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Available to book for weddings, parties and corporate functions

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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:

Hazlewood 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…


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


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.

Martin Ledger

Martin Ledger


Martin is well known on the York music scene as he’s handy with sound engineering in addition to the guitar. ‘Slej’ is one of the nicest people you could meet, but just don’t ask him to take his PA up some stairs.

Dave Daniels

Dave Daniels


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.

Theo Daish

Theo Daish

tenor sax

By far the youngest member of the band, Theo recently had green hair and dines only on the finest potted beef from Inverness. He owns four whisks.

Dan Clarkson

Dan Clarkson


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.

Richard Hardy

Richard Hardy


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


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!

Amanda Prosser

Amanda Prosser


Born at an early age into a musical family, Amanda settled on the trombone. She gigged regularly in Dorset and Cardiff until she got a proper job in 1991 In her time, Amanda has been a handyperson, brewery quality controller (!), nursery worker, van driver and wildlife biologist. Amanda prefers American trombones and now owns three and a half of them.

Funky Feedback

The whole band where fantastic, playing a good selection of music which got everyone up dancing.
From booking through to setting up on the day was handled efficiently and we felt in very good hands at all times. We could really leave it with them to sort the whole evening’s music. I would definitely recommend Bluephunk for any occasion, fabulous!!

Sharon Wilyman

New Year's Eve | December 2016

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.


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.


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

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


  • Friday 14 September, Private Function.
  • Saturday 22 September 2018, private function
  • Saturday 29 September 2018, 7:30-8:30pm, York balloon festival
  • Sunday 25 November 2018, Blues Bar, Harrogate, 3pm


Our set list includes the following:

Uptown Funk | Happy | This Old Heart Of Mine | Young Hearts Run Free | Proud Mary | Dont You Worry ‘Bout A Thing | Rescue Me | Get Lucky | Sir Duke | Signed, Sealed, Delivered | Some Kind Of Wonderful | Disco Medley | Higher and Higher | Mr Big Stuff | I Feel Good | Sex Machine | Love Shack | Valerie | Respect | Pricetag | Mercy | Streetlife | Play that Funky Music | Super Duper Love | Masterblaster | Blame It On The Boogie | Car Wash | September | I Wish | Move On Up | Forget You | Motown Medley |

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07725 340021

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