Hello there! I'm Paul Filek, and I'd like to thank you for taking the time to discover Vancouver's most exciting cover band, OK!FUN!
Let me share with you our story.
In February 2020, I founded OK!FUN! as a way to distinguish my original music endeavors from my career as a professional entertainer in the Greater Vancouver area.
As a child, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to explore a wide range of musical instruments. Initially, I was enrolled in piano lessons, but my lack of practice led my teacher to "fire" me.
The songs I was being taught just didn't resonate with me, and I wasn't interested in the traditional music that the Royal Conservatory of Music was encouraging me to study. Instead, I was captivated by the contemporary music being played on the radio.
It wasn't until I was 21 years old that I had my first taste of performing music in front of others at a friend's house.
With a bit of liquid courage and an out-of-tune guitar, I began strumming the three chords I knew, making up rhymes, and poking fun at those around me.
The thrill of that experience was addictive, and soon enough, I was hooked on writing and performing my own songs as well as covers.
My love for performing has only grown stronger over time - the bigger the audience, the better!
Over the next decade, I honed my craft and released three albums, one EP, and played hundreds of shows across Canada.
I even managed to sell over 7,000 CDs and open for notable acts like Ziggy Marley, Jully Black, Carly Rae Jepsen, INXS, STYX, and Trooper. One of my songs even made it to the Canadian Adult Contemporary Top 100 at #84, and I made it to the top 40 of Canadian Idol.
After settling in Vancouver in 2011, The Paul Filek Band gradually shifted towards mostly playing cover songs. This proved to be a great way to make a living as a musician, and it was a relief to travel less and have a stable base in Vancouver that I could call home.
We regularly performed at venues like The Fairmont Pacific Rim Lobby Lounge, The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, and various Match Public House locations throughout British Columbia.
Eventually, it became confusing for my fans and myself as to which act I was performing as. Was I the singer-songwriter playing original music, or the lead singer of an upbeat cover band?
It was time to change our band name to distinguish between the two acts and to better reflect our sound and attitude as a FUN cover band.
The band was named OK!FUN! with exclamation points at the end of each word to convey excitement.
I truly get so excited performing the soundtrack to important moments in people's lives, and if the music is fun, then the party and the memories are fun!
The band believes in bringing energy and enthusiasm to every performance, and the name OK!FUN! reflects that mission. And, that's how the name was born.
We recorded our promotional reels live at Blue Light Studios in Vancouver and officially launched the band in February 2020.
Now that restrictions are a thing of the past and life is gradually returning to normal, we are thrilled to help you and your team reintroduce live music into your lives.
Ok!Fun! is dedicated to delivering high-energy performances that will transform your dream party into a reality, regardless of the occasion.
Thanks to the relationships I have cultivated throughout my career, Ok!Fun! Event Band has access to a vast network of world-class musicians.
I hold myself to the highest standards and only collaborate with professionals who are passionate and dedicated to their craft. Our excitement for performing is contagious, and we strive to get our audiences on their feet and dancing.
We approach every event with the same level of enthusiasm as if we were the ones celebrating. Our goal is to create smiles and unforgettable memories!
We are in the business of making people smile and we can't wait to see yours.