Reverend Barry & The Funk

This super-tight 8-piece funk band has been packing dance floors since 2013

In a very short time, Reverend Barry and The Funk have enjoyed a rocket-ride of success. This super-tight 8-piece funk band has been packing dance floors since their very first gig on Halloween of 2013. This high-energy dance band plays the most popular dance hits by well-loved artists like Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Kool & the Gang, James Brown and more.

Reverend Barry belts out Stevie Wonder, James Brown and more on vocals while holding down the groove on the bass. Yaya Diamond’s award-winning vocals and magnetic stage presence keep the audience spellbound. Young virtuoso Chet Gass not only plays lead guitar, keyboards and talk box…but also sings lead, backing vocals and raps. Keyboardist & vocalist Jayar Mack’s soaring lead and backup vocals bring a level of vocal excellence to this band that is rarely seen in a single act. “The Hellacious Horns”, a super-tight 3-piece horn section brings these great songs to life in the way they were meant to be heard. 90-120 high-energy sets, filled with back-to- back medleys of the most popular dance songs has local audiences and area nightclub owners begging for more. The Funk has garnished a large, rabid fan base who religiously pack every show at top nightclubs in Southwest Florida. The band has quickly become a popular choice for private parties & corporate events. Plus, their funky hook-laden originals are catching on with audiences all over the Suncoast, making them a “must-have” act for music festivals, and opening slots for national acts. The band’s highly-anticipated debut CD “SxyGdLuv” will be released on October 29 th , 2016.

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Sample Song List

Dance Set:
Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
Earth, Wind & Fire – September
Earth, Wind & Fire – Shining Star
Stevie Wonder – I Wish
The Isley Brothers – It’s Your Thing
Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)
Aretha Franklin – Think
Wilson Pickett – Land Of 1000 Dances
Sam & Dave – Hold On I’m Coming
Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie
Charles Wright – Express Yourself
Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady
Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Sam & Dave – Soul Man
Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
Parliament – Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
Dusty Springfield – Son Of A Preacher Man
Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
Mitch Ryder – Devil With The Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly
Commodores – Brick House
Wilson Pickett – Mustang Sally
Aretha Franklin – Respect
James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing/Release The Pressure
James Brown – Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine
James Brown – Super Bad
Michael Jackson – Rock with You
The Jacksons – Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
Ohio Players – Fire
Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)
The Time – Jungle Love
Maceo Parker – Pass The Peas
Parliament – Flashlight
James Brown – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
Rufus – Tell Me Something Good
Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
Aretha Franklin – Chain Of Fools
Earth, Wind & Fire – Sing a Song
Van Morrison – Domino
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Otis Redding – Hard To Handle
The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
Tower Of Power – What Is Hip?
Rick James – Give It To Me Baby
The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
Chic – Good Times
Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster
Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night
Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It
The Isley Brothers – Shout
Gladys Knight & The Pips – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Michael Jackson – Workin’ Day And Night
The Emotions – Best of My Love
Ripple – I Don’t Know What It Is But Sure Is Funky
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
War – Low Rider
Joe Cocker – You Can Leave Your Hat On
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance to the Music
Diana Ross – Upside Down
Jean Knight – Mr. Big Stuff
Buddy Miles – Them Changes
Al Green – Take Me To The River
McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up)
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
Deee – Groove is in the Heart
Average White Band – Cut the Cake
Heat Wave – Groove Live
Chic- Le Freak
Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight
KC & The Sunshine Band – That’s the Way I Like It
KC & The Sunshine Band – Boogie Shoes
George Benson – Turn Your Love Around
Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen
Michael Jackson – PYT
Prince- DMSR
Prince – Controversy
Prince – Let’s Go Crazy
Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
Prince – Let’s Work
Prince – Sexy M.F.
Prince – Baby I’m a Star
Prince – Purple Rain
Prince – 1999
Prince – Kiss
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Dinner Set:
Aretha Franklin – You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Aretha Franklin – Baby I Love You
The Supremes – Baby Love
The Isley Brothers – For The Love Of You
Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly
Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour
Otis Redding – Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Smokey Robinson – The Tracks Of My Tears
The Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do
Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love
Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
Smooth Operator – Sade
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Billy Paul – Me & Mrs Jones
Lionel Ritchie – You Are
Commodores – Easy
Temptations – My Girl
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys