A unique brand of Yukon-based Funk. 
Tight, passionate grooves that make you move.

"Make no mistake, Major Funk and the Employment is a big band with a big sound and big plans." -Ken Bolton (What's Up Yukon)

"Probably the most danceable band I can think  of." -Angela Drainville, AAMF Producer (Yukon News)


Major Funk and the Employment is a hard-working group of dedicated musicians whose collective ambition is to deliver high quality dance music to the people. Founded in Whitehorse in 2014 by bassist Etienne Girard, the band mixes a strong and steadfast rhythm section with a colourful collection of guitars, horns, keys, and passionate vocals. Major Funk specializes in creating incendiary performances with their very own inimitable funk sound, generating a vibrant and rambunctious party atmosphere. 

Their live album “Hot Off The Floor” showcases their infectious live energy and eclectic musical style, while their first studio effort “Thoughts EP” demonstrated elite musicianship and attention to detail. With their recently released infectious singles “Got to Get Through” and “That’s The Way” and their first full length studio album coming in 2020, Major Funk and the Employment continue to show they know what it takes to get people moving and grooving. 

The Major Funk roster:

Etienne Girard (bass), Selina Heyligers Hare (keys and vocals), Adrian Burrill (trumpet and vocals), Lee Campese (drums), Brent Gallant (guitar), Andrew MacKelvie (saxophone), Glen Emond (guitar), Olivier de Colombel (saxophone), Fred Osson (saxophone).