David Smith's 50th Birthday, Bobsleigh Hotel 29th January 2011
I want to thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful evening, I loved every minute of it - just what we wanted - and I think I danced for most of the evening! We have received many enquiries and compliments about Funkify and everyone agrees you made the evening a huge success; the party atmosphere was wonderful. Thank you to each and everyone of you for making my 50th birthday party a night to remember. I am very happy to recommend you to anyone. I hope we will be lucky enough to attend other events where Funkify are playing. Kind regards to everyone.
Chris and Dave
Masked Ball, Spire Bushey Hospital 24th April 2010
We just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and the band for such an excellent evening on the occasion of our Masked Ball on 24 April. Having been recommended your band, we found our initial dealings with you to be straight forward, professional and nothing was too much trouble.On the night itself, we loved the fact that you were so interactive with our guests on the dance floor and the fact that the floor filled on the first song and remained that way until the end of the evening speaks for itself. It was super that you joined in the occasion with a number of the band wearing masks too.
Since the Ball, we have such fantastic feedback from many of our guests about the band, how excellent the music was and what a fantastic voice you have!!
I personally have already recommended you to a couple of friends and will put your details forward to the organisers of Spire Healthcare’s Annual Senior Managers conference in February.
Once again, thanks so much for an excellent evening. We would be happy to speak personally to any prospective clients if you need a reference other than this letter.
With our best wishes
Lisa & Tina
Spire Bushey Hospital
Wedding inNorthampton on 27th March 2010
We just wanted to say a very very big THANK YOU to FUNKIFY for doing an excellent job of entertaining us and our guests on our wedding day. The music was great and their ability to interact with our guests was fantastic. The first dance song Can’t Take My Eyes off You was performed superbly. Our guests were so impressed with your performance. In fact, one of our guests was so impressed that they booked the band for their wedding in May. We would absolutely recommend Funkify to anyone looking for an energetic, lively and top notch funk and soul band.
Hema and David Sutton
Wedding at Bradbourne House in kent on 4th July 2009
I just wanted to say a huge “Thank You” to you all for playing at our wedding. The music and singing was fantastic, the atmosphere was great and Pritee was amazing!! A born worrier, I really appreciated the ‘keeping in touch’ text messages from Pritee leading up to the wedding. All our guests loved the band, so once again “Thank You” the band was a lovely end to a very special day.
Sonia & James Godfrey
I have booked Funkify™ at The Horns Watford for the past 4+ years & they are one of the best Soul bands on the circuit! Fronted by the amazing Pritee Hurman ( a cross between Aretha and Janice!) and Little White "Play That Funk Music White Boy" Stevie (AKA David Someset Barnes). They never fail to get a crowd going!
I have now left The Horns and the first band to be booked into The Castle Rocks is............... Funkify™!
Denis Cook - 'Castle Rock' 2009
Wedding at Wasing Park, 15th August 2009
Dear Pritee & Funkify™
We first wanted to write and thank you for playing at our wedding. It was a super evening and everyone commented on how good the band were. Pritee you have an amazing voice and we enjoyed dancing the night away with you! Thanks again.
Lots of Love Haley and Craig Woodward! xxx
Wedding 16th June 2009
I saw Pritee and Funkify™ perform at gigs several times. I always had a really good time and was so impressed I asked them to play at my wedding. They did an amazing job and all my guests commented on how talented they were and how much fun. In particular, people were extremely impressed with Pritee's charisma and singing skills but also spoke about her excellent co-singer Dave. In terms of the musicians, most of the praise was aimed at the trumpet player and bass player (sorry - can't remember their names!) and the flair with which they played their instruments. I would recommend Pritee and Funkify™ to anyone who wants to inject some energy into a party and get people on the dancefloor. You're guaranteed to have a good time with this band.
Funkify™ totally blew me away. I've seen plenty of bands play over the years but this one really shone out for me. The female vocalist was one of the best I have heard and she was complimented with a great band, especially the drummer who was off the hook!
The chemisty between the band was wicked and they looked like they were havin' loads of fun, which made it all the more enjoyable. Keep up the good work Funkify™!
288 Group Christmas Party at Moor Park Golf Club, Rickmansworth
on 14th December 2007 (Review by email 15th December 2007)
Thanks for last night - I think it went really well and many of our people
told me how much they enjoyed your band.
