“Funktastic works the room better than most bands and can play to all ages.”
— Cole & Nick Sipione
"The first time we saw FUNKTASTIC we were out of our seats and dancing. From that point on we became middle aged groupies, marking our calendars , saving the dates that Mike and his amazing group perform. What a treat when Funktastic recently played for our Newlywed Celebration. Not far into their first song a party guest ran to alert those outside.." You gotta come hear these guys ! " Funktastic works the room better than most bands and can play to all ages. I've lost count of the number of times I have enjoyed their music but can count on a great performance every time . They have yet to disappoint. THANKS MIKE!"
“ They had the crowd dancing the entire night with an energy that was contagious!”
— Matthew & Laura Schuler
"We first heard Funktastic play at The Bassment two years ago. They had the crowd dancing the entire night with an energy that was contagious. When we got engaged, the first thing we did was book Funktastic for our wedding! They were incredible to work with - from the planning stage to traveling to Peoria for the big event. All of our guests couldn't stop talking about the talented band from Chicago that kept people on their feet all night....and they are still talking about it two months later! The wide variety of music got people of all ages on their feet dancing and Laura's beautiful voice was captivating! The sax, drums, and bass were no exception! Mike is not only is an amazing band leader, but also a phenomenal MC. We were SO lucky and happy to have found the best band to play at the most special celebration of our life. Thank you for making our reception one that will go down in history!"
“The moment the band started to play everyone was on the dance floor getting down and kept it going for hours.”
— Collin and Rachael Jevmore
"If you like live funk music as much as my wife and I do, Mike Zabrin's Funktastic are exactly the kind of band you want at your event. The whole band are super talented musicians who brought so much energy, tight beats and deep grooves to our wedding reception. The moment the band started to play everyone was on the dance floor getting down and kept it going for hours. We made a number of specific song requests and they killed them. Mike plugged right into our program and took on MC duties masterfully. Seriously, such a good band. We highly recommend Mike Zabrin's Funktastic!
Thanks Mike! Keep it funky!"
“We had so many guests tell us that it was one of the best receptions they've ever been to and I've gotta give props to Funktastic for that one.”
— Danielle and Danielle Patton
"This band is nothing short of incredible. Mike is so easy and fun to work with and the result is a night of amazing music with a ton of fun and energy. We had so many guests tell us that it was one of the best receptions they've ever been to and I've gotta give props to Funktastic for that one. Every member is engaged, energetic and extremely talented, especially Mike on the bass and Laura with insane vocals! Thanks Funktastic!"
-Daniel & Danielle Patton
“Not only were myself and my husband groovin' and movin' to the show but our family and guests were quite impressed that we had gotten such a hip band. ”
— Matt and Ivy Ghera
"I couldn't have asked for a better time! Mike Zabrin's FUNKTASTIC played at our wedding and not only were myself and my husband groovin' and movin' to the show but our family and guests were quite impressed that we had gotten such a hip band. Even my 70 year old mother-in-law said, " I didn't even know what funk music was. And after seeing that band [Funktastic] I realize...that I really like it. I look forward to following the band schedule to see them play in the near future."
-Matt and Ivy Ghera
What we're known for! A high-energy night of music playing all of your favorite songs. We will personally ensure the dance floor is jumping all night long! We also love song requests too. MZF puts a unique spin on easily recognizable covers, playing them like no one else around. Family will talk about this for decades!
- 4-10 Musicians. The standard band we use for most weddings is between 5-6 musicians (1-2 horns)
- Optional horn section
- DJ music during any point of the night (no additional charge)
- MC during speeches, cocktails, etc. (no additional charge)
- Optional over-time
A jazz duo, trio, or quartet during cocktails can add the perfect touch while guests chat and sip on cocktails. Music during cocktails, without over-doing it, is a relaxed vibe that will add a beautiful ambience.
- Jazz Standards and Ballads
- Jazz Trio (Piano, bass, drums)
- Jazz Quartet (Piano, guitar, bass, drums)
MZF takes pride on being very flexible when it comes to planning your wedding! We are happy to discuss formalities with wedding planners or any other vendors. Mike Zabrin is also happy to sit down with you at any point to discuss the evening, so that we are making the most out of the dance floor between formalities!
Are you able to work within our budget?
YES! MZF comes in a 5-10 piece configuration, which allows us to completely customize the band for the space we are performing in. Staying in your budget while being the life of the party & a reception your friends and family will remember for decades.
How do I know how big of a band we need?
Our base band is our 5 piece band, which includes Vocals, Guitar, Bass, & Drums (with background vocals). Additional options include Trumpet, Trombone, Sax, keyboard, and a second vocalist.
What songs will you perform?
MZF sends you a song selection of over 150+ songs to choose from. From that list, we ask you give us a PLAY and DO NOT PLAY list.
What makes Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic different then other wedding bands?
Unlike typical wedding bands who reads sheet music all night long and only perform private events, Mike Zabrin’s Funktastic has built a national fan base by performing & touring for years together. Instead of reading music, we read the audience! Years of performing in clubs 3-6 times per week & even co-writing music with members from Kool & the Gang has made the chemistry between the musicians is untouchable.
Our wedding is outside of Illinois.
Almost half of our private events are outside of Illinois. Your customized quote will already include any travel accommodations needed for our musicians & sound company.
Could you tell us about the sound? We’re afraid of the band being too loud for the space.
B&B Productions is one of the leading sound companies in the Chicagoland area. In fact, it will almost feel like there’s a top of the line music venue installed in your wedding! Worried about volume? Our sound company will load in and soundcheck the band in the afternoon before guests arrive, so we have plenty of time to get the sound perfect. During the reception, our sound engineers are able to control the volume of the band on their iPads. In fact, we have an engineer walk around the room with a decibel meter making sure it does not exceed past acceptable volume during any point in the night. B&B Productions have worked with us for every wedding, and their engineers have worked with reputable acts such as the Steve Miller Band.
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