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.
* 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.
.Please note: Funk The Revolution have recently had a change in lead singer. For any bookings confirmed before this change took place, don’t worry, the band’s old singer Davina will be honouring your event. Please speak to your Alive Network co-coordinator for more information.