BluePhunk are York's premier 9-piece funk/soul/fusion - we are available to book and love entertaining people at weddings, parties and functions.

Bluephunk have played at: Blenheim Palace, Ripley Castle, Queen's Hotel Leeds, Owston Hall Doncaster, Leeds Armouries, Duncombe Park, Sandburn Hall York, Royal York Hotel, De Grey Rooms York, Hazelwood Castle, Crathorne Hall Yarm, Ponds Forge Arena, Cedar Court Hotel, York and many many more.....

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About Us

→ Eve Spofforth | Vocals

Eve has been singing on stage since before she can remember. Brought up with music in a musical family (see below!) she is influenced by all musical eras. Although she has dabbled in musical theatre, funk and soul is at her heart.

→ Adam Laird | Front man and alto sax

Originally from Dover, Adam moved to York to study music and has stayed up north to fulfil his passion of music and teaching. Adam has taught in York schools for over a decade, most notably at Manor CE School as Head of Creative Technology, and is now the Head of Music at Norton College.He has also worked for York Arts Academy and has conducted Big Bands, Wind Bands and Orchestras in his time. Although still playing rugby, he does have a soft spot for puddings!!!

→ Dave Daniells | Bass

Looks like his Fender - battered and abused. Musicially dates back to Badlands and Best Friends in York for those of a similar vintage. Spent some years in London kicking around various bands. Returning to York did stints with Blues Bug, LTK and the Barhops and Rocking Goose Horns before retiring in a sulk for 10 years. Prised out of retirement with Rocket 3 and various abortive ventures. Returned to soul/funk roots with Funkate in 2005 and then formed Bluephunk.

→ Andy Spofforth | Drums

London born, but is now a token Yorkshireman. Playing since the age of 12 in many long forgotton bands but notably The Lost Boys in London and Best Friends with fellow Bluephunker Dave. Fond of thumping a vintage drum or two and collecting rare jazz vinyl, Andy likes it LOUD and FUNKY!

→ Dan Clarkson | Keys

York born and bred. Dan's been playing keyboards and performing for a few years now in the region - mainly jazz, but is finding a penchant for cooking funk. Loves the sound of Rhodes in the morning, influences include Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau and Joe Sample, amongst others.

→ John McMillan | Guitar

John has been playing guitar since he was 2 and he idolises Richard Madeley. He combines a bluesy approach and has a superb rhythm method. John lives in Leeds, owns 6 cats and was educated at Eton.

→ Richard Hardy | Trumpet

Rich is well into his Jazz but plays all styles. Is a Chartered Surveyor professionally, but don't hold that against him. Likes his cars to be like his women: vintage, in pieces and partial to a dab of oil.

→ Phil Prosser (aka 'the good doctor') | Trombone

Born at an early age, into a musical family Phil settled on the trombone. He gigged regularly in Dorset and Cardiff until he got a proper job in 1991. In his time, Phil has been a gardener, handyman, brewery quality controller (!) nurseryman, van driver and wildlife biologist. Phil prefers American Trombones and owns two and a half of them.

→ Martin Robinson | Tenor sax

Martin is a renowned cheese expert. As a 'fromager' he likes nothing better than to enjoy the subtlety between the Brie and Camembert of the Seine-Et-Marne region of France. He plays a bit of tenor sax too, and likes Joshua Redman and Jerry Bergonzi.

Gigs and material

» Saturday, 4th October 2014, private function

» Friday, 10th October 2014, private function

» Sunday, 26th October 2014, The Duck and Drake, Leeds

» Saturday, 7th February 2015, The Ainsty, York

» Saturday, 21st February 2015, private function

» Saturday, 7th March 2015, private function (TBC)

» Saturday, 2nd May 2015, private function (TBC)

» Saturday 9th May 2015, Ouseburn Festival

» Saturday, 16th May 2015, private function (TBC)

» Saturday, 23rd May 2015, private function

» Friday, 13th June 2015, private function

» Saturday, 18th July 2015, private function (TBC)

Set List

Our set list includes the following:

Happy | This Old Heart Of Mine | Get Lucky | Sir Duke | Signed, Sealed, Delivered | Some Kind Of Wonderful | Disco Medley | Soul with a Capital 'S' | Mr Big Stuff | I Feel Good | Sex Machine | Love Shack | Valerie | I Need A Dollar | Respect | Think | Pricetag | Mercy | Streetlife | Barefootin' | Play that Funky Music | Super Duper Love | Masterblaster | Blame It On The Boogie | Car Wash | September | I Wish | Got To Get You Into My Life | We Are Family | Move On Up | Forget You | Living For The City | Canned Heat | Motown Medley | Pick up the Pieces | The Chicken | Put It Where You Want It | Fell in Love with a Boy | Dontcha Wanna Ride | Watermelon Man | Diggin' On James Brown | Ain't Nobody Messin'


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Phone: 07725 340021