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LeFunk!

Manchester

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5 Piece Band (LeFunk!)
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Lead Vocalist (Female)
Electric Bassist and Vocalist (Male)
Electric Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male)
Keyboards (Female)
Drums (Male)
(From £850)
4 Piece Band (LeFunk!)
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Lead Vocalist (Female)
Electric Bassist and Vocalist (Male)
Electric Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male)
Drums (Male)
(From £650)

3 Piece Band (Mini-LeFunk!)
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Lead Vocalist (Female)
Electric Bassist and Vocalist (Male)
Electric Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male)
(Drums and Keyboard Parts provided by backing track)
(From £510)

2 Piece Band/Acoustic Duo (LeLounge!)
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Lead Vocalist (Female)
Acoustic Guitarist and Backing Vocalist (Male)
(From £350)


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Personnel

We have deputy singers, drummer and bassist to cover for illnesses or emergencies. The main band in 2018 however comprises:

Laura-Jayne Hunter (Lead Singer):
Laura-Jayne, known to us as Looby, trained in voice and performing arts at Manchester's Capitol Theatre before fronting indie-pop outfit Mia and covers band The Sun Band. She also has a popular solo act 'Indie Lounge', comprising alternative chilled down versions of popular songs of all genres and has performed at venues all over the North West including Peckforton Castle, Band on the Wall, the Free Trade Hall and Manchester's Comedy Store (as a singer, not comedian!)

Jade (Lead Singer - Deputy)
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Jade sang professionally in Ireland for over 8 years and performed for over 5000 people with Chris De Burg, Shane McGowan and Meatloaf at the INEC. She also gigged with popular Irish Indie band the Coronas. After singing with us for 4 years her family grew and Jade now performs when Laura is not available or on repeat bookings where the client originally booked us with Jade in the line-up. Jade is the blondie in our pictures.

Anna (Keyboards, Piano, Organ):
A classically trained graduate of Salford University (Popular Music and Recording) Anna is constantly in demand for live work with bands in the Manchester area and also gives regular church/recitals and tuition.

Benn (Drums, Percussion):
Talented multi instrumentalist and Royal Northern College of Music (drums/percussion) graduate Benn has played many venues around the UK with bands of all styles, such as ‘Music Live’ at The Birmingham National Exhibition Centre, Manchester Academy, Manchester Club Academy and The RNCM. Benn is also the drummer in 'So What Now', the host jazz band at Alexander's Jazz Theatre in Chester and performs in a Latin Soul Band with top UK Jazz Trumpet player Jamie Brownfield.

Paul (Bass):
Joining the band in 2015, Paul is a classically trained multi instrumentalist and a graduate of Salford University with a BA Hons 1st degree in Popular Music. Paul has been teaching music and working on the session, deputy and function scene relentlessly for the past 15 years and this work has led him to perform with musicians from the New York River dance production as well as various past and present chart topping pop artists and music industry song writing teams.

Dave (Guitar and Vocals):
Founder and manager of LeFunk! A versatile guitarist with a love of many genres, he has also played in Jazz and Jazz Funk bands at Alexander’s Jazz Theatre, Cinnamon Club, Iguana Bar and various other Manchester venues and has Classical Guitar Grade 8 ABRSM certification.

A popular Manchester based function band formed in 2010, playing covers of classic pop, funk, soul, motown and disco hits, we provide unbeatable quality and value for money with a dancefloor driven repertoire honed through years of playing weddings, birthdays, festivals, corporate events and clubs.

We also offer an acoustic duo LeLounge! comprising acoustic guitarist / singer Dave with female lead vocalist Laura-Jayne. This can be booked in isolation or as an add on when booking the main band.

Party & Wedding DJ Service and PA

In addition to the live band, we can provide all the recorded music you'll need, a DJ service, disco and stage lighting and your own microphone for speeches and announcements. We'll build your ideal playlists in advance, and also bring thousands of hits to satisfy your guests’ requests on the day.

Wedding First Dance or Special Requests

If you would like us to perform a song that isn't in the band's current repertoire, this is almost always possible. This could be your first dance, or a special song for the occasion.

Public Liability and Emergency Cover

We have deputy musicians who rehearse with us and can usually cover for last minute emergencies.
We have Public Liability Insurance of up to £10million
Our electrical equipment is PAT tested each year.
Planning, Clothing, Playing

As a professional wedding and party band LeFunk! will adapt to the flow or character of your event. Set lengths can be adjusted to fit in with auctions, buffets, raffle results and speeches. Clothing can be funky or formal. Arrival and set up times can usually be arranged to minimise disruption to guests. When you book LeFunk! we don't just turn up on the night and play - we work with you, from the moment you book us, to help realise your plans.

Classical and Organ Music for your Party or Wedding

Additional, more subtle, music can be performed by members of the band during the earlier phases of an event such as welcome drinks or the ceremony itself. LeFunk!'s keyboard player is the organist at a Manchester city centre church and could perform at your wedding ceremony if required! Requests may be possible on the day if music can be provided, or advance notice is given.

