FUNK BUDDIES

FUNK BUDDIES

Born from a fusion of traditional New Orleans street beats and modern funk, the Funk Buddies are an eight-piece instrumental explosion of energy that can perform on a stage or in the street.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Funk Buddies are not a “wedding band”. We are not a “cover band”. We will not play YMCA or Love is in the air.

We are an 8 piece New Orleans style street funk band. We can play at your function but it will be different. Unique. People will notice that your event is not like every other event.
 
This is not to say that hiring Funk Buddies is risky. Funk is a universal language. It puts the groove ahead of all else. Words don’t matter. Every member of the audience feeling the uncontrollable urge to move or shake a part of their body - that matters.
And it is all done right in front of you. Eight humans with instruments combining to create an irresistible funk groove. No computers, no synthesisers. Real live music.

We play music to make people move. It’s not about us - we don’t have introspective deep and meaningful lyrics, or play overly artistic self-indulgent solos. We play funk. Every tune is written with the sole purpose to maintain the energy in the room. Imagine walking into an Irish bar or a Latin club - you don’t wonder what the musicians are playing about, you just enjoy the atmosphere. We create the same vibe, but with funk.

Funk Buddies have their biggest impact on the stage. With a PA system, full drum kit and all instruments amplified the sound reaches its full potential. This format is best suited to indoor events and outdoor concert stages.

Portable and versatile, the street setting of Funk Buddies takes the music back to its roots. Unencumbered by a PA system, the band are free to wander, stop and play wherever the action is. This setting is fantastic for outdoor events or indoors where a lighter sound or mobility is required.

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