We're organized, professional musicians that turn your wedding into the party of a lifetime for your family and friends.
FUNKTASTIC PRODUCTIONS is not your cookie-cutter wedding entertainment. Leading the industry with Chicago's top musicians, innovative medleys and white glove service; our 5 star reviews speak for themselves-we will make your wedding one to remember!
What is the "All-out" Funktastic Wedding Band Experience?Our grand vision is to craft a musical journey that evolves seamlessly with your day. As the night unfolds, we dynamically elevate the energy. Picture the elegance of Live Strings serenading your Ceremony, the sophisticated vibe of our Chicago Jazz Trio during Cocktails, and a Post-Cocktail full band dance set that not only gets everyone on their feet but serves as a unique preview of the excitement awaiting later in your wedding. During dinner, enjoy the artistry of Rotating Quartets or our Pianist accompanying toasters as they walk to and from the microphone. This allows for your toaster to walk over to your head table and give you a hug or a quick photo without any dead air. And then, as the night deepens, watch your guests revel on the dance floor, celebrating the magic of your special day. Not only do we provide our Music Director to help plan the music, we also offer our dedicated logistics specialist who coordinates the entire entertainment experience of the night. Wireless Room Uplights, Photo Booths, Dance Floor Lighting, Light-up Wristbands your guests wear that sync with the music we play, and more! Our Logistics specialist works right alongside you, your planner, and our band to give you the ultimate concert experience.
What Music Do You Do Best?We play dance music from all genres! What defines FUNKTASTIC is the band’s ability to play an eclectic repertoire with stylistic accuracy. Spanning from weddings to our residency Chicago venues at The Bassment and Untitled Supper Club, on any given night you may hear Anderson Paak, Earth Wind & Fire, Kanye West, Outkast, and Queen all in one set and make it sound FIRE! We take great pride in being a musical vibe, and not a genre. Please check our song list to see that we span 11 genres!
Why Hire Funktastic?Our live band brings a level of sophistication, elegance and entertainment value that is not compromised. We have years and years to experience playing together, which makes our energy and sets incomparable with our chemistry. In fact, there's so much chemistry that there's no sheet music on stage. Funktastic has personality and keeps the dance floor packed. Our band members are enjoyable to watch, treat guests with respect and play at just the right volume. For those who feel they just need to hear certain songs performed by the original artist, we can also offer a band/DJ combo at minimal additional cost. This may also be of interest for those with venue that allows for a “club” themed after party. We can also offer enhanced lighting packages.
What Size Band Will Be Best for My Special Event?The Adler (6 piece) is best if you have a smaller wedding reception but still want the full band feeling at your reception. All of our packages are customizable for your event experience. The Dusable (13 piece) is the most popular because we have brass / horns with our full band including an MC to help dinner and cocktails. MULTIPLE BAND MEMBERS SING BACKGROUND HARMONIES INCLUDING SINGING HORN LINES which creates a very full sound even in our smaller packages.
Are There Any Other Hidden or Additional Costs?No! Contrary to some large office practice, the price you are quoted is the price you pay. Unless otherwise specified, all insurance, production costs, crew and standard lighting are included. Please keep this in mind when comparison shopping.
What Can I Do To Assist The Band In Living Up To My Expectations?Don’t be afraid to ask questions and speak your mind! This is your event and we’re sure that you have a good picture in your mind of how you would like things to go. With your ideas and our talent and experience, you can be sure that yours will be an event to remember! Upon booking us, we'll provide you with a password-protected portal where you can view all email conversations between us, documents, and music planning resources. This is great for your fiance, family, and planner to ensure that no important details get lost EVER!
Are You Willing To Learn Special Songs I Want Played? I Have Certain Songs That I Don't Want To Be Played... Is That Ok?If by chance we don’t know a wedding song, we have no problem adding it to our repertoire if we are given adequate notice. We learn up to 7 customized songs for you if they aren't in our song repertoire. Many clients use our song list to highlight favorites and more importantly point out songs they do not want to hear.
Do you all have insurance?We carry FULL LIABILITY INSURANCE with a $5,000,000 Policy. We'll reach out to your venue & planner ahead of time to provide a Certificate of Insurance if needed.
Do you all provide sound all night?Yes, our ON SITE SOUND ENGINEER will be there for the entire duration of your event. We typically load into the venue anywhere from 4 hours for band and and 1-2 for DJ.
Who is Funktastic?
Choose from our versatile 6-15 piece bands - All Music Genres.
The name Funktastic is more than a genre of music - it’s a tight-knit family of stellar talent with a finely and meticulously curated repertoire spanning every style of music.
And yes, we realize that not every venue can't accommodate a massive band. This is why right from the get-go our six piece band packs a punch (more so then your average 6 piece). Multiple members in the rhythm section sing and are multitalented, ensuring a full and authentic sound for every event.
We want you to hire us with one goal - to turn your wedding into the party of a lifetime for all of your friends and family. We take the songs that you pick out from our expansive Song List and turn it into a true concert experience. The recipe for us includes seamless song transitions, engaging with the crowd until your guests are all singing along with us, and 7 song requests outside of our list that we learn just for you! We so much time perfecting your custom songs that couples often reference them in our reviews about how we've played some better then the originals.
We go above and beyond to make the music planning process enjoyable and collaborative for you. Introducing our exclusive app that integrates seamlessly with your Spotify account. Say goodbye to spreadsheets and hello to a streamlined and effortless music planning experience.
With our app, you have full control. You can preview songs before adding them to your playlist or do not play list, ensuring that we have the right versions of your favorite songs for special moments like your ceremony and bridal party entrances. We believe that music planning should be fun and stress-free, and our app is designed to make that vision a reality.
Ceremony to the after party...we've got you covered!
Our Bundled packages are an innovative music extravaganza that will give the "wow factor" and leave your guests with a truly unforgettable experience. We're big fans of building the evening through music.
This package is for the true music lovers with refined taste who agree that the band is the most important aspect of planning their wedding. Starting with full sound production & solo piano for your ceremony, we'll continue building the evening through our Jazz Trio, Dinner Quartets, all the way up to our big band for dancing.
Add-Ons can be overwhelming, our specifically curated Bundled Packages takes the guess work out of creating an exceptional evening.