About Us

The People

Funktion Sweet are a five piece band of experienced musicians, featuring the stunning voice of Scottish vocalist, Ruth MacEwan. Based in West Lothian, Scotland, Funktion Sweet consist of Ruth on lead vocals, Calum McLean on guitar and vocals, Robert Gemmell on piano/keyboards, Thornton Goldie on electric / double bass and backing vocals, and Dave Graham on drums.

The Passion

Funktion Sweet perform with all the energy, feeling and levels of musicianship that combine to provide the most exciting live music for your special occasion ; And, wherever this band plays, come the end of the evening, you are guaranteed to find a pile of discarded high-heels and a well-worn dancefloor!

The Music

The versatility and enthusiasm of Funktion Sweet has proven to be a big hit time and again, with many clients and guests delighted by the band’s ability to perform delicate, soulful renditions of classic songs such as ‘You Raise Me Up’ and ‘Songbird‘, followed by energy-packed dance-floor fillers like ’River Deep, Mountain High’, ‘Sex On Fire’, ‘Disco Inferno’ and Mr. Brightside.

Get The Party Started

Having played a live rendition of your all-important first dance choice, Funktion Sweet will crank up the tempo to get the party going with a well-balanced mix of current and classic pop, funk, disco, rock and soul hits from the last six decades. As well as keeping the dance floor full, Funktion Sweet can dim the lights to allow you and your guests to enjoy some subtle musical moments in the form of timeless ballads and popular jazz classics. Never forgetting that this evening is about you and your guests’ entertainment, the band will adjust the play list to suit and maybe throw in a few surprises. For those occasions when the kilts have to swing, Funktion Sweet can supply some ceilidh favourites, with Ruth calling, or invite, on your behalf, additional ceilidh musician friends to join in and help to add the flavour of Scotland to your evening.…………..

………….So, whatever you and your guests’ musical tastes are, Funktion Sweet aim to ensure that you, your friends and family experience live musical entertainment of the highest standard, whilst offering versatility, flexibility, friendly professionalism and, above all, a wedding evening party to remember!

Ballroom Glitz

Funktion Sweet have, on occasion, been invited to don a touch of glitter, vertigo-inducing footwear and the sort of apparel that is visible from space, to provide a set of Glamtastic 70’s hits, including classics by Bowie, Abba, T.Rex, and Rose Royce.

Chill Out

If you are looking for some afternoon entertainment, while your guests relax and you have your photos taken, we can offer an acoustic trio, performing a more relaxed set of classic songs, featuring numbers by such artists as Norah Jones, Amy Lavere and Aretha Franklin.

From This Moment

Ruth is also experienced performing at Wedding Ceremonies and, whether solo or alongside her pianist or harpist friends, can help add something special, such as ’Ave Maria’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, or ’The Wedding Song’ to your Wedding Ceremony.

A Personal Meeting

You are more than welcome to come and meet Ruth and the guys at their rehearsal studios in Livingston, West Lothian, where you can hear the band play and where you can discuss your musical requirements and the finer details of your event with us. Funktion Sweet have a long list of testimonials from satisfied clients who would be happy to share their Funktion Sweet experience with you. You are welcome to request a CD sampler that will allow you to hear, for yourself, the true sound of Funktion Sweet.

Private Parties, Graduation Balls and Corporate Events

Although Funktion Sweet perform mostly at weddings, we have performed at Birthday and Anniversary parties, Graduation Balls, Charity Functions and Corporate Events. No event is outwith our consideration.

  • Funktion Sweet’s central location is an ideal base for covering Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife and Borders areas, although the band will happily travel further when requested. Travel and overnight accommodation costs may apply.
  • Funktion Sweet are Musician’s Union members, and use MU contracts for all engagements.
  • Funktion Sweet are covered by the MU comprehensive Public Liability Insurance.