Thanks again for a great evening.
288 Group Ltd
Pinsent Masons Christmas Party at The Natural History Museum,
on 11th December 2007 (Review by telephone to agent 13th December 2007)
“The venue Natural History Museum was spectacular. The band were tremendous
Madge, really very, very good. Everyone I have spoken to said how fantastic
they were and congratulated me on my choice. Thanks so much, and I will continue
to recommend your company, and in particular Funkify™”
Social Committee member, Pinsent Masons
“The band did a good job thank you for your help with this. They interacted
well with the crowd and did get the dance floor going.”
Event manager for party at the Natural History Museum
Wedding at Moreton Hall, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire
on 8th December 2007 (Review by email 18th December 2007)
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for the fantastic music..I loved it and so
did everyone else!
Will definitely recommend you to others!
Corporate Event for 5 Creative Agencies at
Village Underground, Shoreditch, London
on 27th November 2007 (Review by email 28th November 2007)
Thanks again for last night, the client and I both really loved it.
Agent and Event Organiser, Pushca
Wedding at Bushey Hall Golf Club, Hertfordshire
on 24th November 2007 (Review by letter 20th December 2007)
Review of Funkify™ Acoustic (Jazz Quartet)
Thank you so much for playing at the wedding, it made it that bit more special.
All our love
Dena, Mark & Archie
Wedding at the Fennes Estate, Braintree
on 10th November 2007 (Review by email 14th November 2007)
Just wanted to thank you and the band sooo much for playing at our Wedding
on Saturday. The whole day was fantastic and the evening entertainment finished
off the day perfectly.
I loved how the dance floor was full from the very first song you played!
I wanted our wedding to be a big party for our guests and we definitely achieved
that. I've had comments that it was the best wedding they have ever been to
and my friends can't stop talking about what a fantastic band you are!!
Thank you once again for everything. I'll definitely be recommending you
to everyone I know.
Wedding at Chilston Park, Kent
on 5th October 2007 (Review by letter 13th December 2007)
Thank you so much to you and all of the band for playing at our wedding at
Chilston Park on 5th October.
The music was fantastic all night long and it was great to see the dancefloor
packed all night long.
We had so many comments about how great you are and all had very sore feet
by the end of the night!
Ruth and Jon Clinkscales
Wedding in Harpenden
on 15th September 2007 (Review by email 27th September 2007)
Just to say thank you for everything on the 15th September. You guys totally
took over and created such a lively atmosphere, it was just fantastic. I love
the way that you move around the room and work with your audience. I have
had so many of the guests ask me about you, they have all said that you were
the best live band they have ever experienced at a wedding – Thank you
for making it such a success!!!
Thanks also for helping Roger with his song, it was very special.
Wedding at Chartridge Conference Centre, Chesham
on 1st September 2007 (Review by letter October 2007)
Wow! What a fantastic band you are. We had such fun dancing and singing the
night away for our wedding reception. The music and singing was absolutely
fabulous and we shall be recommending you to everyone. We had so many fantastic
comments about you all, you were a fantastic end to our truly perfect day.
We will be sending huge thankyous to Rob who suggested Funkify™ to us –
we are very grateful to him. I hope we can book you again some day for another
Thank you so much to all of you.
Elle and Maksim Trajcevski
Wedding at the Whitehall Country House Hotel
Wedding at Loseley Park, Guildford
on 10th August 2007 (Review by letter 18th September 2007)
We are writing to thank you and the rest of the band for the amazing music you
provided at our wedding reception at Loseley Park on 18th August 2007.
Funkify™ were absolutely fantastic and really got the party going (and going
and going!). We have had nonstop comments from our guests about what a great
band we had and I know a few people who have recommended you to a friend or
for the works do!
Thank you also for learning “The Way You Look Tonight” for our first
dance, you played it absolutely beautifully. If you ever happen to play the
song again and get the chance to record it, we would love to have a copy of
Once again, many thanks for the fantaxtic music and for giving us a wedding
reception to remember forever!
