JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, SWING & BIG BAND


Create the right mood for your guests, with relaxed & sophisticated Jazz, Soul, Funk, Big Band and Swing performers. We have the best jazz duos, trios, quartets, quintets, swing bands, premium soloists and crooners for your events & residencies.

This is just a sample selection of our available performers. Please contact us for full access to our roster.

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The Red Stripes

The Red Stripes

The Red Stripes are Hong Kong’s premier Ska band and have been playing to packed audiences all over Asia. Their brand of Ska from a vintage era features a full 10 piece band and hail originally from the UK, Canada and Australia. Over the past six years they have played festivals and shows around Asia including Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, China, Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia, Seoul and London. They have performed at top events in Hong Kong and as backing to Neville Staple and Roddy Radiation (The Specials), and supported the likes of Roy Ellis, Keith and Tex, The Toasters, The Skatalites, From The Jam and Johnny Osbourne amongst others. After releasing their debut 10 track album 'In The Ska East' Hong Kong with legendary Ska vocalist, writer and producer Sean ‘Cavo’ Dinsmore’ from New York's third wave Ska band The Toasters at the helm the band received critical acclaim being named in the top 20 albums of 2020 by 'Do The Dog' skazine. The album also features special guest vocals from The Specials original frontman Neville Staple. The band have featured tracks on Specialized Records tribute to Trojan Records and 2 Tone. In 2019 the band went into legendary Avon Studios in Hong Kong and recorded their latest album 'Made In Hong Kong' with top recording artist and producer King Zepha at the helm; recorded on vintage equipment to create an authentic Ska sound that blends elements of Soul, Dub, Reggae and Rocksteady. The band have been asked to perform at the 2020 London International Ska Festival in April and will be touring Asia later in the year. Available through Funkgurus for Festivals & Select Corporate Events.

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Hetty and the Jazzato Band

Hetty and the Jazzato Band

Hetty and the Jazzato Band are an Anglo-Italian Jazz Band with a unique sound that brings to their audiences a taste of la dolce vita with their modern twist on; vintage, classic Italian songs, gypsy jazz, swing and jazz standards in Italian and English. Let the band take you on a Vespa ride back to retro bella Italia with a mix of Italian swing favourites like 'Volare' and 'That’s Amore' intertwined with rustic Roman Stornelli, romantic Neapolitan ballads, enticing bossa nova and samba rhythms along with foot-tapping rock 'n' roll and boogie-woogie. Hetty and the Jazzato Band is regularly invited to perform at special events in Italy (Portofino, Pisa, Agrigento, Lake Garda, Gallipoli, Taormina, and Florence, a private party onboard a superyacht in Portovenere to name a few). This year they also performed at international Jazz and World music festivals in Greece, Bulgaria and the Ukraine and the Henley Jazz Festival in the UK. Hetty and the Jazzato Band have also been invited to perform at Moscow Performing Arts center (May 2020) and Open Air Jazz and Blues Festival Valcea in Romania (July 2020). Hetty and the Jazzato Band have performed at events at some of the UK's historical landmarks and most prestigious venues such as the Her Majesty's The Tower of London, The Royal Albert Hall, Hever Castle, The Royal Academy of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Shard, The Gherkin, The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, The Dorchester Hotel and One Whitehall Place.

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George Dyer Band

George Dyer Band

Since its inception in 2017, the George Dyer Band has become one of the most highly respected acts on the European blues scene. The band has won numerous awards and received invitations to perform at the Suwalki and Jimiway festivals in Poland, and the Rendez-Vous de l’Erdre festival in France. To date, the band has appeared alongside acts such as Doyle Bramhall III, Tommy Castro, Curtis Salgado and Toronzo Cannon. In addition to their festival appearances, the George Dyer Band is a fixture of Wroclaw’s nightlife, appearing regularly in the city’s best music venues such as Nietota and Vertigo Jazz Club. Led by American vocalist and guitar slinger George Dyer, the band includes guitarist Rafal Bilas, keyboardist Sebastian Lobos, bassist Maciek Mandrykowski, drummer Tomasz Burzynski with saxophonist and Johnny Mars Band member Craig Hume recently joining the line-up for certain shows. Their sound pays tribute to powerhouse blues, rock, and soul bands such as the Allman Brothers and the Band of Gypsies, while incorporating some contemporary funk influences from bands such as Vulfpeck and Cory Henry and his Funk Apostles. With their high energy funk and soul tinged blues music, the band is able to hold the attention of the most discerning blues aficionados while delivering a show that will delight audiences of diverse ages and musical tastes. George Dyer Band’s debut album, Puff the Dust, includes seven original tunes along with a re-vamped blues funk by the late legend of Texas Blues, Philip Walker. Other tracks echo many of Dyer’s influences including Jeff Beck, Cornell Dupree, Jimi Hendrix, and Johnny Guitar Watson. Puff the Dust has received airplay and praise from blues-friendly radios across the US and Europe: “An impressive debut album that truly embraces the Blues … American guitarist & vocalist George Dyer has created something rather special” — Terry Clark-Ward, host at Radio Ram and writer for Wroclaw Uncut “It sounds very good, congratulations”— Josep Palmada Verder, host of Red Hot Blues Show on Barcelona’s Radio Vilafant “Good listening and good music” — Bruno Pollacci, host of the blues show on Punto Radio in Piza, Italy

