Monday, 1 May 2017

Balance of April 2017

Hi everyone,

here we are at the end of April 2017. It has been an incredible month for us, we have partied with lots of new people and we'll hold great memories of the weddings we've been a part of for a long time.

We started Easter travelling to Cardigan to play for Rachael and Sam, our lovely couple who got married at Hammet House.



Stunning isn't it? Check their website for all information about the venue (http://www.hammethouse.co.uk)  The best thing about the place though? their staff. We got treated like rock-stars. In every moment they took care that we were well fed, that we had drinks and that we had time enough to do our soundcheck etc. Great bunch of guys!

About the wedding, Rachael our lovely bride wrote this on our facebook:


Thank you and Sam for inviting us to play! Also thanks to your dad, because he is the MAN!

We arrived back in Cardiff at 4am, tired but with a great smile on our faces. Rock and Roll ;)


Then, just the day after, we played for James and Stacey at Canada Lodge. We have played there a few times so we feel like at home. It is a stunning venue just outside Cardiff with great views over a fishing lake.


And what can we say about our lovely couple? They love live music and so do their friends (bit of extra pressure there with a few musicians present in the room! ;)   We had a blast, so much that we came back and did a cheeky extra 30 minutes set just because... why not?


May is going to be a bit quieter however we have a great road trip at the end of the month. All the way down to Falmouth, can't wait!


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

First wedding of April!

Hi everyone!

Here we are in April 2017. Time goes so fast... And with April and the spring come the first weddings of the season. This Saturday we had the honour of playing for Gareth and Laura at their wedding at Pencoed House.
http://www.pencoedhouseestate.co.uk
This venue is a cosy little barn on the outskirts of Cardiff. It is a well known wedding venue around but for us it was the first time we played there. We loved it! Their staff and their house DJ Paul are very friendly and helpful and overall it was a great night.

We are so looking forward to be playing there again in a near future!








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Saturday, 21 January 2017

First Showcase of the Year

As you all know we are showcasing at Porter's Cardiff on the 4th of February, from 11pm to 1am, free entry.

Always a great night!


If you are thinking on booking us for your wedding, why don't you come round and check us out? Please talk to us on the night, we will be happy to help with any questions you might have.

See you all there!

Friday, 30 December 2016

Happy New Year Everyone! Are you ready for 2017?


















Fantastic ending to 2016. Thanks guys, we wish you all the best for this 2017!

If I was asked why are you in a wedding band, this feedback would be the best answer I could give. Being part of someone else's most special day is incredibly satisfying. Normally parties are made of  people, music and food (well... and alcohol!) so when couples trust us to play at their weddings it is a great honour but also a great responsibility.

From here I would like to thank all the couples we partied with during 2016 and previous years. Thanks to you all we have become a much more professional act, we have moved forward, gained new skills and established ourselves within South Wales' Wedding Market.

I would also like to thank all the couples that have booked us for 2017 and 2018. We can't wait to meet you all and be part of your wedding day! Also our most sincere gratitude to all our Corporate clients.


Soul Lotta Funk are a team. We have been going on for a bit more than 3 years now and we still have a long path ahead us. Personally, I am so proud of sharing this adventure with Jamie, Nicky, Joe, Sarah and Django. Thank you for being such a talented buch, it's a pleasure to share stage with you  gig after gig. Also thanks to our soundtechs, deps, families and friends. You all are part of the Soul Lotta Family.


We are so ready for 2017. Bring it on!


All the best,


Jose and all the team at Soul Lotta Funk

Friday, 16 December 2016

Just before Christmas..... new promo video!

Hi everyone,

This year Santa comes with... A NEW PROMO VIDEO!

This time we have decided to showcase another aspect of the band. A lot of couples ask us to learn a very special song for them and perform it live for their first dance. It is always such a special moment and for us it's a great honour because it means they trust us to cover their most loved song. ''She'' by Elvis Costello, ''Better Together'' by Jack Johnson or ''L.O.V.E.'' by Nat King Cole are some of the first dances we've performed for our couples.

We also offer an Acoustic Package so your guests are entertained with live background music (voice and piano) between the wedding ceremony and the wedding breakfast/dinner. Even during the ceremony!


So that's what we wanted to capture in our new promo and by the looks of it.... we think we have achieved it. The video was filmed and produced by James Fisher from 88 Wedding Films: http://88-films.co.uk


James is such a professional. Everything... approaching him with a bunch of ideas, shaping them, discussing lights, filming, details, feedback.. he takes care of everything and we think that shows up in the video. With his camera he captured magical moments like the one below. We can't wait to show you all!


Promo video 2016/2017 

















We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to Simon and Kate from The Belle Adventure (https://www.facebook.com/TheBelleAdventure/). They are an acoustic duo based in Bristol that performs jazz, blues and country music. We have seen them live and they are soooo good!  Back a couple of months when we were planning the video, we were thinking on featuring a couple ... so imagine our surprise when we learnt that they just got married!!! So they came along and they totally owned it. It's not only that both of them are incredibly good looking, it's also that they have charm, charisma, class.. and they are the nicest people you can work with. Thanks guys!

Finally special thanks to David Ozkoidi https://www.facebook.com/david.ozkoidi our light technician for the day and to Acapela Studios http://acapela.co.uk.

Only a couple of days to release it!