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The Governor’s Inaugural Ball. The American Royal BBQ. STEMS @ Overland Park Arboretum. Starlight Theatre. Your Wedding.
Funk Syndicate, Kansas City’s premier party band is the first choice for a high energy interactive show that will keep everyone engaged and dancing all night long.
Bringing you the best in R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Swing, Classic Rock and Jazz, Funk Syndicate guarantees a fun-filled night of entertainment and celebration every time!
Our 8-piece band boasts world class vocals, smokin’ hot horns and a rhythm section that just cooks. Add in killer guitar and keys and you have all the ingredients that make a Funk Syndicate performance extraordinary. We bring a full production including expert light and sound run by dedicated professionals.
Funk Syndicate is frequently seen in some of KC’s top casinos, clubs or opening up for national artists. We have been the supporting act for Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, Paul Simon, Chuck Negron (3 Dog Night), Keith Sweat, and The Little River Band among others. Funk Syndicate has appeared at Union Station, The Kauffman Center, Bartle Hall, Kemper Arena, Kansas City Convention Center, Arrowhead Stadium and The Elms and more!
Individually, members of the band have opened for The Dave Matthews Band, Kansas, Loverboy, Poco, Head East, Survivor, Martina McBride, Bo Diddley, The Coasters, The Marvelletes, Buddy Guy, Tito Puente Jr., and The O’Jays. Two of our members have performed and been recognized at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Here are some testimonials from our happy clients:
“We heard about Funk Syndicate from a friend and…(with our daughter and her fiancée) went to watch one of their shows live. We unanimously agreed that they would be amazing and highlight the (wedding) reception.
David was great to work with as he coordinated the details for the band. He responded so quickly and answered all our questions (including the wedding novice “dumb” questions). We were able to select our preferred playlist and, true to their word, they even learned a song that was not on their playlist.
Given that the wedding was in January of 2021 we were dealt the additional challenge of navigating the COVID Pandemic. Everything worked out so smoothly! They arrived on time for setup and were ready to Emcee the pre-dancing events – our schedule was kept nearly to the minute. We had a formal wedding and they dressed accordingly. Even with the distancing rules in place they interacted with the guests and kept the dance floor active throughout the reception. I heard from numerous guests that they had never been to a reception with a live band and they were much more engaged than they were at receptions with a DJ only. David used our scripts for Emcee announcements throughout the evening and made adjustments on the fly as the evening went along.
You can hear them for yourself so I won’t waste time on how amazing their vocals and music are! We would recommend them unconditionally and now want to plan a party just to have them come out and play again.”
– Ric & Susan Crowder
“Funk Syndicate was amazing start to finish. They were the perfect way to end the day’s celebrations.”
– Laura Kelly, Kansas Governor
“The band was awesome. Not only did they keep the crowd dancing all night, but they were incredibly professional to work with. I would hire them again in a minute.”
– Liz Robertson, Executive Director, Kelly Rogers Inaugural 2019
Angee and I heard the band at a function we attended early in 2011, and we knew right away that they were the perfect group for our wedding reception. We got married on 11-11-11 (Friday), but held the reception the next night (Saturday) in our KC Copters Helicopter hangar at JOCO Executive Airport. With a few hundred in attendance, we got the obligatory first dances out of the way, and then it was time for the band! We had them lead with the song “I’ve Got A Feeling”, and I have to tell you… I was on the dance floor for quite awhile before it dawned on me that it wasn’t a DJ playing the Black Eyed Peas… it was FUNK SYNDICATE! They sounded THAT GOOD! Not only are they incredibly talented, but they conducted themselves with unparalleled professionalism and courtesy. Through the entire booking and planning process they were totally fun to work with…they just flat out get it. And… they made the rest of the night spectacular as well. In closing, we’ve all been to the receptions where everyone cringes when the music begins. If you’d rather see smiles and nodding when the band strikes up, and a full dance floor too, I highly recommend you book Funk Syndicate for your reception. From both of us, thanks guys for making our night truly one we’ll never forget. You couldn’t have been more perfect.
– Johnny & Angee Rowlands
When planning our wedding my husband and I knew we wanted a band, but not just any band, we wanted a funk and dance band. We wanted Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, the Commadores, and music of this nature. We went and witnessed five different bands in the KC area that covered this type of music. Funk Syndicate out-shined all of them! They were the best by far. Two years later, friends are still talking about how great the band was at our wedding. My uncle who I’ve never seen dance before in my life couldn’t resist getting up and “cutting a rug” at our wedding. Great memories, and we owe it all to Funk Syndicate. LOVE THEM!
– Mica Ward
“Funk Syndicate is KC’s # 1 Show Band! The band is professional and courteous in all aspects of the show. Every time we have them at the club, the dance floor is packed. I would highly recommend them for all weddings or social gatherings.”
– Matthew David Catering Director at Indian Hills Country Club
“Hiring Funk Syndicate was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. They were professional and courteous, plus the music they played was just awesome!
They made the evening easy for us to enjoy ourselves, visit with family & friends and dance plus they helped us plan the music sets. All we had to do was enjoy the evening. I recommend Funk Syndicate for any occasion.”
– Mrs. Gretchen Meyers – Washington D.C. (originally from KC)
Here are some of the venues we have played for weddings:
Blue Hills Country Club
KC Downtown Marriott
The Carriage Club
Indian Hills Country Club
OP Convention Center
Grand Street Cafe
The Baltimore Club
Dan Meiners Studio
The Webster House
It would be an honor to be a part of your special day. We guarantee that you and your guests will be talking about Funk Syndicate for years to come.
Funk Syndicate is your ‘perfect wedding entertainment’ solution!