Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra

Funk Band For The Common Man

From Fort Wayne Indiana the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra brings you world class Funk, Hip Hop, R&B and Soul music from the 70's to today's greatest hits. A sonic tapestry of musical diversity including our own music and other great artists - bands like Average White Band, Chicago, Commodores, Earth Wind & Fire, Biggie Smalls, Dr. Dre, Michael Jackson, Rick James, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder and more. Book us if you want a funktastic time at your event - club - party or show.


Formed in 2014 by Aaron King the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra have achieved some notable success early in their development. Performing for the Down The Line 9 concert at The Embassy Theatre covering the great Earth Wind & Fire, as well as in concert for Rock the Plaza, RibFest at Headwaters Park, Three Rivers Festival,  BAALS Music Festival  and the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, also on a regular basis the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra performs shows at such great music venues as Bar145Club ParadiseFour D's Bar & Grill, Dupont Bar & Grill and The Phoenix.

The band also spent time in the studio this past year recording our first song, the single, “Elevatin’ the Funk,”. We also have several more original tracks recorded that we can not wait for you to hear.

In-addition the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra are the 2014 - Battle of the Bands XI Winners. According to Wooden Nickel owner and Battle of the Band judge, Bob Roets “They all represent some of the finest artists in their particular instrument in town and to get them all together and on stage is great,” “When they’re in the groove, it’s a great thing to see.” When King started the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra he was looking for personalities that would fit, as well as musical chops, low maintenance and easy to get along with. King describes the Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra as having more of a hip-hop feel while retaining the characteristics of classic funk. The group performs original tunes composed in the style of classic P-funk (a term coined by funk legends, Parliament-Funkadelic) as well as covers of classic gangsta funk hits to give their set list more variety and accessibility.

#FWFO Whatzup Whammys

Thanks Everyone! We won 5 Whatzup Whammys for 2014 - the most ever in the history of the Whammys. #FWFO took home Performer of the Year, Best New Performer, Best Funk Band, Best Oldies, and Best Live Band!  The Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra appreciates all your support!!!!!!    Check out our very cool Whatzup Whammy article here:

Check Out Our:  Whatzup - Battle of the Bands XI - Winners Article

Cool article about us in Fort Wayne Reader!!!!

The Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra are veterans of the music scene.

Aaron King - Leader / Trombone / Rapper
Tony Didier - Lead Vocals
Miguel Burney - Guitar
Drake Bates - Bass
Jamont Simmons - Drums
Dave Latchaw - Keyboards
Jason Westerman - Trumpet

We Want To Hear From You!

Call: 260-705-5464

Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra
3719 Dewberry Dr.
Fort Wayne IN 46815

#FWFO - The Fall Funk Social | November 5 - Do Not Miss This!


#FWFO @ Embassy Theatre | Shinning Star - Down The Line 9


Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra - Funk Hip Hop Soul R&B

Fort Wayne Funk Orchestra - Funk Hip Hop Soul R&B - Party Music