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Ministry of Funk

Buckinghamshire based Ministry of Funk are a great live six piece R’n’B, Funk and Soul style band. The bands have worked at many different types of functions and venues over the years - from London to Rome and all the band members are accomplished professional musicians in their own right.

  • From £1450.00
  • Six piece live soul band
  • Close to 11hrs of material
  • Happy to learn 1 song FOC
  • 2.5k PA & stage lights included
  • Fill in / Ipod music provided FOC
  • Live Video Demos
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  • 2 x 60min sets as standard
  • Happy to learn 1 song FOC
  • 2.5k PA & stage lights included
  • Fill in / Ipod music provided FOC
  • Extended performance options
  • Larger PA's available for bigger venues
  • DJ Option (Subject to availability)

25 Miles - Edwin Starr

54-46 Was My Number - Toots & The Maytals

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead

Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers

Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan

All Night Long - Mary Jane Girls

All Of Me - John Legend

All This Love That I’m Givin’ - Gwen McRae

Am I The Same Girl - Barbara Acklin / Dionne Bromfield

American Boy - Estelle

And The Beat Goes On - The Whispers

Ascension - Maxwell

Be Thankful - William De Vaughn

Beggin You - Franki Valli/Madcon/The Saturday’s

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke ft Pharel (G)

Boogie Shoes - KC and The Sunshine Band

Brick House - The Commodores (sung by Steve)

Car Wash - Rose Royce

Celebration - Kool And The Gang

Chameleon - Herbie Hancock (Instrumental)

Cold Sweat - James Brown

Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai

Crazy In Love/One Thing Medley - Beyonce Knowles/Amerie

Cross The Tracks - Maceo & The Macks

Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas

Disco Inferno - The Trammps

Do You Love Me - The Contours

Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx

Don’t Cha - The Pussycat Dolls

Don’t Leave Me This Way - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Expansions - Lonnie Liston Smith

Express Yourself - S.O.U.L.

Fever - Peggy Lee

Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra

For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder

Forget You - Cee-Lo Green

Georgia - Ray Charles

Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft Pharel

Give Me The Night - George Benson

Golden - Jill Scott

Grease - The Bee Gees

Green Onions - Booker T and the MG’s

Groove is in the Heart - Dee – Lite

Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles

Halo - Beyonce

Happy - Pharell

Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight

Heatwave - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder

I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc

I Wish - Stevie Wonder

I’m Feeling Good - Nina Simone/Michael Buble/Muse

I’m Free - Soup Dragons/Rolling Stones

I’ve Found Lovin - The Fatback Band

I'll Take You There – The Staple Singers

It Had To Be You - Frank Sinatra/Harry Connick Jnr

It’s Your Thing - The Isley Brothers (sung by Howard)

Joy And Pain - Maze

Just Be Good To Me - SOS Band

Just My Imagination - The Temptations

Just The Way You Are - Barry White/Billy Joel

Kiss - Prince

Knock on Wood - Wilson Picket

L.O.V.E - Joss Stone

Lady Marmalade - Labelle/All Saints

Let’s All Have a Good Time - Brand New Heavies

Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye

Let’s Stay Together - Al Green

Let’s Talk About Sex Baby - Salt ‘n’ Pepa

Light My Fire - Brian Auger/Stevie W

Liquidator – Harry J & The Allstars

Lively Up Yourself - Bob Marley

Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers

Lost Without You - Robin Thicke

Love You More - JLS

Lovely Day - Bill Withers

Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis

Mercy - Duffy

Midnight At the Oasis - The Brand New Heavies

Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

Moondance - Van Morrison

Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield

Mr Big Stuff - Jean Knight

Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

My Girl - Temptations

My Kind Of Town - Frank Sinatra

My Life - Chanel

Never Too Much - Luther Vandross

Night to Remember - Shalamar

Nobody But You - Clarence Reid

On Broadway - George Benson

One Love - Bob Marley

Out of Sight - James Brown

Outstanding - The Gap Band

Papa Was A Rollin Stone - The Temptations

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Price Tag - Jessie J

Rehab/Valerie Medley - Amy Winehouse

Remix To Ignition - R Kelly

Respect - Aretha Franklin

Rock With You - Michael Jackson

Save Me - Aretha Franklin

Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin

Senorita - Justin Timberlake

Sex Machine - James Brown

Shake Your Body Down (To The Ground) - The Jacksons

She Came To Give It To You - Usher

So Much Trouble In My Mind - Joe Quarterman & Free Soul

So What - Miles Davis

Some Kind Of Wonderful - Joss Stone

Somebody Else’s Guy - Jocelyn Brown

Someone To Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald

Somersault - Zero 7

Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield

Soul Man - Sam & Dave

Staying Alive - The Bee Gees

Stir It Up - Bob Marley

Street Life - The Crusaders

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Summertime - George Benson

Sunshine Of Your Love - Spanky Wilson

Super Duper Love - Joss Stone

Superstar - Jamelia

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers (sung by Howard)

Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley

Take Me to the River - Al Green

Teardrops - Womack & Womack

Tenesse Waltz - Ed Sheeran

The Bottle - Gil Scott Heron

The Master Plan - Diana Brown & Barrie K Sharpe

The Urban Theme - Maxwell (instrumental)

Theme from Starsky & Hutch - JTQ (Instrumental)

There’s Nothing Like This - Omar

Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge

To Be In Love - Masters At Work

Too Funky - James Brown

Too Young To Die - Jamiroquai

Trick Me - Kelis

Unbelievable - Craig David

Unforgettable - Nat King Cole

Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars

Use It Up, Wear It Out - Odyssey

Use Me - Bill Withers/Esther Phillips

Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley

We Are Family - Sister Sledge

We Can Work It Out  - Chaka Khan/The Beatles

What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye/Donny Hathaway

Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes

Whole Lotta Love - JTQ/Led Zeppelin

Wish I Didn’t Miss You - Angie Stone

Work It Out - Beyonce Knowles

Work To Do - Isley Brothers

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller

You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) - Dawn Penn

You Should Be Dancing - The Bee Gees

You’re Losing Me - Ann Sexton

You’re The First, Last, My Everything - Barry White

Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton

Your Love is My Love - Whitney Houston

  • Katie & Andrew Ritchie Wedding - Bank House Farm, East Yorks - JULY 2015

    Thank you all for the best night of our lives you guys were INCREDIBLE and all our guests LOVED you. Thank you for making it so memorable for us and all our guests.

  • Mark Hale 40th - The Marle Inn, Milton Keynes - NOV 2014

    We were so happy with the band at our wedding we couldn't resist hiring you guys again and we were not disappointed! Thankyou so much for making the party an amazing night! The place rocked! Everyone was up dancing all night and made Marks 40th a night to remember. We will definitely be getting in touch for future events!

  • Nicola and Steve Holmes Wedding - Flaxbourne Gardens, Beds - JUNE 2014

    My husband and I would like to thank you all for being such a fantastic band at our Wedding in June last year. Our family and friends all LOVED your performance and approachability. Even letting us and a few others join you on stage to attempt to sing with you!! The dance floor was full all evening and that alone is a sure sign that everyone loved your live music. The highlight for us, was you learning three songs at our request, our first dance, which was sung beautifully and also our 'family song' which meant the world to my parents. In summary, we couldn't recommend you more.. A great band with fantastic approachability and 'can do' attitude.. Thank you!!!

  • Liam & Sarah Mason – Ripley Castle, Harrogate – OCT 2013

    Thank you ever so much for coming up to North Yorkshire. We both enjoyed the band so much, it was perfect! Everybody else keeps commenting on how great you were also! We hope you enjoyed the evening too.

  • Nick & Laura Turner – St Julien’s, Sevenoaks – JULY 2013

    I have had so many reports on how brilliant you all are. It was such a treat to have you play at our wedding. You sang our first dance song so beautifully. Thanks so much for learning it.....Laura

  • Claire Swadling, 40th Birthday Party – JUNE 2013

    Just wanted to say a big fat THANK YOU for doing such a great job at my party. You sounded amazing and certainly got the guests dancing the night away! I’ve had so many lovely comments about what a great band you were, so I just wanted to pass that onto you all and thank you again. Thank you also for being so prompt and organised with all the communication, with contracts, song lists, emails etc. Look forward to seeing Ministry of Funk at some point in the future. Best wishes, Claire

  • Chris & Emma Birtle Wedding - Whittlebury Hall, Northants – AUG 2011

    Ministry of Funk, what can we say but a massive thank you for making our wedding extra special. Everyone who came couldn’t stop talking about you guys! Lots of love Chris & Emma x

  • Nick & Sally Grant Wedding - Auberge Du Lac, Brocket Hall, Herts – AUG 2010

    Just a quick note before Sally & I go off on our honeymoon to say thank you all so much for yesterday. I had no doubt that you would be fantastic and you certainly didn't let us down. Every song was perfect for us and our guests and Nicky. All of our guests commented on what an amazing voice you have! Your version of Halo was brilliant. We've just watched the DVD and we think it's better than the original! Hopefully our dance did it justice....The keyboard & sax on the terrace was amazing and again, everyone commented… P.S. We found a copy of your set list in our papers when we got home today, something to keep as a momento from you of our day... Best wishes, Nick & Sally

  • Chris & Yvette Brightman Wedding - The Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes – MAY 2010

    My partner and I would like to say a huge thank you to Ministry of Funk for playing at our wedding on 22nd May 2010. We had an amazing day and having the band play made the day even more special. Many of our guests have commented on how brilliant you all were, the dance floor was full all evening, and we were all left wanting more. You guys are truly a class act, and the atmosphere you created was amazing. Thanks again and we will HIGHLY recommend you to anyone and everyone we know.

