MUSICIANS & MUSICAL DIRECTORS


We have a wonderful selection of talented International Musicians & Musical Directors for your tours and recording projects.

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

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Marika Rauscher

Marika Rauscher

Marika Rauscher - the ‘Voice of Choice’, has the talent and experience to make events extra special. Marika is a talented, reliable and versatile vocalist, offering a great deal of of choice when it comes to repertoire. Although she is trained in classical opera, she also loves musical theatre, cabaret, jazz and pop. From Opera to Abba, if it can be sung, she will sing it! Marika is called Voice of Choice for good reason. Her ‘Singer for Dinner’ and Corporate Entertainment packages are world famous. Additionally she was the in-house Opera Singer at Harrods, the world famous Knightsbridge store, from 2008-2014 and an experienced session singer, having been featured on several Hans Zimmer soundtracks as well as many TV commercials. Funkgurus are excited to offer Marika for International corporate events, festivals and select residencies.

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Formation

Formation

Formation are an exclusive events and wedding band/live DJ show from the UK, specialising in slick vocals and high energy performances for luxury events worldwide. This exceptional line up of the UK’s best performers comprises musicians with over 10 years’ experience giving stage performances, energy and professionalism second to none. Interaction with guests is a must for Formation so expect singers and brass players on dance-floor performing hit after hit to the highest of standards! This collective of session musicians and singers play for world's leading recording and touring artists, including Stormzy, Adele, Rod Stewart and Rick Astley to name but a few and have come together as a collective to create this fresh line up. The Formation band has a repertoire including hits from 70s classics through to current charts and can be made into a bespoke list to suit all clientele including clever mash ups and medleys that set them apart from any other group. Formation band also offers an extensive selection of dinner and background music for when guests are seated or for a drinks reception. Formation DJ Live is an amazing version of Formation & incorporates the finesse of a Live DJ - reading the crowd and mixing high quality tracks with Live singers, Sax and Percussion. The energy and quality of this set up is exceptional. Formation Band - can perform as the full size 12 piece option with Drums Bass, Guitar, Keys, 5 Singers, Sax, Trumpet and Percussion as well as more modest options of the 6 or 7 piece including Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keys, 2 Singers and Sax. Formation DJ Live - can be tailored from a 4 piece with our Formation DJ plus 2 Singers and Sax through to a 7 piece with DJ, 4 Singers, Sax and Percussion. Formation pride themselves in taking care of your music needs so all that’s left to do is have a great time on the night.

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Kane Matthews

Kane Matthews

Kane Matthews is a stylish & experienced singer, actor and songwriter from London. Kane recently finished touring the UK & Ireland with the hit Broadway and West End musical ‘Motown the Musical’ where Kane played the role of Smokey Robinson. The tour visited all major UK theatre venues over a 16-month period. In 2013 Kane was asked to take part in the Wembley Arena & Brighton Centre production of “Love Beyond the Musical’. Kane was a featured soloist and ensemble member. In 2015 Kane became the lead singer for the UK Gospel Group KT Worship and was a featured vocalist on their last 3 album releases. Kane trained in Musical Theatre at Associated Studio’s London and obtained a diploma In Musical Theatre in 2018 and later in 2018 Kane signed on as a lead singer for the Soul Motown Group ‘Soul Supreme’.He has has featured in various TV shows including Sunday Morning Live, Top of the Pops, Blue Peter and the BBC One show ‘Making Your Mind Up’. Additionally his work has been featured on acclaimed Spotify playlists and TV stations around the world. Kane also performs as a singer and songwriter under the name Matt Kane and is available through Funkgurus as a solo Guest artist and with his superb band for corporate events and exclusive residency contracts.

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The Eric Redd Movement

The Eric Redd Movement

Recording artist Eric Redd once again demonstrates characteristic range and diversity with his band The Eric Redd Movement. The Eric Redd Movement - a Non-stop Dance party with Dance and House Music recording artist Eric Redd and his superb live band. Original music and covers of the most exciting Dance Music around with an eclectic mix of Digital electronic music, RnB & Soul with just a bit of Pop for good measure. A heady blend that audiences quite literally ‘go nuts’ for. Eric Redd first gained attention at the age of 12 as one of the youngest dancers on the LA club scene when he was discovered by one of the nation’s top choreographers. This discovery and mentorship led to a scholarship at the California Institute of the Arts where Eric earned his Bachelor’s degree in performing arts. While on tour in Europe as an apprentice, Eric worked as a session singer for Global Records in Germany. During this time his vocal prowess caught the attention of a producer working at Jive Records in England which quickly led to his first recording deal as a solo artist. Since then, Eric has toured, and recorded with artists as diverse as K.D. Lang, Coolio, The Sara Lee Band, and Ani DiFranco. Encouraged by many to audition for theatre, Eric soon found success as a Broadway performer with fans and critics responding favorably to his appearances in Cats, La Cage Aux Follies, Body and Soul, and Starlight Express. His live show has been the featured New Year’s Eve entertainment in Las Vegas, sharing the stage with an A-list artist roster including Andrea Boccelli, Harry Connick Jr., Kool and the Gang, Lionel Richie, and Cirque de Soleil. As a recording artist, Eric has also had 3 billboard hits in the last few years and has also been a featured performer opening for Paul McCartney, The Pointer Sisters, Dionne Warwick, Thelma Houston, Earth Wind and Fire, Usher, Robin Thicke Reba McIntire, Coolio, Robbie Williams, Barbara Tucker & The Goo Goo Dolls. Funkgurus are proud to present The Eric Redd Movement for select events, festivals, exclusive residencies and club Personal Appearances.

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Snake Davis

Snake Davis

Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock jazz and soul sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield’s “Change”; M-People’s “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up”; and Take That’s “Million Love Songs”. He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney to The Eurythmics and Amy Winehouse. He is a saxophonist of almost unparalleled gifts who has played with the best in the business through a career spanning three decades. To date, Snake Davis has recorded on more than 400 tracks for over 60 artists and the list keeps growing. That’s not even counting all of the live performances! More recently Snake featured on Klingande's Number 1 dance chart hit 'Jubel' - a huge dance tune across the world. The hugely popular Snake Davis Classic Sax Solos touring band is now in its third year and see’s Snake Davis step into a 5 piece band performing a myriad of classics, including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Still Crazy after all these Years, Respect, Yakety Yak, and his own solos from Million Love Songs, Moving on Up, Search for the Hero, and Lisa Stansfields "Change". What’s more, he also tells you a bit more about them, fascinating facts and insights into the music we already love. Imagine a room full of the saxophone greats; Junior Walker, King Curtis, Clarence Clemmons, Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker and more. Snake can deliver them all; challenging – yes, but he completely nails it. Sultry sax, searing sax, screaming sax, sexy sax, soulful sax, this show has it all. Snake is also available with:- The Snake Davis Trio - teaming up with long time cohort and best buddy Johnny Thirkell and their mutual friend, guitarist Mark Creswell, for an evening of gorgeous mellow music infused with jazz soul and pop. The Snake Davis & Gareth Moulton Duo - Snake teams up with long time cohort and best buddy Gareth Moulton from Cutting Crew & Wang Chung for an evening of gorgeous mellow music infused with pop, rock, jazz and soul.

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Trovatori

Trovatori

Award winning duo Trovatori are tenor and soprano Darren and Caroline Clarke, modern-day troubadours who provide their own accompaniment on classical guitars. They share a passion for singing, travelling and discovery, exploring the musical world for some of the best songs from centuries past to the present day, including opera, operetta, art and traditional songs, folk and ballads. Trovatori's talents take them all over the world. In the UK they appear in concert halls, theatres and churches, music festivals, corporate and private events and at sea for numerous cruise companies including Holland America and Saga. They both continue to pursue their individual operatic careers alongside the duo. Born in Lancashire, Darren studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and has sung in opera houses and theatres all around the world. Caroline, from North London, studied composition at Durham University before embarking on a singing career. Trovatori will enchant you with songs from all over the world, from all over time!

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