City Funk Orchestra

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City Funk Orchestra is comprised of some of the finest soul singers and musicians in the UK and delivers a night of “guaranteed dance-til-you-drop authentic soul and funk!" playing the funkiest dance-floor classics from the golden era of funk & soul - from pumping soul music favourites to the most romantic of Diana & Marvin soul ballads. Expect the very best of Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross, Sister Sledge, Barry White, O’Jays, Michael Jackson, SOS Band, Maze, Shalamar, Gap Band, The Emotions and more … True Funk! 

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“Best dance band in town and with two of Britain's best soul singers"

Blues and Soul Magazine

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CFO began life in 2010 with a 6 month residency at City Of London’s Club Ten before taking a new name and their now finely-polished and authentic brand of 70’s/80’s dance/funk to the South London venues that remain the heartland of true Brit soul fandom and where the bonding with soul music aficionados was instant.  

Eight years on the band continues its’ campaign to ensure CFO audiences get their dancing shoes on and dance-til-they-drop, appearing alongside Average White Band at Hampton Pools Summer Concerts this July, having headlined the Brissago Funk & Soul On The Lake Festival in Switzerland in June. This Soho outing puts together two outstanding British soul voices up front with the great Noel McCalla - "One of Britain's best soul singers" Blues and Soul Magazine - alongside Mary Pearce (Lionel Richie, Roy Ayres, Culture Club). Their natural vocal chemistry promises another CFO trademark irresistible dance-all-night live performance.

Featuring the great songs of Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan and Michael Jackson via Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye, Sister Sledge, Alexander O’Neal, Stevie Wonder, Gap Band, O’Jays, SOS Band, Shalamar, Barry White, Maze and more, all performed with a spirit that springs from the special love amongst all these great players and singers for this enduring golden era of music. From pumping dance-floor specialities to the smoothest of romantic soul ballads delivered so authentically, it's this which sets CFO apart as one of the best dance bands in town.

Noel McCalla (vocals)

Mary Pearce (vocals) 

Geoff Dunn (drums)

Tom O’Grady (keyboards)

Rick Mitra (bass)

Nial Tompkins (guitar)