Kind regards & best wishes,
Lucy & Rowland Kendall
on 10th August 2007 (Review by letter August 2007)
The 2007 Kaleidoscope Festival, Welwyn Garden City
on 14th July 2007 (Review by email 16th July 2007)
what can i say! your guys were amazing! best act of the festival!
anyone that can knock those tunes out as good if not better than the originals
is TOP in my books. hope i can see them again.
David A. Nash
Distinctive Music Ltd (publishing)/
Distinctive Music Management (artist management)
Wedding at the Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Welwyn
on 7th July 2007 (Review by email 10th July 2007)
Me and Graham would just like to say a very big thank you to all the band
as you were spectacular.
Everyone commented on how good you were and how impressed they were.
Thank you very very very much you made our day even more special, shame it
had to end.
Blake Charity Ball at the Sopwell House Hotel, St Albans
on 25th May 2007 (Review by letter) 30th May 2
Blake Charity Ball at the Sopwell House Hotel, St Albans
on 25th May 2007 (Review by email 30th May 2007)
Just a quick email to say a huge thank you for Friday night, Funkify™ were amazing.
I have had countless amounts of praise about you guys. We managed to raise over
£8000 on the evening, which is what we needed to purchase the wheelchair
for Danny, and this exceeded our expectations. It was great to see everyone
on the dance floor so quickly, which is a huge compliment to you guys.
Wedding at the Bellhouse Hotel, Beaconsfield
on 12th May 2007 (Review by email 17th May 2007)
Thanks for a fantastic evening at Felicity and Phil’s wedding last Saturday.
It was brilliant! I took a card and passed it onto the Headmaster’s
wife who organises our school ball. It’s always well attended and the
parents would love the music and interaction you do.
Wedding at Crondon Park, Essex
on 13th February 2007 (Review by email 1st March 2007)
Just to let you know, we got back from our honeymoon on Sunday and had a wonderful
time. Our Wedding was amazing, but most of all i wanted to let you know how
GREAT the band were! They were just awesome, even better than we could have
hoped. Everyone loved them, so many positive words towards them and it really
made our evening. Please could you thank each and every one of them.
Any way, just to say thank you for sorting out the arrangements for the band
and being so helpful and accommodating towards us and please thank the band,
as I know they felt it was one of their better performances too, and everyone
Matthew and Lisa
50th Birthday Party at Theobalds Park
on 10th February 2007 (Review by email 13th February 2007)
Thank you so much for the fantastic music you played on Saturday at Peter’s
50th Birthday Party. It really helped to make the evening extra special, after
Gemma’s [Gemma Turner] beautiful singing. Please thank your ‘sound
lady’ for helping Gemma with the sound whilst she was performing.
You were a great hit with the guests, everyone has been asking me where I found
such a great band, and were amazed when you all walked into the bar area and
Pritee brought some of the guests onto the dance floor, she is a great character
as well as a great singer. You are all a very talented group of singers and
musicians, and I am so pleased that I was recommended to you by Susan. A lot
of your cards were taken on the night, and I am sure you will get some more
bookings from this evening.
Very best wishes to you all.
Gina and Peter Bridgman
Wedding at the Whitehall Country House Hotel
on 6th October 2006 (Review by email 17th October 2006)
Please pass on our thanks to all the band for playing at our wedding on 6th
October. We thought you were fantastic and so did our guests who made numerous
comments on what a great band you were which I'm was quite clear from the full
We all had a great night and hope you all enjoyed it too. If you ever play any
pub gigs let us know and we'll also pass your details on to anyone looking for
a band for funtions.
Lucy and James George xx
Wedding at the Hardwick Hall Hotel
on 30th September 2006 (Review by email 6th October 2006)
I just want to say an enormous THANK YOU to all of you for being so amazing
and fantastic at our wedding. I have had so many people tell me how superb you
all were. I mean, they knew that you would be good, BUT they never realised
QUITE how good you were going to be.
'Ascension' was FANTASTIC. It was the most amazing wedding present ever.
You are all so amazingly talented.
Thanks again for everything.
Andy and Vicky
Wedding in Kent
on 9th September 2006 (Review by email 23rd September 2006)
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for what you did for us the other
We had a fantastic time and you & your band were absolutely excellent. I
don't remember the dance floor ever being quiet and you really knew how to entertain
We've had some wonderful comments since the event and you'll be pleased to know
there's been a lot of compliments about you all!
