The Groove | Function Band

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Overview
  • 6 piece function band
  • 3 x 40 minutes or 2 x 1 hour sets
  • Repertoire covers Rock, Soul, Disco & Recent charts
  • iPod plugin included
  • UK coverage
  • Will rehearse 1 request
  • Background/Acoustic musicians available
  • Minimum performance area – 6pce 4m x 3m
  • PA included for up to 200 guests (for larger events – price on application)

 Function Band

The Groove are the ultimate function band, comprising six young, versatile and extremely talented musicians.  The line up comprises lead male vocals, lead female vocals/saxophone/violin, synth/piano/backing vocals, bass/backing vocals, guitar & drums.  Aspiring to make your event both unforgettable and a huge success, they are able to provide entertainment and customer service that is second to none.  With a diverse repertoire spanning many genres this function band has something there for everyone.

Each member of the band has years of session experience playing music in and around the UK for various bands and solo artists.  The band formed whilst studying for their BA (Hons) in Popular Music at the Leeds College of Music and have continued to work together, bringing exceptional live music to parties, weddings and corporate events all over the UK.

The Groove are fully self contained providing all the equipment required for their performance.  They can also provide background/acoustic musicians for earlier in the event.  The options include – background piano, acoustic trio or acoustic 6 piece band.

With a diverse repertoire of popular music spanning five decades, The Groove function band are guaranteed to get everyone on the dance floor!

Repertoire

•• Modern ••
A Little Respect – Wheatus
A Punk – Vampire Weekend
All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
American Boy – Estelle
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Buck Rogers – Feeder
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Counting Stars – OneRepublic
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Feel So Close – Calvin Harris
Feel The Love – Rudimental feat. John Newman
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hey Ya – Outkast
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
I Need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc
Kids – MGMT
Lets Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Last Night – The Strokes
Move Your Feet – Junior Senior
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Place Your Hands – Reef
Right Here – Jess Glynn
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Shackles – Mary Mary
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
She’s So Lovely – Scouting For Girls
Song 2 – Blur
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
Take Your Mamma Out – Scissor Sisters
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
Ten Out Of Ten – Paolo Nutini
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Valerie – Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse
We Found Love – Rihanna

•• Classics ••
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Build Me Up Buttercup – Foundations
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Everybody Needs Somebody – Blues Brothers
Get Down Tonight – KC And The Sunshine Band
Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
Hey Jude – The Beatles
I Feel Good – James Brown
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Kiss – Prince
Le Freak – Chic
Long Train Running – Doobie Brothers
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Roxanne – The Police
September – Earth Wind & Fire
Shake Your Body – Jackson 5
Signed Sealed And Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adams
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns ‘N’ Roses
Walk This Way – Aerosmith
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher – Jackie Wilson
500 Miles – The Proclaimers

Reviews

“Now that everything has settled down with the wedding and I am back to planet Earth I just wanted to send you and the band a message to say thank you for brilliant night for our wedding on the 17th September in Carlisle. You guys were FAB and really got the party going. You have had so many brilliant comments from our friends and everyone wanted to know who you were. The sets you played were perfect our wedding and thank you all so much for learning our requests we really appreciate it 🙂 I would have no doubts about recommending you to any of our friends and family in the meantime, you really did make our night!” Katie Cumbria, 17th September 2016

“Just a little email to say thank you to all you guys for Saturday night. It was all a bit of a blur for me but from what I can remember everyone loved you! Music means a lot to us and to have you guys play at our wedding topped the night off. The first dance song will stay in our memories forever!!
Thank you again,” Carrie and Kevin, 10th September 2016

“Just wanted to send you a message to say thanks for the amazing preformance you did at our wedding. We’ve had non-stop comments on how amazing you guys were. Thanks again,” Nick. Sussex, 3rd Sept 2016

“The Groove were fantastic! We are so pleased we hired them. They are far from your traditional wedding band. They played such a variety of songs. We took them up on their offer to learn 3 new songs and they did not disappoint. So many guests commented on how great they were with one even saying she needs to plan an event just so she can get the band to play! I would highly recommend them to any one for any one who wants a great band. They are amazing!!” Nikita, Kent July 2016

