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Bands in Mechanicville, NY,
(518) 878-6150
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  • 44 Reviews


    Sasha and Jacob

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  • My Fiance and I have been huge Funk Evolution Fans for 8 years. When we became engaged in 2017 and began planning our wedding, Funk Evolution was the very first vendor we hired and we began building our wedding around their availability. As 2020 approached, Funk Evolution's Leader Rocco contacted us to begin fine tuning our plan for our wedding reception. He spent so much time answering our emails, text messages and FB Messages. Rocco helped us build an itinerary for our wedding reception, worked to create a custom mash-up of our first dance and even drove to Syracuse to meet with us in person. Unfortunately, we were blind-sided when Covid-19 arose in February, just 3 months before our wedding day. We were devastated as our Bachelor(ette) parties were cancelled. Soon after, we received word from our wedding venue that they would be unable to host our Wedding as planned due to the virus. Rocco worked with us continuously answering our calls and emails thru the scary proce... Read more

    Kelsey Mcclure

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  • We hired Funk Evolution for our wedding this past September and they exceeded our expectations. Prior to the wedding any question I had was answered promptly which was great during the planning process. From the ceremony to cocktail hour through the reception the music was excellent and the dance party was so fun! 10/10 would recommend.

    Megan

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  • Funk Evolution was the best decision we made for our Wedding! Rocco was attentive and responsive via email. The band brought the funk and dance tunes. And those horns!! They were everything you would need to get the party started! Trust me and book them, you will not be disappointed!

    Lauren

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  • Funk Evolution did our wedding ceremony and our reception music which was perfect. They were able to get specific songs that I wanted for the ceremony as well as were able to play a song I mixed for my daddy daughter dance. Their live performance was definitely the highlight though! It is the one thing people mention when they talk about our wedding- “omg your band was amazing!” I would 100% suggest couples book them for their wedding!

    Alexis Kraft

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  • We are almost two months out and our friends and family are still raving about Funk Evolution! We fell in love with them when we stumbled upon them in Saratoga, NY and we are so happy they were able to travel to Rochester, NY to create one wild party for our wedding! Each of the band members are so professional and talented, they even allowed my husband to turn into a total fan girl/official tambourine player as he took to the stage and sang "My Own Worse Enemy" by Lit. Finishing with a fun DJ set, we had the whole room dancing until the last song played. We would recommend to anyone!

    John

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  • Rocco and Funk Evolution are the best choice you can make to elevate your wedding or any event that you are planning. Not only do they play great music that all people like and can easily dance to but they make every experience personal and that is what really separates them in my opinion. Funk Evolution played my wedding last June but also played at my sisters wedding six years ago and still has a personal connection and knows my family by name when we see him out at public events which they play all over. I wouldn't hesitate to book them as they are very popular and are well known for the being the top dogs in the business.

    Erin Driscoll

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  • Second to our venue, choosing FE to play at our wedding was the best decision we made throughout the whole planning process. They really brought our wedding to the next level and exceeded all of our expectations. After selecting our venue (The Otesaga in Cooperstown, NY), the next thing we got to work on was the wedding band. We knew we wanted live music and were pretty stressed about the decision making process. We also had less than a year until our event date, and in our initial outreach were finding a lot of options to be booked. I stumbled upon FE on Wedding Wire, and reached out with my fingers crossed. Rocco got back to me and they were available... and we gave a deposit without having heard them live... it felt risky.. but the payoff was amazing! Rocco was by far one of my favorite wedding vendors to work with. He is SO nice, SO fast to respond, SO helpful and easy to work with.. he is everything! He offered me a great deal on lighting, so FE took care of that ... Read more

    Maureen

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  • It was a no-brainer that we wanted to have Funk Evolution at our wedding. From the minute we corresponded with Rocco, it was even more clear that this was a must. Rocco was so professional, yet easy going and relaxed...it felt like we had another group of friends who happen to be fab musicians coming to our wedding. Everyone in the band is so talented and really knows how to get the crowd going and keep them going all night. Our friends and family RAVED about Funk Evolution (one even asked if they'd be willing to travel out to Wisconsin). I would work with them again in a heartbeat and recommend them to any and everyone looking for a band for their wedding or special event.

