Band For Hire London - Funk The Revolution - FAQs

How much space do you need?

As a four piece we generally need a performance area of 5x3 meters, but we are able to work with a minimum area of 4x2 meters if space is more limited. As a 6 to 8 piece we would need to have 6x3 5x43 meters if space is limited. We can.

How is it best to time things?

7.30pm-8pm - Jazz Trio (If Booked otherwise Light Background IPod Music)
8pm-8.45pm - DJ set (IPod)
8.45pm-9pm - Cut cake, photos, first dance
9pm - 10pm -1st 60 minute set band set
10pm - 11pm - DJ set (IPod)
11pm-12am - 2nd 60 minute band set
12pm -12:30am – (IPod DJ set whilst band pack down)

Can I pick the bands playlist?

We are more than happy for you to pick which songs from our repertoire already listed, alternatively you have a choice; as wedding to choose up to 10 songs Free of charge and 5 for corporate events and birthdays. We do need the list at least 2months in advance of the event date. As a rule we do prefer if we are left to decide the order in which they are played. It is usually best if you let us know any songs you definitely “DO or DON’T “want us to play.

Where will you travel to?

We are a London based Function/Party Band that are happy to play all over the U.K and internationally.

Can I see you play live?

We do not play many public gigs as our bookings are from private clients. However, we do perform 4 open rehearsal showcases at studios in London that we would be happy for clients to book a time slot to see the band in action. The dates will be announced on our facebook page.

Will you learn our special song?

These are some of the 1st dance songs that we know and clients have requested in the past. We are happy to learn any 1st dance song at no extra cost to you.

ALL OF ME - John Legend
AT LAST - Etta James
THINKING OUT LOUD - Ed Sheeran
BETTER TOGETHER - Jack Johnson
L.O.V.E. - Nat King Cole
I'M YOURS - Jason Mraz
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY - Van Morrison
LOVELY DAY - Bill Withers
THOUSAND YEARS - Christina Perrie

Is the video on your website a true reflection of the band?

The video on our profile is a studio quality recording in which has not got the feel and the energy of what we would sound like Live. The actual sound quality is more polished on our video and believe that the balance and sound live would be more raw and lively giving you a better listening experience. We are happy for you to join us at one of our three showcase rehearsals. We do plan on having a live show-reel recording in the near future.

How do I book you?

You can book us through the enquiry form on this website or through our agency www.alivenetwork.com/FunkTheRevolution. You can also email or call our booking agents on 0845 108 5500 or email us at funktherevolution@alivenetwork.com We also accept informal enquiries via our Facebook page (facebook.com/funktherevolution), where we will be happy to talk through your event in person.

Are you able to DJ in between sets?

We carry a laptop or IPad with a soul/funk playlists that will keep the dance floor busy in between our live sets. We are happy to offer you a bespoke set list, tailor made for you at no extra cost if you confirm your booking within 7 days of receiving your official quote.

Can we make DJ requests in advance to my event?

N/A

Can we use your sound system for speeches?

You are welcome to use our PA system for your speeches. However, we don’t use radio mics in our live setup so, should you need them, and you will have to hire them in advance, meaning your speech would have to be done by the band stand/stage.

What equipment do you use?

Funk The Revolution – Have a full 1100w Yamaha PA system with a 16 channel mixing desk with a 15” Sub-Woofer. The system can plays to a capacity of up to 400 guests.

This is complimented by a collection of high quality instrumentation Mark and Fender Amps, Fender Guitars and Gretsch drums with DW hardware and Istanbul Traditional Cymbals, and an array of Shure, Sennheiser and Audix mics.

Do you have lights?

1 x ACME Equinox LED Moonflower effect Light 2 x Vasto Sound Lab Lighting Effects We are equipped with a state of the art LED lighting system that provides both the stage and dance floor with the ultimate visual effects.

How long do you play for?

We usually play 2 x 1-hour sets. This can also be divided into three 40 minute sets if you prefer. We have repertoire for up to 3 hours of live music, with enough variety to keep your party going! We also offer an acoustic upgrade option, which consists of 2 x 30 minutes of carefully selected acoustic jazz music, perfect for during your meal or drinks reception. We can provide this service as an acoustic duo or trio piece.

What time do you start and finish?

