Funk City Party Band


If you’re looking for an amazing band to hire for your wedding, Christmas party or event look no further than Funk City.


If you’re looking for an amazing wedding band for hire for your wedding, Christmas party or event look no further than Funky City.

The band came together through their mutual love of music and performing at weddings and events. Together they have played over 600 weddings and functions and are one of the hardest working party bands for hire in London and the UK.

Every member of the band is a professional musician who has over 10 years of live music experience and come together to form one of the best London Wedding Bands and UK Wedding Bands around!

They perform everywhere including the South East, South West and East England.

The band are famous for the awesome harmonies of Craig ‘Lightening’ and Simon ‘Shake it’ and they have serenaded stars such as Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Junior.

Funk City are a 100% live band and there are no backing tracks involved.
They have performed at venues all over the UK and for every type of event and the live music they perform is suitable for any age group from 8 to 80.

This brilliant band is available to hire in three different packages:

Funk City Duo

The line up of this great duo is;

  • Simon – Vocals and Guitar
  • Craig – Vocals and Guitar

These guys are lead men of the main party band who both play guitar and sing and can play everything from chilled, acoustic background music to an upbeat funky set that will even get your granny grooving!

  • This package comes with a 400watt PA system and lights.
  • The band normally plays 2 x 45 minute sets but come to order.
  • The duo band is available to hire for Wedding receptions and ceremonies, Christmas parties, birthday parties and all other occasions.


Funk City 3 Piece Party Band

Our amazing 3 piece wedding and party band is made up of;

  • Lead Guitar
  • Two Vocals
  • Bass Guitar
  • Drums

This 3 piece band is perfect for anybody who wants the feel and sound of a full band but are working to a budget.

  • This packages comes with a 1kw PA system and lights.
  •  The band normally plays 2 x 1 hour sets but come to order.
  • A fantastic wedding reception band, Christmas party band, and a great band to hire for birthday parties, Launch parties and all other events.

Funky City 4 piece Party Band

This is the option for the full, 4 piece wedding and function band that will get every guest dancing all night long! The full party band line up is;

  • Lead Guitar
  • 2 Lead Vocals and 1 backing vocals
  • Bass Guitar
  • Drums
  • Keyboards

Unlike many bands for hire, this outfit is very affordable and will tailor their set to suit your wedding or event.

  • This package comes with a 1.5kw PA system and lights.
  • The band normally plays 2 x 1 hour sets but come to order.
  • The band is available to hire for Wedding receptions, Christmas parties, birthday parties, Corporate events, Launch parties and all other events.


The Band Leaders are

Craig ‘Lightening’ Mitchell – Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar
Choo Choo all aboard the love train! Craig ‘Lightening’ is the lead singer and guitarist in the band. He played over 250 gigs last year and won’t leave the stage until everyone has been on the dance floor! He has been a professional musician for the last 12 years as well as teaching ‘rock’ and ‘the funk’ to anyone willing to listen.

Simon ‘Shake it’ Baum 
– Lead Vocals and Bass Guitar
Simon ‘Shake it’ Baum plays Bass Guitar and sings. Simon has been a professional musician for over 10 years, regularly performing at Weddings, Birthday Parties and other events. He has a degree in ‘Bringing it home’!

Although the band are based in Barkingside, London, they are available for hire all over the UK!

Below you can see our current set list that we perform for most weddings and parties. Obviously we are constantly updating this list and we’re also happy to learn any songs you really love, including your first dance if you’re getting married.


Superstition / Kiss / oh what a night- Dec ‘63 / Long train running / Call me Al / All night long / Blame it on the boogie / Upside down / Wipeout / Gimme some lovin’ / Little less conversation / Lady Marmalade / Midnight hour / Soul man / Everybody needs somebody / Think / 9-5 / I’m so excited /  I want you back / ABC / Good times /


Uptown Funk / Sing- Ed Sheeran / All about that Bass / Happy / Crazy / I can’t feel my face / Don’t stop believing/ Locked out of Heaven/  Naïve / She’s electric / Crazy in love / Valerie- Amy Whinehouse / Just the Way you are – Bruno Mars / Marry you / You’ve got the Love / Price tag/ All of Me / Sex on fire / Use somebody / Shake it off /Never forget / Moves like Jagger /            Mr Brightside / Blurred Lines/ Get Lucky / Rolling in the deep / I need a dollor Firework / Crazy in Love / Umbrella / Forget you / Party rock anthem/ Single Ladies / Hey Ya / Fill me in /

70’s, 80’s 90’s

Stuck in the middle / Ain’t no sunshine / Hotel California / It must be love / Breakfast at tiffany’s / Walking in Memphis / Losing my religion / Moondance / Mustang Sally / Suspicious minds / Sweet home Alabama / 500 miles / Stand by me / Dance the night away / Should I stay or should I go / Weather with you / Faith / I feel good/ The Joker / Crazy little thing called love / Fast car / California Dreaming / Walking on the moon / Yellow / In my Place / High and dry / Summer time / Relight my fire / Faith / Feeling groovy /Talking ‘bout a revolution / Lady Marmalade / Wonderwall / Hotel California /American Pie / Sunny Afternoon / Champagne Supernova / She Loves you / Time of your life / The way you make me feel / Space cowboy / Cosmic girl / Walking on sunshine / Take your mama out / Heartbeat- Scouting for girls / Perfect – Fairground Attraction / Sweet home Alabama / Love shack

50’s, 60’s

Daydream believer / Dock O the bay /Proud Mary / I’m a believer / Brown eyed girl / Dock of the bay / With a little help / Build me up buttercup / La Bamba/  Lets twist again / Can’t buy me love / Mrs. Robinson / All along the watchtower / Don’t know much about history /

Rock and roll

Great Balls of fire / Johnny B Good / Jail house rock / Reet Petit / Can’t buy me love / Blue Suede shoes / Elvis Medley


Song 2 / Livin’ on a prayer / With or without you / Hard to handle / Two princes / Don’t look back in anger / Teenage dirt bag / Basket case / Summer of 69 / Mr. Jones / One / Sweet child of mine/ Dani California/ Scar tissue / Times like these / The pretender / Seven Nation Army / Back in Black / Highway to Hell


Mr. Bojangles / My baby just cares for me / Fly me to the moon / Georgia / Fever / Fly me to the moon /Girl from Ipanema / Sway / Can’t take my eyes off of you / Moondance / Lets stay together /


Thinking about you / Let’s get it on / Your song / Fields of gold / Fall at your feet / When you say nothing at all/ Cannon Ball / Roxanne/ Wonderful tonight / Blackbird / Four seasons in one day / Billie Jean / You do something to me / Easy / Yesterday / More than Words /Wicked game – Chris Issak /Better together / … more.


All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey / Fairytale of New York – The Pogues / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra/ Last Christmas – Wham / Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade / Santa Claus is Coming To Town – Jackson 5 / Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin Stevens / Rockin Robin – Jackson 5 / White Christmas – Bing Crosby /


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Based In: London
Area Covered: London Area, UK Wide
Lineup: 4 Piece, 5 Piece, 6 Piece, Duo, Trio
Fee From: £1000+
Performance: 2 x 60 minute sets
Sound Engineer: Yes
Lighting: Yes