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Funktastic Productions is a wedding band based in Skokie, Illinois.

When you book a Funktastic wedding, you book a packed dance floor with a contagious atmosphere for all! If you're looking for the high-energy night of your dreams, Funktastic is your band. We'd love to work with you to create a completely customized setlist and night you won't forget. Trust us, your guests will be talking about it for years to come. Funktastic sets the standard for luxury entertainment for life's biggest occasions.

We build your night through music, which is nothing short of EPIC entertainment with NO limits. We provide full sound production, offer live music and DJs for every aspect of your wedding. Imagine your favorite song being played by a string quartet at your ceremony. Build your musical journey by adding in a classy vibe through our Jazz Trio or Dinner Quartets. Imagine your first dance and the excitement everyone has as guests start to dance to a FULL band with horns.

There's a reason we have a reputation as Chicago's Best Wedding Band. Schedule a call with us today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Which of the following are included in the package?

Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Are you an agency or a band?


How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

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

Big Band
Classic Rock
Hip Hop
Punk Rock
R&B / Soul

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Sound/PA System
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Elaine J. Married on 06/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

1000/10 couldn’t recommend them more!!

Amber and the Funktastics blew our MINDS!!! Not only were they insanely talented, personable and engaging on the dance floor, they were also so timely and communicative and kind throughout the process. We loved how interactive they were, getting the crowd going and coming onto the dance floor with us! We had an unbelievable night, we didn't leave the dance floor for a single second. I truly couldn’t recommend The Funktastics enough!! We had SO many guests (many of whom are performers themselves) pull us aside and ask who they were saying that they were the best wedding band they’ve ever heard. THANK YOU Funktastics!!!
Cashie Y. Married on 09/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Bringin’ the Funk AND Professionalism

Disclaimer: this review is being written before our wedding day. It may seem like I’m putting the cart before the horse by writing this, but our experience with Funktastic Productions thus far has been so positive that I think it’s worth sharing with any couples who are in the preliminary planning phase.

Booking a band was the most important part of wedding planning for my fiancé, which would make one think it would be the most stressful/daunting, but from our first call with Mike to the moment the contract was signed it has been the farthest thing from that.

From the moment we got engaged and started mapping out our vision for our wedding, my fiancé and I agreed that the most important facet of the event was the band. We are live-music fanatics with our taste spanning from The Grateful Dead to a Taylor Swift, so it was important to us to find a band with a range to match. The band’s massive catalog and clips of their repertoire on their website made it a no brainer.

Pair that with Mike’s receptiveness, responsiveness, and insight and we truly feel like we hit the jackpot.

Lastly, of all the bands we met with, Funktastic has the most sophisticated and empowering platform (Releventful) that grants the couple ease of access to communication and collaboration. While some bands gave a vibe of “leave the creative control all to us, we’re the pros” (which we respect) the genuine interest in us as a couple and the invitation to work together to have our vision come to fruition has us confident that we made the right choice.

Stay tuned for a follow up after the wedding, but for now, if you’re a couple who in the midst of planning, I strongly encourage you to check out Funktastic productions.
Nicole R. Married on 08/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hire them!

Funktastic was INCREDIBLE. My husband and I cannot recommend them more.
During the planning process, they were extremely communicative and flexible. There were a lot of moving parts at our wedding, as our ceremony, dinner, and reception were all in different locations at the venue. Mike and Amber problem solved and came up with solutions that allowed full sound set up in all areas.
Mike and Amber collaborated with our musician friends and provided sound set up and instrumental support during our ceremony and first dance. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECES and we will never forget these moments.
They have a huge repertoire but also took song requests that they've never performed before and absolutely rocked them!! We were really specific with out vision for the day, and they understood it and helped us bring it to fruition.
They were super interactive with our guests and everyone is still raving about them a month after our wedding!
If you are looking for an epic band for your wedding or party, look no more. Funktastic is the band for you.
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Mike Zabrin
Mike Zabrin

Originating from his original music band, Mike Zabrin's Funktastic, he performs every year on WGN Midday News, several interviews on WGN radio, Bass Player Magazine, Jazz Corner, and hundreds of other notable world-wide publications.

A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Mike had his start playing the blues! Throughout college, he toured around the country with Chicago Blues Hall of Fame acts,.

Mike opened for acts like Buddy Guy at his club, Legends, and Bob Seger at The Allstate Arena. He was even recording projects with members of Kool & The Gang. During this time, an advocate for music education, Mike was also the GM of the music school, School of Rock.

Having the best musicians Chicago has to offer under his wing, Mike took the wedding & corporate event industry by storm with his company, Funktastic Productions. A keeper of WeddingWire's Couples Choice Awards & The Knot Hall of Fame, they have become the midwest's premier events band.

He lives to create unforgettable experiences with packed dance floors & incredible customer service.

Alysha Monique
Alysha Monique
Vocalist and Music Director

Bold, sensual vocalist, Alysha, mesmerizes audiences with the sultry vocal styling of jazz and soul music. Her endearing aura bewitches listeners into the essence of love, individuality and self-actualization. Surrounded by incredible musicians who strive to push their music to an innovative level, Alysha’s creativity and originality continue to ascend upward. An experience with Alysha is striking, genuine and poignant.

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