Empire State are an impressive male fronted 7-piece band with the authentic, undeniable sound of funk and soul. You can expect a performance filled with all of your favourite hits by the likes of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield and Gil Scott-Heron.

Having performed at parties, weddings and corporate events, these outstanding Bristol-based musicians have been performing as a unit since 2011. Their busy schedule includes performing and recording with artists such as Kenny Thomas, Bizarre Inc, This Picture, Monie Love, Realer, Keith Tippet and Subjagger!

“Belting out full-bodied funk, you were so TIGHT and took no prisoners. My diamanté Vans are gratifyingly destroyed (along with my knees – no wonder James Brown turned to angel dust!) Thanks for being such terrific sports. You were no stress, all fun – like the day itself – and you played such a pivotal role in launching what had been a delightful day into a five-hour danceathon. Mission accomplished!” – Drew Burman, University of South Wales Students’ Union

You can watch a performance below.


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