Classical Piano
Classical Guitar
Lounge Singer (Recorded or live piano/acoustic guitar accompaniment)
Band Line-Ups

The main band is available in three formats; the 5 piece, four piece or a compact trio. With this adaptability we can play at venues ranging in size from a bar corner to large hotels and concert halls!

We also perform as an acoustic duo - perfect if you're after a more ambient lounge music experience.

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Please note the repertoire is expanding all the time - the below was correct as at December 2017

Contemporary

24K Magic Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Firework Katy Perry
Rolling In The Deep Adele
Happy Pharrell Williams
Marry You Bruno Mars
Forget You Ceelo Green
Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars
Love Yourself Ed Sheeran/Bieber
Park Life Blur
Midnight At The Oasis Brand New Heavies
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus
Two Princes Spin Doctors
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Valerie Amy Winehouse

Seventies

Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead
Best of My Love The Emotions
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie The Jacksons
Car Wash Rose Royce
Come and Get Your Love Redbone
Dancing Queen Abba
Disco Inferno Trammps
Give it Up KC & The Sunshine Band
Good Times Chic
Grease Franki Valli
High On You Sly & Family Stone
How Deep is Your Love Beegees
I Want You Back Jackson 5
Le Freak Chic
Long Train Running Doobie Brothers
Lost In Music Sister Sledge
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Relight My Fire Dan Hartman/Take That
Stayin'Alive Bee Gees
Streetlife Crusaders
Superstition Stevie Wonder
That’s the Way I Like It KC & The Sunshine Band
We Are Family Sister Sledge
Wishing on a Star Rose Royce
Yes Sir I Can Boogie Baccara
You To Me Are Everything Real Thing

80s & 90s

Can't Take My Eyes Off of You Boys Town Gang
Celebration Kool & The Gang
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Don't Stop Believin' Journey
Faith George Michael
Feel Like Making Love George Benson
Groove Is In The Heart Deee-Lite
Kiss Prince
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life InDeep
Movin' On Up M-People
Never Too Much Luther Vandross
Night To Remember Shalamar
Perfect Fairground Attraction
Power of Love Huey Lewis
Red Red Wine UB40
Rhythm of the Night Corona
Sing It Back Moloko
Somebody Else's Guy Jocelyn Brown
Tainted Love Soft Cell
Thinking of You Sister Sledge
Upside Down Diana Ross

Sixties

Baby Love Diana Ross & Supremes
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Buttercup The Foundations
Dancing In the Street Martha & The Vandellas
I Feel Good James Brown
Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye
It Takes Two Marvin Gaye / Kim Weston
The Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett
Reach Out The Four Tops
Rescue Me Fontella Bass
Respect Aretha Franklin
Soul Man Sam & Dave
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch The Four Tops
Stop In the Name of Love The Supremes
The Snake Al Wilson
Where Did Our Love Go The Supremes
You Can't Hurry Love Diana Ross & Supremes
You Keep Me Hanging On The Supremes

Function & Wedding Band Soul & Motown Band Acoustic Band Live Music Duo Pop Party Band Disco Band Funk band Live music band


6 Reviews:

Verified review

, June 23, 2018

"Amazing band so talented and friendly. Perfect fit for our 40th BBQ Garden Party"


Verified review

, Feb. 2, 2018

"The band were absolutely great. Everyone remarked on how good they were. Thanks LeFunk for really making my party special."


Verified review

, Jan. 19, 2018

"Thank you so much for all your work you put in for Julies surprise party. She loved every minute of it and all the guests had a great time. Should we have any more events and require a band and DJ you will be at the top of the list to contact. Thanks again and all the very best for 2018 Martin Rothwell"


Verified review

, July 4, 2016

"Great people, very prompt and professional. We had a great night and will definitely book them again. We had a lot of kids at our party and the band were very accommodating forbus. Thanks again Dave, Laura and Paul, Stars!! Highly recommend LeFunk."



, unknown date

" We're so happy we hired you for our civil partnership band - and we'd like to say many thanks for helping us out so much. We had so much fantastic feedback about your awesomely funky sound and all the great songs you played. We spent so much time on the dance floor, but we just couldn't help it as we were loving it so much! Thank you, thank you, thank you for being such a big part of our special day, and we're looking forward to hearing you again before long."



