Band Name: Funkadelics
Describe what you do in less than 10 words: Perform at amazing events and parties all over the world : )
Top Tunes you like to play: We play a real mixture…love all the old disco and Motown tracks…’Disco Inferno’ ‘You Cant Hurry Love’ …but also a lot of the modern songs we do are really cool ‘Forget You’ ‘Firework’ ‘Price Tag’…..there are so many to name! Although! Thinking about it…the ABBA Medley we do is probably one of the top songs, mainly because it always has such a great reaction from the dancefloor.
Favourite Gig Ever: That is a very hard question to answer….. NYE’s in the UAE spring to mind…there was this really lovely wedding we did once in North London where the bride and groom joined us for our second set dressed in 70′s costumes! We always offer a costumed 2nd set, and when people do choose them they are always great fun! But this was extra fun because the bride and groom joined in, they had really cool, authentic 70′s outfits. They joined us on the dancefloor with some 70′s moves for the first number and then handed out lots of fun accessories for their guests to wear. It was a really fun wedding and really intimate and thought out. But every gig we do is awesome and special in some way, it’s very hard to choose one!
Best piece of advice you can think of to someone planning an event and booking a band: I think the timings are really important. The worst thing is when you put the band on too early and no one is ready for dancing! The later you can put the band on the better really. If you want to have the first dance earlier, then perhaps ask the band to do 3 sets rather than 2. For exmaple we offer 2 x 70mins or 3×40′s. Generally the 2 sets works better than the 3 but in a situation where you want the first dance early (7/7.30) wewould suggest this. It’s also really important to make sure you are not wasting your band by having them playing at the same time the buffet is out. We always suggest to leave a 45minute gap for the buffet to be served and digested!
Tell us one performance you’re looking forward to right now: We have one coming up next week at a venue we have played at before (quite a few times now!) called Captains Club in Christchurch. We are very much looking forward to it because not only are the parties there always fab, but they have an amazing dressing room which is basically an apartment overlooking the harbour, and the staff are really lovely.