Funky Monkey featuring Jonnie 'Monkey' Hawkins

Funky Monkey

Funky Monkey is widely regarded as one of the best party bands in the UK. They have built up an industry-wide reputation for delivering high-energy, edgy performances in their unique and unparalleled style. Their on stage antics and ground breaking covers have fuelled many a fun-filled night!!

  • Funky Monkey come with a warning……. do not go and see this band unless you are prepared for some of the most fantastic entertainment around today. This live band explodes off the stage with their energy and enthusiasm, it’s obvious to anyone lucky enough to experience their unique style that they love what they do.

    They know exactly what live music is all about, performing up to the minute favourites mixed together with classic pop music they know will get their audience dancing. Funky Monkey are one of the most interactive bands we’ve ever seen, they are respected and applauded within the industry for their incredible energy, and unequalled style. Their onstage antics are legendary, it’s impossible not to have a great time when these guys are in charge of entertainment at your event.

    They have captivated families at holiday parks, stag and hen parties in social clubs, students for freshers events and even the odd politician. Members have appeared on the X-Factor, Top of The Pops and have bragging rights to performances at Glastonbury, Reading and T in the Park festivals; not bad for a band from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

    Funky Monkey are also available to hire as Funky Monkey 80s & Funky Monkey 90s, performing shows dedicated to the great hits of those iconic decades.

    This amazing and interactive band are in demand throughout the UK and once you’ve seen them live you will understand why.

    Funky Monkey are widely regarded as the best party band in the UK. They have built up an industry-wide reputation for delivering high-energy, edgy performances in their unique and unparalleled style.

    Members have played on Top of The Pops, appeared on the X-factor, and performed at the Glastonbury, Reading and T In The Park festivals.

    If you are looking for a top quality, professional band for your event/function then look no further folks… the very Funky Monkeys promise to make it a memorable one.

    You wont regret letting them loose!!!

  • “Guaranteed crowd pleasers! Tons of energy, brilliant personalities, great musicians and top vocals. These guys rock!”
    Julie Butcher – Artist Manager – Park Resorts

    “I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you so much for helping me arrange Funky Monkey for my birthday on Saturday 11th June. They were absolutely awesome and everyone had an amazing time. I never moved off the dance floor!! The feedback I’ve received from friends and family echoes how brilliant they were. Jonnie really knows how to work the room.
    I have messaged Jonnie also to say thank you but would be grateful if you could thank the whole band on my behalf. Many thanks to yourself at Big Foot Events for making my 40th birthday a definite one to remember!”
    Jo Ellis – Walsall

    “This is just to say that I have booked the band ‘Funky Monkey’ on numerous occasions at various of our venues at Bunn Leisure, Selsey & they’ve consistently delivered a first class performance. They have a wide range of material covering many genres & Jonnie, the lead vocalist, works extremely hard by interacting with the audience throughout their shows keeping all age groups entertained. I’ve found the band to be polite & courteous to all our staff & technicians & would certainly recommend them to any venue looking for an energetic & entertaining party band. ”
    Adrian Douthwaite, Head Of Entertainment – Bunn Leisure – Selsey, West Sussex

    “Thank you all so much for an amazing night. You were all totally awesome. I’ve had so many comments from everyone saying how fab you were and I can’t thank you enough! X”
    J Ellis – Sainsbury’s West Midlands

    “I booked Funky Monkey for The Annual Ley Hill Festival a few years ago, a three day music and Beer festival that attracts around 2,000 per day. They played an amazing high quality set and warmed up the crowd extremely well. Singer Jonnie Hawkins and the brilliant band had people up dancing very quickly and the professionalism of their set was stunning! Every song was a classic, brilliantly delivered. In short, Funky Monkey are a brilliant, highly talented band who I would advise any venue to book whilst they are available! I have tried to book them for the festival twice since but they have been busy with prior bookings. Without doubt, a stunning and simply brilliant party band, second to none!”
    Rob Sas – Ley Hill Festival

    “THE ULTIMATE PARTY BAND. YOU’RE GUARANTEED A FANTASTIC NIGHT!”
    Rossko Keniston, Entertainment Manager Park Holidays

    Five-piece party band Funky Monkey jumped around to the House of Pain track of the same name. The male and female singers fronting the band give a new meaning to the term energetic lead singer. When an entire band, excluding the drummer, ends up trawling the room while performing a frankly weird amalgam of The Proclaimers 500 miles and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, we as a showcase know instantly to expect even more of the unexpected. ‘Wakey Wakey’ screamed the two singers at their audience. When Funky Monkey is on stage any slumbering audience member would soon be shaken out of their malaise.
    The Stage Review – Big Foot Events Showcase – 2013

    “The epitome of a charismatic front-man leads a four piece into party action and the early evening audience of bookers can’t have failed to have been impressed. This is a big sound from what appears to be a recently slimmed down line-up, which seems as fresh and slick as ever.”
    Showcase Productions 2014 at Viva Blackpool

    “Having seen this high quality show-band before, I knew what to expect. Funky Monkey proved to be more than capable of capping off a triumphant evening for Team Big Foot, at an event as well attended as any I have seen lately.”
    Mark Ritchie- UK Cabaret

    “We have arrived home from our honeymoon and just wanted to send a few words to thank you. We had the perfect wedding day and part of this was due to your fantastic band’ which people are still talking about! The atmosphere was great and the dance floor was full all night. Your song choices were perfect and your oldest fan was Steven’s Nan who has told all her friends what an amazing band she watched.
    Thank you again and for helping towards our wedding day memories. Excellent band, I would 100% recommended you to anyone!”
    Katie and Steven

    “Funky Monkey are the ultimate party band! We have invited them to perform for us twice now and they always deliver. We will definitely invite them to our next event. Excellent interaction with the audience, they were lively, great fun and I would highly recommend them! Thank you Funky Monkey!”
    Julia Skelson – Aixtron

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  • Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!

    Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
  • I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.

    Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.

    George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
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    Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
  • Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.

    Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
  • The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.

    Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club

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