Philadelphia Funk Authority: Award Winning Dance and Party Band
Philadelphia Funk Authority’s wedding reviews and event testimonials are listed here. Please click below to see why Philadelphia Funk Authority is called the best dance band in Philadelphia.
Exit Zero Filling Station: Lisa and Gary Zimmer, October 7, 2023
The band was absolutely spectacular. They were skilled, personable, and rocked the house.
- Gary (Groom)
Historic Stonebrook Farm: Allison and Antonio Chiaravalloti – September 24, 2022
BVT Live and Philly Funk Authority were great. Philly Funk Authority was amazing! There was not one person at our wedding that didn’t come up to us and rave about how great the band was and many were asking their name and how I found them. People were dancing all night long.
- Allison (Bride)
Tall Timber Barn: Nicole and Marshall Walters – September 2, 2022
Perfection! I had the opportunity to see Philadelphia Funk Authority at MusikFest in 2021. When I got engaged, there was no doubt who I wanted to play at our wedding. They are professional, thorough, fun, and interactive. So thankful for their communication and flexibility through the entire process. They do not disappoint!
- Nicole (Bride)
Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury: Rebecca and Dominick Lagravinese – October 29, 2021
We went through BVTLive! to book our wedding band. Paul was incredibly helpful and responsive. He recommended a few band options that he thought would fit our wedding style. We booked the Philadelphia Funk Authority for our wedding And could not of had a better experience! Gary Rivenson and the band Were absolutely wonderful and we got a lot of compliments. They were also very responsive and very thorough leading up to the wedding to ensure everything went just as I wanted.
- Rebecca (Bride)
Historic Richmond Town: Amy and Richard Ericksen – October 16, 2021
We had 200 people dancing from the start till the last bus was pulling away to the hotel. 10/10 recommend!
- Amy (Bride)
Willow Creek Winery: Becky and Jeffrey Pauls – October 2, 2021
Do yourself a favor and hire Philadelphia Funk Authority for your wedding! We found BVTLive! through WeddingWire and they had a number of bands that had great showcases on their websites. They were easy to work with and responded quickly to all our questions and requests. Our first choice was the Philadelphia Funk Authority, who ended up being absolutely amazing. They were proactive in their communication and really easy to work with. They learned a custom version of our first song that turned out wonderfully and set the tone for the rest of the night. We could not recommend Philadelphia Funk Authority more!
- Jeffrey (Groom)
Springton Manor Farm: Brielle and Craig Fryer – September 25, 2021
Highly suggest hiring Philadelphia Funk Authority for your event. We recently had PFA at our wedding and couldn't have asked for a better band. Throughout the entire process of planning our wedding day, Gary was absolutely incredible to work with. PFA sounded absolutely incredible for our wedding ceremony as well as our reception. They were definitely one of the major highlights to our big day. HIGHLY suggest hiring them to anyone looking for a live band.
- Craig (Groom)
Private Residence: Eva Chris Ross – August 7, 2021
Simply put-amazing! They'll have you and your wedding guests grooving all night! We went with the Philadelphia Funk Authority for our wedding after seeing how energetic and talented they were at my father's wedding several years prior. Seriously, look no further for your wedding band, they are simply amazing and worth every cent! Gary, their manager, was wonderful and spent countless hours on phone calls and emails with me to walk me through all the steps of deciding on songs for the wedding and the selection process ahead of time. He made me feel incredibly comfortable with our choices and on the day of the wedding, I was amazed at how smoothly everything ran. I also want to give a shoutout to the MC we had for the evening, Matt, who did an amazing job keeping us on track and communicating with me on when next songs would be played. The vocal range and talent of this band is extraordinary, and so many of our wedding guests approached me commenting on how amazing the music was-they were hands down the most memorable thing about our wedding! Thank you again so much!
- Eva (Bride)
The Glasbern Inn: Kristen and Nick Liguori – June 12, 2021
So great we hired them twice!! My parents had seen Philly Funk play at a public event and recommended them to my brother and SIL for their wedding band. My now husband and I loved them so much at that wedding, we had them at our wedding two years later! It sounds corny, but Philly Funk truly gets the party started. So many people said they had the best time at my brother’s and our wedding, and I have to give big credit to Philly Funk for that!! There’s just something about a GOOD live band!! Also, I am a big country music fan and they actually have a good selection of country and rock songs they can sprinkle into their super fun sets.
