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Nick · Married on 06/15/2013
This band was amazing! Kept everyone dancing the whole wedding! Everyone remarked how much fun they had. You don't have to pick the songs they are smart enough to read the room and play what is appropriate.Sent on 10/02/2014
Brad A. · Married on 05/17/2013
As soon as we found the Philly Funk Authority, we knew we had found our wedding band. Their song catalog was almost overwhelming but they completely nailed every song we picked. From the opening notes they had our dance floor packed. We're still getting compliments and praise from guests that it was not only one of the best wedding bands they've ever heard, but one of the best bands in general. Gary was extremely easy to work with and went out of his way to do anything specific that we requested, we'll be seeing this band for years to come and can't thank them enough!!Sent on 07/30/2013
Alyson · Married on 05/03/2013
Philadelphia Funk Authority was 100% responsible for our wedding reception being as fun as it was - and it was a LOT of fun! We are still, three months later, getting comments from friends and family about how our wedding was the most fun wedding they'd ever been to and how much they loved the band. The dance floor was never empty!Sent on 07/29/2013
My husband (the groom) and I both work in the live music industry so there were many musicians, sound engineers, etc. in attendance as well as a lot of music-loving family members... everyone was impressed!
Gary from PFA was very helpful as we were planning our reception. As they do this all of the time, they are far more insightful and knowledgable than 20something brides and grooms-to-be and their families. We didn't worry about a thing because we knew the reception was under the direction of pros.
We highly, HIGHLY recommend PFA for your wedding!
Keith · Married on 04/06/2013
The Philly Funk Authority was the hit of our wedding! We were looking for a high energy, top quality, unique musical group to play at our wedding and we found that and more with the Philly Funk Authority. Gary was great to work with and helped us through every step of the way. From the ceremony music to the piano at the cocktail reception to the amazing reception music, Philly Funk continued to amaze us the entire night. They read the crowd and played requests to keep the party going, all while maintaining the highest professional standards. We married in April and still get comments from friends on a job well done by Philly Funk. They were able to play every song we requested and even learned our first dance, which was not a popular song - and it was performed perfectly. If you are looking for the whole package - professional, talented, high energy band, look no further and book the Philly Funk Authority now! Thank you to Gary and the entire band for making our wedding so memorable and special. You guys rock! - Kristen & KeithSent on 07/29/2013
Olha · Married on 01/19/2013
Alex and I wanted to thank you again for playing at our wedding in January. We just got our wedding video, and after watching it, still agree that you guys were definitely the perfect choice for our reception. We were beyond thrilled with your performance and abilities and were extremely happy we chose Philadelphia Funk Authority. The mix of songs you played (with our minimal guidance) was perfect and you had people on the dance floor all night! I was thrilled that you guys were able to play everything from Frank Sinatra, to Love Shack, to modern pop, and even a few traditional Ukrainian songs. It made all our guests so happy and gave them a great variety of music to dance to. George was a fabulous MC throughout the night and kept everyone entertained as well.Sent on 03/04/2013
After our wedding we got so many rave reviews from our guests that they loved the band, love the music you played and had an awesome time. We can't thank you enough for making our wedding reception so amazing. You guys are definitely the greatest wedding band in the area!!
Gary, thanks for all your hard work throughout the planning process. You were definitely one of, if not the, easiest vendor to work with. The fact that you stayed in constant touch with us, and were always willing to talk on the phone (even if it was a repetitive phone call we had just had a week or two before) it made planning way less stressful.
We will highly recommend you to all our friends and family and please don't hesitate to ask if you need any testimonials in the future! (especially for any Ukrainians out there looking for a more modern band....)
Thanks again for making our wedding reception absolutely perfect and keeping everyone energized and on the dance floor.
Thomas · Married on 12/16/2012
The Philadelphia Funk Authority made our wedding day!! They were very professional from the first day we contacted PFA up until, and certainly including our wedding day. Gary was VERY accommodating and professional during the entire booking process. He explained their services and provided a sensible and affordable payment schedule. He also provided us with a CD and DVD to experience PFA's performances. Our original wedding date was November 4, 2012. However, due to Superstorm Sandy, our reception hall was still without power, so we had to postpone it to December 16. The band went above and beyond for us by providing their full 9-piece band, as opposed to the 7 piece band which we initially booked, for no extra charge. Finally, come our wedding day, the music entertainment was amazing, the dance floor was rarely vacant and several of our guests constantly gave us the most positive reviews of PFA, both during and after our reception. To all couples planning their weddings, if you're looking to hire a band, your search stops here with PFA: they're entertaining, professional, accommodating and affordable. Enjoy!! - Tom & Felicia BozzaSent on 05/18/2013
User2141512 · 2+ years ago
Philly Funk Authority kept our guests dancing all night long! Their enthusiasm and choice of music was perfect!! We wouldnt have chnaged a thing!Sent on 12/28/2012
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thank you! Congratulations on a beautiful wedding.
