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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Samuel Lerner

Samuel Lerner

Samuel Lerner is a highly experienced and in-demand French pianist and composer, currently appearing at The most exclusive venues and hotels in Paris. With a huge popular music repertoire, including Broadway standards, Bossa Nova's, Ragtimes, Tangos & Soul Music, music by famous composers such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Joaa Gilberto, Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder, to name but a few, often appears in his live sets. Samuel is at home playing very soft and smooth ballads for cocktail lounges as well as ‘groovy and catchy’ music when the event calls for a more up-tempo atmosphere. Samuel is available for long-term contracts for Cruise Ships and Hotels as well as Corporate & Private events. Samuel is also a highly in-demand sideman and leader in Paris and in Europe and the US. He did record 3 albums as a leader and sideman in New York released on the very prestigious Black and Blue and Gut String Records labels with world-class reputation artists as Jimmy Cobb, Leroy Williams, Bertha Hope, Clifford Barbaro, Saul Rubin.

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David Tughan

David Tughan

David Tughan is a unique and highly respected Jazz Vocalist - described recently by the UK's Guardian newspaper as "The epitome of cool". David has enjoyed entertaining audiences worldwide from New York to London and from Kuala Lumpur to Qatar. His straight ahead singing style has been compared in national press to classic Jazz icons such as Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra and Mel Tormé, but his approach, while having one foot firmly in the traditions of the classic Jazz singer, is constantly finding ways of exploring the classic songs and making them fresh, innovative and fun. His unique approach to the voice and innovative use of loops, vocal harmony & beat boxing, story telling and comedy, integrates into his live performances with his trio, making his act unique amongst his contemporaries. From large venues like Dublin's RTE National Concert hall to the intimacy of the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London, David playfully connects with his audiences delighting them with a spontaneous and innovative approach to Classic Jazz standards that always surprises the listener. David has been singing Jazz professionally for over 20 years. Since training at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he continues to sing with some of the stars of the Jazz world today at some of the most exclusive venues, Jazz clubs and festivals worldwide. David is available with the following line ups : Solo Jazz singer with High quality Backing tracks; Jazz Duo (Piano or Guitar); Jazz Trio (Piano or Guitar plus Double Bass); Jazz Quartet (Piano or Guitar, Double Bass plus drums); Jazz Quintet (Piano or Guitar, Double Bass, drums plus Sax); Jazz Septet (Piano or Guitar, Double Bass drums plus Sax and trumpet); Jazz Big band (16 piece jazz orchestra).

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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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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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Rebecca Freckleton

Rebecca Freckleton

Rebecca Freckleton is a highly experienced, fun loving and professional vocalist with a solo repertoire covering the best jazz, soul, RnB and pop music from over the decades. As one of the leading female vocalists on the London scene at the moment, Rebecca has considerable experience at the highest levels of performance, regularly appearing live and recording with some of the industry’s most vibrant entertainers. In addition to being one of the leading ladies in the International touring musical – ‘The Magic of Motown’, Rebecca has also toured, recorded and performed with some of the music industry’s major artists, including The Gorillaz, Kindness, Josephine, The Noisettes, Paloma Faith, Macy Gray and Dionne Bromfield to name but a few. Recent corporate appearances have included high profile events in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Football Club and numerous international venues and five star hotels around the world. Rebecca is a highly sought after vocalist who can energize an audience and deliver spine tingling performances every time. Funkgurus are proud to offer Rebecca for high profile and VIP events and exclusive residencies.

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G-FUNK

G-FUNK

Firmly established as one of the best Soul, Blues, Rock and Funk bands on the circuit, G-FUNK presents an unmissable chance to see world class musicians cut loose and play a selection of classic tunes. G-FUNK is a truly amazing band and features Acoustic Alchemy star, Gibson Guitarist of the Year and Grammy Nominee Miles Gilderdale, the brilliant Fred White from Acoustic Alchemy on keys and the amazing US session stars, brothers Gary and Greg Grainger on bass & drums. The Grainger Brothers’ talent and prowess in the world of music and rhythm is unparalleled. Between the two of them, Gary Grainger on bass and Greg on drums have recorded or performed with the likes of Whitney Houston and John Scofield and together opened up for Earth Wind And Fire while on tour with their band, Pockets, all while keeping their musical roots and strong brotherhood bond at the forefront of their work. G-FUNK combines the skills of these amazing musicians into sell out show at every venue – including their annual Christmas residency at London Soho’s exclusive Pizza Express Jazz Club, which often sees them feature special guests such as sax stars Snake Davis, Jessy J and Jeff Kashiwa to name but a few. Over the years G-FUNK band members have worked with Acoustic Alchemy, Ben E. King, Ronnie Wood, Jools Holland, Whitney Houston, Earth Wind & Fire, Lonnie Liston Smith, John Schofield, Maysa, Pure Soul, Nancy Wilson, Dennis Chambers, George Duke, Eric Marienthal, Slim Man, and Nelson Rangell to name but a few, which in part explains why they are so damn good! Funkgurus are proud to represent G-FUNK to international festival bookers and event organisers looking for a quality act with absolute credibility.

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