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“Great musicians, great song selection, great night”

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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
Blenheim Palace
Sandburn Hall York
Owston Hall Doncaster
Ripley Castle
Queens Hotel Leeds
Crathorne Hall Yarm
Leeds Armouries
Royal York Hotel

And many more…

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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 Spofforth

Eve Spofforth

vocals

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.

Adam Laird

Adam Laird

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!

Richard Hardy

Richard Hardy

trumpet

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.

Andy Spofforth

Andy Spofforth

drums

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 McMillan

John McMillan

guitar

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 Hamstead

Sam Hamstead

tenor sax

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).

Dan Clarkson

Dan Clarkson

keyboard

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.

Dave Daniels

Dave Daniels

bass

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.

Phil Prosser

Phil Prosser

trombone

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.

Funky Feedback

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

Wedding reception | August 2014

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

Wedding reception | September 2013

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

Birthday party | May 2014

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

Wedding reception | July 2012

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

Charity event | May 2013

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

Wedding reception | March 2012

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

Sheffield Business Awards | June 2013

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

Halloween fundraiser | October 2012

Gigs

» Sunday, 26th October 2014, The Duck and Drake, Leeds

» Friday, 28th Novemer 2014, private function

» Saturday, 20th December 2014, private function

» Saturday, 7th February 2015, The Ainsty, York

» 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

» Saturday, 18th July 2015, private function (TBC)

Material

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

You can contact us via this form – if it works properly, you’ll return to the homepage after. If you’re thinking about booking us, we’ll get back to you within two days. We’ve created FAQ’s for the most common things we get asked.

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