Funkissential

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6 to 9-piece, double female lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Recorded music during breaks. Full DJ service including dance floor lights available for modest additional fee.
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About Funkissential

Full Description: 

Top funk and party pop band Funkissential are wowing audiences the length and breadth of the land with their stunning musical performances. Journeying through the soul of the 60s and emerging into the heart of today’s music charts, they cover tracks from Bill Withers to Beyonce, and with their electric performances and eclectic mix of classic hits, they cannot fail to stir the most reticent of guests to get up and ‘shake their thang’ on the dance floor. Double fronted by soulful singers Lisa and Louise and backed by top session players on drums, bass, keyboards and guitar, the six-piece band can expand to a seven, eight or nine-piece band by adding saxophone, trumpet and second saxophone - particularly good for the larger audience.

Members of Funkissential have worked alongside many top artists including Muse, Republica, Bad Manners, The Selector, Ronan Keating, Feeder, The Wailers, Skunk Anansie, Wishbone Ash, Darius and Chesney Hawkes and gigged extensively throughout England, Scotland and Wales appearing at top London venues including The Borderline, The Garage, The Mean Fiddler and Jazz Café and also a performance at Glastonbury. They have toured Abu Dhabi, Denmark, Czech Republic, Greece, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland and Italy and recorded tracks that have been released in Europe, South East Asia and the US. Prestigious venues played include; The Orchardleigh Estate, Somerset; The Hurlingham Club, London; Kings College, Cambridge; Celtic Manor Resort, Wales, and Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abu Dhabi.

The band usually play three 40 minute or two-one hour sets, with recorded music during their breaks and full PA and stage lights provided. They can also supply musicians from a solo pianist/guitarist to a jazz quartet for the earlier part of a reception. A full DJ service which includes dance floor lights can be added for a modest additional fee, usually around £100.

Songs List: 
60s
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)
Chain Of Fools (Aretha Franklin)
Dancing In The Street (Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
For Once In My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Get Ready (The Temptations)
Hard To Handle (Patti Drew)
Higher And Higher (Jackie Wilson)
Honky Tonk Woman (The Rolling Stones)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
It's Not Unusual (Tom Jones)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
Land of 1000 Dances (Wilson Pickett)
Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
Long Tall Sally (Little Richard)
Midnight Train To Georgia (Gladys Knight & The Pips)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours (Stevie Wonder)
Son Of A Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Soul Man (Sam & Dave)
Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart (Dusty Springfield)
The House That Jack Built (Aretha Franklin)
Think (Aretha Franklin)
Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)
Uptight (Everything's Alright) (Stevie Wonder)

70s
Ain't No Stopping Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead)
All Right Now (Free)
Best Of My Love (The Emotions)
Blame It On The Boogie (Jackson 5)
Car Wash (Rose Royce)
Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
Dancing Queen (ABBA)
Disco Inferno (The Trammps)
Get Up Offa That Thing (James Brown)
Give It Up (K.C. & The Sunshine Band)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
Good Times (Chic)
He's The Greatest Dancer (Sister Sledge)
Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown)
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
Jungle Boogie (Kool & The Gang)
Ladies Night (Kool & The Gang)
Lady Marmalade (Patti Labelle)
Le Freak (Chic)
Long Train Runnin' (The Doobie Brothers)
Mamma Mia (ABBA)
Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)
My Sharona (The Knack)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
September (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Sex Machine (Get Up I Feel Like Being A) (James Brown)
Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder)
Streetlife (Randy Crawford)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Take A Chance (ABBA)
Thank You For The Music (ABBA)
Thinking Of You (Sister Sledge)
Upside Down (Diana Ross)
War (Edwin Starr)
Waterloo (ABBA)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
You Should Be Dancing (Bee Gees)
Young Hearts Run Free (Candi Statton)
You're The First, The Last, My Everything (Barry White)

80s
9 to 5 (Dolly Parton)
Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)
All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Do I Do (Stevie Wonder)
Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson)
Easy Lover (Philip Bailey & Phil Collins)
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (The Police)
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (The Blues Brothers)
Gimme Some Lovin' (The Spencer Davis Group)
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)
Jump (Van Halen)
Kiss (Prince)
Love Shack (The B52's)
Monkey Man (The Specials)
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
P.Y.T. (Michael Jackson)
Shake A Tail Feather (Blues Brothers/Ray Charles)
Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) (Michael Jackson)
Simply The Best (Tina Turner)
Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
Somebody Else's Guy (Jocelyn Brown)
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
We Can Work It Out (Chaka Khan)
Workin' Day And Night (Michael Jackson)
You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)

90s
90s Dance Medley! (Various Artists)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz)
Canned Heat (Jamiroquai)
Don't Wanna Miss A Thing (Aerosmith)
Groove Is In The Heart (Deee-lite)
Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Love Foolosophy (Jamiroquai)
Mama Told Me Not To Come (Tom Jones)
Place Your Hands (Reef)
Rocks (Primal Scream)
Summer of '69 (Bryan Adams)
Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N' Roses)

00s
Ain't No Other Man (Christina Aguilera)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? (Jet)
Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)
Candy Man (Christina Aguilera)
Crazy In Love (Beyoncé)
Deja Vu (Beyoncé)
Do Your Thing (Basement Jaxx)
Filthy/Gorgeous (Scissor Sisters)
Independent Women Part I (Destiny's Child)
Little Lion Man (Mumford and Sons)
Love Machine (Girls Aloud)
Mercy (Duffy)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Red Alert (Basement Jaxx)
Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Sénorita (Justin Timberlake)
Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon)
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (Beyoncé)
Take Your Mama (Scissor Sisters)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
Valerie (Zutons/Ronson/Winehouse)
You've Got The Love (Florence and The Machine)

10s
Domino (Jessie J)
Firework (Katy Perry)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
I Need A Dollar (Aloe Blacc)
Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera)
No Diggity (Oli Brown)
Pencil Full Of Lead (Paolo Nutini)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Runaway Baby (Bruno Mars)
We Found Love (Rihanna)
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Price from: £1,565

Travel and cost: 
Funkissential are based in Somerset. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc
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