The Blunter Brothers
Based in Sussex - 9pc-11pc - Soul/Motown - From £2500
This classic Soul, Motown, Funk showband has become one of the best bands in the UK.
The band pays tribute to the classic stars of Funk music… People like Mr James Brown, The Average White Band, Kool and the Gang, The Commodores, Curtis Mayfield, Maceo Parker… and then moves on to present a flavour of some of the great modern day artistes including Incognito, Ronnie Jordan, Brand New Heavies…
As well as headlining with THE BLUNTER BROTHERS ‘Funk Revue’ the band has supported many major acts including Edwin Starr, Sister Sledge, Ruby Turner, Rufus Thomas, Geno Washington, Stephen K Amos ….
THE BLUNTER BROTHERS is a 9-11 piece band featuring male and female vocals, horns and rhythm section. There is also an option of other bands – THE NEW BB’s, a band of between 6 to 9 musicians playing funk and soul.
THE BLUNTER BROTHERS can supply a complete events entertainment package including up to 3 hours live music, P.A. and lighting systems with engineers, background music and a professional D.J. if required
Virgin- BBC Television- Stephen K Amos- British Airports Authority- Barclaycard- GSK- Hogg Robinson- Turbosound- Sussex University- K.C.L.S.U- National Health Service- R.S.C.G. Conran Design- Cancer Research UK- Realitydreamship.com- London Weekend Television.
Hammersmith Apollo- Richard Branson’s house party- Blenheim Palace- Izmir International music festival, Turkey- The Hurlingham club- The Grand Hotel, Brighton- Durham Castle- Mezzo’s Wardour st- Hackney Empire- Highclere Castle- Up the Creek Comedy Club, Greenwich- Roof Gardens, Kensington- The Roadhouse, Covent Garden- The Concert Halls, Blackheath- Komedia, Brighton.
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks so much for playing at our wedding, you guys were fantastic! Everyone loved the band and we had many positive comments. You really got the dance floor moving!
The Blunter Brothers deserve the biggest thank you from the whole of the BBC Sports Personality team. Your performance was beyond all expectations.
I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all your help in the run up to the wedding at Blenheim Palace and for being there on the day itself. It was so very nice meeting with you again, and what a wonderful evening. It really was a beautiful wedding and I know all the guests enjoyed the music and the bride and groom were absolutely delighted too, so thanks for adding to their magical day.
Five nights in a row of the fabulous Blunter Brothers Show Band and we still screamed for more! I wanted to write to thank you and all the members of the band for helping to make our conference such a big success. You can be assured that should another opportunity arise to book the Blunter Brothers, we will certainly do so.
Im just back from honeymoon and wanted to thanks to you and the band / dj for the superb entertainment that you provided for the wedding. I cant tell you how many comments we have had from our guests – they all thought that you were absolutely magnificent. Neil and I had the most incredible day and we thank you for being part of it. You guys certainly provided the wow factor. Please extend our gratitude to the others.
Set list / Repertoire
Funk & Soul
SUPERSTITION -Stevie Wonder
PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW .-J Brown
I GOT YOU -James Brown
PICK UP THE PIECES -Avg White Bnd
MOVE ON UP -Curtis Mayfield
FUNKY MUSIC -Wild Cherry
STREET LIFE -The Crusaders
I WISH -Stevie Wonder
SUPER DUPER LOVE -Joss Stone
NOTHING LIKE THIS -Omar
BRICKHOUSE -The Commodores
THINK (ABOUT IT) -Lyn Collins
SEX MACHINE -James Brown
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED -S Wonder
NIGHT TIME IS/ RIGHT TIME-R Charles
YOU MIGHT NEED S’BODY-R Crawford
HOUSE PARTY -Fred Wesley
PASS THE PEAS -Fred Wesley
HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER -R Charles
OUT OF SIGHT -James Brown
CUT THE CAKE -Average White Band
FUNKY STUFF -Kool & the Gang
LET’S STAY TOGETHER -Al Green
ALL THIS LOVE …. -McCrae
FUNKY GOOD TIME -James Brown
HOLLYWOOD SWINGING -Kool/the Gang
I’LL GO CRAZY -James Brown
CHAMELEON -Herbie Hancock
WHO’S LOVIN’ YOU -Michael Jackson
COLD SWEAT -James Brown
GET DOWN ON IT -Kool & the Gang
SOUL POWER -James Brown
ALWAYS THERE -Incognito
LET’S STAY TOGETHER -Al Green
CISSY STRUT -The Meters
GET UP OFFA THAT THING -J Brown
JUNGLE BOOGIE -Kool & the Gang
GIRL FROM IPANEMA
I CAN’T HELP IT
ONE NOTE SAMBA