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Funk The Revolution

Soul, Funk and Pop Band based in London

Price from £1311

Filling your dance floor with an array of Soul, Funk & Pop hits both old & new, Funk The Revolution are cool, stylish and full of groove! Professional musicians, the band's members have worked across the world performing with artists such as Jamiroquai, M People & Brand New Heavies plus gracing the stages of Glastonbury & Love Box!

5 stars - Funk The Revolution are Highly Recommended 31 Customer Reviews

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80’s/90’s Party Starters
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UPSIDE DOWN- Diana Ross
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PYT- Michael Jackson

60’s/70’s Disco Classics
LE FREAK- Chic
GOOD TIMES- Chic
EVERYBODY DANCE- Chic
LOST IN MUSIC- Sister Sledge
THINKING OF YOU- Sister Sledge
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SUPERSTITION- Stevie Wonder
AS- Stevie Wonder
HIGHER GROUND- Stevie Wonder
RESPECT- Aretha Franklin
I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)- James Brown
LONG TRAIN RUNNING- The Doobie Brothers
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC- Wild Cherry
SEPTEMBER- Earth Wind & Fire
SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED -Stevie Wonder

First Dance
ALL OF ME- John Legend
AT LAST- Etta James
THINKING OUT LOUD- Ed Sheeran
BETTER TOGETHER- Jack Johnson
L.O.V.E. - Nat King Cole
I'M YOURS - Jason Mraz
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY - Van Morrison
LOVELY DAY - Bill Withers
THOUSAND YEARS - Christina Perrie
LETS STAY TOGETHER - Al Green

Jazz Accoustic Set (see booking options for details)
Moon Dance – Van Morrison
Lady Is A Tramp -  Sinatra
L-O-V-E - Sinatra
Mac The Knife – Bobby Darin
Hit The Road Jack
Fly Me To The Moon - Sinatra
Nature Boy – Nat King Cole
Summertime – Billie Holiday
King Of The Swingers
Wonderwall – Oasis Jazzy Version
The Girl From Ipanema – Stan Getz
Fever – Peggy Lee
Feeling Good -  Nina Simone
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frank Sinatra
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Mercy Mercy Me – Marvin Gaye
Sunrise - Norah Jones
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Layla – Eric Clapton
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Use Me – Bill Withers
Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers
Sitting On the Dock of The Bay- Otis Redding
Walk On By – Dionne Warwick
What You Won’t Do For Love -  Bobby Caldwell
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Hotel California – The Eagles
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Someone Like You – Adele
Son Of A Preacher Man- Dusty Springfield
Everything – Michael Buble
You Might Need Somebody – Randy Crawford
Fast Car – Tracey Chapman
Your Song- Elton John

  • Professional musicians bringing a sweet combination of experience and passion, allowing them to play anything from Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to Rudimental and Emeli Sande. Davinia’s soulful vocals roar through any genre from pop to funk and everything in-between.
  • Using the industries top quality backing tracks, Funk The Revolution are able to create performances including horns and synth bringing a larger fuller sound.
  • Members have worked across the world with artists such as Jamiroquai, M People & Brand New Heavies plus gracing the stages of Glastonbury & Love Box!
  • Performed at some of the U.K’s most renowned venues including Jazz Café, Ronnie Scotts, Ministry of Sound, Brixton Academy, Shepherds Bush Empire and o2 Academy.

Line up:

Default lineup: 4 members

4 Piece Band: Female Vocals, Guitar and Backing Vocals, Bass and Backing Vocals, Drums and Backing Vocals and high quality backing tracks.

Special Offer!
* Book Funk The Revolution for your Wedding and receive your first dance performed by the band free of charge (subject to song suitability)! Please note a minimum of 4 weeks notice is required.

Funk The Revolution are a fresh, vibrant London based band ready to bring the party to your event, nationwide. With a natural funk sound, this eclectic mix of musicians brings a sweet combination of experience and passion, allowing them to play anything from Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to Rudimental and Emeli Sande. Davinia’s soulful vocals roar through any genre from pop to funk and everything in-between.

With the industries top quality backing tracks, Funk The Revolution are able to create performances including horns and synth bringing a larger fuller sound. You’d be forgiven for thinking there were 6-8 musicians rocking the stage - all for the budget of a 4 piece.

