The Band

We are one of Surrey's best 'LIVE' function bands!

The Funatics were originally brought together in January 2009 by Bassist J.J. (Jumpin Jim), all the way from the USA, to present a band of seasoned, experienced and versatile musicians who have come together with a common passion – to play all your favourite popular music and classic pop-rock, from the 50’s to present day, for your enjoyment and entertainment.

The Funatics are one of the South East's (UK) most popular working bands (completing an average of 70 shows a year) with an extensive and varied repertoire; playing all manner of events including: Festivals, private parties, weddings and corporate events, clubs, pubs etc. The band has also supported well known artists including Bruce Foxton from (The Jam). The Funatics specialise in ‘landmark birthday’ parties and 'private events' making every celebration special. We're always re booked!!!

The Artists

JJ (AKA Jumpin Jim)

Lead Vocals & Bass Guitar…Antics!

JJ is the energetic front man and bass player originally from America and the founder of The Funatics in 2009. He has had the opportunity to play many styles of music over the years in both original and covers bands. Playing Bass and Guitar for over 35 years and a competent singer/songwriter/composer with recordings of his own material at home along with a multitude of professional studio recording sessions. He has performed with top musicians in the USA, UK and Europe at a wide variety of venues and outdoor festivals. He has been a member of Music Associations and Organisations as well as Radio Presenter, interviewing top names musical acts at Festivals. He enjoys playing Live with his blonde 1978 Precision Bass among the other instruments he owns. Contact JJ for booking the band on your special occasion or come out to see us live…check out website for gig dates.

Andy

Guitarist & Vocals

London based professional session guitarist Andrew Watt has toured with many originals' bands including Toucan Trolls back in the 1980's with EMI in the late 80’s, He's supported and toured with The Police, The Shivalier Brothers, Mike Oldfield and the The Beat to name but a few. He also stood in to support Jeff Beck at The Royal Albert Hall. Fav squeeze's are his well known 78' starry white Fender Strat and his original' 71 Gibson Gold Top. Andy is also an accomplished songwriter and has written and recorded material for various publishing company's both here and in the US. Andy say’s... "The Funatics 'really rock'... We entertain YOU'. Whether your celebrating a landmark event or looking for a great 'live' band for your private bash, Talk to JJ.

Paul

Keyboards Vocals

Paul started playing the piano at the age of 4 when he could just about reach their old joanna at home. Later at school he formed a band with some mates and had their first gig at the local "DISCO" at 11 years old. The band stayed together for 15 years. He's played a mix of originals and covers over the years and has also played in various cover bands performing at pubs, clubs, functions and festivals including the Edinburgh Festival. Now he's with The Funatics. They are a very talented outfit that play an amazing range of past and present hits to suit all occasions and he is very pleased to be part of the team. Equipment; Roland and Yamaha keys. let us entertain YOU!

Ian

Drums, Percussion

Began playing drumming at the age of 14 studying under 2 teachers, Jazz & Fusion then played for many,many bands as a Dep/Stand in drummer. Ian has stood in for a multitude of bands through out his career. 2001 He Rocked out for 7.5 years with Kevin Young in 2Mentall playing over 480 shows from 2001-2008 in and around the London/Surrey circuit. Sept 2009-2014 He joined forces with Weapon(uk) and also Paddy Goes To Holy head playing countless amount's of show's, festivals and tours through out Europe. With Weapon he recorded a single, 'Ready 4u' that was released in 2011 and in April 2014 he released & toured the album called 'Rising From The Ashe's' with Weapon (uk) and played many show's, festivals in Europe promoting it. Ian left Weapon and PGTH in November 2014 and pursued several different projects including Misteridge, Dave Goodridge, Denny Rich Showband, BBC Session's, 27 show's for Leech June-Sept 2015 along with other projects. He also teaches a large number of drum student's in his home recording/rehersal studios. 2015 the opportunity to join force's with The Funatics, one of London and the South East's most popular and well known covers bands arose and he jumped at the chance of filling the drum stool on a permanent basis.

