What People Say…

This is what people have to say about us. Please check our Facebook feed  more up to date comments.

Thank you and the rest of the band so much for playing at our wedding, from our very first meeting you have been so friendly and your professionalism took the worry away from us so we could get on and organise other things for the wedding. We were delighted with our first dance, Michael Buble – Everything, it was a great start to the evening’s entertainment and the dance floor was full from start to finish….brilliant. We would highly recommend Funktion Sweet to anyone who wants to have a fantastic time….we certainly did. Many thanks,

Angela and Graeme

Hey, Just wanted to leave a wee bit of feedback for you guys.

We had the most amazing and fantastic wedding, and were lucky enough for the sun to shine. No sooner had the meal finished, evening guest arrived and we were ready for our first dance.

We had an INXS number, ‘the perfect rock ballad’ as our first dance. I don’t think there are the words to explain how fantastic the band were…..they excelled themselves and surpassed our expectations…!! The band don’t have a Sax player but a little bit of magic happened and Ruth met a friend, who was able to play and make our song extra special with his solo Sax part, we still get goose bumps talking about it….That was the icing on the cake for us….

I don’t think there was an inch of space left on the dance floor the whole evening and your encore of ‘Sex On Fire’ will stay with our guests forever!

Funktion Sweet you guys ROCK and made our evening one to remember…… All of our guests are still talking about how great a night it was and how amazing you all were!! We have already recommended you all to friends of ours and will continue to do so. Hope to see you guys again in the future.

Thank you guys so much,xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jamie & Alison Higgins

Hi Ruth, Back to work now (and reality)!

Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for performing at our wedding sat 31st July, 2010. You and the rest of the band were fantastic and set the mood perfectly. The dance floor was full the whole night, (and it was a huge dance floor). Being a professional in the wedding industry I know what a huge difference a good band can make to the success and the whole enjoyment of the day .I have seen some of the worst and some of the best in the industry and you certainly are one of the best. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any of my clients booking a wedding or function at the Glen Pavilion in the future. Thanks again and i wish you continued success in the future.

Florence and Ray Baxter

Hi Ruth,
I’m so sorry it’s taken us so long to get in touch, but just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for an absolutely fantastic evening of music and entertainment at our wedding. When we sampled your music at the wedding fair in 2009, we instantly knew you were the band we wanted at our wedding. We knew you were good, however on the big day you totally blew us and all of our guests away. Everyone we’ve spoken to about the wedding complimented you guys and your talents, and the dance – off will go down in history.

We have no problems at all in recommending you guys for any weddings or “funktions” in the future. Hope you and the guys are all well. Kindest Regards

James and Katrina Leaver

Hello Ruth,

Thanks again for the set on Monday – everybody had an amazing night and said how much they enjoyed the music! The dance off was a firm favourite for the best moment of the night and I am pretty sure it will now go down in history as one of the greats. Your next event’s guests are going to have a lot to live up to! Best wishes,


Hi Ruth,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you. We had a great time at our wedding on the 17th and loads of guests commented on how fab Funktion Sweet was.
You really were great and we’ll be recommending you to anyone looking for a band. Maybe you could pass on the thanks to the guys from us too.

Alyson and Paul Smith

Hi Ruth
Thank you and the guys so much for the fantastic job you did at our wedding. You were brilliant! I didn’t think so many people would be up and dancing – although think I sort of led the way on that front! A wedding dress really isn’t ideal for dancing in!
Denise and Bernard from Solsgirth were raving about how nice you guys were and I think they would be really pleased to recommend you to future wedding people. I have emailed you their details.
Will keep fingers crossed for you!
Thanks again – you really helped make the day the best one of our lives (so far!).
Kind regards


We thought it would be a great idea to invite Funktion Sweet to play at our annual Xmas Party. This year the party took place at the new, cool bar and restaurant, Embark in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. Band leader, Calum and singer, Ruth, kindly took the time to meet me and the manager of Embark well in advance of the party in order to discuss where and when the band would play. This was greatly appreciated as the finer details were sorted there and then … even the secret lift access for the band’s equipment!

