Here are some of
our Frequently Asked Questions!
If you have specific questions that aren't answered here, please reach out to us directly and we'll be happy to help you!
Who is Funktastic?
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 $1,000,000 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.
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