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Hunks and Punks Band

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About

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, the Hunks and Punks Band provide exceptional live music for weddings, ceremonies, parties and events. This band features an array of instruments, including a full horn section, keyboards, congas, upright bass and much more!

The Band performs in various arrangements - from 2-4 musicians in a ceremony/cocktail group to 5-10 musicians in a dance reception band. They bring elegance and upbeat energy to any couple's big day!

Services Offered

Hunks and Punks Band customizes each package to best match each couple's needs. They have an extensive list of musical genres including cocktail/ceremony music featuring upright bass, tenor sax, vocalists and keyboards - moving to a dance reception covering classic to the latest Top 40, Disco, Motown, Rockin Blues, and Country.

The Band provides their own microphones. stage lights and sound equipment including recorded music during band breaks - and they provide music for receptions. dinners, ceremony, and cocktail hour entertainment.

The Band allows you to select the number of musicians (from 2 to 10), the length of the engagement, the specific songs (from their selection over over 200) and the specific staging and lighting options you wish.

Their goal is to make live music a beautiful reality for every event - and budget!

Highlights

Arrangements

Instrumental duo, instrumental trio, orchestra, soloist/vocalist, string quartet

Instruments

Organ, saxophone, guitar, drums, violin, trumpet, flute, piano

Ceremony Music Starting Price

$400

More information

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band?

7+

What genres of music does your band play?

Jazz
Country
Funk
Dance
Classical
Blues
Oldies
Rock
Classic rock
Pop
Motown
Reggae
R&B
Top 40
Soul
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
MC
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Vocals
Liability insurance
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Liability insurance
Microphones
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Sound / PA system
Vocals

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Projector
Disco ball
Sound PA

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$1,450

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,450

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$1,450

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Music during breaks
Learn new songs
Sound/ PA system
Microphones

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Sound PA
Recorded music breaks
Lighting
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    Patrick Married on 19/08/2016
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    Guaranteed to have a blast!

    Hunks & Punks made our wedding reception so special. Having a live band creates such a fun environment and we really just wanted our guests to have the best time. They have a big playlist so we picked the songs that we liked, and they even learned a few new ones for us that we wanted. As the groom, I even got up on stage and sang a song with them to my new bride which was really special - I'm no singer, but they made me sound great! They played late into the evening and never stopped jamming. They played our first dance song live which was incredibly beautiful to dance to. I would highly recommend them!
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    Breanne Married on 17/11/2018
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    Amazing Wedding Band kept the party going!

    I would absolutely recommend Hunks and Punks to a friend! They were so accommodating with our musical style and had amazing energy. The mixture of instruments and song arrangements sounded amazing and really kept the party going.
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    Rosanne Married on 29/09/2018
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    Hunks and Punks are the perfect wedding band!

    One of most difficult and most researched decisions for our wedding was finding a band that had a great energy on stage, an impressive and varied song list, professionalism and of course met our budget! Hunks and Punks completely exceeded every single expectation and I would recommend them over and over again! The dance floor was packed full all night with guests of all ages!
    What initially drew us to Hunks and Punks was their VERY impressive horn section,
    the incredibly talented lead singer, their wide variety of songs – from top hits, to
    ballads, to 60s Jazz – which is an unmatched selection by any other band that
    we looked at! (Not to mention their energetic stage performance and presence and the experience that they
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    Many of our guests said our wedding was the best they've ever been to and we're certain our band played a huge role in that!
    Tim of Hunks and Punks was fantastic to work with and extremely patient. He answered all of our questions and went above and beyond on our "day of", by introducing the wedding party and helping to coordinate our own recorded playlist between sets.
    Thank you so much Tim and Hunks and Punks. We could not imagine our wedding reception without you!!
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    The best wedding decision you'll make!

    Hiring Hunks and Punks was the best and most defining decision we made in our wedding planning process. They are incredibly talented, the range in their song offering is remarkable, and their energy is infectious. From 7:30pm to 1:00am they were the heartbeat of our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, including specially requested songs for the father-daughter walk down the aisle and our first dance. They continually went above and beyond from our first meeting through setup and takedown. Hunks and Punks played an immense role in making our event what many of our 200 guests have called “the best wedding” they've ever attended. You won't regret hiring Hunks and Punks for your wedding!
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    Mary S. Married on 05/10/2018
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    Music 100%. Musicians 100%. Fun 100%.

    This band will play ALL your favourite music and will do so with style and with passion. The Hunks and Punks are an amazing group of talented musicians who are also fun loving and are 100% committed to ensure that your wedding reception is just as you dreamed it would be. I highly recommend the Hunks and Punks - you will very happy that you did!
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    Patrick F. Married on 06/07/2018
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    Amazing band

    Hunks and punks learned our first song even though it wasn’t on the set list. They were extremely professional and went above and beyond. They even went as far and did some video taping for us and gave us a great ya. With wedding footage

    Best band ever

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No GST (or any other tax) Charged!

The Hunks and Punks Band will not charge you any GST (13% saves you a lot!) for any wedding event held in 2022 and contracted before Sept 30 2022.

Meet the Team

Tim McFarland
Tim McFarland
Band Leader, Bassist, Vocalist

Tim has been playing in Bands in Ottawa since the early 1990s.

He has been the Chief Entertainment Officer (CEO) of the Hunks and Punks Band Inc. - since its incorporation in 2016.

Tim plays Electric Bass, Upright Bass and is one of the three lead vocalists in the band. He plays in both the Ceremony/Cocktail group (Upright Bass) and the Dance Party Band (Electric Bass). He also played alto sax for groups in Ottawa in his early years (including playing gigs at the legendary Rainbow Club 27 years apart!!

Tim is married with 3 children - and his son Tom plays occarsional lead guitar with the group. It was Tom who named the band when his musicians and Tim's musicians came together for the first gig. They have been arguing ever since who is are the Hunks and who are the Punks!

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