- Kristen (Bride)
Congress Hall: Marissa and Jake Miller – October 17, 2020
Absolutely Amazing! The Philly Funk Authority was the perfect choice for our wedding. With a large selection to choose from, they had all the best songs that got everyone up and dancing. Many of my guests commented that the band was one of their favorite parts of the wedding. They were a joy to work with, and I would highly recommend them!
- Marissa (Bride)
Crystal Tea Room: Philadelphia, PA – July 2018
BOOK THEM NOW!!!!! I can go on and on about how easy to work with they were, how flexible, and friendly. But all you need to know is that in order to have the best wedding ever you need to have the best wedding band. That is Philadelphia Funk Authority. I promise, they will exceed all expectations and have every single guest out on the dance floor. AMAZING!! Hurry…don’t wait, they truly are the best!
One of my most vivid memories of the day was looking out on the dance floor to watch the mass of people getting down. It made me so happy to see all these people I loved having such an amazing time.
- Abby & Matthew
The Inn at Leola Village: Leola, PA – July 2018
Highly Recommend! Philadelphia Funk brought the PARTY to our wedding! They were easy to work with before, during and after our big day. George, the MC, was energetic and engaging. The entire flow of our reception was perfect, thanks to them! They were organized and stuck to the plan we created together. I would highly recommend Philadelphia Funk Authority to anyone looking for a band!
- Martha & Patrick
The Country Club: Chestnut Hill, MA – June 2018
Philly Funk was absolutely terrific. Incredibly easy to work with, outstanding musicians, and a whole lot of fun - they're the ideal wedding band!
- Cathleen & Philip
The Civic Club of Harrisburg: Harrisburg, PA – June 2018
I could not ask for more from a wedding band!! The band set the tone for the night from the first moments. They played to the crowd incredibly well. We did not even bother giving any recommendations or making any requests because the music and the night flowed so smoothly. Almost everyone I've seen since the wedding has made a point to say the band made our wedding day! As an added bonus, they even surprised us by learning our songs for each of the first dances. I cannot thank this band enough for making our day so special!
- Anne & Dennis
Blue Mountain Resort: Palmerton, PA – May 2018
The Philadelphia Funk Authority did a FANTASTIC job! They were great to work with, flexible and provided EXACTLY what we requested. As the father of the groom, when we arrived at the reception the cocktail and dinner music was classy and elegant. Following dinner, when the dancing started, the dance floor was full from the first dance song to the last dance song. They are worth every penny! As one of our guests posted, "Just left the party of the century! Great food, great friends and wow, The Philadelphia Funk Authority, what a band!”
- Megan & Matthew
Lake House Inn: Perkasie, PA – April 2018
Fantastically Funk-Filled Wedding
In choosing a band for our wedding, my husband and I didn’t have to think twice before selecting Philadelphia Funk Authority. They are an incredible band and really know how to spice up every second of your big day. From a variety of soft ballads accompanying myself and our wedding party down the aisle, to taking time to learn mine and my husband’s “song” for our first dance, to playing a variety of hits from every decade at the reception, Philly Funk covered every moment perfectly. Communication with Gary before our main event was thorough and smooth and every member of the band played their part in keeping the night a joy and our family and friends on their feet! Every guest still tells us what a blast the band was and how they wished the party didn’t have to end! You’ll certainly love Philadelphia Funk Authority for your wedding and they will easily help make it a night you will never forget!
- Lindsay & Mike
The Imperia: Somerset, NJ – February 2018
Philly Funk is best wedding band ever!!!
My husband and I heard this band at a friend's wedding, and it was the most fun we had ever had at a wedding. I knew that when we got married, Philadelphia Funk was who I wanted to play for our wedding.
They were extremely easy to work with. Gary & Andy worked with us to get every single detail perfect. My husband and I are both ukrainian, so it was important to have some Ukrainian music to be played at the wedding. They learned more than what we expected them to. Every last detail was perfect. Down to letting us send music the night before to be added to the break music, and letting my dad join them on the accordion for some of the Ukrainian songs, it was all more than we could've asked for.
They perfectly gauged what would entertain the guests and played exactly what got them out of their seats and on the dance floor. It was one heck of a party, what else can you ask for?
We would both highly recommend them for your event. You would never be disappointed.
- Katerina & Dan
Waverly Country Club: Waverly, PA – November 2017
This band is truly amazing, we couldn't have asked for a better band to play at our wedding! Their manager, Gary, was great! He was very easy to reach throughout the whole process, which was super helpful and appreciated. The band sounded fantastic, you really can't beat live music. They were able to read the crowd and keep the energy right where we wanted it. We got numerous compliments from guests on how wonderful the band was! We definitely recommend the Philly Funk Authority to anyone and everyone looking for a band!
