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Brian Oliver · Married on 05/23/2020
A must see Performance
They get everyone involved right at the start, very professional on time and play all types of music, a must see experience.Sent on 10/18/2018
Natalia Kuziw · Married on 10/19/2019
Best night of dancing ever!
Our wedding day music and band exceeded our wildest dreams! The Philly Funk team was such a big reason for this-- they brought our vision and vibe to life and executed it all without a hitch.
Leading up to the wedding, planning with Gary and George was seamless. They helped guide the conversation and were always 2 steps ahead, had excellent attention to detail, and went above and beyond to understand our vision. They did a great job of reading the crowd and delivering exactly the music we wanted with each song! There were lots of details and Ukrainian traditions, and they managed it all so well (thank you!!). Gary is the type of person you simply want to work with on your wedding day-- calm, professional, detail oriented, talented, and just "gets it".... and if you get the chance to work with him, consider yourself in great hands!
It was a magical day, and we could not have had a better time on the dance floor! All our guests, younger and older, all had a blast dancing the night away. THANK YOU!Sent on 11/26/2019
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thank you for the kind words Natalia! On behalf of the guys, congratulations on a truly gorgeous wedding!
Erica Sperber · Married on 01/12/2019
Couldn't recommend them more!
When we saw The Philly Funk Authority perform at our cousins' NYE wedding, we knew we had to have them and we were NOT disappointed! Gary was so easy to work with through the planning process and worked out every detail on our behalf. The band was as professional as they come. They worked the room and rocked the house. They learned three songs for us that weren't on their repertoire. We would recommend Philly Funk to anyone and everyone!Sent on 07/22/2019
Justin Mcclure · Married on 11/16/2018
Best Decision of Our Wedding
We can't say enough about what a wonderful decision it was to make the Philadelphia Funk Authority part of our wedding. From the planning stages through the day of the event, they were to make our experience has smooth and enjoyable as possible.Sent on 01/06/2019
The talent of all of the musicians truly made our wedding a night to remember. Almost two months later our friends and family still talk about 'that band', and how much fun that had dancing and singing to the music. The group played to all ages at our reception, with songs our parents grew up with through the chart toppers of today.
No amount of words can express how pleased we are with our experience - we highly recommend them for any couple looking for live entertainment at their wedding.
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thank you for the kind words Justin. Congratulations to you and Mandy on a truly gorgeous wedding! We were honored to be a part of your big day!
Gina M · Married on 10/06/2018
Best Wedding Band!
We were SO happy with our decision to hire Philly Funk and we 100% highly recommend them to anyone looking for a high energy, talented wedding band. Guests came up to us all night telling us how incredible they were! They are also incredibly easy to work with.Sent on 10/16/2018
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thank you Gina. Congratulations to you and Jordan on a truly wonderful wedding! We were proud to be a part of such a great party!
Kathleen Hoppe · Married on 09/08/2018
Philadelphia Funk Authority is amazing!! They made the wedding top notch and set the bar extremely high for future family weddings!!
I cannot say enough great things about PFA!! They say the music can make or break a wedding, and the band made my daughter’s wedding a landmark event that our family and friends are still gushing over! The dance floor was literally bouncing all night! The playlist was amazing and the musicians are all top notch. Fun and exciting from beginning to end....Thank you Philadelphia Funk Authority, from the bottom of our hearts!
The Hoppe FamilySent on 10/15/2018
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thank you for the kind words Kathleen. Erin and Joe's wedding was truly one of the best we've been a part of. Wow, what a party! Thanks for having us be a part of it.
Luc Truyen · Married on 07/21/2018
Philadelphia 'THE' FUNK AUTHORITY - nuff said
What can we say... we first heard the band during the jazz festival in Cape May and they really rocked the place. We walked up to them and asked for a card as we were planning our wedding. From that first moment the level of engagement and flexibility towards what we wanted to do was just great. And then the wedding: they literally blew everybody away -from the 3 year olds to the 70 year olds were on the dance floor all the time. The diversity of music (from Marvin Gaye over James Brown to Ed Sheeran and Daft Punk and many many more) and the quality of delivery whether it was guitars, drums, horns, sax and the singing (OMG) was something else. We had many people come over and ask where did we find these guys!!?? as well as many who said "this is not just the best wedding but the best party I ever attended!".Sent on 10/15/2018
You rock guys and made our day! Sharon&Luc
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thank you Luc. We were honored to be a part of your fabulous wedding. It was a thrill to see you and Sharon so happy and all of your family and guests having such a wonderful time.
