The dance floor was full from beginning to end, they were amazing to work with and so professional, best wedding band I've ever heard!
We rocked up at this Shrigley Hall wedding with the six-piece version of our party band Funk Soul Family, and they absolutely smashed it! The couple and guests had a blast, and the band had an awesome time too.
Shrigley Hall is a beautiful Georgian hotel near Macclesfield, Cheshire, on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park. Its unique historic spaces – including a former monastery – make it the perfect choice of wedding venue if you’re looking for something a little bit different. It was great to see photographer Zap Image and videographer LLH Films, who both did an exceptional job of capturing the event as it unfolded.
As always when Funk Soul Family performs at a wedding party, we played a range of modern bangers and timeless classics from the past five decades. Our set is designed to flow perfectly, filled with seamless medleys and hand-picked collections of similar tunes. The result is a thriving dance floor all night long, and this wedding was no exception. The groom even got on the mic to sing Stevie Wonder's Superstition with us – and he totally nailed it! Here’s what the happy couple had to say:
"YOU NEED TO BOOK FUNK SOUL FAMILY FOR YOUR WEDDING!! (or party) They were amazing, the dance floor was full from beginning to end, they were amazing to work with and so professional, best wedding band I've ever heard! You'll be missing out if you don't!"
If that’s not a glowing recommendation for a wedding band, we don’t know what is! If you’re thinking of having live music at your Cheshire wedding, get in touch with us and we can send you a tailor-made quote that perfectly meets your needs.
Wedding photography by Zap Image
These guys have definitely still got it!
We’ve played a lot of unusual corporate events in our time, but we’ve never had a 90s pop band as our warm-up act before! The band in question was Damage, an R&B boy band with four top 10 singles and 2.5 million records sold. Try following that! We did, with Funk Soul Family – our flagship corporate party band – and they nailed it! Keep reading to find out how.
The event was the Sovereign Wealth Private Clients Ball. Sovereign Wealth provides financial services to people who have created significant wealth. So needless to say, this evening was as classy as corporate events come. As guests arrived they were greeted by a string quartet and a bespoke ice sculpture, then after a welcome speech from the Sovereign Wealth CEO there was a stunning performance by Tumbellina International, a troupe of acrobats who specialise in corporate events and campaigns.
After the meal came the performance by Damage, and these guys have definitely still got it! The guests had a good boogie and were well and truly warmed up ready for Funk Soul Family’s set. We provided a four-piece version of our Funk Soul Family band, who played high-energy covers of some of the greatest songs of the last five decades. This live covers band has something for everyone, specialists in filling the dancefloor at corporate events, weddings and private parties.
The venue was Rudding Park Hotel near Harrogate, one of our favourite Yorkshire venues for corporate events. Our wedding bands often play in the on-site chapel, although of course that wasn’t necessary this time around! This was a seriously epic corporate event, and one that we were happy to be able to provide live music for.
We specialise in helping your corporate event run smoothly with a variety of excellent acts to cater for all elements of the party. Whether you’re planning an awards do, summer ball or Christmas party, get in touch with us for a free tailored quote.
I would consider crashing other weddings where they were playing!
This wedding at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool was a night to remember. With live music from Funk Soul Family, our flagship party band, plus some very special guest performers, this was an incredible wedding that we were honoured to be part of.
We regularly get asked to play for wedding couples’ first dances, which is always a really special moment. To have your song, played live in a bespoke arrangement, as you dance with your favourite person surrounded by all your loved ones – that takes some beating. But when it came to Andy and Lou and their Liverpool wedding, they took things a step further. They asked if instead of a regular first dance they could join the wedding band and perform the song themselves!
So Lou grabbed an acoustic guitar, and Andy hopped onto the keyboard, and they sang All My Love by George Ezra. Funk Soul Family effectively became their backing band, which was a privilege because this wonderful wedding couple are fantastic musicians! After their performance, normal service resumed as our party band played a string of hits that kept Andy and Lou's wedding guests dancing for the entire night.
We’re Manchester based but always love playing at Liverpool weddings. The Titanic Hotel has a quirky industrial vibe that makes it uniquely beautiful as a wedding venue. The brilliant Mustard Yellow Photography were there grabbing some incredible images – always a pleasure to work with them!
Lou and Andy sent us this lovely review about our performance at the wedding:
Funk Soul Family were incredible. From our first email, to our meeting before the wedding right through to the final dance off they were a joy to work with and made it relaxed and easy. They created an unbelievable atmosphere and the way they transition between songs meant that the dance floor was never empty. They interacted with the guests just the right amount to work the crowd without it being cringey. One of our musician guests said it was the best gig he had been to all year. Their hits and runs were delightful musically! They were also so so friendly and even accommodated us doing a first song with them instead of a first dance. We couldn't recommend them highly enough... I would even consider crashing other weddings where they were playing just to have a great night dancing!! Thanks guys!
If you’ve got an idea for your wedding that’s a little bit crazy but just might work…drop us a message and we’ll see what we can do! We love taking on creative musical challenges, and will always do everything we can to make sure the live music at your wedding is perfect.
All photos courtesy of Mustard Yellow Photography