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. We and all our guests loved it, lots of musicians in the family all of which were very complimentary. I couldn’t have asked for better! And obviously it was great fun joining you for a song. Lots of love to all of you.” Becky & Mark
Suffolk, 5th April 2016

“We hired The Groove for our wedding at the start of April. The band we absolutely brilliant and really got the party started, people commented that they were the best band they had ever seen at a wedding. The band learned some new songs for us that went down a treat and really created a fab atmosphere, nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend!” Sarah & Steve, Leicestershire, April 2nd 2016

“The Groove performed at our wedding. There were absolutely brilliant. Everyone was up dancing all night and all their songs were performed to an excellent standard. Would definitely recommend.” Rob Surrey, December 29th 2016

“The band were fantastic, they sounded great but also had a very fun set getting the guests involved. I have heard nothing but great feedback about them from guests. We book a lot of events and recommend bands to our clients. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to my clients and re-book them for our own personal events!” Kim London, December 17th 2015

“Fantastic band! They were so helpful. We had a few requests for songs, which they happily added and they had no problem arranging the opening and closing tracks which we asked for. They interacted with the audience and got everyone involved. We had an amazing wedding all round and Jonny and the guys just improved on the day even more and kept the party going! We were very happy and have already recommended them to friends. The whole band are thoroughly nice as well! Don’t hesitate to book them up!”, Andy & Donna, Gloucestershire, December 11th 2015

“I would like to thank The Groove for playing at our wedding last night. It started off great with background piano followed by 3 cracking sets of music. All our guests commented on how good you were and how the set list was a perfect mix.”, Greg & Kaz, Lincolnshire, September 2015

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for last night, you were fantastic. We will never forget it!” Karen & Spencer, Lincolnshire, September 2015

“You guys were amazing and everyone has said how good you were and how they’d not danced that much in ages! Thanks again and hope to have you at another party in the future!”, Freya & David, Herefordshire, August 2015

“Thank you so much, to all of you, for playing at our wedding. We absolutely loved every single second of it and we had so much fun on the dance floor. It was EXACTLY what we wanted and we were thrilled by everything that you did – the conga, dance off and our send-off were all brilliant, and the choice of songs was perfect! Everyone, young and old, has raved about you and we simply think that you were the best band we could ever have had. The Manor House people have also asked for your details as everyone in the village very much enjoyed listening to you as well!
Best wishes for the future!”, Jessica, Dorset, June 2015

“Hi. We both wanted to say a massive thank you for last night it was the most amazing night and you and the band really made it. 
Everyone keeps saying how good you all were. Thanks for playing Michael Jackson “Love Never Felt So Good” – I love that song! Thanks so much again and hopefully we will see you guys again soon.” , Lauren & Rob, Warwickshire, June 2015

“Thank you guys so much for last night – you were absolutely brilliant! We will definitely be recommending you guys to anybody who needs a band.
All the best.”, Hamish & Rosie, Yorkshire, June 2015

“Just to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on Friday. Everyone have been commenting on how amazing you were and I’ve had a few people asking for your details. We are so pleased to have chosen you guys to play at our wedding and so happy that the dancefloor was full from start to finish! It felt like it went so quick as everyone was having so much fun. A special thank you for the cover of Ed Sheeran’s – Thinking out Loud for our first dance- simply amazing. A special moment that we will remember always. Thanks again, A very happy couple :-)”, Hayley & Scott, Yorkshire, June 2015

“Thanks for the great music at our wedding last weekend. We thought your band was superb and we have had lots of people ask for your details.
Thanks again!” Alex and Hannah, Leicestershire, June 2015

“Just a quick email to say thanks for Saturday night. The band were excellent. People have been raving about you guys since. My dad is quite keen to book you for his 60th (!) a few years away yet mind you but if you would fancy the trip to Scotland again then you would be more than welcome!”
Gemma & Gavin, Ayrshire, May 2015

“A huge thank you to all of you for making our day so special on Saturday! Everybody is talking about how brilliant you were and you had everybody up and dancing! I hope you all enjoyed the evening too and we will just have to have a party so we can book you again! Maybe a 1st anniversary party next year! That would be fantastic. Thank you so much again . You were amazing!!” Julie Young, Basingstoke, May 2015

“Feedback from the guests was extremely good, the dancefloor was kept busy all evening so thank you and your band so much for a really successful evening once again. We will definitely keep you in mind for all future events.” Giant Leap Events, London, April 2015