, unknown date

"All of our wedding was spectacular, but I think the totally rocking Le Funk topped the lot! They never stopped or let up in the power of their music, they were effortlessly cool rather than showing off, and their grooves were simply to die for. There are a lot of wedding bands out there, but my view is that Le Funk have no equals. If you want a band who will truly rock your wedding, then Le Funk is that band. "


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FAQ

Can we see you live before booking you?
Yes, we mainly take private bookings so can't invite you to those, but you can check our website main page to see a list of public gigs coming up at any time. Just google LeFunk! and you'll find us.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We don't play any longer than 90 mins in one go but breaks only need be ten or fifteen minutes between sets - it's entirely up to the organiser of the event and is flexible on the night. We also need a break of an 20 mins between a performance of the acoustic duo or solo wedding singer and the main band. We would usually play either 2 x 45minute sets (in pubs and clubs), or 1 x 45min set plus 1 x 75min set (at events), with a break normally timed to coincide with the buffet, auctions, raffles etc.
Who are your previous clients?
Most previous clients are individuals and couples who have hired us to perform at function rooms in hotels, sports clubs or theatres. Some other notable clients include: The RAF, DW Stadium, Wigan Athletic, Adelphi Group, Stockport Council, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, Tyco, Manchester 231 and Grosvenor Casinos, The Scouts (Tatton Park) Channel4 TV
What kind of events do you usually serve?
We've played weddings, birthdays, corporate parties and awards nights, garden parties, charity balls, christmas banquets, theatres, ticketed New Year's Eve parties, retirement parties, nightclubs, festivals and quality bars and clubs
It's a black tie function. Will the band dress accordingly?
Yes. No matter where we play the band is always smartly clothed but for a black tie event we will certainly wear formal evening attire if requested.
What sort of venues will you play at?
We'll consider any venue as long as there is power and adequate protection from the elements. We've played at just about every conceivable type of venue from intimate house parties and cosy bar corners to major hotel suites, festivals and theatres. We will require suitable access and facilities to unload and bring our equipment in to the venue. Please note we will also decline requests to perform at venues where we believe the safety of the band, the band's equipment or guests may be at risk.
How far will you travel?
As a popular band based in South Manchester 90 percent of our bookings fall in the North West, North Wales, Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire regions. Within these areas we believe we are unbeatable value for money. However we will happily quote for bookings further afield (potentially anywhere in the UK), but must of course factor in additional travel and accommodation costs when we quote.
The Venue has a Sound Limiter is this a Problem?
Not at all as long as we are aware of it in advance. A sound limiter monitors the volume of sound in the room, and automatically cuts off power to the stage if a threshold is reached. Acoustic drums (or amplified acoustic drums) are the biggest risk, but our drummer will avoid this by bringing his electronic drum kit which makes no significant sound until amplified through the PA. The trio version of the band, MiniLeFunk! uses self produced backing tracks for the drum and keyboard parts, so is also unaffected, as is the duo format. The question that should perhaps instead be asked, is whether you are happy to have such a restriction imposed on the volume of music at your event.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
If the event is a wedding we will learn your first dance or a favourite tune as part of the quote. For other events we can learn any new song for you for a small addition to the fee.
How much space do you require?
Our multiple line-ups and choice of different setups make us adaptable to just about any venue. However, the full five piece band requires a minimum area of 4m x 3m, the three piece an area of around 3m x 3m, and the duo around 2.5m by 2m.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes, we have PLI up to 10 Million Pounds and a copy of our PAT Test certificate can be provided if the venue requests one.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes we own all our own PA and lighting and have many options to suit each event, from portable low footprint set ups to 4KW PA with extensive stage and dancefloor lights, smoke machine and starcloth backdrops.
How long do you play for?
This will vary to suit your event. The main band will play for up to two hours + encores + your first dance, but we require a break after any 90 minute period of playing. You could therefore have a short 30 min set followed by a break to serve buffet, then a 90 minute set. Where additional options such as classical guitar, acoustic duo or solo wedding singer have been booked for the earlier part of an event, duration is generally up to 90 minutes. Where a Laptop DJ service is included, this will be provided throughout the evening while the band is not playing, and the content can be tailored to your requirements (playlists built in advance), or requests taken on the night.
How can event planners pay for your services?
Payment is by cheque or direct bank transfer. Paypal can be used with a slight surcharge to cover Credit Card processing costs. We normally ask for a 20% deposit in advance and the balance payment on the event day or before. We send signed booking contracts out at time of requesting the deposit, and ask you to countersign and return one booking form to us along with the deposit payment.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
Our flexibility and versatility - allows us to provide musical entertainment for a wide range of budgets, from the all live five piece band to the acoustic duo, which itself can be ramped up to include a second set of electric guitar and vocals accompanied by self produced backing tracks. We also have the ability to provide all the music you could want for your function, from classical guitar or acoustic duo in the early phases, perhaps a wedding singer during your meal, background music, DJ service and full band or trio for the wedding reception or main event. Not least, our lead singer Laura Jayne Hunter always gets everyone in the audience involved so you can guarantee a memorable night of interaction between the band and guests as well as top quality live performances.
What are the highlights of your career?
We've played at Llangollen Pavilion, performed on the same bill as famous comedians, been approached for TV appearances, appeared on the same stage as Shakatak, and have played at some of the most beautiful wedding venues around the UK.
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
We provide a range of band formats that perform live dance classics for parties and functions, and provide all the music, recorded and live that you could want for a wedding or birthday, from cocktail acoustic guitar up to the full 5 piece band and DJ service complete with PA and lighting.




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