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Armondo and the Funk'O'Matics
Armondo Hurley and The Funk-O-Matics are guaranteed to appeal to everyone at your function. These cool cats can provide the appropriate show for your needs, whether it’s cocktail hour or the end of night dance-off. The Funk-O-Matics perform as a 6, 7 or 10 piece band, making them suitable for almost any event.
The Funk-O-Matics’ combination of unique style, incredible talent and reputation as true professionals, is the reason for their success to date. They are in high demand in clubs and corporate and private functions all over the country.
This band can’t be categorised into one style of music - they have elements of swing, Latin, jazz, motown, and commercial hits, all performed with the class and style only musicians of this caliber can pull off.
The cool and sophisticated voice of Armondo is unforgettable. Armondo is an amazing performer, armed with a wonderful sense of humour and blessed with world class talent. Armondo Hurley’s showstopper performance as Big Daddy performing "The Rhythm of Life" in Sweet Charity at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney reminded audiences of his captivating persona, as seen in the hit musical Hair and The Caribbean Tempest. A singer, actor, songwriter and producer, Armondo has toured with Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Joe Cocker and Jimmy Barnes to name a few.
Armondo’s recording of "The Duke of Earl” reached no. 4 on the Australian National Charts. His recording of "Music change the World", sold around the world and because of its success, Armondo head-lined a Royal Command Performance in the U.K.
Armondo was co-writer of the "1927" hit "You'll Never Know". If he's not belting out "River Deep, Mountain High” to a capacity crowd at Eastern Creek you'll find him singing opera at the Sydney Opera House or crooning the sounds of Nat King Cole with his 25-piece orchestra.
Armondo performed for Her Majesty The Queen at the Royal Gala Performance in 1988; and Graced the stage at Expo '88 to perform to a crowd of 30,000 people. He also played for a crowd of 87,000, opening for the Rolling Stones in Germany with Jimmy Barnes. Australia was the setting for a grand tour with Bon Jovi and Jimmy Barnes - the tour was billed as the concert of the year. He sang at the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe in Melbourne with Diesel and Boz Scaggs as well as the Hard Rock Café in Surfers Paradise with Jimmy Barnes.
Armondo will long be remembered as the voice behind: Decore, Bounty Chocolate, Big Ben's Pies, Sydney Zoo "You Belong in a Zoo", Midori, Sydney Easter Show, Coca Cola AFL Tour, Zest …and the list is never ending.