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
We have played at:
Haslewood Castle York/Leeds
Cedar Court Hotel York
Sandburn Hall York
Owston Hall Doncaster
Queens Hotel Leeds
Crathorne Hall Yarm
Royal York Hotel
And many more…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Matt and I would just like to say a massive thank you to you and the band. It was amazing, (especially when you let me come up and pretend to play the saxophone with you all!) Everyone loved you; your music was outstanding, you were so entertaining and fully involved the crowd. Lots of fun was had and you finished our wedding day with a bang! Thank you so much!Mr and Mrs Green
You guys definitely helped create an awesome atmosphere and lots of people have commented on how good you guys were. Limbo under a hay bale mid solo! Nice work from your horn section!Duncan & Amy
Definitely made the night, everyone commented then or later on how fab you all were. Amazing. Great sound, v tight, lovely interaction with the crowd.Kate
You were absolutely brilliant and made sure there was a real party atmosphere for our evening reception, which was just what we were looking for. The band totally exceeded all expectations and we couldn’t have asked for a better celebration on our big day.Becky & Chris
Thank you for providing such wonderful entertainment and supporting the Ball , it was a truly amazing night and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. You were well appreciated. The dance floor rocked!! Your energetic & talented performance reaffirmed my confidence that the night would be special. And it was.Audrey
You are an outstanding band, great musicians, great vocalist but also kept us all thoroughly entertained throughout the evening! Many of our guests commented on what a fab band you are and have asked for your details for their weddings, a testament to how much they enjoyed your performance. Most importantly, you were reliable and punctual as well as great fun.Lindsey & Paul
Please pass on my thanks to all of the band for a brilliant performance on Friday night at the Sheffield Business Awards. Feedback has been brilliant, with lots of people asking for details of the band … it was obvious that guests really enjoyed it as the dance floor was quickly filled!Kate Stephenson
Simply the best! Booking BluePhunk for my recent event was the best move I could have made. Great musicians, great song selection, great night. Everybody loved you. Thank you so much for making it the best night ever!Alison Bolton
» Saturday, 9 July 2016, Rocking All Over The World festival (Easingwold, York)
» Friday, 5 August 2016, private function
» Saturday, 3 September 2016, private function (TBC)
» Saturday, 10 September 2016, private function
» Friday, 28 October 2016, private function
» Saturday, 31 December 2016, private function
» Saturday, 7 October 2017, private function
» Saturday, 14 October 2017, private function
Our set list includes the following:
Uptown Funk | 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 | 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 | 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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