Information about The Phonix Dance Band
The Phonix is a 9-piece funk and soul band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Their punchy 3-piece horn section, two soulful lead singers and incredible rhythm section fire up sweaty excitement that turns any crowd into an extraordinary dance party. Your wedding will be filled with fun and unsurpassed energy with these extraordinary musicians.
The Phonix has performed over 500 shows since 2009 and is a band you can count on for an engaging party that keeps all your guests from every generation entertained and on the dance floor all night! They are a staple in the diets of thousands of funk-loving Vancouverites as they diligently fulfill their role as house band at the Arts Club's Backstage Lounge. If it’s funky and will make you dance, the Phonix want to play it! All 9 of them share a love for the likes of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Earth Wind and Fire.
Six years experience as a house band has gifted the Phonix with flashy choreography, captivating stage presence and an ability to sustain a high energy, exciting and engaging performance. Their infectious energy has affected BC audiences as far as Kelowna, Penticton and Victoria. They have headlined at the Vancouver Street Dance Festival as well as the Penticton Peach Festival, where they have also had the privilege of opening for iconic Canadian band, Trooper. Their vast list of performances includes venues such as the Fairmont, Sutton Place and Westin Bayshore hotels, the Red Robinson and McPherson theatres and just about every casino in Vancouver.
They can provide music for ceremonies, receptions, during breaks and sample performances with sound and lighting being covered. This group has members that play the piano, saxophone, guitar, drums, trumpet, bass and piano. Items such as a disco ball and microphones are also available. Couples can also take advantage of the ability to request songs.
In addition to the nine member group, future newlyweds can also choose to have different groupings as well such as a ceremony musician (piano or guitar), instrumental ensemble (for dinner and cocktails) or a Jazz quartet with vocals.
Instrumental duo, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist, instrumental solo
Saxophone, guitar, drums, trumpet, flute, piano
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Maridel Constantino, Married on 09/09/2017
We had the privilege of seeing the Phonix Band at a wedding in December 2014 and we were blown away by them! They left such an amazing, long last impression on us that when we got engaged in 2016, one of the first things we did was get in touch with them. Reuben, the band leader, ... View more responded promptly and we booked them immediately during that initial email. It was one of the best things we did for our wedding! The Phonix took our wedding to another level. They were lively, entertaining, and they kept the party going! Weeks later, people are still talking about our wedding and one of the first things they mention is the great band that played all night long. The Phonix were also kind enough to learn our first dance song and take into account our song requests. Reuben was wonderful to work with, and he even went above and invited us to take dance classes with him to prepare for our first dance. Overall, the memories they left us, our family, and our friends were priceless. I would give them a A++.
Greg, Married on 26/08/2017
Fantastic! The crowd loved it and was on the dance floor the whole time. Highly recommended. High energy and good feel for the room. Both families and the bride were ecstatic about the music. Also worked well coordinating with the venue.
Evelyn Wong, Married on 23/07/2017
All I really have to say is that Reuben and the Phonix were AMAZING in every way! Reuben was extremely resourceful and helpful. He replies right away so you're never left hanging with any questions. He was able to arrange a last minute run of our first dance just a couple hours ... View more before our reception. The band was incredible and made our evening exceptional! We felt like part of the band!- they came down and mingled with our group which really made all the difference to liven up the dance floor! I have a specific song request the night of, and although not part of their usual repertoire, they did wonders!! I cannot say enough great things about them. If you are looking for an awesome band, you will not be disapppointed!!
Jo Leslie-Mccran, Married on 28/06/2017
Reuben came along to do the sound for our wedding and he was so great. We were planning our wedding from the UK and weren’t able to meet anyone in advance, but Reuben really put us at ease with his fantastic communication, was really accommodating with all our requests, and is ... View more such a lovely and friendly guy. We’re already planning a trip back and hope to be able to check out a show the next time we’re in Vancouver too!
Josh Epstein, Married on 22/05/2017
This band has to be the best possible band you can have at a wedding if you're going for a fun time and you want everyone dancing. Funk, soul, and they are a blast. Reuben is a great coordinator as well, went above and beyond to do what we wanted. He came to the venue ahead of ... View more time to check the space and sound, and had suggestions that were helpful. Honestly can't recommend this band enough.
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