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The Funky Waves are one of South London’s funkiest covers band.

 

They are a 4 piece band consisting of drums, guitar, bass and vocals who cover classic disco, motown, soul, pop, rock & more.

 

They are available for all occasions and events and guarantee the funkiest night!

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Meet "The Band"

Chase Aitch

Hi, my name's Chase and I'm the drummer of "The Funky Waves".

I am a musician from a musical family spanning back at least 3 generations. My first instrument has always been the drums but I also sing and play bass and guitar for other side projects. Other projects of mine can be found on my own website:

www.chaseaitchmusic.co.uk

I started drumming from a very young age and did my very first live gig at the age of 14 and have never looked back.

Musical influences:  I would say that I originally became gripped on playing drums after being introduced to LP's of "The Police" and Stewart Copeland ("The Police" drummer) has always been a huge influence with my drumming style.  

Favourite Quote:  "Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday!" - Unkown

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Jessica Fleur

You can take the girl out of Norfolk but you can't take the Norfolk out of the girl!

I'm Jess, 26, crazy cat lady, living the South London dream.

I have been singing since the age of 16 where I started in musical theater when I played Maria in "The sound of Music".

Musical influences:  I grew up listening to 70's Disco music heavily influenced by my parents. Even though I have an eclectic taste in music my true love lies with Disco & Soul music.

Favourite Quote:  "Who runs the world, girls!" - Beyoncé

Joe Ramos

After years playing all over the Algarve (where I was born) with different bands and duos I decided it was time for a new challenge and in 2012 I came to London and it’s been an adventure ever since then.


Though I’ve always thought of myself as a guitarist, singing has always been a passion of mine and I personally think both together are the ultimate soul of expression.

Musical influences:  My influences vary from all different types of music and I naturally became a very eclectic musician (my likes go from pop to rock, jazz to blues, folk to reggae) but I would describe myself as a very rhythmical and passionate player putting all my heart and soul in the songs I perform.
Music is my passion!

Favourite Quote:  "A world without music would B Flat" - Unkown

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Martin C. Kirk

Hi my name is Martin. I am a London based musician and have been playing bass guitar in professional bands for over 20 years. As well as playing all over the UK I have gigged at functions as far as Italy and Spain. I have also performed with Roger Taylor from Queen and supported Cliff Richard at a charity function.

Musical influences:  My music influences are wide and varied but my main musical inspirations are mostly funk and soul particularly the bassists James Jamerson (The funk brothers) and Francis Rocco Prestia (Tower of Power). I also play tenor saxophone and guitar when not funking on the bass.

Favourite Quote:  "Guitar is for the head, drums are for the chest, but bass gets you in the groin"  - Suzi Quatro

 

Repertoire

 

Here you will find a comprehensive list of the various songs we perform.

60’s

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

I saw Her Standing There – The Beatles

Hey Jude – The Beatles / Wilson Pickett

Respect – Aretha Franklin

Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

 

 

 

70’s

Good Times – Chic

Le Freak – Chic

We are Family – Chic

Everybody Dance – Chic

I want You Back – Michael Jackson

Blame It On The Boogie – Michael Jackson

Play That Funky Music – Nena Cherry

I will Survive – G. Gaynor

September – Earth, Wind & Fire 

Lady Marmalade - Labelle

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Jammin’ – Bob Marley

Is This Love - Bob Marley

The Chain – Fleetwood Mac

Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy

Let's Stay Together - Al Green

 

 

 

80’s

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police

Let’s Dance – David Bowie

Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder

Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley

Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

Proud Mary – Tina Turner

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan

I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross

Dance With Somebody – Whitey Houston

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

All Night Long – Lionel Richie

Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams

Never Too Much - Luther Vandross

90’s

Murder on the Dancefloor – Sophie Ellis Bextor

Cosmic Girl – Jamiriqui

Love Foolosophy – Jamiriqui

Zombie = The Cranberries

The Galway Girl - Steve Earle

Streetlife - Randy Crawford

Don't Speak - No Doubt

 

 

00’s

This Love – Maroon 5

Mercy  - Duffy

Forget You – Cee lo Green

Seven Nation Army – White Stripes

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Standing In The Way of Control – Gossip

Crazy Right Now - Beyonce

Super Duper Love – Joss Stone

You’ve Got The Love – Florence & The Machine

Love Foolosophy – Jamiriqui

Put Your Records On – C.B.Roy

Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon

Hey Ya - OutKast

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Lady Hear Me Tonight - Modjo

 

 

 

10’s

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars

Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell

Feels - Calvin Harris

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

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