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  • Writer's pictureSierra Hovey

Your High Energy Dance Band

Having a live band that knows how to engage the crowd, customize songs, and pack a dance floor can elevate the mood for your entire reception. While there’s no shade to DJs (none at all, in fact, we include a DJ in many of our packages!), there’s just something special about having a 6+ piece group of seasoned entertainers orchestrating a perfect night.

Funktastic is a collection of Chicago’s finest Black voices. We are NOT a random group of musicians thrown together a few weeks before your big event. We have shared the stage together for many years. We vibe off each other’s energy – and it is evident in every show we play!

Here’s how we keep your dance floor packed:

  • We set the mood early. If you hire us for your reception kick off, we warm the crowd up with some of our favorite mood-boosting hits like "September" by Earth, Wind, and Fire, and "Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars.

  • We read and play off the crowd. At our core, we are music lovers. If your guests interact with us, you better believe we’re doing the same!

  • We mix up genres. This is the beauty of having a live band vs. pre-recorded tracks. We can change the tempo or style of most songs to fit the vibe you’re going for.

  • We have a HUGE library of music ready to be customized for your dream setlist. Want to go from an R&B classic to something country? Motown to folk? Hip hop to rock? We can do it all.

Get started on the wedding setlist of your dreams by checking out some samples here!



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