6/7 man established professional standard Soul-Funk band available for private and public functions of any nature. Huge experience of wedding/party/anniversary events as well as large corporate functions/festivals/outdoor events/theatre stage work. Testimonials available.
EK1 are based in East Kent, but have performed around the UK and abroad from time to time.
The EK1 sound is very full, very professional - and very funky. The band plays a unique blend of classic soul and funk melodies with modern dance grooves to guarantee a good time for everybody on the dancefloor.
EK1`s live sets can embrace often-requested Blues Brothers` and Commitments` numbers, but the material stretches far beyond that. The band`s repertoire comprises many more rarely performed soul and funk numbers by artists such as Jamiroquai, Go West, Womack and Womack, McFadden and Whitehead, George Benson, The Isley Brothers, Randy Crawford, The Fatback Band, The Temptations, Maze, Rosie Gaines, Will Downing and Hamish Stewart. EK1 always play an impressive selection of quality soul-funk material at every gig.
EK1 has always been well-known for its very high standard of musicianship, and for the fact that the band refuses to run through the same set list night after night. It is for these reasons, as well as for its staying power, that the band has forged its confident live sound and continues to attract a loyal following.
Indeed, EK1`s thousands of live performances in many types of venue make the band a totally reliable first-choice booking for wedding receptions, private parties, public events and festivals, corporate and civic functions, bandstand shows and quality pub gigs.
Other Info: The band has played many public festival stages over the years, including slots on the same bill as Squeeze, Aswad and Boy George with audiences of up to 20,000 people. In 2007, EK1 performed at the Quex Festival on the same bill as Hullabaloo and Ben Mills.
The band is a busy one with a very professional approach, so if you wish to book EK1 for a wedding, party or other function, please email or telephone well in advance.
Last updated: 04/05/2008
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