  • Jayne Brereton - The Moat House, Acton Trussell – AUG 2009

    What can I say about the Band - they were AMAZING. We had such a fantastic day and to have a band in the evening just topped the day off. I can't begin to say how many of our family and friends commented on Ministry of Funk being one of the best bands they had heard a very long time (WoW) they blew us away. We started to dance part way through James and Vanessa’s first dance - (we were invited to join them :o) and only came off the floor when Ministry of Funk took their breaks - they were just BRILLIANT. I went to bed with such sore feet but do you know what - it was worth it......I want to congratulate the band and say a big THANK YOU for making James and Vanessa's evening wedding so special. Thanks again, Jayne and Gary

  • Gayle Porter – Aldenham Golf Club, Herts – NOV 2008

    I had such a Fantastic 50th Birthday Party!! Everybody is calling me and saying how they really enjoyed it and how good the band was. The band were really fantastic, they really made the evening special. I have given your details to my friends who want to book them! I must say they were great to watch. I love the Sax and the singer really does put everything in to it (she’s a great singer and mover!). I’m so pleased I hired them and they were able to play. They were worth every penny!

  • Sarah Sansom Wedding - Abberton Hall, Pershore, Worcs – AUG 2008

    Just before we go away for a rest we just wanted to thank Ministry of Funk for the fantastic performance you gave at our wedding. The vocals and the energy that you put into the performance was fantastic and made it a night and set to remember. The rest of the band was also brilliant and the trumpet and saxophone player gave us the real soul sound we were looking for. We want to do it all over again!! Hope you all got back safely as I know you had a way to travel and you had enough to eat and drink all day. Let us know if you are doing any public venues as we will want to come back and reminisce (we’ve kept your play list as a lasting memory!). Thank you again… Love, Sarah and Mark

  • Tina and Steve McNeil’s Wedding – Bletchley Park – SEPT 2007

    The bands performance on Saturday was absolutely perfect. Nothing can beat live music played by a talented group. Thank you very much. Kind Regards, Margaret Sparks (Brides mother)

  • Chris and Lucy Fink Wedding - Wolburn Sculpture Gallery – JULY 2007

    Thank you all very much for helping to make our wedding day perfect. It was a pleasure meeting and working with you all. Many thanks and best wishes, Lucy and Chris Fink

  • David and Candice Morris Wedding - Tower Bridge, London – JULY 2007

    Hi guys, As I didn't get to see you before you left (everything went by in a blur!!) I just wanted to say thank you to you and all the band so much for making our night great fun and very special. We had a fantastic time and I have lost count of the number of people that asked me where we found you and how fantastic you were! Kind regards, Candice

  • James and Claire Candy Wedding - Silchester House – JUNE 2007

    A big thank you to Ministry of Funk! We couldn't have chosen a better band for our wedding. They were professional from the moment we booked which was great with all the other things that we needed to plan for "the big day". On the night they really got the party started and played a great mix of music so that we had everyone - young and old - strutting their stuff on the dance floor til the end! Everyone commented on how great they were! Thanks again and we'll definitely recommend you to others - not least so that we get to hear you again! Regards, Claire & James

  • Mr and Mrs Pollard’s Wedding – Horwood House, Bucks – SEPT 2006

    We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. The entertainment you provided was fantastic, from the choice of songs to the interaction with our guests. Many of our friends commented that you were the best band they had seen at a wedding reception which was a great compliment. Thank you for helping us to celebrate our wedding day, we really had the most wonderful time. Everything was perfect.

  • Mr and Mrs Puttick’s Wedding – Leaside House, Hatfield – SEPT 2006

    Thank you and the band for an excellent performance. We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we and all of our guests did.


The bands combined experience not only covers weddings but radio, tv, festivals and stadiums. The Ministry of Funk band members have worked together with different acts for over 10 years and in Ministry of Funk since 2003. The band provides a professional and comprehensive service and pride themselves on being easy to work with.

Ministry of Funk predominantly cover classic and modern R’n’B, Funk and Soul; from James Brown to Beyonce (with some pop thrown in), but for occasions such as weddings and corporate events, they are adaptable and versatile enough to cater for all tastes across most genres and decades.

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