The band quickly and efficiently set themselves up whilst the guests were having post-dinner drinks in the bar downstairs and then an announcement was made and all the guests moved upstairs to hear the first song from Funktion Sweet. As soon as Ruth hit her first note the dancing started and never stopped!! The superb mix of music past and present ensured that all guests (and we have a varied age group!) danced and sang along until the very end of the band’s 2 hour set. Ruth’s fantastic voice and the brilliant music supplied by Calum and co. on guitar, bass,keyboards and drums truly entertained and created an atmosphere of friendly festive fun. In short, Funktion Sweet made our party swing!

Success deserves praise and I would recommend, without any hesitation, Funktion Sweet to play at any corporate or private function …. Enjoy!


The day went very quickly and we had scarcely finished our meal when the band and our evening guests began to arrive. We had our first dance to ‘Songbird’ – sung beautifully by Ruth, and I don’t think I left the
dance floor for the rest of the evening! Everyone was up and dancing at some point, and it was rare to see the floor clear.

The atmosphere created by the band was fantastic… interactive, fun and relaxed and the range of covers played was perfectly suited to the occasion. Each time we were about to leave the floor to speak with our guests, the band rolled out another great cover and we danced pretty much non stop until the end of the night – finally collapsing, exhausted and ecstatic at the end of an absolutely excellent day. To say that we enjoyed ourselves would be putting it very mildly….

It’s been really lovely to write this testimonial, as it helps to keep alive a memory of what was nothing short of the best day of our lives.
Thank you.

April & Barry Edwards

We would both sincerely like to thank Ruth & the Band for all their hard work leading up to our special day and for making our evening reception more memorable than we could have imagined! The wide selection of music created the perfect atmosphere for us and our guests, although I am sure you were to blame for some sore feet in the morning as the dance floor was always packed!!

Our family and friends are still talking about how enjoyable the evening was and its nearly a year since the wedding. We are so looking forward to seeing and hearing you again when you play at our friendswedding next month. I was really excited the day after our wedding to hear that they had booked youat our wedding as they enjoyed it so much.Thanks again and we will see you on the dance floor soon!!

Greg & Susan

We thought your band was absolutely brilliant and everyone we spoke to thought exactly the same – so no complaints whatsoever. The whole Wedding Day was absolutely fantastic – a day to remember – and we are so glad that you were part of that. Will certainly recommend you to everyone I know.

Thanks again


Dear Calum, Ruth & All Of Funktion Sweet,

Thank you all for a great night!!! We loved all your songs and everyone said how great you were!! (Ruth, hope you liked the craig dance lol)
We will recommend you to everyone,
Thank you all again!!

All the best, Love

Craig & Robyn Bett

Hi Ruth,

how are you doing? Sorry this has taken so long. I have been so busy since the wedding and I am now writing this to you from Texas ‘Yvonne and I had such a special wedding day and were really looking forward to the dance all day long. We booked Funktion Sweet when we were at our friends wedding in 2008. Once the band started playing everyone was up dancing and the dance floor never cleared all night. We thought to ourselves that this was the sort of wedding dance that we wanted. We went up to Ruth and within minutes we had the band provisionally booked.

Ruth was brilliant and keeping in contact on the run up to the wedding, just to let us know that all preparations were going well. On the night Funktion Sweet were absolutely amazing. The band learned our first dance from scratch and they played an amazing version of the song. This made the first dance really special. However they followed the first dance with Kings of Leon, just to get the party started. The buzz and the atmosphere in the room was electric with the band modifying their play list to keep the tempo up and keep the dance floor packed. The band noticed that when they played a slow song that the dance would empty, so they did away with all the slow songs, much to the pleasure of everyone up dancing.

Throughout the evening Ruth would come up and ask how we felt everything was going, just to make sure that the play list was fine and that we were happy with how everything was going. This made for a really personal evening with our family and friends and was exactly the wedding dance that we wanted. Funktion Sweet were very professional, very friendly and really easy to deal with. When we are visiting family and friends the conversation of the wedding dance always comes up. Everyone had such an amazing time, with the band playing a really important role in that.

At the end of the night everyone was sad when the band finally had to stop playing (because the hotel asked them to stop). It was such an excellent dance, Funktion Sweet played a great variety of contemporary and classic songs and really had something for everybody. We would like to give them a massive thanks for the part in our wedding, and we would whole heartedly recommend them to anybody.

Book Funktion Sweet for your wedding or party NOW!!!

Yvonne and Andrew Smyth.