Funk Band

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Country: United States
Based In: Greensboro, North Carolina
Performs: Nationwide
From: $2500
High energy"OldSchool" Funk-Soul-Classic R&B music from the 70s 80s 90s and beyond also including Funk Rock & Pop. Also Smooth Jazz / Jazz Funk Latin Jazz.......DJ available with live show if needed.
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High energy, audience interactive Funk Band with a mixture of Soul-Pop-Dance Rock Funk. Strongly influenced by Roger & Zapp, Prince, The Time, Parliment-Funkadelic, Earth Wind & Fire, George Duke, Graham Central Station, Mother Finest and others just to name a few. If you are looking the new Hip-Hop stuff, we are the wrong band even though we do play some of the "Old School" Hip-Hop from the '80s & 90s (along with having my beats on national Hip-Hop mixtapes). Phunkplayah played talkbox on the historical chart-topping CD "Doggystyle" but our strongest draw is our Roger Troutman influence with ...


Standing On The Top, Don't Let The Jones Get You Down, C.O.O.L, Baby I'm A Star, Sign Of The Times, It Ain't No Fun To Me, Fun Fun Fun, Atomic Dog, Hollywood Swinging, Super Freak, Give It To Me Baby, Celebration, Good Times, September, Kalimba, More Bounce To The Ounce, "So Ruff So Tuff", Computer Love, Dance Floor, I Can Make You Dance Do Wah Ditty, California Love.......and much much more


Born in Goldsboro, NC….Kirby Hamilton aka “PHUNKPLAYAH” has been involved in the music industry as way of Musician, Producer, Artist, Songwriter/Composer and Arranger, Educator, Entertainment Director/Special Events Coordinator (casinos), and Promoter. While specializing in “Ol Skool Funk & Classic R&B, Hamilton also explores Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Jazz Funk. He has shared the stage with such artists as Bootsy’s Rubber Band, The Emotions, Frankie Beverly and Maze, The Dramatics, One Way, Ice Cube, Marvin Gaye, Roger & Zapp, Herbie Mann, and Art Blakely. He ha ...

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I have shared the stage with or opened for Booty's Rubber Band, The Dramatics, The Emotions, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Ice Cube, One Way, Vince Neil, Roger & Zapp, Marvin Gaye. Performed on Snoop Dog's first multi-platinum CD "Doggystyle" andplayed a role in his first two videos "What's My Name" and "Gin & Juice". Performed the National Anthem on Showtime Boxing (Don King Prods.) Released two Smooth Jazz CDs. My first album (1981) on Accent Records is now considered a collectors item and sales in some areas (Sweden / France) for as much as $350 per LP. The single 45 sales for $75.
I play Drums, ...

Previous Clients

Fantasy Springs Casino, Augua Cliente' Casino, Spa Casino, Cahuilla Creek Casino, Benton Convention Center, Various college Homecoming Events, National Black Theater Festival (6 consecutive years), Cone Denim Convention Center, Opened for ICE CUBE & Westcoast Connection, Open for One Way, WSSU Homecoming "OldSchool" Alumni Jam (4 consecutive years) Community Service Concerts for the homeless, Various clubs---restaurants---and private events along with various corparate events,

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Dinner Party Festival / Outdoor Event Grand Opening Party Halloween Party High School Reunion Holiday / Theme Parks New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Retirement Party Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Wedding Reception

Modelling Experience

Male modeling while in high school and college.

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"ONE MAN BAND" Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Latin Jazz, Blues, Easy Listening Background.....AND of course a "ONE MAN BAND" "OLD SCHOOL" FUNK CLASSIC R&B from the 70s 80s 90s and beyond.

Also did elementary school music theory during the pandemic for 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th grades. Former Middle School and High School Band Director.....videos available online

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