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Funk Evolution Entertainment

Mechanicville, NY View map Visit website

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Since 2010, Funk Evolution has been a leader in the Upstate NY Music Scene. Performing nearly 100 shows annually as the same group of 8 top-shelf musicians, Funk Evolution performs many of the region's top Gala's, Corporate Functions and Weddings year after year. They are also recognized as one of the Albany-Saratoga region's most prominant party bands, featured as the 'House Band' at the area's most popular night clubs and casino's.

The current lineup of musicians with Funk Evolution have performed in over 70 Countries around the World, have worked on Royal Carribean, P&O Cruises & at Walt Disney World. Further, the current band member's have shared the stage and worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment Including: Chris Daughtry, Liza Minnelli, Aaron Carter, Il Divo, The Trans Siberian Orchestra, Britt Nicole, Cody Simpson, Rita Ora, Circque Du Soleil and many more. Funk Evolution is truly a who's who of top regional talent and an elite group of entertainers who take great pride in making your wedding the absolute best day of your life!

**It is important to note that Funk Evolution is not a talent agency! The 8 full-time members of Funk Evolution Entertainment take great pride in the quality, consistancy and customer-focused mentality of our product. When you hire Funk Evolution, you know the exact musicians that will perform your wedding (no substitute musicians) and you can expect nothing less than premium quality entertainment!**

  • Services Offered: Funk Evolution is one of the only full-service Bridal Entertainment Group's in NY's Capital Region. From Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Jazz Combo's, Emcee*, DJ Service*, Custom Wireless Uplighting, Custom Gobo Monogram Projections, After-Party DJ Service, Planning and Coordination Support* (incl. professionally prepared itinerary and day-of Reception Vendor Coordination)......Funk Evolution provides the most all-inclusive wedding packages in our region at an extremely competitive price! *(included in all Band Bridal Contracts at no cost!!!)

  • Your Perfect Wedding: Funk Evolution strongly believe's that your Wedding Day should be as unique as your relationship. No two Bride-Groom's are the same so no two weddings should be the same! Our Band-Leader works closely with every Bride and Groom for the months leading up to their big day to not only customize the entire reception to their unique vision but to develop a personal relationship that will bring a uniquely personal touch to your big day!

  • The Music: Funk Evolution's song-book spans 5 decades. Your favorite guilty pleasures from the 60s-2010's meet today's biggest hits. Funk Evolution is the ultimate Genre-Bending live band mixing modern Country, Classic Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Disco with all of the radio anthems of today! Our takes on your favorite Modern Country, Top-40, R&B, Ska and even Jam Band (read: Phish!!!!) hits will take your party over the edge!

  • The Energy!!!! Far more than a group of elite musicians, Funk Evolution is a crew of top-shelf performers. From Sax Battles in the middle of your dance floor to choreographed dance moves....we take great pride in being far more than musicians and engaging 100% with you and your esteemed guests! We set the stage and the energy for the most epic wedding your guests will ever attend!

Please don't hesitate to reach out and speak with our wedding entertainment expert's today!!! We look forward to entertaining you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

7+

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Blues
Classic Rock
Country
Dance
Funk
Hip Hop
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Pop
R&B / Soul
Rock
Swing
Top 40

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Vocals
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Disco Ball
Fog Machine
Gobo Projector
Lighting
Microphones
Projector
Sound/PA System

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    Lynn Married on 12/04/2021
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    Amazing Music & Energy! Definitely Book!!

    Wow! Funk Evolution was incredible! We hired Funk Evolution without having seen them in person and we were absolutely blown away by their talent. Our guests couldn't stop raving about how Funk Evolution was the best wedding band they've ever seen. They had our guests on the dance floor all night long!
    We had to reschedule our wedding twice due to Covid and Rocco could not have been more helpful and responsive as we worked through the rescheduling process. We can't thank Rocco and Funk Evolution enough for an incredible night. They exceeded all our expectations!
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    Donald D. Married on 10/16/2021
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    The best wedding band hands down

    Funk Evolution made the whole night! It is something that our 175 guests commented on during and days after the wedding how phenomenal the band was! They even had dueling saxophones in the middle of the dance floor!! Great experience and even better performance. 10/10 would recommend to anyone!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Bliss Events Bliss Events Wedding Planners

Funk Evolution Entertainment is an incredible, energetic and outstanding performing group that is nothing short of top notch! Bliss Events had the opportunity of working with Christian of Funk Evolution who was always professional and accommodating. The band was able to ignite the crowd from the very beginning of the event and kept them in fire all night long! Each member of the band is truly talented and full of passion! I look forward to working with Funk Evolution Entertainment again!!!!!

Wendy Lawrence Weddings & Events, LLC Wendy Lawrence Weddings & Events, LLC Wedding Planners

I've worked with Funk Evolution and Rocco for over 15 years and several special events and weddings. Not only are they one of the most fun bands in the area to work with but they are also consummate professionals. Rocco is a great MC and really knows how to "work" the room and keep everyone dancing and having fun. I would highly recommend Funk Evolution for your next special event or wedding!

All Occasions Photography All Occasions Photography Wedding Photographers

I can not say enough about Funk Evolution. I even find myself going out to their other gigs at times! They are professional, and the music is fantastic and fun. Such talent among these musicians. Your wedding would be complete if you hired them!

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8 Lake Ridge Dr 12118 Mechanicville, NY, 12118
5188786150

Funk Evolution takes PRIDE in being here to respond to your bridal inquiry, and all of your follow up calls/emails WITHIN 24 HOURS!
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