Unkle Funkle

Unkle Funkle is one of the funkiest and most versatile dance bands in the Carolinas!

Reviews

 

"Unkle funkle, I wanted to say Thank You one more time for the awesome performance that you guys put on at the reception. You guys were absolutely fantastic. I think every guest at the event came up to me that night and told me how great and fun you guys were. I was told by many folks that you were the best live band that they have seen in years, not best wedding band, best band. You guys were so fantastic and really made our wedding something that everyone could enjoy. I also want to thank you for all of your assistance leading up to the event. I appreciated you keeping in contact with me and making sure that you knew exactly the kind of music we were looking for and how we wanted the reception to be MCd. Also, I did not mention it before, but your dinner set was great. This was not something we had talked about, but you guys did a great job with it. Thanks again and I look forward to hearing you guys play somewhere downtown soon. "

- Eric B. (Groom May 2013)

 

"Unkle Funkle is a gem! The guitarist provided music for our guests before the ceremony, and then he performed a beautiful rendition of Cannon in D for the wedding processional. It set the tone for our ceremony and made for an unforgettable evening on the Ashley River. Following the ceremony, the guitarist joined the rest of the Unkle Funkle Trio for our cocktail hour entertainment. They made my night! In fact, when my wedding planner came to tell me that it was time for dinner, I insisted on them playing a couple more songs first. "

-Holly (Bride June 2012)

 

"Now that the dust has settled, as the mother of the bride, what I realize is that no matter how much planning you do, if the band isn't good, you'll walk away not being able to say, "Everything was perfect."  Unkle Funkle's musicians are the consummate professionals, unmatched for their ability to read the crowd and respond to their energy.  They are electrifying!  When planning a wedding, the arduous task is determining where you want to spend your money.  If you are vacillating between a DJ and a band, choose the band.  Eliminate the draped ceiling on the patio for $1000, or the take away gifts that everyone throws away and apply that money to a band that will etch a permanent memory into every guest that has celebrated with you.  Because we had never had the pleasure to hear Unkle Funkle, we relied on the reviews that others had written, as well as the expertise of Trey Hanchey from Other Brothers Entertainment.  Every word written or spoken is true....and more.  Their talent is phenomenal, their passion for music is obvious and their spirit is contagious.  Vince Rivers works carefully with you to assure that all your wishes come true.  My wish for anyone reading this is that Unkle Funkle is part of your celebration too!"

- Michelle, Mother of the Bride, April 29th, 2012

 

"We had such a great time with them! Vince was so great to work with, personally called me to go over everything, and accommodated everything that I needed. They learned our wedding song so that they could play it, and even played a recorded version of my father/daughter song, per my father's request. They were great, I have received sooo many compliments on them! OtherBrother was wonderful to work with! Bryan was great, also personally called me, and sent me a list of bands that he felt fit all of the criteria that I wanted. He was very prompt, thorough, and made this all a great experience!" 

Bride, Sept. '11

 

"Jon & I just got back from our honeymoon & had an amazing time!  We didn't email, text, etc. while away, but I wanted to write you as soon as we got back to say a huge & heartfelt THANK YOU!!!  I cannot even begin to express what a magical & unforgettable wedding celebration it was for us!" 

Amy and Jon


"We wanted to say THANK YOU to you (Unkle Funkle) for putting on an amazing show during our reception. All throughout the evening and afterward our family and friends kept saying that you guys were the best, most fun wedding band they had ever seen - and we agree! Thanks also for being so accommodating and responsive leading up to the wedding as well - that really made a big difference in those last few stressful weeks of planning. We will definitely recommend you guys to other couples we know getting married" 

Emily and Bochet Leland/bride and groom 2010

 

 
Vince and the guys with Unkle Funkle are awesome! My family typically uses large bands for events and I was originally looking for a band with more members, more instruments, a horn section, etc. When multiple people suggested Unkle Funkle we went with them based on reputation only. Vince, the leader, was wonderfully responsive and helped us choose songs/plan the night along the way. Before the wedding I was terrified that Unkle Funkle would disappoint my family that is so used to huge bands and dancing all night. My father kept expressing his doubts that they would be able to do what we wanted them to do and keep my wild, Philly/New York family dancing all night. Sure enough, they not only kept us dancing all night but blew my dads and my expectations out of the water. Our guests loved them, Vince accommodated every request I had for the night and most importantly my husband and I had the time of our life at our wedding. They play a fantastic set and transition seamlessly between songs. They played a jazz set during our cocktail hour that was perfect to set the mood as guests arrived. The reception was an amazing time because of our band and many guests are still raving about their sound. Ultimately, the best part of it all is that I get to tell my dad, "I told you so!" when he compliments the music from the night. They are definitely worth looking into and are worth significantly more than they charge!

 

  • Wedding: 05/24/2014

Unkle Funkle

Since 2005, this Charleston, South Carolina based band has a repertoire that's suited for "Today's Bride & Groom." We are not your mother's wedding band! Our song list is built upon the music of your life, the special songs you grew up with to music that currently keeps you moving, including several of today's current hits. We also perform memorable music from the 90's & 80's, Classic Motown & Soul, Funk & Disco, as well as timeless classics and Jazz.

