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Why are Funk and Soul Wedding Bands So in Demand in 2023?

In Live Music by Pulse Music Live

Funk and soul wedding bands know how to get the good times rolling! There’s just something about
those pulsating basslines and undulating grooves that stands the test of time when it comes to
igniting wedding dancefloors.
What’s more, the popularity of funk and soul wedding bands show no signs of slowing up for the rest
of this year, 2024, 2025, and beyond.

The Looperman pro musicians community’s explains the variations and nuances between the closely
interwoven funk and soul genres. “Soul seems more like a toned down slowed down mellow funk
with less exuberance. It’s like the slow dance version of funk when you want to get all close and
personal with someone. The vocals tend to be more emotional and introspective than funk which is
more about having a good time.”
These two alluring musical styles stylishly contrast. And the captivating end results define why funk
and soul wedding bands are versatile but surefire bets for:

  • Shaking the groove thing of your guests
  • Appealing to all age ranges, from older guests on a nostalgia trip, to younger generations
    experiencing the magic for the first time
  • Shifting the tempo from first dance smoochiness to crowd pleasing anthems

In short, there’s a gazillion reasons why funk and soul wedding bands are the pick of the pops for
brides and grooms everywhere.
But enough of the theory! Let’s take a look (and a listen) at some of the most requested songs funk
and soul wedding bands are belting out this season…

10 Songs that are Top of the Charts for Funk and Soul Wedding Bands This Year

In no particular order:
1) Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Franki Valli & the Four Seasons
2) Just the Two of Us by Bill Withers
3) Kiss by Prince
4) Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
5) Never Too Much by Luther Vandross (performed here by Funk Soul Sista. Their most
requested wedding numbers include corkers by Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Kool and the Gang,
Chic, Daft Punk and Tina Turner.)
6) Play that Funky Music by Wild Cherry
7) September by Earth, Wind & Fire ( a no-brainer for weddings happening during the month in
the song title – or at any time!)
8) Superstition by Stevie Wonder
9) Thinking of You by Diana Ross (performed here by the Carly McKee and Lloyd Wright Duo.
Their wow worthy wedding sets include classics artists by George Michael, Sister Sledge, and
Mary Mary.)
10) Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars (performed here by The Funk
Collective. These soul brothers are Northern Wedding Awards finalists for ‘Live
Entertainment of the Year’, and one of the most popular wedding bands in the north east)

At Pulse Music Live, our cherry picked funk and soul wedding bands are your perfect partners for
celebrating in style. Get in touch and tell us what you’ve got in mind. We’ll happily give you our
recommendations based on your uniquely personal needs and preferences.