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Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire is a trio of extraordinary contemporary female vocalists from Poland. Their act is distinguished by magnetism, stage charisma and live performances that combine dynamics, temperament, energy & sensitivity. As finalists of the third edition of the X Factor, Girls on Fire compose and perform at concerts, festivals, clubs and corporate events all over Europe. Either appearing as a trio, or with their live backing band, Girls on Fire bring the heat to each and every event. Funkgurus offer the following Girls on Fire Shows :- Girls on Fire take you on a journey through the best contemporary music with a performance that is changeable, dynamic, full of energy and most definitely surprising! The girl’s main live show is pure unforgettable fun, during which they perform their own compositions as well as well-known hits & arrangements - a completely new, feminine sound with a triple power! The repertoire is perfect for outdoor concerts as well as corporate events . The Girls ‘Glamour’ show is a collection of well-known jazz standards, such as ‘Georgia On My Mind & ‘Fever, as well as songs from the repertoire of contemporary performers such as Michael Jackson, Adele and Beyoncé. Sophisticated music that will satisfy demanding audiences and performed live by the girl’s superb live band. The ‘Swing & Gipsy’ option is a collection of known standards and contemporary gipsy and swing pop hits. Songs inspired by artists such as The Andrew Sisters and The Puppini Sisters. Whichever option you choose, G.O.F. always deliver - amazing energy and original arrangements go to make an unforgettable evening.

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The Croft & Mullen Duo

The Croft & Mullen Duo

The Croft & Mullen Duo features the talents of phenomenally gifted singer Rachel Croft and the brilliant pianist Karl Mullen. Together as the Croft &Mullen Duo, Karl and Rachel have established themselves on the UK Jazz scene, with residencies at the finest hotels and best jazz venues. They can also be joined by some of the most talented jazz musicians around to form the Croft & Mullen Band for those events requiring a more comprehensive sound. The core of the duo’s repertoire is the very best jazz, blues and soul. Well known hits as well as lesser known but brilliant songs (that they think just aren't played enough), by the likes of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Dina Washington and Ella Fitzgerald all play a part in the set. The Croft & Mullen Duo are available through Funkgurus for corporate & private events and medium term International residencies.

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Espresso Doppio

Espresso Doppio

Espresso Doppio is an exciting and vibrant acoustic jazz/swing duo exploring famous songs of the Italian jazz-folk-pop repertoire. Thanks to the natural musical and on-stage chemistry between Giuseppe and Luigi, the duo delivers an authentic and genuine Italian vibe, adding a very personal touch to the arrangements of the songs. The duo’s repertoire ranges from the best Italian folk pop songs to International classics, arranged in a gypsy-jazz and swing style. Giuseppe Antonacci (Lead Vocal, Guitar) is an Italian songwriter who sings and plays guitar. Exploring every kind of music, he is curious and hungry for art & poetry with a repertoire ranging from jazz to folk. Luigi Leoni (Lead Guitar) is an Italian professional guitarist. As a graduate of Saint Louis College of Music in Rome, he has played at the most prestigious venues of the Italian Capital, which included opening for Mr. BB King himself. From 2013 until 2018 he performed aboard the biggest cruise ships in the world, performing everything from Broadway shows like Mamma Mia, Grease & Hairspray and playing in resident Jazz big bands. Espresso Doppio are perfect for International events where an authentic and vibrant atmosphere with audience participation is desired.

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