Collectively the band have played some of the U.K’s most renowned venues including, Jazz Café, Ronnie Scotts, Ministry of Sound, Brixton Academy, Shepherds Bush Empire and o2 Academy. The members have a wealth of experience under their belt. Sharing the stage with top artists including, Jamiroqua, SouIllSoul,  Nitin Sawney, The Brand New Heavies, MPeople and many more touring the world playing a variety of stages from arenas to legendary festivals including, Glastonbury, Bestival, BoomTown Fair and Download. They are equally at home playing events from weddings to cooperate events and Galas.

Funk The Revolution understand the importance of offering a personal service. Working closely with event organisers they are able to provide sets that work for everyone.

Meet The Band

Layla Ley – Main Lead Vocals
At age 11, Layla was singing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra ( NYJO founded by Sir Bill Ashton) and continued to attend their educational workshops for 7years, and performed with the Jazz Big Band in various places around the UK such as The 100 Club in London, Wigan Jazz Festival, Epsom Downs Horse Racing Derby and many more.

Layla has had the honour of provided backing vocals for Espa, Marcus Foster, BBDiamond, Joseph J Jones, Alpines. performing at many Festivals such as ‘Lovebox’ ‘Secret Garden Party’ and “Glastonbury’ and has been on two Tours playing at venues such as Hammersmith Apollo and Manchester O2 Academy.

In 2008, Layla featured on Sam Smiths Album as a backing vocalist.


Davinia– DEP Lead Vocals
Davinia has a young, funky style and coupled nicely with mature and passionate vocals that breeze through styles from soul to pop and funk. Her repertoire covers songs beyond her years, stretching from 1950’s to current chart material.
Since studying Performance Arts at the Institute Of Performing Arts she has gone to work in 5* venues throughout the world, performing in venues and cruise ships across Asia, Africa, the UAE & Europe.
Back in the U.K, Davinia has made a name for herself in London as a session & function singer sharing the stage with some of the UK's up and coming artists. She performs regularly at weddings and events hosted at top venues including, The Dorchester, The Jazz Café & Koko and has played legendary festivals including Glastonbury & Love Box. Her dedication and commitment is evident in her performance. She commits 100% and never fails to captivate the audience with a sincere and energetic performance.

Andy– Band Leader, Drums/Backing Vocals
Andy has had the opportunity to share stages with the likes of Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, M People, Soul2Soul, Nitin Sawney and John Mayall and The Blues Breakers ft Eric Clapton on Guitar). Andy has also had the honour of recording for producer Toni Economides, Louie Vega from Masters at Work and Robert Miles. Studied a music degree at BIMM London.

Edoardo – Sound Engineer, Guitar/Backing Vocals
Has had the recent opportunity to play with the likes of Mo Pleasure (MD Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Earth Wind & Fire, Ray Charles) Zalon Thompson (Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) and Gareth Brown (Drummer for– Westlife, Paloma Faith, Lily Allen). Edoardo has also had extensive experience as a sound engineer standing along side some of the U.K finest sound engineers. Studied a music degree at BIMM London.

Edoardo - Bass/Backing Vocals
He is a bass and double bass player and has performed in the UK and all around Europe with various bands featuring a wide range of musical genres. He got a degree in Jazz music and a bass diploma, both with honours, and he likes to share his experience in live performance and knowledge of theory/harmony teaching music and bass guitar. He was in the band of Chantae Cann in her London gig in 2017 and he has a Bass&Voice duo where he challenges himself to develop a rhytmic and harmonic approach on the instrument using loop and fxs.

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Funk The Revolution from Alive Network

  • Additional Male Lead Singer Add £288

    Add

  • 3 Piece Brass Section Add £786

    with Sax, Trumpet and Trombone

  • 2 Piece Brass Section Add £524

    with Trumpet and Sax

  • Keyboard Player Add £288

    Add

  • Acoustic Jazz Trio Add £458

    1 x 60 minutes set with guitar, vocals and cajon

  • 1am Finish Add £210

    For the standard 4 piece band to finish at 1am

  • Free Music Playlist Offer Free

    Book Funk The Revolution within 7 days of making your enquiry and receive their pre-mixed music playlist to be played between the band's live sets free of charge!

  • Free first dance request Free

    Funk The Revolution will learn you first dance free of charge