until a month before the event. We are aware that not
everything in life runs perfectly and in the event of a genuine and unavoidable
reason for late cancellation, we will make every attempt to play for you on
an alternative date or, in certain circumstances, waive our cancellation charges.
What happens if one of the band members cannot
play due to illness or for other reasons?
Funkify™ is in contact with a number of professional musicians who have played
with us at events in the past. In the unlikely event that one member of the
band cannot play on the evening, we will be able to arrange a replacement
and this will not affect the quality of our performance.
What happens if you are already booked on the date I wanted you to
Funkify™ works in partnership with another fantastic band that plays a similar
style of music and we can put you in touch with them if Funkify™ is unavailable.
What information do you need from me in order
to give me a quote for my event?
Please could you send:
* your name and postal address
* the date of the event (including the year)
* the type of event
* the name and address of the venue (if known, or else the location or city)
* any extra requirements (for example, if you require a jazz group to play
during the start of the event)
|What is the
instrumentation in the band?
Our line-up includes male and female lead singers, trumpet, alto sax, tenor
sax, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums. We also have a dedicated sound
What types of events can you
Anything really... In the past we have played at weddings, birthday parties
from 18ths to 70ths, corporate events, Christmas parties, festivals, summer
parties, charity events... just give us a call!
Will I need to provide any equipment for the band?
No, the band is fully self-contained with PA system, sound desk and
stage lighting. All we require is that the venue has two standard power points
available near to the stage area.
like to book Funkify™ for an event where lots of different age groups will
be present (from young children to elderly relatives). Will the music suit
Funkify™ plays party classics which appeal to all age groups. Quite often
young children, adults and elderly people are all up dancing
and enjoying our music!
Will you use my
contact details for any other purposes?
We will not use your postal address or email for any other purposes except
to send our publicity pack and contact you about the booking. If you would
also like us to put you on the band mailing list to update you about our coming
events, just use our mailing list
I have some more questions...
If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us.