User2921932 · 2+ years ago
We heard Philly Funk at a wedding in 2010 before we were even engaged and knew right then that we HAD to have them play at our wedding someday. Philly Funk was the first and only band we contacted once we got engaged and we enjoyed working with them throughout the planning process and on the day of the wedding. Their repertoire is expansive and diverse from Stevie Wonder to Lady Gaga - there is something for everyone. The band was a huge hit and we have heard nothing but positive feedback from our guests ever since. Everyone was up on the dance floor and they even let my little cousin up onstage to play along. We are thrilled with our decision to have Philly Funk at our wedding and would recommend them without hesitation.Sent on 12/31/2012
User2716948 · 2+ years ago
Amazing band! They were absolutely the best! All of our guests raved about the band! Would recommend to any future bride!Sent on 10/16/2012
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thanks for the kind words Lauren. I hope that you and Jay had a wonderful honeymoon!
User2760473 · 2+ years ago
My wife and I picked Philly Funk out of a long list of bands that we were interested in and they totally blew us away on the night. Our friends and families loved them and they were super professional the whole way through, from meeting us in advance to make sure they understood what we wanted, to their interactions with our venue and other service providers. We couldn't have been more pleased with them and they were undoubtedly one of the highlights of the day. Highly recommended!Sent on 10/09/2014
Gary · Married on 08/18/2012
I feel that the two most important features of a wedding reception are the music and the food, in that order. If the music connects with the guests, then they have a great time, and that's what they remember. We hired PFA for our reception, and it was the best decision to do so. We had the advantage of knowing ahead of time that we loved the band's energy, repertoire, and quality of performance. I'm not sure how the price compares to other choices, but I firmly believe PFA was a bargain for the amount of enjoyment they dished out to us and our guests. They were a pleasure to work with, very flexible in programming (including the use of "guest musicians"), and they ultimately exceeded all our expectations. We had about 150 guests, many of whom are not considered big dancers, and they ALL WERE OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR constantly throughout the evening. During the evening, and for weeks afterwards, we heard lots of positive comments about the food, the location, the decor, etc., but the overwhelming enthusiasm was about how much fun it was to dance and party with Philadelphia Funk Authority. We had lots of people say it was the most fun they ever had at a wedding, including us! It's all about the BAND!Sent on 11/07/2012
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thanks Jeany & Gary - That really was a great wedding! Generally speaking if even the band is having fun it's a sign of a really good party! Congratulations on a REALLY fantastic wedding that even the band continues to talk about!
Dave · Married on 08/11/2012
Phiily Funk will have you dancing from start to finish!Sent on 09/13/2012
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:That's what we strive for! Thank you.
Kelly · Married on 08/04/2012
WOW! Philly Punk Authority was an absolute hit at our wedding. Even though our wedding was about 3 months ago people who attended are still talking about our band. Gary and the Philly Punk Authority catered to our every need. The band learned two songs that were not in their large repertoire to help us add some personal touches to our wedding. They learned how to play "Simple Man" by Lynard Skynard for the groom and mother dance and it was amazing! We came about the Philly Punk Authority in a non traditional way, because the band we previously intended on having was double booked that day and personally I am more than happy that we got this band instead!! Philly Punk Authority is hands down the best wedding band around!!Sent on 10/18/2012
Kelly and Mitch
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:We're glad that it worked out Kelly & Mitch. Thanks for having us as a part of your big day.
Ken · Married on 06/16/2012
OUTSTANDING ! ! ! You have made the wedding of Dawn and Noah, very memorable. Folks are still talking about it.Sent on 07/08/2012
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thanks Ken - That really was a very unique and quite amazing wedding. Nice job planning the wedding and thanks for letting us be a part of it.
