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!**
Please don't hesitate to reach out and speak with our wedding entertainment expert's today!!! We look forward to entertaining you!
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jenae · Married on 04/14/2018
Funk Evolution absolutely rocked it at our wedding at the Old Daley on Crooked Lake. We first had the pleasure of attending a Funk concert during my dad’s 50th birthday. We stopped at Wolff’s Biergarten and heard someone jamming at Stout. We stopped in and ending up dancing the night away until they finished up their set. We had a BLAST! Naturally, my mom asked if they played weddings. Fast-forward five years, and Funk brought the house down at our wedding. You could not get guests to leave the dance floor. They hired a piano player to play Beatles songs for our ceremony - he played beautifully! Rocco did a fantastic job MCing and even helped me coordinate the perfect short and sweet surprise for my mom. Thank you all for celebrating with us!Sent on 04/18/2018
Funk Evolution Entertainment's reply:Thank you so much Jenae! It was such a pleasure and privilege to bring the entertainment to your big day. Your wedding was just perfect, super tasteful and just the right balance of elegance and whimsy to match the charm and character of The Crooked Lakehouse. Your family (especially your Great-Aunt) are so much fun, so kind and they clearly are enormously proud of you and your amazing new husband. Thank you again for letting us take the stage on your big day; we look forward to entertaining you again very soon!
Erin Driscoll · Married on 12/01/2018
best decision ever!
Second to our venue, choosing FE to play at our wedding was the bestSent on 01/19/2019
decision we made throughout the whole planning process. They really brought
our wedding to the next level and exceeded all of our expectations.
After selecting our venue (The Otesaga in Cooperstown, NY), the next thing
we got to work on was the wedding band. We knew we wanted live music and
were pretty stressed about the decision making process. We also had less
than a year until our event date, and in our initial outreach were finding
a lot of options to be booked. I stumbled upon FE on Wedding Wire, and
reached out with my fingers crossed. Rocco got back to me and they were
available... and we gave a deposit without having heard them live... it
felt risky.. but the payoff was amazing!
Rocco was by far one of my favorite wedding vendors to work with. He is SO
nice, SO fast to respond, SO helpful and easy to work with.. he is
everything! He offered me a great deal on lighting, so FE took care of that
too, and lit our reception space up beautifully.. and once the party
started, the lights were awesome.. it was like a fancy rave!
The dance floor was packed the entire night. All the musicians in the band
are amazingly talented. At one point they did a horn battle in the middle
of the dance floor and we were all mesmerized! They even let me sing on the
mic.. sorry to all my guests.. but I loved it. Rocco was also great as the
emcee.. he had a very energetic way about him.
My dinner ended up running pretty long but Rocco worked with me and the
venue to move things along and stay on track. He definitely knows how to
run an event.
I am trying to think of another reason to have a party so I can hire FE
again. Use them, seriously, you won't regret it!
Maureen · Married on 11/09/2018
Simply the best
It was a no-brainer that we wanted to have Funk Evolution at our wedding. From the minute we corresponded with Rocco, it was even more clear that this was a must. Rocco was so professional, yet easy going and relaxed...it felt like we had another group of friends who happen to be fab musicians coming to our wedding. Everyone in the band is so talented and really knows how to get the crowd going and keep them going all night. Our friends and family RAVED about Funk Evolution (one even asked if they'd be willing to travel out to Wisconsin). I would work with them again in a heartbeat and recommend them to any and everyone looking for a band for their wedding or special event.Sent on 02/11/2019
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!!!!!
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!
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!