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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!
Meet "The Band"
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:
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
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
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
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
Here you will find a comprehensive list of the various songs we perform.
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
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
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
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
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
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