- Melissa & Steven
The Inn at Leola Village: Leola, PA – October 2017
I have been a fan of the Philly Funk Authority for many years dating back to a prior establishment I attended in Quakertown, Pa. There were many nights our group would attend the shows to see and hear the professionalism put forth by this musical group. Many of us became known to each other on a first name basis.
So when the time came to decide on music for our wedding, Philly Funk Authority was a MUST HAVE. The entire process from the first contact with Gary to the end of our wedding night was flawless. We had several conference calls with Gary and every possible detail was explored. checked and doubled checked to make sure our evening would be the best ever. Our wedding guests came from near and far with a large variety of all age groups and the band was absolutely fantastic at keeping the dance floor full all night. Almost a year later, we are still receiving compliments on the band. Their repertoire is beyond anyone's imagination, and they know all the songs. lyrics, and if they do not, they will learn them for you. We have to give a special shout out to members Dale, Andy, George, Andrew, Neil, Matt, Vinnie, Catrice and especially Raysa, the surprised photographer. Everything was so fantastic, that 10 months later my wife hired them again for my Surprise birthday party. If anyone is considering reserving Philly Funk Authority for any of your events, we would highly recommend them . You will not be disappointed.
- Ken & Christina
Seaside Park Yacht Club: Seaside Park, NJ – September 2017
If you are fortunate enough to get the opportunity to book the Philadelphia Funk Authority, do NOT hesitate. Possibly one of the best decisions I made in wedding planning was booking the band and coordinating the ceremony & reception details with their manager, Gary. From jump street, the Philadelphia Funk Authority is nothing but helpful, informative, creative and reliable -- you can trust them not only to perform on the big day, but also to assist with planning & executing your dream wedding. On top of it all, the band was truly the most talented group of musicians you could ask for. My family and friends still talk about them, nearly every time we see them. The Philadelphia Funk Authority is a treasure to party with and a pleasure to work with, book them!
- Elizabeth & Richard
Bear Creek Mountain Resort: Macungie, PA – September 2017
A live band at a wedding is truly a game changer! Philly Funk Authority takes their music to a whole other level and had everyone in the room dancing from start to finish! We received so many compliments on the band selection and I can’t say enough about their members level of professionalism. Don’t wait, Book them NOW!
- Sara & Kevin (Bride and Groom)
The best wedding band ever!
This is the best wedding band ever. They are amazing and can play anything you want. Guaranteed that people will dance. You cant go wrong with this band.
- Bill (Father of the Bride)
Woodland Sanctuary – August 2017
Fantastic terrific! I went to see this band several times before hiring them for my daughter’s wedding.
The band’s performance at the wedding was spectacular! Everyone at the wedding raved about the band. The dance floor was packed all night! This band will exceed your expectations!
- Erin & Matt
North Penn Gun Club: Trumbauersville – August 2017
A must see Performance!
They get everyone involved right at the start, very professional on time and play all types of music, a must see experience.
- KIm & Brian,
Hotel Bethlehem: Bethlehem, PA – July 2017
Philly Funk is an amazing band to work with. The manager Gary was very easy to work with, knew all the ins and outs of the process and delivered exactly what was promised. The band was a major hit. Every guest we spoke with noted how awesome the band was and they were the highlight of reception. The first dance, father/daughter and mother/son dance songs were all played perfectly. MC for the night was perfect, announcements were clear and fun. Everything flowed smoothly. They coordinated with the staff for cake cutting and an anniversary dance. Overall, they were extremely organized and I was pretty hands off. I asked them to play songs that would get people on the dance floor, I didn’t pick out a list of songs in advance. It worked out perfectly. Vocals and music were so on point, the dancefloor was packed for every single song. The mix of new and old songs was perfect. We had a wonderful time and I would truly recommend you pick this band if you want to have an unforgettable reception and cocktail hour. You will not be disappointed. Everyone loved them, I cannot emphasize this enough!
- Kayla & Jerry
Hunter Mountain: Hunter, NY – July 2017
My experience with Philly Funk was absolutely stellar from beginning to end. Gary was communicative during the whole process, and flexible enough to work with our hectic schedules while coordinating all of the last-minute details. They did an awesome job with our first dance song, and made the whole night an absolute blast. THANK YOU Philly Funk for making the sounds of my wedding rock!
- Diana & Kyle