Martha Lamb · Married on 07/07/2018
Philadelphia Funk brought the PARTY to our wedding! They were easy to work with before, during and after our big day. George, the MC, was energetic and engaging. The entire flow of our reception was perfect, thanks to them! They were organized and stuck to the plan we created together. I would highly recommend Philadelphia Funk Authority to anyone looking for a band!Sent on 10/17/2018
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Congratulations Martha and Patrick. It was a pleasure doing wedding planning with both of you and so wonderful to see that plan come together for such a fantastic wedding!
Philip M. · Married on 06/23/2018
10 out of 10
Philly Funk was absolutely terrific. Incredibly easy to work with, outstanding musicians, and a whole lot of fun - they're the ideal wedding band!Sent on 10/16/2018
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thank you, Philip. Congratulations to you and Cathleen on a truly gorgeous wedding. We were thrilled to be a part of your big day!
Dennis · Married on 06/16/2018
I could not ask for more from a wedding band!! The band set the tone for the night from the first moments. They played to the crowd incredibly well. We did not even bother giving any recommendations or making any requests because the music and the night flowed so smoothly. Almost everyone I've seen since the wedding has made a point to say the band made our wedding day! As an added bonus, they even surprised us by learning our songs for each of the first dances. I cannot thank this band enough for making our day so special!Sent on 07/18/2018
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Dear Anne & Dennis - We were honored to be a part of your wonderful wedding. It was a pleasure working with you from the beginning of your wedding planning right through the end of that fantastic evening at the Civic Club. You guys are the best!
Steve · Married on 05/27/2018
The Philadelphia Funk Authority did a FANTASTIC job! They were great to work with, flexible and provided EXACTLY what we requested. As the father of the groom, when we arrived at the reception the cocktail and dinner music was classy and elegant. Following dinner, when the dancing started, the dance floor was full from the first dance song to the last dance song. They are worth every penny! As one of our guests posted, "Just left the party of the century! Great food, great friends and wow, The Philadelphia Funk Authority, what a band!"Sent on 06/09/2018
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thank you for the kind words Steve. I enjoyed every minute of planning Megan and Matthew's wedding with you. Blue Mountain Resort was a perfect setting for a perfect wedding. We were thrilled to be a part of their big day!
Lindsay Liiro · Married on 04/27/2018
Fantastically Funk-Filled Wedding
In choosing a band for our wedding, my husband and I didn’t have to think twice before selecting Philadelphia Funk Authority. They are an incredible band and really know how to spice up every second of your big day. From a variety of soft ballads accompanying myself and our wedding party down the aisle, to taking time to learn mine and my husband’s “song” for our first dance, to playing a variety of hits from every decade at the reception, Philly Funk covered every moment perfectly. Communication with Gary before our main event was thorough and smooth and every member of the band played their part in keeping the night a joy and our family and friends on their feet! Every guest still tells us what a blast the band was and how they wished the party didn’t have to end! You’ll certainly love Philadelphia Funk Authority for your wedding and they will easily help make it a night you will never forget!Sent on 10/15/2018
Katerina Lewycky · Married on 02/03/2018
Philly Funk is best wedding band ever!!!
My husband and I heard this band at a friend's wedding, and it was the most fun we had ever had at a wedding. I knew that when we got married, Philadelphia Funk was who I wanted to play for our wedding.Sent on 10/15/2018
They were extremely easy to work with. Gary & Andy worked with us to get every single detail perfect. My husband and I are both ukrainian, so it was important to have some Ukrainian music to be played at the wedding. They learned more than what we expected them to. Every last detail was perfect. Down to letting us send music the night before to be added to the break music, and letting my dad join them on the accordion for some of the Ukrainian songs, it was all more than we could've asked for.
They perfectly gauged what would entertain the guests and played exactly what got them out of their seats and on the dance floor. It was one heck of a party, what else can you ask for?
We would both highly recommend them for your event. You would never be disappointed.
Ken · Married on 10/13/2017
I have been a fan of the Philly Funk Authority for many years dating back to a prior establishment I attended in Quakertown, Pa. There were many nights our group would attend the shows to see and hear the professionalism put forth by this musical group. Many of us became known to each other on a first name basis.
So when the time came to decide on music for our wedding, Philly Funk Authority was a MUST HAVE. The entire process from the first contact with Gary to the end of our wedding night was flawless. We had several conference calls with Gary and every possible detail was explored. checked and doubled checked to make sure our evening would be the best ever. Our wedding guests came from near and far with a large variety of all age groups and the band was absolutely fantastic at keeping the dance floor full all night. Almost a year later, we are still receiving compliments on the band. Their repertoire is beyond anyone's imagination, and they know all the songs. lyrics, and if they do not, they will learn them for you. We have to give a special shout out to members Dale, Andy, George, Andrew, Neil, Matt, Vinnie, Catrice and especially Raysa, the surprised photographer. Everything was so fantastic, that 10 months later my wife hired them again for my Surprise birthday party. If anyone is considering reserving Philly Funk Authority for any of your events, we would highly recommend them . You will not be disappointed.
