PACKAGES

Party band

This is the ultimate party band to keep your guests glued to the dancefloor. The 9-piece band includes one singer, 4-piece brass section and rhythm section — upgrade to the 10-piece to add a second vocalist as well, for an even more spectacular performance. We typically play two one-hour sets, but we are happy to add more if you want your guests dancing into the night.

Travel, PA, lighting and PLI (insurance) are included as standard in every quote. We use the latest and most reliable audiovisual equipment; just let us know the size of your venue and we will include suitable sound and lighting tech in our quote.

If your event has a theme, we will be more than happy to accommodate it. We have played at everything from black-tie James Bond-themed galas to Roaring Twenties parties. Whatever the theme, we’ll match your vision in both look and sound.

Charlie and the Funk Factory have extensive experience performing at weddings, for corporate clients, and at a range of other events and parties. We will put on a show which will make your event unforgettable.

Small ensembles

Do you need music in addition to the main party band? We've got you covered! We can provide entertainment services for your entire event, from background jazz over dinner to solo piano during a ceremony. Tailor the ensemble to your needs: choose how many performers you would like, and what style of music would fit best.

Typical options include our jazz quartet, our acoustic pop trio, or solo piano or guitar. As always, travel, PA, lighting and PLI (insurance) are included in every quote.

Weddings

We know that every wedding is different, so let's schedule a call and we will tailor the perfect package for you. Choose between the 9- or 10-piece party band, and then add any other music you'd like on your special day; for example, during your ceremony or drinks reception.

We offer all kinds of small ensembles as optional extras: from jazz quartets to acoustic pop duos; from solo piano to Love Actually-style flash mobs. If you’d like another set from the full band, we can accommodate that too. Anything goes!

We'll learn your first dance for free, and can take any other song requests in advance; if there's a song which your wedding would not be complete without, let us know and we will arrange and perform it.

We offer discounts for local performances in the West Midlands, but we are happy to travel all over the world — so if you are having a destination wedding, get in touch and we will put together a package just for you!
 

REPERTOIRE

 

We have an extensive repertoire of the best songs from the Motown era right up to the present day, and we are always adding more to keep it fresh. If there's anything in particular you'd like to hear, let us know in advance and we can most likely arrange and learn it for your event.

Motown/Soul
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Ain't No Mountain High Enough  - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
As - Stevie Wonder
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
December 1963 (Oh What a Night) - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
I Feel Good (I Got You) - James Brown
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Move on Up - Curtis Mayfield
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
R.E.S.P.E.C.T - Aretha Franklin
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Street Life - The Crusaders ft. Randy Crawford
Superstition - Stevie Wonder

 

Disco/Funk
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Give It Up - KC and the Sunshine Band
Good Times - Chic
Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Rock with You - Michael Jackson
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - The Jacksons
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
We are Family - Sister Sledge

Pop
Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
All Cried Out - Blonde ft. Alex Newell
Bad - Michael Jackson
Came Here For Love - Sigala ft. Ella Eyre
Dance Monkey - Tones and I
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
Forget You - Cee-Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Hot In Herre - Nelly
I Need a Dollar - Aloe Blacc
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
If There's Any Justice - Lemar
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Listen to the Man - George Ezra
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
Love on Top - Beyonce
Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
One Day Like This - Elbow
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
She's Electric - Oasis
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
thank u, next - Ariana Grande
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk    - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Valerie - Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

 

PARTNER VENUES

We have played at dozens of venues all over the UK (and even a few internationally) and are proud to be a recommended supplier at those seen below. If you are looking for a beautiful venue for your wedding, celebration or event then this list is a great place to start!

STOWE HOUSE

Buckinghamshire

“The outstandingly beautiful Stowe House would love to host your Wedding Day! We have a dedicated team of Wedding Planners ready to help tailor your wedding celebrations to your requirements, with a choice of breath-taking state rooms and magnificent scenery. If you would like any more information our events team would be more than happy to help!

       Please call on 01280 818282 or email at events@stowe.co.uk.”

BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS

West Midlands

“Birmingham’s best kept secret! Three modern and stylish event suites varying in capacity from 20 to 500 guests, set in the charming, historic grounds of the Botanical Gardens. As you step through the tropical houses into fifteen acres of gardens and glasshouses, it is hard to believe you are located just two miles from Birmingham city centre. 

       Our three striking suites are licensed for civil ceremonies and each offer a different experience, whether you are hosting a conference, wedding, or ball. Please call on 0121 393 4479."

SOUTH FARM

Cambridgeshire

“South Farm offer a stunning range of ceremony and reception options including the spectacular Tudor Barn, beautiful garden Summerhouse, intimate Drawing Room and lovely Old Dairy. A family run venue, our friendly and dedicated team are on hand to ensure your big day is perfectly tailored to your exact requirements.

       Our outstanding food is widely acclaimed, largely organic and home grown with extensive menu choices and flexibility. Gorgeous rare-breed animals, a charming collection of Romany Caravans, and our very own authentic Thai Tuk-Tuk amongst just some of the lovely features to enjoy.

       Please call on 01223 207581, email at info@south-farm.co.uk or visit our website here.”

 
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