2017, We’re Coming For You!
Big Mama Funk is back! And back in style!
So this has been a busy period for the Lady of Funk, having performed within a couple of days of Christmas at Cliveden House with her band, The Funkstars, and shortly afterwards for a wedding in Frimley, Surrey.
Cliveden was looking absolutely stunning as always. The Christmas tree was tall and decorated beautifully and the staff were as helpful as ever. The band arrived, got set up very quickly and performed for a couple of hours on the evening of Boxing Day and had the dance floor filled from the moment that dinner finished until gone midnight! This marked the start – the warm-up lap if you like – for Big Mama Funk and her rebirth in 2017. So, it was fitting that this recommencement took place at such a stunning venue.
Backed by her Funkstars band, Big Mama Funk (aka Pritee got the night started with a collection of jazzier numbers including Van Morrison’s classic, Moondance and the Peggy Lee hit, Fever, after which the audience were sufficiently warmed up to really have the evening started, moving into hits by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, CeCe Peniston and many others.
The following day, Pritee and her band MD, Gary Mullins, were on a mission – to save a wedding!
A couple of days previously, the call was received notifying us that a couple had been let down by their band for their wedding day which was happening two days after Christmas, and
with that in mind, BMF and Funkstars MD Gary stepped in to save the day with a full lighting rig, PA system, DJ service, and not to mention their exceptional Big Mama Funk duo performance. Once again, it was a couple of hours of unbridled Motown, disco, and soul music, and even though there were only two musicians this time, the floor was no less packed! In fact, it was just as busy and the audience was even more interactive – singing along, dancing and even taking over the vocal duties upon Big Mama Funk’s direction! The happy couple were more than thrilled by the service that BMF supplied and at such short notice they could not have asked for more.
So, what does this year hold for BMF? 2017 should be an excellent year for Big Mama Funk and the Funkstars as there are dates already throughout the year where Pritee and her merry band of musicians will be providing entertainment, celebrating birthdays and weddings with some very special people.
The new website is up and running and the social media accounts that distribute Pritee’s content are getting busier, more interactive, and more exciting to follow by the day. So keep your eyes peeled, stay tuned and we look forward to seeing you at an event soon!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and all the best for the year ahead.