 

Our goal is that everyone, Mom & Dad, Aunts & Uncles, Grandma & Grandpa, even your teenage nieces & nephews will hear their favorite music throughout the evening. We can also provide ceremony music and perform an acoustic cocktail set with classical/Spanish guitar, upright bass and hand percussion. The band includes founder & drummer/ bassist/ vocalist Vince Rivers, guitarist/ vocalist Chris Dodson, bassist/ percussionist/ vocalist Jett Black, and saxophonist Ian Sanchez. Simply put, this band plays music that “feels good.”

Song List

Al Green
            Here I am
            Love and Happiness
Alicia Keys
            No One
Amy Winehouse
            Rehab
Aretha Franklin
            Chain of Fools
B.O.B.
            Nothing on You
            Airplane
Beatles
            Come Together
The Bee Gees
            Jive Talking
Billy Joel   
            Still Rock & Roll
Bill Withers
            Use Me
            Ain’t No Sunshine
            Just the Two of Us
Billy Preston
            Nothing from Nothing
Black Crows
            Hard to Handle
Bob Marley
            I Shot the Sheriff
            Is This Love
            No Woman, No Cry
            Stir It Up
            Waiting in Vain
Bobby Brown
            My Prerogative
Cameo
            Word Up 
Carlos Santana
            Maria, Maria   
The Cars
            Just What I Needed
Chuck Brown
            Busting Loose  
Commodores
            Brick House   
Dazz Band
            Let It Whip
Dire Straits
            Money for Nothing
            So Far Away
Donna Summer
            Bad Girls
Eric Clapton
            Wonderful Tonight
Earth Wind and Fire
            Shining Star   
Fine Young Cannibals
            She Drives Me Crazy
The Fixx
            One Thing Leads to Another
The Four Tops
            Can’t Help Myuself
            Baby I Need Your Lovin’
The Gadgets
            Mustang Sally  
Gap Band
            Dropped a Bomb on Me
Gnarls Barkley
            Crazy
Hall and Oats
            Maneater
            Rich Girl
INXS
            I Need You Tonight
Isley Brothers
            It’s Your Thang
Jack Johnson
            Sitting, Waiting, Wishing 
Jackson Five  
            ABC
James Brown
            Sex Machine
Jason Mraz
            I’m Yours
Jet
            Are You Gonna be my Girl
Jimi Hendrix
            Fire
            Foxy Lady
            Little Wing
            Wind Cries Mary
John Mayer
            Good Love On the Way
            I Don’t Trust Myself
            Waiting on the World
John Mellencamp
            America
            Hurts So Good 
Justin Timberlake
            My Love
KC and the Sunshine Band
            Boogie Shoes
Kool and the Gang
            Hollywood Swinging
            Jungle Boogie
Lionel Richie
            Easy
Mark Morrison
            Return of the mack
Martha and Vandelles
            Dancin’ In the Streets
Maroon 5
            Harder to Breathe
            This Love
Marvin Gaye
            How Sweet It Is
            I Heard it Through the Grapevine
            Let’s Get it On
            What’s Goin’ On
McFadden and Whitehead
            Ain’t No Stopping
Men @ Work
            Who Can it Be Now
Michael Jackson
            Billie Jean
            Black or White
            Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough 
           Human Nature
            P.Y.T.
            Rock With You
Morris Day and the Time
            Jungle Love
            The Bird
Nelly
            Ride Wit me
Oasis
            Wonder Wall
Ohio Players
            Rollercoaster
Otis Redding
            Dock of the Bay
Parliament
            Flashlight
Prince
            I Wanna Be Your Lover
            Kiss
            Purple Rain
            Raspberry Beret
            When Doves Cry
Rascal Flatts
            Life is a Highway
Ray Charles
            I’ve Got a Woman
Rick James
            Give it to me Baby
            Mary Jane
Rolling Stones
            Beast of Burden
Rolls Royce
            Carwash
The Roots
            The Seed 2.0
Sam Cooke
            Wonderful World
Sean Kingston
            Take You There
Sly and the Family Stone
            Thank You
Sam Cooke
            Cupid
Sean Kingston
            Beautiful Girl
Smokey Robinson
            Cruisin’
Spin Doctors    
            Little Miss Can’t Do Wrong
            Two Princes
Squeeze
            Tempted
Steely Dan
            Do It Again
            Josie 
Steve Miller Band
            Fly Like an Eagle 
            Abracadabra
Stevie Wonder
            Boogie Reggae Woman
            I Wish
            Signed, Sealed, Delivered
            Sir Duke
            Superstition
Stone Temple Pilots
            Interstage Love Song Sugar Ray
            I Wanna Fly
Stray Cats
Stray Cats Strut
            Rock This Town
The Supremes
            Can’t Hurry Love
Talib Kweli
            Get By
Taste of Honey   
            Boogie Oogie
Tears for Fears
            Everybody Rules the World
The Temptations
            Can’t Get Next to You
            Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
            Just My Imagination
TLC
            No Scrubs
Tom Petty
            I Won’t Back Down
Usher
            OMG
Van Morrison
            Brown Eyed Girl
            Moondance
The Young Rascals
            Groovin’
War
            Why Can’t We Be Friends
            Low Rider 
Weezer
            Say it Ain’t So