Wedding of the Year

We’re so excited to share with you a short snippet from our wedding of the year, celebrating two of our nearest and dearest tying the knot! What a beautiful day it was, the sun was shining bright on the hottest day on record in November as Stephanie & Aden married at The Old Barn in Esholt and it was our pleasure to have performed their first dance to Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud. We’re also delighted to share with you the amazing impromptu performance of Love is in the Air (which we’d never played before!) at the end of the night by Father of the Bride, Mike dusting off his microphone skills from the good old days when he was in a band much like Func On The Rocks.

With thanks to Tapebank Digital Video Productions

Steph & Aden wedding Old Barn Esholt“You were all fantastic last night!! Thank you so much. Xx”
– Stephanie Broadley, Bride

Do your bit + see us LIVE

Now’s your chance to COME AND SEE US LIVE and also do your bit for a fantastic charity. Don’t miss out, get your tickets now!

Leonard Cheshire DisabilityThe charity event ‘Unlock The Voice Within’ will be held on 1st December 2015 from 7pm to raise money and awareness for communication aids & support for people using our local Leonard Cheshire Disability Services.

Tickets are £12 each – this includes raffle ticket for grand prizes, drink on arrival, buffet food, a variety of great live entertainment and of course a donation to this amazing cause. For more information please visit the event page here. We’ll see you there!

Same time next year!

A great night was had by all at the recent charity event Bramham Ball raising funds for some amazing local causes. The crowd were unbelievable, dancing long into the wee small hours. The night also featured some other fab entertainment including mind-boggling magic and there was even a local celebrity (see if you can spot them!). We had such a ball that we’ll be back to do it all again next year, so get your dancing shoes ready and we’ll see you there.

With thanks to everyone involved in putting on such a great event, and to Pixrich Photography who captured the evening perfectly.

Bramham Ball 2013 Live Band Cherie Gears

“We booked Func on the Rocks for Bramham Ball this July, raising funds for local charities. They surpassed all expectations and were one of the major reasons why the Ball was so successful. Their unbounded energy and enthusiasm and their ability to keep the dance floor full and buzzing all night meant we had no hesitation in booking them immediately for next year’s Ball. One of our guests booked them soon afterwards for a Birthday party and we can’t wait to hear them again. Great guys, great musicians, great choice of songs = a great night enjoyed by all!” – Nick Hall, Bramham Ball 2013

East Riddlesden Hall

One of the best things about being a function band is getting the chance to play at so many amazing venues. One of our favourites in particular being East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley. This stunning 17th century manor house with romantic gardens and converted barn is perfectly suited to every part of a dream wedding day. You can also rest assured that you will be in the capable hands of an experienced professional with Weddings Supervisor, Emma Cunliffe.

We would like to thank the happy couple Mr & Mrs Fowler for allowing us to be a part of their beautiful day at East Riddlesden Hall recently and share a few shots with you.

“Wonderful! The band fitted in so well with our relaxed feel and even our sixteen month old daughter was up having a boogie!” – Thomas & Catherine Fowler
Fowler Wedding East Riddlesden Hall
East Riddlesden Hall Wedding
Cherie Gears at Fowler Wedding East Riddlesden Hall
Fowler Wedding East Riddlesden Hall
Fowler Wedding East Riddlesden Hall

What a difference…

… a great photographer makes.

We don’t often share the blog love with other kinds of businesses, but when we come across a real gem we just have to. For all our brides and grooms from the south, it is our pleasure to introduce to you – Richard Skins, Dorset Wedding Photographer. Enjoy!

Huge congratulations again and thanks to Danika, Gary and the lovely mother-of-the-bride for allowing us to be a part of such a beautiful wedding and then share these shots with you. All the best for the future x

“I would just like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Func On the Rocks and Annie their manager. What an Amazing session performed at my daughters wedding. From the onset Annie answered my questions via email promptly. The song lists for us to choose our tunes for the evening were extensive – fab selection, it took us ages whittling it down to our final choice – each song was performed brilliantly I must add! :) Even the request for my husband to join the band on bass for one number was accommodated and he loved it !! All our guests had a fantastic evening and the floor was filled from start to finish with our youngest guest age 2 up to my dad age 89!!! The staff at the venue all commented that they had never heard such a fantastic band play at Delbury. The only disappointment was that it was all over far too soon :( I only hope that I get the opportunity to hear you play again in the not too distant future :)
– Jan McCue, Mother of the Bride
Photo © Richard Skins Photography

I’ve got a feeling…

First DanceThere’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve put an extra big smile on the faces of a happy bride and groom by topping off their special day with a party to remember.

We still get choked up every time we’re given the opportunity to perform a first dance. Then we love to crank up the tempo and get your guests up and dancing the night away.

Party CrowdFor some inspiration for your first dance take a look at some of our most popular choices here.

Special thanks to Mr & Mrs Brown x

We had a ball!

A massive congratulations to Nicola and all involved for such a hugely successful Charity Ball last weekend to raise money for FSID. It was an honour to have been a part of it.

Nicola Richardson - Alexanders Charity BallThe Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths is the UK’s leading baby charity aiming to prevent unexpected deaths in infancy and promote infant health.

Performing alongside a great selection of entertainment including Magician Mark Waddington and Grosvenor Fun Casino was an absolute pleasure.

In total the event raised a staggering £16,000 in memory of the tragic loss of Nicola’s son Alexander.

Photos by Capture Photography

Alexanders Charity Ball

Alexanders Charity Ball“I wanted to say a Massive Thank You to you all for Saturday night. The band were AMAZING and I don’t think I’ve seen a dance floor fill up so quickly ever! My guests loved the whole thing and the band certainly made an impression on them.

I had hoped for target of £15,000 for this year but we’ve exceeded that with £16029 which is overwhelming and I Thank You for being a part of it.
Best wishes
Nicola x”

– Nicola Richardson

Grosvenor Fun Casino

We look forward to the same time next year!

Corporate Events

Func On The Rocks perform at a variety of Corporate Events up and down the country. Most recently at Headingley Carnegie Stadium to help raise money for the Princes Trust.

Do you have an event coming up that could be the highlight of everyone’s social calendar? Func On The Rocks can provide the perfect mix of Soul, Motown, Pop, Rock and Funk to get your guests up on their feet at the end of the night.

Waiting to go on stage

Cherie GearsCorporate PartyPrinces Trust Headingley Carnegie Stadium