Ken & ChristinaSent on 09/28/2018
Christina Mcnally · Married on 10/13/2017
Wedding and Surprise Birthday Party
Fantastic job by all. I would highly recommend PFA to anyone looking for a live band. They were so awesome to work with at our wedding, I hired them for a surprise birthday party for my husband!!Sent on 10/17/2018
Elizabeth · Married on 09/23/2017
If you are fortunate enough to get the opportunity to book the Philadelphia Funk Authority, do NOT hesitate. Possibly one of the best decisions I made in wedding planning was booking the band and coordinating the ceremony & reception details with their manager, Gary. From jump street, the Philadelphia Funk Authority is nothing but helpful, informative, creative and reliable -- you can trust them not only to perform on the big day, but also to assist with planning & executing your dream wedding. On top of it all, the band was truly the most talented group of musicians you could ask for. My family and friends still talk about them, nearly every time we see them. The Philadelphia Funk Authority is a treasure to party with and a pleasure to work with, book them!Sent on 10/24/2017
Kevin S · Married on 09/02/2017
A live band at a wedding is truly a game changer! Philly Funk Authority takes their music to a whole other level and had everyone in the room dancing from start to finish! We received so many compliments on the band selection and I can’t say enough about their members level of professionalism. Don’t wait, Book them NOW!Sent on 10/17/2018
Bill Drexler · Married on 09/02/2017
The best wedding band ever
This is the best wedding band ever. They are amazing and can play anything you want. Guaranteed that people will dance. You cant go wrong with this band.Sent on 11/10/2018
Ed Mccarthy · Married on 08/19/2017
I went to see this band several times before hiring them for my daughter’s wedding.Sent on 10/17/2018
The band’s performance at the wedding was spectacular! Everyone at the wedding raved about the band. The dance floor was packed all night! This band will exceed your expectations!
Kayla · Married on 07/29/2017
Philly Funk is an amazing band to work with. The manager Gary was very easy to work with, knew all the ins and outs of the process and delivered exactly what was promised. The band was a major hit. Every guest we spoke with noted how awesome the band was and they were the highlight of reception. The first dance, father/daughter and mother/son dance songs were all played perfectly. MC for the night was perfect, announcements were clear and fun. Everything flowed smoothly. They coordinated with the staff for cake cutting and an anniversary dance. Overall, they were extremely organized and I was pretty hands off. I asked them to play songs that would get people on the dance floor, I didn’t pick out a list of songs in advance. It worked out perfectly. Vocals and music were so on point, the dancefloor was packed for every single song. The mix of new and old songs was perfect. We had a wonderful time and I would truly recommend you pick this band if you want to have an unforgettable reception and cocktail hour. You will not be disappointed. Everyone loved them, I cannot emphasize this enough!Sent on 08/14/2017
Kayla & Jerry
Joseph · Married on 07/01/2017
PFA made our wedding awesome! It was by far the best band I've ever had the pleasure to be entertained by. They played jazz standard early on and then went into full party mode for most of the evening. The highlight was when they went rogue and played Whole Lotta Love, what a show stopper!Sent on 08/02/2017
Joe Novella · Married on 07/01/2017
PFA is the Best
Best wedding band ever, everything from cool jazz to great dance music.Sent on 10/17/2018
Stephanie · Married on 06/16/2017
My husband and I could not be happier with the Philadelphia Funk Authority. We had heard several great things about the band even before we decided to book. Once, we were engaged, there was no hesitation at who we wanted for our wedding entertainment. My guests said nothing but amazing things and were on the dance floor the whole night! If you're looking to have people dancing all night, I would highly recommend the Philadelphia Funk Authority for any event.Sent on 06/23/2017
Khristina · Married on 06/10/2017
They were amazing and followed our schedule request with all our traditional Ukrainian additions. Awesome people to work with and their performance is beyond fantastic ! I would 100% hire them again!Sent on 10/28/2017
Erin · Married on 06/03/2017
Philadelphia Funk Authority absolutely crushed it at our wedding and my husband and I could not be happier with our decision to hire them!
From the time our wedding reception started, our guests were buzzing about the music - the band set just the right tone for the cocktail hour with a jazz duo, did an amazing job with our first dance, provided beautiful accompaniment for our father/daughter and mother/son dances, and had the dance floor packed from the first song through last call. In addition, Gary and the band leader were wonderful in working with my dad, who sang a song for us to help start the celebration and went above and beyond in helping us to compile the perfect set list of songs.
If you are looking for a professional, experienced, and high-quality band for your special day, you needn't look further than Philadelphia Funk Authority.Sent on 10/10/2017