Ann · Married on 06/02/2012
Philadelphia Funk Authority is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We could not have been happier on our wedding day! :) We found them online and after reading all of the outstanding reviews, we went to see them at a show. And we knew we HAD to book them for our wedding. We love live music and think that booking them was the best decision we made! They were friendly and helpful throughout the wedding planning process. We got some great tips and they were always available if we had questions. They learned two songs just for us and played them perfectly! The guests LOVED the music and the dance floor was packed the entire night. People whom we knew didn't like to dance were having a blast out there. One person said they hadn't danced in four years but that the music brought them out to the dance floor. :) We have had SO MANY compliments. It was amazing and so much fun. THANKS PHILLY FUNK AUTHORITY!!Sent on 07/10/2012
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Great wedding Ann & Winton. We were thrilled to be a part of it.
Elizabeth · Married on 05/27/2012
The Philly Funk did everything in their power to give us a perfect wedding. They were fun, upbeat and hard working. They worked very closely with us and our wedding coordinator to make sure everything went smoothly and we got the music and vibe we wanted. Everyone was on the dace floor the whole evening and people keep telling us it was the best wedding they've been to. The Philly Funk were a big part of that!Sent on 07/05/2012
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:We love to hear words like this after such a fantastic event. Thanks for having us be a part of your wedding!
Kate · Married on 01/15/2012
As a musician, finding the perfect band for our wedding was one of my top priorities. Philadelphia Funk Authority was amazing. The vocalists were outstanding, the band was tight, and their set list was perfect. Most importantly, they kept our guests dancing all night! On top of that, they were easy to work with and flexible. People are still talking about how much fun they had at our wedding.Sent on 07/30/2012
Philadelphia Funk Authority's reply:Thanks Kate. We loved working with you.
Allison · Married on 11/26/2011
Philadelphia Funk Authority was part of making my wedding the best day of my life. They do an excellent job of keeping people on the dance floor and having and wide variety of music. We had people of all ages out of the dance floor. There was never a dull moment and they truly made our day perfect. I would recommend them for any event.Sent on 12/20/2011
Michael · Married on 11/19/2011
We got married on November 19th and Philly Funk Authority was our wedding band. I'm a pretty big music fanatic and my wife is not so it was my job to pick the band. I did a lot of research on line and when I decided that Philly Funk was my top choice, my wife and I went to see them perform at a club before we made a final decision. That sealed the deal. They are awesome! All of their funk songs are very tight and well played. Plus, if you have a song that you want them to play that's not in their repertoire, they will learn it for you. We worked with Gary prior to our wedding to hammer out all of the details and he was great in taking us through everything step-by-step. Totally awesome since we had a million things to stress about in planning our wedding. They totally delivered on the night of our wedding - every song was spot on and people were dancing all night. I heard the same two things repeated to me during the reception and afterwards ---- how funny my best man's speech was and how great the band was. Definitely a crowd please and I would highly recommend.Sent on 01/12/2012
Oh...by the way...my father in law was really not excited that we wanted a band at our reception because he was worried about the volume level and possible out of hand "dance club" atmosphere. He loved PFA and tells me to this day that it was a great idea. Can't get a better review than that.
Stephanie · Married on 10/15/2011
Phillly Funk provided an amazing wedding experience for us and all of our guests! I used to live in Philly but got married in Pittsburgh; when searching for bands I was running out of options in Pittsburgh, so i started looking elsewhere. Having a band was very important to us, as we think it really changes the dynamic of the event, make it so much more interactive, with much more energy. I stumbled upon PFA when looking in my old stomping grounds and calling some friends. Fortunately, they travel! And it was worth every penny to have them come out to Pittsburgh and play for us! Everything from the planning to the emcee to the dance music was perfect. They were so easy to communicate with and so organized. AND they learned special songs for us. AND their emcee is AMAZING and pronounced our Italian name with fantastic agility!! AND their stage presence was great. Our guests danced all night long and we got endless compliments and how we found "the best wedding band they had ever seen!" In short, get the philly funk and relax!! You will have the most fun wedding ever :)Sent on 12/19/2011
Jacqui · Married on 10/01/2011
The Philly Funk Authority absolutely made our wedding. From the get-go, they were extremely responsive and listened to our thoughts. They had great insight as to the timing of the reception (of which we had no idea) and provided ideas along the lines of what we were looking for. At the reception, Gary and the band were great at reading the crowd and playing the amazing songs that we requested! They were accommodating with on-the-fly changes that popped up during the reception and everything was seamless!Sent on 12/19/2011
The only complaint was that three hours of dancing weren't enough! This band is really amazing. We still hear our guests rave about them, months after our wedding!
