What The Funk! is an 11 piece powerhouse show & dance band from the San Francisco Bay Area! We perform the genres of R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul, Disco, Funk, Pop and Rock. What makes us different is our mini-tributes to artist such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Huey Lewis & The News, The Gap Band and LTD to name a few. When you come to our party you'll hear great vocals, a tight rhythm section, blazing horns and see a great floor show that will energize any audience!
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What the Funk! was a huge hit with our guests for a 50th birthday party. A number of them are now finding reasons to book them for a party themselves. More than this though, Dr. Robinson was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely responsive, detailed in his information, and provided exactly what I had requested for the event. They are a super professional and very talented band. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a dynamic performance.
Response from What The Funk!:
Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your husband Patrick's celebration! We had a blast! All the best to you and your family.
We brought What the Funk! back again for our very special running club's 50th Anniversary Gala and again were not disappointed. We were so happy that they were available for a second time especially for such a special occasion for us! As soon as they started playing, almost everyone in our group hit the dance floor. It was packed! I would highly recommend them to anyone. They are so impressive with their music, dance moves, and singing talents! I received so many compliments afterwards from our members that they were the highlight of the night! Thank you, What the Funk!
What the Funk did an awesome job rocking the crowd and keeping everyone entertained. They are prompt, entertaining, and can SING. Don't hesitate to book this group. Definitely a First Class Act that we will be booking again!!! They will not disappoint.... All Genre's covered!!
Response from What The Funk!:
Thank you SGM, again thank you for having us and thank you for your service.
Our office complex had a great time dancing and singing along with "What The Funk!" We will certainly invite them back. It was a great time, very entertaining.
Response from What The Funk!:
Thank you Lynell! It was hot, but we made it work and had a great time!
Such a great band! So lively! First time having them. We usually only have a few peeps on the dance floor but during 1st song, the dance floor was almost full! We have all different ages in our group and all ages were up there dancing! They are a very fun group and very nice as well! We are already booking them for next year!
What to Expect
You can expect a powerhouse 11-piece band with the perfect mix of today’s hits, classic R&B, Soul, Pop and Funk. Add in some choreography, non-stop music, lighting, wardrobe changes, professionalism, a high-energy front-line, tight vocals, along with awesome musicianship and you've got the perfect party! Not to mention covering artist; Rick James, Bruno Mars, Brand New Heavies, Ariana Grande, Ella Mai, Prince, The Eagles, Various Motown artist, Lizzo, Pharrell Williams and Aretha Franklin to name a few. And, special tributes to the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire, The Gap Band, L.T.D and Huey Lewis & The News!
What The Funk! was formed in the San Francisco Bay Area on April 5, 2012, by Doc Robinson and David "Kidd Funk" McAllister. Our goal is very simple; we work to insure you and your guest have the best time dancing, watching and/or listening to our music. If you're looking for a powerful, exciting and professional band playing real music (no tracks here!) and keeping your party going, look no further than What The Funk!
Additional Booking Notes
Ideal stage size: 24 x 20
Clearance of 5 feet or more in front of stage for subwoofers and 3 feet stage left.
Stairs to stage (if applicable) should be stage right or left, not center.
Past Booked Events
|October 12, 2019–October 13, 2019 • 10:00pm - 2:00am||Red Hawk Casino|
|September 21, 2019 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Greater Vallejo 75th Anniversary Celebration|
|September 07, 2019 • 4:45pm - 6:45pm||Mt View Wine & Art Festival|
|August 24, 2019–August 25, 2019 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||The District Theatre|
|August 21, 2019 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Sunnyvale Summer Concert Series|
|March 09, 2019 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Flynn's Cabaret & Steakhouse|
|February 23, 2019–February 24, 2019 • 10:00pm - 2:00am||Red Hawk Casino|
|January 05, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 20, 2018–October 21, 2018 • 10:00pm - 2:00am||Red Hawk Casino|
|September 21, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:30pm||Flynns Steakhouse & Cabaret|
|September 02, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Diablo County Club - Gold Putter Event|
|October 18, 2017–October 22, 2017 • 12:00am - 12:00pm||Not Available|
|September 14, 2017–October 12, 2017 • 8:00am - 12:00pm||Unavailable|
|August 20, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Banana Festival in Stockton|
|August 11, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Plank in Oakland|
|August 05, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding - Piedmont, CA|
|July 26, 2017 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||CBRE Lunch Concert|
|June 17, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding in Healdsburg, CA|
|June 03, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Wedding in Glen Ellen|
|May 19, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Plank in Oakland, CA|
|September 17, 2016 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|July 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Orinda Free Concert Series|
|June 30, 2016 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Campus Event|
|May 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Soda Rock Winery|
|January 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Irish Cultural Center|
|January 23, 2016||Dinner Dance|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Red Hawk Casino|
See Website for song list.
|David "Kidd Funk" McAlister||Bass & Vocals|
|Kristy T Cha||Vocals/Trombone|
|Robert Bance||Keytar/Bkng Vocals|
|Christian Manzana||Trombone/Bkng Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Earth, Wind & Fire, Bruno Mars, War, Carlos Santana, Dazz Band, Confunkshun, Huey Lewis & The News, Commodores, Average White Band, Chicago, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Teena Marie, Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin and many more!
5 Wireless Mics
7 monitor wedges
1 Side Fill Monitor w/15 inch woofer