SOUL – FUNK - DANCE

Britain’s finest Soul singers front the most exciting and authentic Funk Soul Band in London.

 

The Live Show

CFO deliver a dance floor banquet for lovers of the sounds of an unsurpassable era of soul/funk music aristocracy – Chaka Khan, Gap Band, Luther Vandross, SOS Band, Alexander O’Neal, Sister Sledge, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire, and more …

 

“City Funk Orchestra... What a band! What energy and groove! I love these guys. Soul delivered with class and love. It's rare that you can get up close and personal with such excellence”.

Gary Stevenson – legendary UK music producer (2019)

 

Originating with a weekly band residency in an exclusive City of London nightclub, City Funk Orchestra soon spread its’ reach with regular appearances in the capitals’ mainstream music venues and on to festivals in UK and Europe, all the while firmly establishing itself as the finest and most exciting dance-oriented soul/funk band in town. 

 

“… a storming, uplifting Saturday night out / the floor full of dancers and a room full of smiley Saturday nighters. City Funk Orchestra go out there and Do The Deed. They really are a party on legs”.  Musicriot.co.uk (2018)

 

In high demand for corporate events, “special” birthday celebrations and ‘glam’ weddings City Funk Orchestra offers a natural fit for any such special occasion with a long list of highly satisfied clients.  

 

I saw CFO support Average White Band in the summer and thought they were brilliant. ... subsequently booking them for Expeditors Xmas party ... the dance floor was soon full and remained that way until after the encore. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the band for a function or party.  They helped us have a brilliant night.

 Expeditors International (UK) Ltd (2018)

 

City Funk Orchestra provided an absolutely faultless performance at our recent Charity Gala Dinner in aid of The Prince's Trust. Their performance was exceptional …

Aggregate Industries (UK) Limited at Leicester Tigers Rugby Stadium (2018)

 

City Funk Orchestra boasts some of the finest soul singers and musicians in the UK and promise 2 hours of guaranteed dance-‘til-you-drop authentic soul and funk! The line-up is matched with a song-list of the funkiest dance-floor classics, soul and R&B anthems from the golden era of the genre. The band’s personnel perform or have performed with many of the greatest artistes in music. Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Incognito, Van Morrison, Seal, Joe Cocker, Culture Club, Donna Summer, Sister Sledge - have all featured CFO members in their line-ups. Expect pumping funky dance-floor  specialities with a sprinkling of cheek-to-cheek soul ballads. True Funk is guaranteed!

Vocals

Imaani – Incognito, Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor

Noel McCalla – “One of Britain’s best soul singers” Blues and Soul Magazine

Mary Pearce – Michael Jackson, Prince, Primal Scream

Hazel Fernandes - Jamiroquai

Kristin Hosein - Sting, Solange Knowles, Alexander O’Neal

The Band:

Geoff Dunn (drums) – Van Morrison, Incognito

Nial Tompkins (guitar) – Marcella Detroit

Tim Cansfield (guitar) - Bee Gees, Stevie Winwood, Seal, Swing Out Sister

Carl Hudson (keyboards) – Sister Sledge, Leroy Hutson

Gary Sanctuary (keyboards) - Incognito, Anastacia, Jocelyn Brown, Aztec Camera

Rick Mitra (bass) – Philip Bailey, Christina Aguilera