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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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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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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Diamond Skyline Orchestra

Diamond Skyline Orchestra

The Diamond Skyline Orchestra is one of the UK's premiere jazz, swing and big bands. With music from 1920 to 2020, versatility is key with this group as they offer classy jazz/swing & big band options and also a rip-roaring party band, with many clients choosing both for their events. Known for their super-slick dance moves and stunning choreography, DSO give you an unforgettable show that your guests will rave about for weeks to come. Performed by London's finest professional musicians who have worked with the likes of James Brown, Michael Bublé, Earth Wind & Fire, Jocelyn Brown, Bette Midler, Rod Stewart, Amy Winehouse and more, DSO are perfect for corporate events & awards ceremonies. We are able to offer a DSO bespoke package, tailored to your needs so you do not need to deal with multiple acts for reception, dinner and after party music. The swing revival is here and becoming more popular by the day. The DSO smaller background Jazz Band or 8-12 piece Swing Band offer style and sophistication. If you want class, then this is the line-up for you. The DSO 19-piece Big Band combines the sounds of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack into one unforgettable show. Simply put - no other band in the country can do what they do.

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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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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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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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