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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Sounds of the 60's with The Zoots

Sounds of the 60's with The Zoots

Experience THE Sixties tribute show that’s wowing audiences around the world, selling out venues from the Palladium to Blackpool Tower – with the spectacular sounds of THE ZOOTS! The show features legendary numbers by the best of the ’60s artists including The Beatles, The Searchers, The Monkees, The Small Faces, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, The Shadows, The Four Seasons, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, The Who, The Stones, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Elvis 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. This band has 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. Feel the groove that’s thrilled audiences of stage and screen, and brought the swinging Sixties back to more than 30 countries!

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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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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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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 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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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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