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Funktastic Productions

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About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Funktastic Productions is a Chicago, Illinois-based ensemble that specializes in performing a variety of musical genres at wedding celebrations. Whether they play as a six-piece, twelve-piece band, or jazz trio during cocktail hours, these expert musicians are guaranteed to entertain your guests. No matter the style of your event, Funktastic Productions can put together a playlist that not only matches but enhances the ambiance of your wedding reception.

Services Offered

Funktastic Productions is a celebration of Chicago’s finest vocalists and professional musicians. The group can learn a wide variety of music for your occasion or perform some of their own material, depending on what suits your needs. They perform a broad range of genres, from blues, funk, and jazz to rock, pop, and dance music. To add to the festive atmosphere, professional-grade sound and lighting rigs are provided by the band. Furthermore, an MC is included in their services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

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

Which of the following are included in the package?

Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

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

Acoustic
Big Band
Blues
Classic Rock
Country
Dance
Folk
Funk
Gospel
Hip Hop
Jazz
Motown
Oldies
Orchestra
Pop
Punk Rock
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock
Strings
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
Sample Performances
Vocals
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System

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    Ashley Married on 11/27/2021
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    Best in Chicagoland

    After listening to at least 10 event bands in Chicagoland, I’m confident Funktastic is the best wedding band for anyone looking for a talented, kind, and FUN group of musicians for their big day. We had many professional musicians and recording artists on our guest lists, so I knew it was going to be a tough crowd. I’m pleased to say that all of our guests were impressed and had a great time.

    Funktastic was engaging, energetic, and skillful. They connected with the audience, and even the kitchen staff came out from the back to see where that incredible sound was coming from.

    I highly recommend this band. You can trust them to deliver on a variety of song genres, roll with any changes on your big day, and bring a positive and fun attitude to your party.

    Perhaps the best perk of this group is that they bring a sound tech to the event who is working the whole time - not just during setup or initial sound check. This was so crucial for us, as the mic was being used by different people for speeches throughout the night, and the performers sometimes moved through the crowd. This let everyone speak and sing with confidence; if the sound was a bit off, it was rebalanced within 7 seconds.

    All of our guests said how much they loved the band, and several people took contact information from me or the band members to hire them for their own weddings. You can have absolute confidence in Funktastic when you decide to hire them for your party.

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    Diana R. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Funktastic

    So happy with our decision to hire Funktastic for our wedding! We used them all night from our ceremony through reception and they were beyond amazing. The rotating quartet added the perfect vibe I wanted to capture during dinner and then they got the party started after dinner and it did NOT stop. All of our guests loved them and keep asking for their name, they were so much fun! Mike and Alysha were awesome to work with. I definitely recommend Funktastic for your wedding or event!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Team

Mike Zabrin
Mike Zabrin
Owner

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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Skokie, Illinois Skokie, IL, 60076
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