Sound Design and Engineering Excellence.

About Us


Imagine your project without limits, with the freedom to explore ideas and create events that wow audiences. Working with a team who believe that the only constraints that exist are the ones we impose on ourselves. Our purpose is to turn your ideas into reality, to realise your innovation, your passion,  and to unlock your imagination.


Understanding ourselves helps us to understand you. This realisation underpins our philosophy, strengthens our relationships leading to more effective delivery.  We embrace the fast paced, the high pressured, dissolving problems before they arise. We focus on exceptional delivery and the most desirable outcomes.


We create sound that tells stories, sounds that we  bring to life, amplify and broadcast to the world; captivating audiences with immersive audio experiences that move and excite.

Our Past, Present & Future

From one small PA system in 1995, we’ve grown into a multi-disciplinary company providing essential services to festivals, clubs and events. Paul (Company Director) heads up the team, supported by Nikki (Commercial/Finance Manager),  and Greg (Technical Manager) who leads the production team.

Funktion One took the sound system industry by storm back in the early 90s and we soon became the main distributor for the South West (UK). We quickly established ourselves as the go-to provider of sound and lighting installations for local clubs and promoters, Evolving from 2006 to supply larger festivals and events, working with industry partners such as L’Acoustics and VOID. Our team developed cutting edge, 360-degree sound for the Arcadia Spectacular show as seen at Glastonbury Festival and other international events. We have long standing partnerships with Boomtown Fair and Tokyo World , managing full technical production and noise management for both festivals. AF Live is proud to have worked with these events since their inception.

We have weathered the storm of COVID-19 through our work at socially distanced, outdoor events such as ‘Alfresco Theatre’ where we provided our mobile trailer stage system to support their drive in theatre, comedy and cinema shows all over the UK. 2021 has seen us move to new premises in Bristol, providing increased capacity and a fresh outlook.

We are looking forward to a bright future as the events industry bounces back from the pandemic and we are excited with the projects already confirmed for 2022.

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly team using the the details below or if you prefer; submit your details on our contact us page.