“The Groove were superb, song choices were excellent and they added a huge injection of energy into what was quite a long day. They also dealt with some of the more lubricated guests in a highly professional way!! They pretty much made the evening for most of the guests and just seemed like a really nice bunch of people. I’ve recommended them to my sister.” Prez, Lincolnshire, April 2015

“Thank you so much, The Groove performed at our wedding reception. Everyone had such an amazing time, the dancefloor was always full and everybody commented on how fab you were!”  Danielle Musgrave, September 2014

“Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for being so incredibly awesome at our wedding. The band were just amazing and we got so many compliments from our guests including “best wedding band ever”! Jonny you were just fantastic and really got the party going and your set up and rest of the band were all so professional and slick. You really helped to create my dream wedding and I am so grateful. Thank you again you were just amazing and I have passed your details on to a couple of other Bride-to-be friends!” Charlotte Dunn, September 2014

“Amazing – highly recommend! Having heard these guys play tonight in Lincoln I would 100% recommend to everyone – best I have heard in a very long time :)” Beccy Howell, June 2014

“Thank you Thank you Thank you! You are the most amazing band and we would reccomend you to EVERYONE and anyone who is looking for a band. You really got our party going and all 200 guests have commented on you and asked about you and told us how amazing you were. Fantastic.” Katherine Dobkin, June 2014

“Exceptional! Professional, fun, quality music – so many comments from all our guests! Thank you very much.” Nick Mackaness, May 2014

“We would like to thank you guys for your awesome performance at our wedding!! The dance floor was packed and so many people have said how great you were!! Thanks a million! Love Mr and Mrs Pollock xx” Stephen & Lucy, May 2014

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for the great performance at our ball. Everybody loved the band and I would definitely recommend you in the future.” Helen Mollard, April 2014

“The Groove were absolutely fantastic, everybody was up dancing all night. Many guests said that they were the best band they had seen at a wedding in a long time. I was very impressed.” Sarah & Barny, December 2013

“The Groove were ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! I cannot put into words how impressed we were with the band, we had them for an acoustic set during our welcome drinks and then in the evening for our main reception. They were professional from start to finish – from organising set lists and timings beforehand (Jonny was great), to being there on time, ready and organising their sets on the day, moving instruments, setting up etc…. We found them on the internet which is always a gamble and we were apprehensive as its such a big decision choosing a band for your wedding but we were not disappointed. The atmosphere they created was amazing, our reception drinks and the acoustic set was magical, and then the setlist for the evening had all our guests up dancing for the entire night!! Guests chose to take a break from the dance floor when the band had a break, but were soon back up as soon as they came back on. Its always hard catering for all age groups but they played songs from their set list spanning various eras, and as they were so good musically and vocally they appealed to all. Our guests were all so complimentary: ‘best wedding band i’ve ever heard’, ‘I want to steal them for our wedding’ were comments given by our guests as well as other comments below. Groove Anatomy played such a HUGE part in making our wedding the perfect day and creating such an amazing atmosphere… I’m so grateful to them and cannot recommend them highly enough! You wont be disappointed!” Nicola & Dominic, October 2013

“Modern, young and bang on trend, in terms of the covers they were doing and their performance. They were also really enjoying themselves and you could tell they loved what they did as it reflected in their playing. All in all they were outstanding and very professional!”
Natalie – Guest at Nicola & Dominic’s Wedding October 2013

“From a perfect acoustic session whilst guests are relaxing & getting to know each other before the wedding breakfast, to everyone tapping their feet, and dancing together on the dance floor. A selection of all the songs you ever wanted to those you didn’t realise you needed, you couldn’t help but sing along. They left us all wanting more! And helped make the day so perfect!!” Caroline – Guest at Nicola & Dominic’s Wedding October 2013

“Amazing guys, amazing band, they kept the dance floor full all night and were loads of fun! Everyone commented on how great they were! Couldn’t have asked for anymore…” Kate and Lee, September 2013

“Just wanted to send you a quick message of thanks for your performance at our wedding on the 1st of September. Prior to the wedding the communication was great and on the day you were punctual and approachable. The fact that you learned a song especially for our first dance was fantastic and really made the first dance special and memorable. The set list was a great mixture of old and new and my personal favourite was the cover of Rudimental “feel the love” which in my humble opinion was better than the original! Everybody was so impressed with your performance and did not want you to stop playing!

