The Punky Fumpkins cover band began as the backing band for a rock’n’roll pantomime production of Cinderella, playing classic hits with “updated” lyrics. The band needed a name to go in the programme, so the Funky Pumpkins, named after a vegetable vital to the Cinderella story, were born.
The Punky Fumpkins enjoyed playing together so much that they stayed together as a band, building a repertoire based on the greatest songs of the past fifty years.
Another of the band’s legendary early performances was at a backyard birthday party with a “punk” theme. Showing the versatility they’ve become renowned for, the Funky Pumpkins played all the hits in a “punk” style. They also transformed into the Punky Fumpkins—a name that’s stuck ever since.
But they don’t just play punk. Or funk. Or rock’n’roll. Steph, Dave, Nori and John are experienced musicians who can play just about anything four instruments and four voices can handle. If there’s a particular song or two you’d like us to play at your function, let us know in plenty of time and we’ll add it to our repertoire.
Punky Fumkins are the perfect choice of entertainment for your hotel, venue, function or concert.