Tommy D Funk’s Bio |
DJ Tommy D Funk began his music career back in the early 1990’s, in some of Manchester’s most famous clubs. He was influenced by the house and dance music scene that was beginning to explode in Manchester. He began DJing at a local Manchester pub and then went on to win a DJ competition at Dry Bar 201, the sister bar to the renowned club, the Hacienda. He began a successful residency at Dry Bar 201 for over a year where he spun deep, funky, and soulful UK/US house music. His energy and mixing skills revved up the crowd and caught the eyes of Hacienda influencers, Angela Mathews and Leroy Richardson.
He began a weekly residency at one of dance music’s most influential club, the Hacienda. He moved the crowd with US influenced house tracks (i.e. Strictly Rhythm, Nervous Records, and Nu Groove etc.). While at the Hacienda he DJ’d alongside Greame Park, Derrick May, CJ Mackintosh, Roger Sanchez and Tony Humphries just to name a few. His career began to evolve and soon he would leave the shores of England for Seoul, Korea. In Seoul, he was exposed to the international dance music scene where he crafted and tuned his DJ skills.
After his time in Seoul he set his sights on New York City, the epicenter of the dance and house music scene. In 1998, he headed for New York City and landed his first DJ gig at then hot spot, Cheetah Club. He then brought his talent and tunes to Centro-Fly working with dance scene promoters, GBH (Greatest British House). At Centro-Fly he DJ’d with some of the greatest house DJs; DJ Marshall Jefferson, Kerri Chandler, Lenny Fontana, CJ Mackintosh, Robert Owens, Dennis Ferrera, Miguel Migs, DJ Disciple and Eric Kupper
DJ Tommy D Funk has been DJing in New York now for over 15 years and have DJ’d at some of New York’s dance music institutions; Cielo, Sapphire Lounge, Discoteque, National Underground, Centro-Fly, Cheetha Club and Sullivan Club. He has charmed NYC club-goers with his English charm and style and will continue to spin deep, funky, and soulful house. For His Show Da Groove Sessions NYC. Bringing You The Very Best In Deep Funky Soulful Underground House & 70s 80s Underground Dance Classics And 90s Acid Jazz Sessions. Also you can catch Tommy D Funk at his legendary night ‘Sounds Of The Dance Underground’ NYC.
DJ Link | Soundcloud | https://soundcloud.com/thomasdfunkbox
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Dean Row High School Manchester
- 1980-1987 GCSE Degree
DJ Times Magazine
Contributing Writer at DJ Times Magazine
Reviewing All aspects of Dance, Electronic, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Disco & Experimental Music Genres Worldwide, DJ Times, DJ Expo, Americas Best DJ, Since 1988.
Fish & Chips
Disc Jockey & Creative Director
Providing the Underground Dance Culture with Art Shows, Photography Exhibitions, Street Fashion, Music & Top Quality DJs.
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The Sports Bar & Music Venue at Webster Hall
Bar Manager & Creative Director
Bar Manager / Creative Director
The Sports Bar and Music Venue at Webster Hall – New York, NY – June 2013 to Present
Conceptualized the brand and image for the venue
• Execute weekly promotional sampling nights for local spirit and alcohol purveyors • Promote the bar through social media outlets (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) • Create local promotions to increase revenue and foot traffic
• Manage and hire bartenders and staff accordingly
• Curate art for the venue from locally based up-and-coming artists
• Book various types of DJs for different theme nights
Dance Tracks NYC
Dance Tracks – New York, NY – June 2005 to November 2007
Promoted new releases and albums to consumers
Maintained tidiness of records, CDs, and other merchandise
Demonstrated attention to detail when handling cash and credit transaction
Increase sales of records and other merchandise by exhibiting customer service skills Created an organized and efficient categorized inventory system
Customer service skills Retail relation skills
Fac 51 The Hacienda
- 1988-1997 Disc Jockey