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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Najibah Almahdi

Najibah Almahdi

Najibah Almahdi is a versatile singer from Washington, DC who has traveled the world as a Featured Artist. Known for her incredible soprano voice and whistle tones, Najibah effortlessly performs songs by Mariah Carey, Minnie Riperton and Lisa Fischer. Available as a Solo performer and as part of her Piano/Vocal duo, Najibah’s specialty is Jazz, R&B, Gospel and Pop however her live repertoire covers the very best jazz, motown, soul, disco, 80’s and contemporary hits. Najibah’s talents have taken her across the Globe to Italy, Germany, and many other Countries. She has won several awards such as the Underground Music Award and has been a a vocalist and front person for various bands such as the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, Adam Levowitz Orchestra and the Radio City Band. More recently Najibah has featured as Show Band Singer for Carnival Cruise Lines, traveling to Mexico, the Caribbean & South America and has performed at many prestigious venues such as the Howard Theatre, Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, The Apollo Theatre in New York and at Universal Studios. Najibah's Solo sets to high quality backing tracks are ;- Jazz Standards/Neo Soul (Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James) Disco/Funk/RandB (Aretha Franklin, Minnie Riperton, Donna Summer, Emotions, Patty Labelle, Daniece Williams, Chaka Khan, The Supremes) RandB Love Ballads/ Soul Singers (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Anita Baker, Faith Evans, Regina Belle, Stephanie Mills, Toni Braxton, Deborah Cox) Funkgurus are delighted to represent Najibah for exclusive International events and residencies.

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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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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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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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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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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 VIP events and exclusive residencies either as a solo performer or with a band.

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