Funktastic Productions specializes in weddings, corporate events, and festivals across Chicago, Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the midwest. With their roots in the funky Motown era, their extensive song list incorporates flares of Hip-hop, Rock, Jazz, Pop, and Soul music that make them the perfect fit for any event. With seamless song transitions, the music never stops & guests will never leave the dance floor.
A celebration of Chicago's finest black voices! Collectively Funktastic, all musicians are award-winning & featured on American Idol, The Voice, and more. Musical authenticity comes from what's within the music. By tributing legendary artists with inclusion and diversity, we help preserve the African-American art form of Motown, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Hiphop, Pop, and more.
Song requests are our jam. Learning songs outside of our song list is encouraged, and it's how we've built such a big repertoire of music.
Our packages can include: 6-12 piece band (horns al la carte), Jazz Trio during cocktail hour, Rotating Quartets during dinner, Strings for ceremony, Post-Cocktail dance set, and more! Sound Lighting & MC included in ALL packages.
31 Reviews for Funktastic Productions
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Stacey G. · Married on 04/10/2021
A Breeze to Work With! UPDATE!
Where to begin! First and foremost, Mike and Funktastic Productions has been so professional and FUN to work with! From our first phone conference, to scheduling our setlist, to rescheduling due to Covid 19, I have always felt like a priority. And yes, we did have to reschedule our wedding and they were literally the easiest vendor to move. Just a couple emails confirming the new date/availability, and done! There was no fee, no hassle, and Mike even sent us a little "sorry you had to reschedule" gift in the mail! It was such a sweet surprise :) They are the vendor we have been most excited about working with for our wedding (a fun live band is at the top of our list for our wedding) and I would highly recommend them to any friends or relatives looking for a fun, highly professional band for any occasion!Sent on 06/10/2020
We had our wedding and OMG...literally the BEST decision I ever made for my wedding was hiring Mike and Funktastic Productions! My guests are still raving weeks later about how much fun they were! I'm a musician myself (so sometimes a bit picky) and I cannot find fault...their singers?? voices are off the charts! And the whole band was super talented.
My favorite part was how much fun they were having! You can tell they love music and love performing and it got the whole party started.
You need to book them NOW! Thank you Mike for making my wedding the most fun night ever!!
Funktastic Productions's reply:Stacey,
Keith S. · Getting married on 11/05/2021
Mike and the Funktastic team are 1st class in every way. Although our wedding was cancelled due to Covid, Mike is always easy to reach, flexible, and very understanding. No hassles, No fuss, No problems. We are so bummed that our wedding was cancelled because Funktastic was going to be one of the highlights of the night. We've seen them play at The Bassment and they had the entire venue rocking all night.Sent on 06/23/2020
Mike is extremely caring, friendly, and passionate about his work. And if you've never seen him hit the bass, you're missing out. They have an incredible band and are extremely talented. I highly recommend going to see them jam.
In the future, when we need a band for an event, or even a night out to see a band rock, we'll go see these guys any day of the week.
Funktastic Productions's reply:Hi Keith,
Jami M. · Married on 04/23/2021
Funktastic blew us and our guests away with their talent, enthusiasm, and engagement! Mike and Alysha were very responsive throughout the entire process, which made it easy for us to finalize our set list and get their guidance when needed. The band was eager to learn any song we through their way, including a mashup we asked for our first dance song, and they NAILED IT! They read the crowd to keep everyone dancing. They were simply amazing and we couldn't be happier or more grateful that they were a part of our wedding.Sent on 05/11/2021
Team of Funktastic Productions
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.
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.