THE FUNKTION BAND
The Funktion Band is fueled by our passion for making music, entertaining crowds and creating an experience that you will never forget. With a music list that spans seven decades, we tailor the music to fit the vibe of your audience. Through inventive arrangements, danceable grooves, and songs you have not heard other bands play, we will keep your audience engaged no matter their age. Corporate events, weddings, galas, festivals, anniversaries ... whatever the event, you can be assured of an extremely entertaining and professional performance.
Robert Hoefer: Vocals. Robert’s vocal career began in 1965 under Hungarian instructor Dr. Arpad Daraz. At age 17, he and his band at that time signed a recording contract with Motown records. They toured and opened for music greats such as “The Manhattans”, “The Chi Lites”, “Cameo”, “The Gap Band” and many others. He is currently President of The South Carolina Institute for Vocal Training and CEO of Pitch Doctors.
Keith Goodson: Keyboards/ Synthesizer/Rythym Guitar/ Vocal. Keith is the band leader and Visionary for the group. Music has played an important part in his life since hearing The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show at an early age. He has been in numerous groups since high school playing top forty, classic rock, funk, dance, gospel and praise music. A new love for Motown and Beach music was re-kindled in the early nineties and thus, “The Funktion” was born.
Reggie Mull: Lead Guitar & Vocals. Since trading for a guitar and started taking lessons at the age of 12, Reggie has had a love of music and learning everything about the guitar. While going to high school, Reggie played in many styles of bands, but found his heart leaned toward jazz and while attending college at Clemson University, he performed in the Clemson Jazz Ensemble. After college, Reggie has continued to play and is a sought after jazz guitarist as well as singer. You can hear the styling of George Benson, Tim Hayden and Steve Watson just to mention a few. You have seen in with the Flasbacks, Deja Nue and others in the Upstate.
Steve Flacy: Bass - At his second bass lesson he was hired to play in his first band, The Carousels. He later replaced the last original member in the band The Nightcrawlers (“Little Black Egg”) and in Nashville he was a founding member of the band called Sweetheart. When Sweetheart's guitarist, Adrian Belew, joined Frank Zappa's band, Steve left music performance for college and a career in information technology. In 2006 he returned to playing with an upstate South Carolina band called 99 Cents, an alternative band called The Jones Machine, and an 80's group called The Doc Brown Band. Other bands Steve has played in are Fat Cat Daddy, Hands Down, The Vinyl Junkies and The Rent. He has opened for The Blues Magoos, Bob Seger, The Allman Brothers, and once enjoyed performing for Mr. Steven Tyler. Rock on!