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
“You were all fantastic last night!! Thank you so much. Xx”
– Stephanie Broadley, Bride
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.
“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
We love a good first dance, and you can’t get better than a happy couple putting their absolute all into it. This lovely bride and groom rocked the dancefloor from start to finish to one of our all time favourite songs, and an ever popular choice – Florence & The Machine’s turn on You’ve Got The Love. They have very kindly shared some beautiful photos with us from their big day at Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, Wetherby.
“The band were OUTSTANDING so so AMAZING!!
How can we ever thank them enough!!
Everyone loved them the dance floor was full constantly.
The first dance gave me goose bumps.
It was truly fantastic!!! Hope they had a good time too?
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts we really appreciate all you did for us.
Love Helen and Phil x” – Bride & Groom
Huge thanks to Helen and Phil, we wish you all the best for the future x
Photos by Justin Zhang Photography
You might ask, how can you improve on the perfect cocktail of Func On The Rocks? Well add an extra shot of hot sauce! By this we mean the perfect complimentary combination of super-talented vocalists leading the way.
We have the great pleasure of introducing to you, the secret weapon in the world of live music… The Func On The Rocks fully loaded 6-piece band featuring not one, but two of the north of England’s finest vocal talent… and they’re sisters!
Stay tuned for our exciting new video showcasing this fantastic line-up COMING SOON.
Just like your children, you shouldn’t have a favourite. But how can we fail to put this wedding up there with the best of the bunch? With memories flooding back via some stunning images from the super-talented Paul Joseph Photography we’d like to share one of our top weddings from 2012 with you.
A huge congratulations again to the happy couple David and Amy-Jean and another big thank you to them for choosing us to share their special day at Broughton Hall Utopia. The crowd were amazing, and kicking off the party with a Tina Turner classic Proud Mary, we couldn’t have wished for a better reception. We wish you all the very best for the future x
“A rather large portion of our guest list was made up of professional musicians and West End musical theatre performers. So, trying to find a band that could make an impression on such a crowd was always going to be a challenge. After trawling through endless sound clips on the internet, we had not found a band that even came close. Then one click later, the voice of Cherie Gears somehow managed to fill the room, even through the tiny speakers of our laptop. The next day, we had our band booked.
And what a band! This is a band that’s so good they had the dance floor full on their sound check! Turns out we had nothing to worry about, every one of our guests loved the music and they were not shy in telling us so.
You guys really did over-deliver and we couldn’t recommend you highly enough. Cannot wait for the opportunity to book you guys again! – David & Amy-Jean“
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. http://www.alexanderscharityball.co.uk
The 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
“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.
– Nicola Richardson
We look forward to the same time next year!
Func On The Rocks are delighted to have been asked to take part in a fundraising event organised by the charity Bethany’s Smile to support children with life limiting/life threatening illnesses and their families.
The 10km Walk of Smiles will be held on 8th September 2012 at The Old Ball Pub in Horsforth, Leeds from 10.30am. We will be there from around 2pm to welcome the fundraisers back from their long walk with some uplifting live music.
The day will also be filled with fun-packed activities for the whole family, including a bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ, live entertainment, raffle, tombola and much more! Everyone is encouraged to dress in either outfits to make people ‘Smile’ or lots of colour, so please come along and show your support.
Take a listen to a sample of this amazing Yorkshire based function band’s extensive repertoire performed live.
Including: Moves Like Jagger, Sweet Home Alabama, Twist & Shout, Rock With You, Forget You, I Feel Good, and Valerie.
NEW exciting videos coming soon!