Francesca and i loved every minute of the day and your set just topped the day off for us. So many people were asking for your contact details and we can not recommend you highly enough for weddings/functions. Just hope one of our friends get married soon so we can see you again!” Ben and Francesca, September 2013

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for performing at our wedding on 2nd August. It took us a long time to decide on a band as it was an important part of our day and we were not disappointed! You sounded fantastic and your interactive performance ensured that the dance floor was full all night! So many people commented on how fantastic you were on the night and you made the evening so memorable and lots of fun. Also, thank you for playing our first dance song – it was perfect. We would definitely recommend you.” Fiona and Pratik, August 2013

“The Groove were brilliant, did not disappoint! The dancefloor was full and everyone commented how great they were. All the guests thought you were brilliant and you kept everyone up and dancing all night. I will certainly be recommending you to my friends”, Emily Picken, August 2013

“We cannot thank The Groove enough for their performance on Saturday at our marriage blessing – they completely made our event. They are the perfect mix of personal and professional and were more than happy fitting into our celebration on the day. Overall, we cannot recommend The Groove highly enough. Everyone was asking us where we got them from and we would not hesitate to use them again.”, Laura Budgen, July 2013

“I would like to thank you and the band for your exceptional performance at our wedding. Everyone we spoke to commented on how good The Groove were. The set choice was brilliant and catered to everyone.  The first dance song was performed perfectly and we will never forget it. Thank you so much for making our reception a night that everyone will never forget.”, Ian O’Brien, June 2013

“The Groove were absolutely fantastic, and really did make our wedding day, the quality and standard was unbelievably good and they were professional and keen to make it a personal experience for us. The band even came to find me afterwards to check that I’d enjoyed the music which was a lovely touch. I can’t recommend The Groove highly enough.”, Natalie Hirst, April 2013

“The Groove are absolutely fantastic! Great communication, on time and flexible during our wedding. They were very accommodating as we chose our first dance late and they were fabulous. EVERYONE enjoyed it and said how good they were! We would definitely book them again and highly recommend you do too! Thank you so so much!”, Steven and Christina, April 2013

“Just a quick email to say many thanks for playing at our wedding. You guys were excellent and had everyone up dancing. Safe to say we both had a great day and you were a part of that. Thanks!”, Sam and Helen, April 2013

“We just wanted to send a quick message thanking you and the rest of the band for a fantastic night. Everyone had a perfect evening and you were a major part of that.”, Mike and Sarah, March 2013

“My new husband & I would like to give a massive thank you to The Groove, who  performed at our wedding reception on 16th Feb 2013. They were brilliant fun, extremely professional and punctual. They learnt our first dance and performed every song perfectly! The dance floor was never empty, everyone got up to dance and it was the most amazing fun! Thank you again, we couldn’t have asked for a better band! Everyone old and new loved it!”, Zoe & James, February 2013

“Thank you for last night, you were brilliant & made for a truly wonderful evening!!”, Matt Francis, December 2012

“We had The Groove play the evening reception at our Wedding and they were quite simply – FABULOUS!! From beginning to end the dance floor was full of people dancing and singing along! The music sounded great and the atmosphere really came alive whenever they were on stage. We had so many comments from our guests saying how good they were – many who never wanted them to stop playing!! Our experience with the band, both on the night and in preparation, was nothing but professional and friendly. The service they gave us was second to none and they were very helpful in letting us tailor the playlist to our musical tastes and that of our guests. We and our guests have great memories of being on the dance floor, which made our Wedding night so special, and we have The Groove to thank for that. We can’t recommend them enough!!”, Matt Penrose, October 2012

“If ANYONE is after a band – they NEED to use The Groove – they absolutely rocked our dance-floor – it was absolutely totally out of control and beyond amazing! The Groove band were without question THE hit of the day – they were implausibly brilliant from beginning to end and not one guest hasn’t mentioned how fantastic they were – even my wee piano playing granny.”, Alex Pugh, August 2012

Audio Samples
  • Dynamite
  • Moves Like Jagger
  • Last Night
  • Long Train Running
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