Introducing Funktion

Funktion can provide your perfect party's entertainment. With extensive experience both in the studio and on stage, multi-instrumental ability and 3 backing vocalists to accompany our 2 lead singers, Funktion has it all.

Funktion have performed at a wide range of venues all over the south-east, ranging from pubs and clubs to private parties to festivals including headling Ripley Rocks and even playing at Tower Bridge!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the slideshow with accompanying sound clips of Funktion headlining Surrey's Ripley Rocks festival.

Your ultimate party band

See a clip of Funktion ending a party at Cranleigh with their rendition of Good Times. Dougie takes a break from guitar duties to video the girls' rapport with the crowd.

Funktion at the Ripley Rocks festival

"Lost In Music"

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Funktion at the Ripley Rocks festival

"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"

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Funktion at the Ripley Rocks festival

"Bad Girls"

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Meet the band

With a background and degree in performance and Drama, Rhiannon loves to get a crowd going at any event. She has previously fronted function bands, worked as a wedding singer, and was an original member of the Welsh close-harmony group ‘Sgarmes’.

She's always introducing new ideas to the band, leads from the front and knows exactly how to make your occasion enjoyable and memorable.

With over 10 years experience as a professional singer, Juliana accompanies Rhiannon on vocals providing exquisite harmonies and a soothing lead for our lounge set.

An extremely accomplished musician, she also excels at the piano, violin and harp.

Self-taught since his early teens, Dougie's enthusiasm for the guitar knows no bounds. His guitar influences include Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck and Be Sharp's Jerry Stevenson.

Plays Ibanez Radius and Epiphone Les Paul guitars, and keyboard setup utilises a MIDI-controlled Roland JV-1080. One of Funktion's founder members, he joined the band way back in 2002.

With a degree in music and a Grade 8 Piano qualification, Ian brings a wealth of experience to Funktion. He also runs the singing, acting and dancing group Strictly Showtime.

Always astounding the rest of the band by playing an unfeasible number of parts during a song, he is also a very competent vocalist. Keyboard of choice is the Korg N1.

Having played in several originals and covers bands both as a lead guitarist and bassist, Chris joined Funktion in 2003 on bass. He provides the rock solid foundation for the band along with Stuart on drums.

In addition to playing bass, Chris also plays electric guitar (lead and rhythm), ukulele, mandolin, harmonica, and (when forced) penny whistle!

Having played drums since the age of 8, Stuart's experience varies from brass and swing bands, ballroom dance bands, to rock bands playing in venues including the Rock Garden and The Mean Fiddler.

Stuart has played with Joe Jammer (Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, The Who, Stealer's Wheel and Supertramp) and for shows including "Grease" and "Blood Brothers".

Song lists

Gig Dates

Upcoming gigs

Friday 24th January 2020  -  Sir Douglas Haig, Effingham, Surrey  ***PUBLIC GIG, REPEAT BOOKING***

TBC July 2020  -  Ripley Rocks Festival, Surrey

Recent gigs

Saturday 14th December 2019  -  60th birthday party at Sir Douglas Haig, Effingham, Surrey

Saturday 7th December 2019  -  50th birthday party, Ripley, Surrey

Friday 29th November 2019  -  Christmas Party at RAC Club, Epsom, Surrey

Saturday 7th September 2019  -  Wedding Reception at Clock Barn Hall, Godalming, Surrey

Saturday 31st August 2019  -  Private party, Epsom, Surrey

Testimonials

"What a party! Guests ranged in age from 15 to 85 and all dancing. We would have gone on all night if we could. We had so many compliments about the music, and the hostess was receiving ‘thank-you’ letters before she’d written her own! It made the evening. Thanks again."

Sarah, Lalehem

"I just wanted to say thank you to you and your band for the fantastic time we had on Friday night. Honestly I have had everyone telling me how fabulous you were and the music was amazing. Myself, my dad and Nicky had such an amazing night thanks to you and the band. Thank you once again for making our special night so wonderful."

Donna, Liphook

"I just wanted to say thanks to you all for last nights music. We all had a great night and I have received quite a few texts saying how great the band was. As we discussed last night, we would be delighted to have you back for our end of season do on the 30th August."

Emma, Ripley Cricket Club

"Thank you so much for a great time. Everyone absolutely loved it."

Steve, Reading

"Thanks for you and your band's efforts on Saturday. It was greatly appreciated, and everyone was very complimentary about the music. I will certainly recommend you to anyone who asks."

Simon, Leatherhead

"You were marvellous! All of the guests were full of praise."

Dave, Cobham