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Here’s the scene: It’s 2007 on a Saturday night and Craig Charles’ highly influential radio show ‘The Funk and Soul Show’ is in full swing on BBC Radio 6 worldwide. Craig tells the listeners “If you could choose a fantasy Funk band, who would be in it?” The BBC are about to celebrate the 75th anniversary of their world famous Maida Vale recording studios in west London. Craig Charles is to do a special broadcast of his show from there “It’s probably a crazy idea, but I wonder if we could get all the musicians together that the public voted for to actually form the Fantasy Funk band for a one-off session to help celebrate at Maida Vale?” The band exploded through the listener’s selections like they were second nature and the place went wild.

The repercussions of that day went on for months after, with offers of gigs, tours and recording deals and so Craig Charles got ‘The Fantasy Funk Band’ to form officially. The band have headlined at some of the UK's top Festivals like Glastonbury, BBC Proms in the Park and Big Chill to name a few and will be performing at various festivals over the Summer season of 2014.