Brighton, United Kingdom
Dante and Delv span their own brand of Northern, Motown, Funk, Disco and Soul together for the first time at The Cocoanut, Kingston-upon-Thames in 2001; the day England won 5-1 in Germany. Regular shindigs at the Roundhill, Coopers Cask and the London Unity in Brighton resulted in a loyal following and the need for a name…
Family Funktunes was born.
A hugely successful night at The Sussex Arts Club kicked off in June 2004 and regularly saw 250 funkers packing out Brighton’s coolest venue. From a jammed dry ice machine and punters trying to enter by clambering over a grand piano, to a band named after swimming trunks and people dressed up as superheroes using a rowing machine on stage, the night certainly made its mark during its two-year tenure.
As the hunt for a new home intensifies, the Family Funktunes radio show aims to bring www.1brightonfm.co.uk listeners the very best from the broadest of churches that is Soul music.
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