    Leah

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  • Funk Evolution took my wedding to the next level. As big fans of live music, we wanted to focus on the entertainment for the evening and really find something that would not only keep us up and dancing but that would appeal to the masses as well. Rocco, Sabrina and the whole band really just know how to put on a show and keep the energy high. This group is SO TALENTED. I had so much fun dancing and jamming out to all of the funk/soul/rock classics up to modern day hits and the variety was so appreciated by everyone. No one can stop talking about this day with Funk Evolution as the common thread tying it all together. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

    Hillary

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  • Funk Evolution performed at our wedding at Timber Lake Camp in Shandaken, NY over Labor Day Weekend 2018. My husband and I were looking for a band with horns, spunk, and one that would keep our guests dancing all night long and Funk Evolution was all of that and much, much more! Rocco went above and beyond to get to know my husband and I, including our story, he took the time to get to know what songs we wanted to be played, and he personalized some songs that he knew were important to us. Throughout the night, Rocco checked in with us to make sure we were happy with how everything was going and it was very clear that he genuinely cared about keeping us happy throughout the evening. Funk Evolution played an enormous role in making our wedding night one of the best and most fun nights of our lives! The music from both the band and the DJ had our guests up on their feet and dancing for the entire night (exactly as we imagined) and they were just SO MUCH FUN! My friends are still tell... Read more

    Kelly

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  • I can’t say enough good things about Funk Evolution! When we started our search for a wedding band, my fiancé and I found it to be very stressful because the wedding entertainment really makes or breaks a wedding. When I spoke with Rocco from Funk Evolution, I knew our search had ended and we found the right band for us! For starters, Rocco showcases true professionalism and responsiveness which is very helpful when planning the logistics of a wedding. We worked closely together on the overall set list in addition to the first dance, father/daughter and mother/son song. Rocco wanted to ensure the music was tailored exactly to what we envisioned. On our wedding night, the band did not disappoint! FE provided beautiful uplighting which illuminated the room to set the stage for a great party. Rocco was an excellent MC and really upped the energy during the wedding party entrances. Once the band started playing, the wedding guests didn’t stop dancing all night. They played their epic ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    We cannot thank you enough for inviting us to be part of your unbelievable wedding reception. It was a magical, over-the-top and unforgettable evening start to finish and you are blessed with the most amazing friends and family a new Bride and Groom could ask for. We're so grateful for your kindness and for the opportunity to entertain you and yours on the biggest day of your life. Thank you so very much; we look forward to seeing you very soon! ~Rocco

    Jenae

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  • Funk Evolution absolutely rocked it at our wedding at the Old Daley on Crooked Lake. We first had the pleasure of attending a Funk concert during my dad’s 50th birthday. We stopped at Wolff’s Biergarten and heard someone jamming at Stout. We stopped in and ending up dancing the night away until they finished up their set. We had a BLAST! Naturally, my mom asked if they played weddings. Fast-forward five years, and Funk brought the house down at our wedding. You could not get guests to leave the dance floor. They hired a piano player to play Beatles songs for our ceremony - he played beautifully! Rocco did a fantastic job MCing and even helped me coordinate the perfect short and sweet surprise for my mom. Thank you all for celebrating with us!

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    Thank you so much Jenae! It was such a pleasure and privilege to bring the entertainment to your big day. Your wedding was just perfect, super tasteful and just the right balance of elegance and whimsy to match the charm and character of The Crooked Lakehouse. Your family (especially your Great-Aunt) are so much fun, so kind and they clearly are enormously proud of you and your amazing new husband. Thank you again for letting us take the stage on your big day; we look forward to entertaining you again very soon!

    Cynthia

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  • We hired Funk Evolution to come to our home in the Catskills and play for our wedding reception. Prior to the event, Rocco was fantastic helping me to craft the performance schedule and select the music, and he was very responsive whenever I had a question. At the event, they were AMAZING. The sound and lighting were TOP NOTCH, and the music fun and danceable. Everyone told me that was the best band they've ever had play in the area. Rocco was a great emcee as well, and everyone just had the most fun. It was everything I was hoping for and more!

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    You're so kind and your wedding was unlike any other we've ever had the opportunity to perform. We're so thankful to have been part of your big day and to call you friends. Thank you very much; we hope to see you both very soon! ;)

    Nancy

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  • My Husband and I got married on October 7th after only a 4 month engagement. We checked out many bands in Albany and decided Funk Evolution was the perfect fit for our wedding band. Unlike other bands, Funk Evolution was relevant to the younger guests on our list while other bands were full of far older band members trying to play current music. The owner of Funk Evolution is such a pleasure to work with. Rocco not only ensured our music was unbelievable but he also helped us in the 4 short months leading up to our wedding to hire a great photographer & videograper. He also spent hours on the phone with us helping us to plan our reception timeline and he worked as the emcee at the reception keeping the energy high and keeping our itinerary on track all night. The band was even better at our wedding than what we had experienced at their other events. Everyone at the wedding was amazed at their energy, how great their music was and how they were equally as amazing playing Soul, 80s m... Read more

    Erin

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  • We had a great time with Rocco and his crew at our wedding. They were lively and interactive. Everyone danced the whole night, it was hard to clear the dance floor when the wedding was over! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who has guests who seriously like to dance and have fun. One of the best decisions we made for our wedding day!
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