So many thanks once again, for helping us to make it truly memorable - you were
Chris & Di
Wedding at the Elmbridge Club, Essex
on 15th July 2006 (Review by email 23rd August 2006)
This is a post-honeymoon thank you for the entertainment you provided at our
wedding. Vic and I loved the soul sounds, as did our guests.
I'd like to say a special thank you for the way you handled the dedication to
Vics mum and our mixed emotions on the day. You are real professionals with
passion for your music and a flair for creating a party. My God Pritee, youhave
one hell of a voice girl and you know how to work a crowd!
We know you will continue to be successful.
Reena and Victor
Wedding at The Tewin Farm Hotel, Welwyn
on 1st April 2006 (Review by email 2nd April 2006)
Just wanted to write a quick email to say thank you very, very much to all of
Funkify™ for a great wedding reception! Me and Darren (as you could probably
tell) had a fantastic time, it was just perfect and the band made it extra special.
You were all so brilliant and we had loads of people saying "What a great
Katy & Darren, St. Albans, Hertfordshire
40th Birthday Party at The Three Lakes Restaurant,
on 19th November 2005 (Review by email 5th December 2005)
Hi Pritee & the band
Just a quick note to thank you all very much for playing at my 40th birthday
party, (Sat 19/11 at the 3 lakes, Ware) everybody really enjoyed the band, you
Thank you once again.
Simon Coverdale, Standon, Hertfordshire
30th Birthday Party at The Lakeside Lodge Golf
Centre in Pidley, Cambs
on 26th March 2005 (Review by email, 30th March 2005)
I booked 'Funkify™' for my 30th birthday party and they were absolutely fantastic.
The music was funky, the dancefloor was packed and the atmosphere that they
created was electric. I would recommend them to anyone and suggest that you
book them quickly. You will not be disappointed!
Ashley Butten, St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Choice Bureau Christmas Party at The Royal
Chace Hotel, Enfield
on 10th December 2004 (Review by email, 13th December 2004)
Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. We have had many compliments on your
behalf. I hope you had a good time, please pass this on to the other band members.
Hope to see you again one day.
Judy, Choice Bureau, Enfield, Hertfordshire
Girton College Summer Party, Cambridge University
on 13th June 2004 (Review by email, June 15th 2004)
Great to hear you enjoyed playing at the Girton College Summer Party. You've
certainly made a reputation for yourselves here, something tells me we'll be
seeing you again! Thanks for making my event such a success, and pass on the
message to the rest of your (very) musical maties.
Chris Law (Cambridge University Ents)
Lemonrock – St. Albans Music Website
I know you got soul.
I recommend anyone who hasn't seen these girls & guys to do so. I
expected The Horns to be fairly quiet on a cold and damp Sunday afternoon,
but the place was packed and rockin! The whole band played with complete
professionalism, the drummer did some great chops in "Pick up the
Pieces" - highly recommended.
It is time to get Funkified!!
White Hart Tap, St Albans
It was definitely a night to groove on down in the White Hart Tap, St
Albans. Funkify™ played a great range of soul, R&B and funk to really
get the place rocking! A lively atmosphere in the pub was created by audience
participation from the lead singer as well as some very strong solos from
other members of the band - including a Stevie Wonder Super and a fab
harmonica slot. These guys know how to have fun and made sure the whole
audience did too! Fantastic!
Funkify™ rock the Horns
Funkify™'s gig at the Horns in Watford was their first at this venue but
I bet it won't be their last. There is no doubt this band got the place
rocking! The charismatic lead vocalist Pritee Hurman has a sensational
voice and is one of the best talents I have seen for a long time. She
also showed excellent interaction with the audience and by two songs in
she had the crowd fully immersed in her performance and begging for more!
Backed up by a superb band, it was an excellent atmosphere and a really
enjoyable night. This band should go far!
Pritee's voice sent crazy chills up my spine. And the beautifully played
trumpet in 'Work it Out'... yumm. The music is spot on. I want to keep
hearing more and see these guys grow...
Nothing beats funky, soulful jazz with a bit of R'n'B. -x-x-
I will be reviewing their next live gig, which I'm going to travel 3 hours
on the train for!
Reem Behzad, Tue 25th May 04