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5th GEar Funk

Colorado's Premier Dance Party Band


5th Gear Funk is a high-energy Funk'n Soul ensemble out of the Denver-Boulder area. Made up of the very best on the local Front Range music scene, the sounds of 5th Gear Funk brings together popular dance party Funk and Soul hits covering 80's R&B and contemporary beats. Led by some of Denver's finest singers around laying down magical harmonies, accompanied by deep pocket driving grooves and the most stellar brass section around, 5th Gear Funk delivers all the ingredients to light up the dance floor for a guaranteed party celebration. Colorado’s premeir party dance funk n’ soul experience for weddings, corporate and special events. Grab on and get down with the high-altitude, soulful beats of 5th Gear Funk!

Lead Vocal - Kayt Ums
Drums - Sherman Arnold
Guitar, Vocals - Tom Henriques
Bass, Vocals - Dave Weisbart
Keyboard - Various
Trumpet - Jordan Skomal & Matt Wilkolak
Tenor Sax - Austin Zaletal, Alex Cazet
Trombone - Mark Wilkolak



Gigs and Locations 

MAY 18th, 2019 - ERIE TOWN fair 6pm -9PM 

JUNE 8th, 2019 - Thorntonfest CIty of Thornton 2:30pm -3:30PM

JUNE 27th, 2019 - CIty of Arvada APEx Park & Rec 7:00pm-8:30pm

July 17th, 2019 - LafaYETTE WAneka LAKE SERIES 7pm -8:30PM

august 17th, 2019 -wedding private party 8pm -11:00PM

October 18th, 2019 -WILD GAME LONGMONT 7pm -10:30PM


5th Gear Funk comprises of a front female vocalist (with additional accompaniments configured for large events), guitar, bass, drums and keyboard and our signature brass horn section. Horn configurations includes Tenor Sax, Trombone and/or trumpet and augments to scale for any event upon request. Covering a full spectrum of crowd favorites and soulful 70’s, 80’s to contemporary and R&B tracks, 5th Gear Funk brings everyone to the dance floor for a guaranteed fun filled dance party celebration.  

Weddings, Corporate and Special Events
The bands deep song catalog expands to accommodate other music genres such as Jazz standards, R&B, and Blues to offer a greater variety of sounds to meet the different needs for weddings, private parties, corporate and special events. 

Performance Arrangements and Options

5th Gear Funk can accommodate for an additional fee to arrange and coordinate with reliable 3rd party vendors in most Front Range regions to assist with providing the following music performance accommodations for your event:

  • Basic PA sound system with ability to scale to larger performances

  • Professional Sound Engineering

  • Professional Lighting and Stage Enhancements

  • Mobile Stage and Outdoor Event Reources



music Catalog

Song                       Artist

Aint Nobody                          Chaka Khan

Aint No Mountian High Enough         Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Bad Girls Donna Summer

Brick House                          The Commodores

Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste of Honey

Cant Stop the Feeling                Justin Timberlake

Celebration                          Kool and the Gang

Crazy in Love Beyonce

Dazz Brick

Disco Inferno                        The Trammps

Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough       Micheal Jackson

Get Down On It Kool and the Gang

Get Down Tonight                     KC and the Sunshine Band

Get Lucky                            Daft Punk

Get Ready (Cause Here I Come)        The Temptations

Get up - Sex Machine                 James Brown

Give it to Me Baby (Superfreak)      Rick James

Give Up The Funk Parliament (P-Funk)

Good Times                           Chic

Got To Be Real                       Cheyl Lynn

I'll Take you there                  The Staples Singers

I Want to be Your Lover              Price        

I Will Survive Gloria Gainer

I Wish Stevie Wonder

Kissing My Love                      Bill Withers

Kiss Prince

Lady Marmalade                       Patti LaBelle

Le Freak                             Chic

Let's Groove                         Earth Wind and Fire

Proud Mary                           Tina Turner

Rock Steady Aretha Franklin

September                            Earth Wind and Fire

Shame                            Elevyn King

Shinning Star Earth Wind and Fire

Stomp Brothers Johnson

Signed Sealed Delivered              Stevie Wonder

Thank you / Take You Higher Sly and the Family Stone

That's the way I like it             KC and the Sunshine Band

Tell Me Sonmetyhin Good             Rufus Chaka Khan

Uptown Funk                          Bruno Mars

Waterfalls                         TLC

We are Family                        Sister Sledge


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