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Funky Gators Cajun Band from San Francisco, CA

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews
  • 6 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2014
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $1,100 per event

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The Funky Gators is composed of Cajun/Zydeco and R&B veterans that have been playing in the Bay Area for over 30 years. They combine elements of Funk, R&B Soul and Disco into the infectious, foot tapping sounds of Zydeco. The funky Gators know how to add fun to your event and keep the beat going to keep the dance floor filled. The Funky Gators are one of the few Zydeco bands that have the musical flexibility to play strictly Zydeco, or toss in Jazz, funk, and old school R&B to meet your needs without missing a beat. The Funky Gators was founded by Dana Mandell and Myrna Cooper as the front line of accordion and rubboard. Add to that the soulful and powerful vocals of Myrna and some of the best backline in the Bay Area to round out the band. The most common configuration of the band is Accordion, Rubboard, Keyboards, drums, bass, electric guitar. For Mardi Gras performances we often add Sax, Keyboards to round out the sound. Check out the video and audio samples and keep the beat moving on!


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Avg 5.0 | 3 Reviews


Review by Monet A.

New Year's Eve PartyReviewed on December 31, 2015From Mendocino, CA

If you are looking for a jamming, professional and fun band, look no further!!!! The Funky Gators played our wedding on New Year's Eve and they were nothing short of amazing!!!! All our guests had a total blast including my parents who in their 80's hit the dance floor! It was awesome!!! There were times my feet hurt from my long day and all the dancing, but every time they took the stage, we had to dance some more! Dana and the band were quick and easy to communicate with about our needs, even going beyond our original agreement to add more members to accommodate this bride's request for a parade from the ceremony to the hall. I can't thank them enough!!!!

Review by David S.

Mardi Gras PartyReviewed on April 6, 2019From Sutter Creek, CA

By far one the best, both musically and professionally bands we have hired here for our Amador county events. thank you all so much.

Funky Gators:

Thanks so much for inviting us to come up and perform for you. Feel free to contact us again for future events! Best regards, The Funky Gators

Review by Merl C.

Community EventReviewed on October 6, 2018From Antioch, CA

They were very professional and the music was great, they played a variety of styles that appealed to the audience. Will definitely book them again.

Funky Gators:

Thank you for including the Funky Gators as part of the entertainment for this years Rib cookoff. We look forward to seeing you next year! Best regards, Dana Mandell The Funky Gators

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Song List 

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  • Don't Mess with My Toot Toot | Rockin' Sidney
  • Carnival Time | Trad.
  • Mardi Gras Mambo | Meters
  • Zydeco Boogaloo
  • Bad, Bad Whisky | Amos Milburn
  • Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You | Wilson Pickett
  • Mardi Gras Second Line | Trad.
  • Turn On Your Love Light | Bobby Blue Bland
  • Saints Go marching in | Trad.
  • Going to New Orleans | Prof. Longhair
  • Don't You know that I love You | Trad.
  • Deacon Jones | Boozoo Chavis
  • Uncle Bud | BooZoo Chavis
  • Can't Find Love | Rosie Ladet
  • Bernadette | Keith Frank
  • Comin' Home | Trad.
  • Waiting in Vain | Bob Marley
  • Proud Mary | Tina Turner
  • Jealous Man Two Step | BooZoo Chavis
  • Heat Wave | Martha Reeves
  • It's Alright Now | Free
  • C C Rider | Trad.
  • They All asked for You | Meters
  • Walking the Dog | Rufus Thomas
  • Big Mamou | Trad.
  • Chain of Fools | Aretha Franklin
  • Used to call me | Trad.
  • Joy to The World | Three Dog Night
  • Come on Down | Funky Gators
  • Loup Garou (werewolf) Song | Funky Gators
  • BBQ Song | Funky Gators
  • Many more...
  • Special Requests | By You!


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Date Selected: 10/2/2023

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Past Events

October 6, 2018 • Community Event
Sat2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Antioch, CA
September 8, 2018 • Festival
Sat3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Vacaville, CA
January 28, 2017 • Club Event
Sat6:30 AM - 9:00 AM Pleasant Hill, CA
April 23, 2016 • Already Booked, Sorry!
Sat12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
April 2, 2016 • Already Booked, Sorry!
Sat12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March 8, 2016 • Already Booked, Sorry!
Tue12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
March 5, 2016 • Already Booked, Sorry!
Sat12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
February 13, 2016 • Already Booked, Sorry!
Sat12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
February 9, 2016 • Already Booked, Sorry!
Tue12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
December 31, 2015 • New Year's Eve Party
Thu7:00 PM - 12:00 AM Mendocino, CA
August 30, 2014 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Newark, CA

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