Song List

  • AIN'T NO SUNSHINE - BILL WITHERS
  • ALL SHOOK UP- ELVIS
  • ALRIGHT NOW/WISHING WELL - FREE
  • BAD CASE OF LOVIN YOU - ROBERT PALMER
  • BAD MOON RISING - CCR
  • BEFORE YOU ACCUSE ME - TRAD BLUES
  • BLUE SUEDE SHOES - ELVIS
  • BOHEMIAN LIKE YOU - DANDY WARHOLS
  • BORN TO BE WILD - STEPPENWOLF
  • BROWN SUGAR - STONES
  • CAN'T GET ENOUGH - BAD COMPANY
  • COME ON EVERYBODY - EDDIE
  • COUNTRY GIRL - PRIMAL SCREAM
  • CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE - QUEEN
  • DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY - THE MAVERICKS
  • DANCIN IN THE DARK - SPRINGCLEAN
  • DESIRE - U2
  • DEVIL INSIDE - INXS
  • DO YOU WANNA DANCE - CLIFF RICHARD
  • DOCK OF THE BAY - OTIS REDDING
  • DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER - OASIS
  • DON'T STOP - FLEETWOOD MAC
  • FEEL LIKE MAKIN LOVE - BAD COMPANY
  • FOXY LADY - HENDRIX
  • GIMME SOME LOVIN - SPENCER DAVIS
  • GLORIA -THEM
  • GREEN ONIONS - BOOKER T
  • HARD TO HANDLE - OTIS REDDING
  • HEY JOE - HENDRIX
  • HIGH HEEL SNEAKERS - CROSS SECTION
  • HONKY TONK WOMEN - STONES
  • HOUND DOG - ELVIS
  • HOUSE IS A ROCKIN - STEVIE RAY VAUGHN
  • I CAN'T EXPLAIN - THE WHO
  • I FEEL FINE - BEATLES
  • I HEARD IT THRU THE GRAPEVINE - THE DRIFTERS
  • I PREDICT A RIOT - KAISER CHEIFS
  • I SAW HER STANDING THERE - BEATLES
  • I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND - BEATLES
  • I WON'T BACK DOWN - TOM PETTY
  • I'M A BELIEVER - NEIL DIAMOND
  • JOHNNY B GOODE - ROUTE 66 - ROLL OVER BEETOVEN - CHUCK BERRY
  • LaGRANGE - Z Z TOP
  • LAY DOWN SALLY - ERIC CLAPTON
  • LET'S DANCE - CHRIS MONTEZ
  • MIDNIGHT HOUR - WILSON PICKETT
  • MONY MONY - TOMMY JAMES
  • MOVIN ON- GARY MOORE
  • MUSTANG SALLY - WILSON PICKETT
  • MY GIRL - TEMPTATIONS
  • OLD TIME ROCK N ROLL - BOB SEGAR
  • ONE I LOVE - REM
  • PRETTY WOMEN - ROY ORBISON
  • ROCKING IN THE FREE WORLD - NEIL YOUNG
  • RUN TO YOU - BRIAN ADAMS
  • SANTUARY - THE CULT
  • SEX ON FIRE - KINGS OF LEON
  • SHAKING ALL OVER - JONHNY AND ...
  • SQUEEZE BOX - THE WHO
  • STAND BY ME - BEN E KING
  • SUMMER OF 69 - BRIAN ADAMS
  • SWEET CAROLINE- NEIL DIAMOND
  • SWEET HOME ALABAMA - LYNARD SKYNARD
  • TAKE ME TO THE RIVER - TALKING HEADS
  • TEENAGE KICKS - THE UNDERTONES
  • THE BREEZE - JJ CALE
  • THE ONLY THING - BRIAN ADAMS
  • THE WANDERER - DION
  • TUSH - Z Z TOP
  • TWENTY CENTURY BOY - T-REX
  • WALK OF LIFE - DIRE STRAITS
  • WALKING BY MYSELF - GARY MOORE
  • WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL - RONAN KEATING
  • WHITE WEDDING - BILLY IDOL
  • WONDERFUL TONIGHT - ERIC CLAPTON
  • YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME - WELLA
  • YOU REALLY GOT ME - KINKS

We can also play songs on request just give us a little notice befor your event!!