THEME PERFORMERS


FUNKGURUS theme performers have been handpicked from the best the music industry has to offer - you will not be disappointed! From retro 60's, 70's & 80's dance bands, through to Nutty SKA bands and original Italian gypsy jazz outfits, we pride ourselves on selecting only the best themed entertained for our clients.

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

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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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Sounds of the 70's with The Zoots

Sounds of the 70's with The Zoots

The Sounds Of The 70’s have wowed audiences of stage and screen in more than 30 countries – and now you can experience their smash 70s show, in all its poptastic glory! This amazing 70’s tribute show from The Zoots has it all! Join The Sounds of the 70’s for their unforgettable live show, as they explore the sounds of Abba, T.Rex, Queen, Bowie, Mud, The Sweet, Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones, Chic and other amazing Seventies legends! Hear the music from the musicals Grease, Saturday Night fever and Rocky Horror picture show. The Zoots are a multi award winning 60's, 70,s & 80's band who have toured over 30 countries and performed over 1000 shows. The Zoots have kept crowds on their feet at iconic venues around the world including Old Trafford, The Alhambra Theater, Hammersmith Palais, The Palladium and even the Teatro dell’Opera! They regularly tour theatres with their decade themed shows and their award winning shows are interactive, entertaining and have been described as "Impressive and impossible not to like" by The Stage. From Glam Rock to Prog Rock, Motown to Disco – there’s something for everyone!– you can’t help grooving to The Sounds of the 70’s!

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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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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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MADHEN

MADHEN

Acknowledged by many in the industry as the best party band in the UK, MADHEN have carved an enviable reputation through their ability to deliver high-energy, edgy and unique performances time and time again. Paloma Faith has called them her new favourite band! Performing throughout the world at awards ceremonies, product launches, film premieres, private parties and even Royal weddings, The Madhen line up remains unchanged after 20 years - testament to their dedication and success. The band’s extensive experience performing at corporate events and private parties all over the globe set them apart. They bring professionalism, versatility, energy and above all fun to every aspect of what they do. Madhen strive to push the boundaries of what a party band can offer, both musically and technically. They are renowned for their musical mashups that keep the dance floor filled. Nothing demonstrates this better than their latest innovation: Switch. This show combines unique musical arrangements with bespoke synchronised LED-loaded costumes and guitars. Together with multiple video walls, and integrated lighting design Switch makes for a multi-sensory party experience. See for yourself in their latest video filmed at London’s prestigious venue KOKO. All of the technology used in this show is designed, installed and operated by the team at Madhen Productions. Of course this level of production isn’t for everyone. No matter how big or small the event, Madhen will make your party one to remember for both you and your guests. From an intimate private wedding to sharing the stage with the music industry’s elite at global corporate events, Madhen aim to exceed the expectations of each and every client. Whether you’re planning a private party, or looking for a show-stopping spectacle for your next corporate event, Madhen will offer you the support, professionalism and excellence you need – both creatively and technically, from initial enquiry to the band’s very last chord. Themed Productions As creators of the well known tribute and theme shows 'Scizzor Sisterz', 'So Blondie' and 'So 80’s', MADHEN is able to offer multiple tribute shows at the same event, which has several benefits. Not least logistically, technically and of course financially. Please get in touch to find out more.

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Sounds of the 80's with The Zoots

Sounds of the 80's with The Zoots

It's 80's time! Pull on your neon and dust off your shoulder pads – The Zoots are coming! It’s the eighties show you Just Can’t Get Enough of and greed is good! The Zoots will keep you Hungry Like The Wolf, as they play the floorfillers, party anthems, classic pop and power ballads that were Top Of The Pops, from the acts that mattered – Wham, The Jam, Queen, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Madness, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and more. The Zoots are a multi award winning 60's, 70,s & 80's band who have toured over 30 countries and performed over 1000 shows. The Zoots have kept crowds on their feet at iconic venues around the world including Old Trafford, The Alhambra Theater, Hammersmith Palais, The Palladium and even the Teatro dell’Opera! They regularly tour theatres with their decade themed shows and their award winning shows are interactive, entertaining and have been described as "Impressive and impossible not to like" by The Stage.

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