Meghan · Married on 09/24/2011
My husband and I did not have an unlimited budget for our wedding and so when it came time to decide between a band v. a DJ, the decision was a difficult one for us. There are obvious pros/ cons to each in terms of cost, repetoire, "wow"-factor, etc. And so we went back-and-forth UNTIL we went with a couple of our close friends to see Philly Funk perform at a small venue in Doylestown, PA called Puck. It's literally a 15 table venue, I'd say the max occupancy of the entire joint is about 50 heads. Because of it's small size, every table in the place is basically front row and the acoustics are ridiculous. To say that Philly Funk "brought down the house" that night would be an understatement. Within seconds of their opening song, everyone was on the dance floor. Our friends all agreed we simply MUST have this band perform at our wedding. We were sold!!! We cut a deposit check to Gary that night to hold our date and holy crap did they deliver... they just know how to get the party started and play to the crowd. Their performance at our wedding made Puck seem like a sound check. They're easy-going, fun, and incredibly talented at their craft. I truly believe they're worth every penny they charge. If you want your wedding guests to have the time of their lives on your special day, book these guys, they'll make it happen!!!Sent on 11/03/2011
Tara · Married on 08/06/2011
Thank you to Philadelphia Funk Authority for providing the entertainment for our wedding! The band delivered in every way throughout our interactions and especially during their 30+ song set at our reception.Sent on 09/08/2011
First, we would like to thank Gary for the meetings leading up to the reception. Gary was exceptionally professional, courteous, and truthful regarding expectations and answering all questions. We felt at ease that logistics would be planned seamlessly, that they would choose the appropriate songs, and deliver a crushing performance!
Secondly, PFA has an extensive repertoire of music that will keep the party grooving throughout the night. They will accept many musical requests, learn the songs if they can't play them, and you will be very pleased with the arrangement and performance of songs.
Starting with the first dance and ending with the last our dance floor was full of energy thanks to Philadelphia Funk Authority. PFA left a lasting impression with all of our quests who continue to let us know the band was "awesome," "unbelievable," and "epic."
We truly appreciate the opportunity to work with Philadelphia Funk Authority. They provided the soundtrack to support our eternal memories of our wedding night.
Our advice to any couple planning a wedding- With so many decisions to make let this be an easy one - Choose a great band, relax, and "...listen to the music play." Philadelphia Funk Authority is that choice!
T & C - Hoboken, NJ
Marianne · Married on 07/30/2011
Philly Funk exceeded our expectations in every way. They were very easy to work with and incredibly responsive leading up to the wedding, and the day of they arrived early and ran the event superbly. Most importantly though, they totally rocked and kept everyone up all night - and not in a cheesy way. Everyone had a great time and still weeks later, people continue to rave about the band. Everyone. Their repertoire goes way beyond the standard wedding band, and they are really talented and fun. Probably the vender that I would recommend the most from our wedding. They rock!Sent on 08/18/2011
We hired Philly Funk based on a recommendation from a family friend who knows good music.
Jillian · Married on 07/01/2011
Our wedding was the biggest success and we have the Philadelphia Funk Authority to thank! Our first dance was "Surfer Girl" by the Beach Boys. The band learned this song just for us, and it was PERFECT. My father and I danced to "You Make Me Feel Brand New" by the Stylistics (another special request), and honestly, it was like they had played that song thousands of times. We tried to make our rounds at each table and thank our guests for coming, but the tables were empty, because everyone was on the dance floor. The introductions were spot on and carried the most exciting vibe. We felt like celebrities when we were introduced as husband and wife, and throughout the rest of the night. The Philadelphia Funk Authority really brought the party. The music was hitting everybody's spot, young and old. There were people on the dance floor that don't even dance.Sent on 10/22/2011
When planning our wedding I had a specific vision of what I wanted it to be, but everything from the ceremony (Philly Funk) to the reception (Philly Funk) exceeded my vision. We had not a care in the world, just the time of our lives.
After the party, people couldn't stop talking about how amazing the band was and how it was the best wedding that they had ever been to. We even got cards in the mail from guests thanking US for a wonderful night and the incredible music, no lie. I wish we could have extended it another hour or two.
If you're looking for the most professional, most detail oriented, and most talented band around, Philly Funk is the band for you.