Our Music

Funk, High Energy Dance, R&B/Soul Reverend Barry & The Funk

One of SW Florida’s Most Popular Bands, playing the greatest funk/soul/R&B hits of the 60’s 70’s & 80’s. Reverend Barry & The Funk are an 8 piece band from Sarasota, Florida that features a 3-piece horn section and 3 Grammy-Nominated performers. We play originals & covers of horn-oriented funk, soul, R&B & Motown such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Prince, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Tina Turner, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James & more. If it’s got that groove that makes yo booty move, we’ll be laying it down all night long!

Genres: Funk, Soul

Band Members: Barry Nicholson – Bass & Lead Vocals, Dave Scott – Lead Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard and Talk Box, Yaya Diamond – Lead Vocals, Ray C. Williams – Drums, Chris Chiodo – Trumpet, Tanmart (Tan) Selby Keyboards.

The band is the brainchild of Barry Nicholson, bassist and lead singer. With the Funk, Barry has always had one vision – a band of real entertainers who would keep people dancing all night long by performing the greatest soul & funk songs ever recorded with a live horn section.

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Call Your Mother



Mar 29 2019

You Better Know

Jan 27, 2018


Oct 15, 2017

Play By The Rules

Jan 01, 2018

Back On To Me

Jan 01 2018

Make You Feel Good

Jan 01 2018

Say You Love Me

Jan 01, 2018

Wise Man

Nov 05 2018

Take You There

Sep 28, 2014