We usually start our first set at around 8:30 to 9:30, and play our second set in the final hour of the evening, but again we are totally flexible with this. Arrival and finish times are available from 5pm and midnight as standard. An early arrival and late finish fees are applicable outside of these timings.

How long do you take to set up?

Assuming access to the venue is straight forward (i.e. ground floor room with no steps and vehicle access close to the venue), once all the equipment is loaded in we can normally be set up and sound checked in 60 to 90 minutes depending on the venue.

Can I provisionally book you?

Unfortunately, we don’t take provisional bookings as our demand is such that we would be turning clients away on popular dates. However, when you make an official enquiry with us, your enquiry will be logged in our system and you will be given first refusal on your date should anybody else enquire for the same date.

What if the band split up before my event?

Like many professional party bands, our work is our livelihood and so we take our commitments very seriously.

In the very unlikely event that the band had split up before your party, every effort would be made to find a suitable replacement band.

Can my sisters/bosses/daughters dog sing with your band?

Only if they have previous singing experience. We’re happy to arrange a song with you in advance, and do not welcome guest for an impromptu sing along as we have had previous experience, which can end in a disaster and we would rather avoid that situation.

What will the band wear?

The band will tailor their attire accordingly. We have an array of different styles to suit every occasion. If there is theme for a particular event we are happy to follow as long as we have advance notice.

Does the band have PAT and PLI certificates?

We always carry up to date PAT certification and have Public Liability Insurance cover up to £5M.

Why should I book Funk The Revolution?

Funk The Revolution is a London based function band. They bring the ultimate soul/funk party band experience to any event. They have a 50/50 unique dynamic of both experienced honed musicians with the combined energy of two young players eager to play their hearts out. This brings experience and energy all into one package assuring your guests will be on that dance floor until they drop.

Funk The Revolution go out to parties as a four piece band and as you can hear by their promotional recordings they fill out the other sounds of a Brass section and keyboard player by using backing tracks. It’s never a great thing to substitute the real deal but if you’re on a budget this would save you hundreds of pounds without sacrificing the live experience you will have with this band. They have carefully orchestrated their music and tailored the songs that work well with backing tracks against the songs that work better without. They are a very class act for any event and will deliver some of the best classics in soul/funk as well as contemporary music. They also can offer an acoustic jazz set as a duo or trio that is tailored for the fine dining experience.

How much does it cost to book the band?

Prices vary slightly based on the time of year, the location of your event, timings, and any upgrade options, but our standard price starts at £1218 including VAT. We don't charge for the time it takes for us to travel to the gig.

Can we see some previous client testimonials?

We are a new fresh outfit that are just starting out. Between the band; they have many years of experience playing events all over the World. We are happy to discuss any reservations you might have regarding your event. Alternatively you can refer to our band bio to read about our previous music experience.

Do Funk The Revolution have any specific requirements?

We request a room in which to change, something to eat and soft drinks for the duration of our time at the venue.

What type/size venues are you able to play at?

We play all kinds of venues our PA and lighting system can cover a capacity of up to 400 guests. If you require us to play a larger capacity we may have to hire additional PA and transport that would be an extra additional cost to you the client.

How loud will the band be?

We always make sure that our volume levels are such that people at your event can still converse, but really feel as though they are at a gig when they're on the dance floor. Being a soul/funk based function band our general volume is moderately loud. If your chosen venue has a DB limiter, please discuss this with your agent at the time of your enquiry - There’s every chance that we (or one of our fellow agency bands) have performed at the venue before, but if not, it’s worth discussing to make sure that the performance you will receive from us will not be compromised. However, if your venues decibel limit is restrictively low, we are more than happy to provide an acoustic style version of our performance in which, while obviously being quieter, will still provide you with music that’s great to dance to.

What is the band power requirement?

We usually request 2 double 13 amp supplies near to the stage area. We prefer to run lights from one power source and audio equipment from another to reduce the risk of noise interference. As a rule, we draw approximately 18 amps with everything on and have only ever experienced any issues in events in marquees where the generator capacity has been too low.

Do Funk The Revolution offer any additional services?

Funk The Revolution offer a number of additional services at very competitive rates: From ceremony music, acoustic jazz sets during dinner, additional brass section, keyboards and lead vocals, additional/extended IPod Music, Microphone hire and live song requests. If you would like more information regarding the above options please contact us via email to discuss.