Bluephunk are York’s premier 9-piece funk/soul/fusion band
We are available to book and love entertaining people at weddings, parties and functions
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Get a feel for what we do. In the past 8 years we have entertained thousands of people at weddings, parties and functions across North Yorkshire and beyond.
About the band
Eve has been singing on stage since before she can remember. Brought up with music in a musical family she is influenced by all musical eras. Although she has dabbled in musical theatre, funk and soul is at her heart.
sax & front man
Originally from Dover, Adam moved to York to study music and has stayed up north to fulfil his passion of music and teaching. Adam has taught in York schools for over a decade. He has also worked for York Arts Academy and has conducted Big Bands, Wind Bands and Orchestras in his time. Although still playing rugby, he does have a soft spot for puddings!
Rich is well into his Jazz but plays all styles. Is a Chartered Surveyor professionally, but don’t hold that against him. Likes his cars to be like his women: vintage, in pieces and partial to a dab of oil.
London born, but is now a token Yorkshireman. Playing since the age of 12 in many long forgotton bands but notably The Lost Boys in London and Best Friends with fellow Bluephunker Dave. Fond of thumping a vintage drum or two and collecting rare jazz vinyl, Andy likes it LOUD and FUNKY!
John has been playing guitar since he was 2 and he idolises Richard Madeley. He combines a bluesy approach and has a superb rhythm method. John lives in Leeds, owns 6 cats and was educated at Eton.
Sam has been playing sax since she has been old enough to suck a dummy. Having spent several years being a Disney Princess she now studies jazz at Leeds College of Music where she can indulge her love of Eric Alexander. She is also chairperson of the SPCPH (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Pugs on Horseback).
York born and bred. Dan’s been playing keyboards and performing for a few years now in the region – mainly jazz, but is finding a penchant for cooking funk. Loves the sound of Rhodes in the morning, influences include Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau and Joe Sample, amongst others.
Looks like his Fender – battered and abused. After living and working in London, returned to York and did stints with Blues Bug, LTK and the Barhops and Rocking Goose Horns before retiring in a sulk for 10 years. Prised out of retirement with Rocket 3 and various abortive ventures. Returned to soul/funk roots with Bluephunk.
Born at an early age, into a musical family Phil settled on the trombone. He gigged regularly in Dorset and Cardiff until he got a proper job in 1991. In his time, Phil has been a gardener, handyman, brewery quality controller (!) nurseryman, van driver and wildlife biologist. Phil prefers American Trombones and owns two and a half of them.
» Friday, 28th November 2014, private function
» Saturday, 20th December 2014, private function
» Saturday, 7th February 2015, The Ainsty, York
» Sunday, 8th February 2015, Duck and Drake, Leeds
» Saturday, 21st February 2015, private function
» Saturday, 7th March 2015, private function (TBC)
» Saturday, 2nd May 2015, private function (TBC)
» Saturday 9th May 2015, Ouseburn Festival
» Saturday, 16th May 2015, private function (TBC)
» Friday, 13th June 2015, private function
» Sunday, 21st June 2015, Duck and Drake, Leeds
» Saturday, 18th July 2015, private function (TBC)
» Saturday, 22nd August 2015, private function (TBC)
» Sunday, 1st November 2015, Duck and Drake, Leeds
Our set list includes the following:
Happy | This Old Heart Of Mine | Get Lucky | Sir Duke | Signed, Sealed, Delivered | Some Kind Of Wonderful | Disco Medley | Soul with a Capital ‘S’ | Mr Big Stuff | I Feel Good | Sex Machine | Love Shack | Valerie | I Need A Dollar | Respect | Think | Pricetag | Mercy | Streetlife | Barefootin’ | Play that Funky Music | Super Duper Love | Masterblaster | Blame It On The Boogie | Car Wash | September | I Wish | Got To Get You Into My Life | We Are Family | Move On Up | Forget You | Living For The City | Canned Heat | Motown Medley | Pick up the Pieces | The Chicken | Put It Where You Want It | Fell in Love with a Boy | Dontcha Wanna Ride | Watermelon Man | Diggin’ On James Brown | Ain’t Nobody Messin’
Get in touch
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