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Groovalicious - Soul, Motown and Pop band Get quote

PRICE: from £1750 (5x Piece) £3100 (10x piece) | compare prices


Biography - About us

Groovalicious are one of London and the South East's leading Soul and Motown bands for hire. Their exciting and energetic performances see them booked for corporate functions, weddings and private events all over the UK and abroad. The band's repertoire is contantly evolving so expect to also hear your favourite pop, funk and disco songs from the 60’s to the present day.

The most affordable option is their 5-piece (vocals, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards). If you really want the wow-factor, then book their 10-piece by adding saxophone, trumpet, percussion and extra singers. Whatever size you book, you're guaranteed a totally professional, slick and polished performance that very few other bands can match. You and your guests will love them.

Note: You can also hire this band to provide daytime wedding music where they perform jazz and acoustic music as a duo or trio. These are very popular options for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions or dinner parties before the party really begins!

What we do and FAQ's

How long does it take you to set up?
About an hour and a half

How much performance space do you need?
Width: 5m x Depth:3m

Are you happy to perform outside?
Yes, weather permitting, as long as protected from the elements.

Can you learn requests or a first dance?
Yes, with a minimum of 3 weeks notice.

How long do you play for?
We usually provide 2 hours of live music split into 2 x 60 minute sets, or 3 x 40 minute sets

Do you provide your own lighting?
We provide coloured spotlights to light up the band and disco effects which shine onto the dance-floor.

What do you do during your break(s)
We can provide a background/party music playlist between sets, or feel free to connect your own iPod playlist.

My venue has a sound limiter – is that a problem?
We have played with sound limiters many times. If the venue is used to having bands of our size then there should be no problem.

Where are you based?
London based covering Surrey, Essex, Sussex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Middlesex & worldwide.

Repertoire - the music/songs we play

Soul/Motown
Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye
Beggin - Frankie Vallie
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Dancing In The Street (7pc only) - Martha and The Vandellas
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

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Testimonials and reviews

"Hello Tim, many thanks for all your efforts in arranging Groovalicious’ appearance. They were really good and such nice folk – very courteous and generally nice peeps. (I feel guilty now sending them out to get food! ;o) . We could have done with another hour of their set – the time flew by and what with running about 15 minutes behind schedule and ‘Jess’ performing, their time was all too brief. Many folk thought they were excellent. I would deffo book them again. Let them know please – thanks."
Monica Myrie, Marketing Manager,  Wortley Byers Law.  (Company's 50th Anniversary celebration)

"I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your excellent sets at my niece's wedding at Crabbs Barn last night. I really don't think I've ever seen a wedding band such as yourselves where every single thing was so absolutely spot on; the astounding musicianship of the band, the phenomenal vocals and amazing stage presence of the singer, the variety of the repertoire, the tightness of the performance, the well balanced sound, the engagement with the punters, the overall presentation, I could go on...

Clare and Andrew had a fantastic wedding day and it was so beautifully concluded with your 3 sets. They, and indeed the rest of the family and guests were still raving about you today and will doubtless continue to do so for a while yet. I very much hope to see you again and will certainly recommend you to anyone who is on the lookout for a wedding band."
"Uncle" Dan Whaley, Wedding, Essex (yellow Hawaiian shirt, blue porkpie hat, admirer of the guitarist's quack pedal...)

"Groovalicious joined us for our perfect wedding day at Elmore court. This was the part of the day which we hoped would add a real wow factor to our wedding. We were not disappointed! The band played three flawless sets, with Sasha and the band getting the dance floor moving and really entertaining the guests. The band were fun and energetic and we were able to chose a number of our favourite tunes to boogie the night away to. On a personal note the band were extremely accommodating learning our first dance song - making that moment unforgettable. If you want to have a brilliant party, this is the band to choose! Thanks so much from the new Vandenbergh-Harwoods!"
Fiona, Wedding, Gloucestershire

"This band are absolutely fantastic! The music was excellent, Sasha the lead singer was so engaging, has a beautiful voice and really made everyone get on the dance floor. James the main organiser was extremely easy to deal with and did everything to accommodate special requests.the whole band were great fun and a pleasure to have around. I have been asked many times about where we found the band as they were so great!"
Nicki, Wedding, Hampshire

"We just wanted to say thank you again, it's really difficult choosing a wedding band as you can't see people live... your  video looked good but although it was great speaking to you before to be honest it still seemed like a little bit of a gamble before hand....
We shouldn't have worried! We could not have been happier with how it went, you guys were fantastic and our guests had an amazing time, the dancefloor was absolutely packed throughout. You brought so much energy to the night and it just flew by.
I think some friends of ours (Mo and Katie) have already booked you, or are planning on booking you for their Wedding in October, so will see you again then!"
Simon and Yasmin, Wedding

"Now that Sophie and I are back from our honeymoon, we'd like to say a huge thank you to you and the band for your amazing performance at the wedding. Everyone was raving about you once you'd finished and we wish we could have had you playing all night! The live music really brought the party to life and was a perfect accompaniment to the weather. We have had a lot of people ask us how we found out about you and we will whole-heartedly recommend you to anyone in search of a band. I hope you had a fantastic time celebrating your own wedding and wish you all the best for the future! Many thanks again for making the day so special." 
John and Sophie, Wedding, Buckinghamshire

"I would just like to thank you and your band for providing us with great music on Saturday night. The way you started with the slower songs worked perfectly too. I have had so many comments of praise for the band. I have never seen our guys dance so much. Sasha has an incredible voice and is a great performer. She interacted with the crowd so well and I even ended up dancing a lot, which made my wife happy as that's rare.The band have a great grooving sound and I hope we have another large event someday so we can book you again."
Paul, Corporate, Berkshire

"I just wanted to send you a message and thank you for the amazing set you did for Paul and I, it was amazing!! All my guests loved you guys and have raved endlessly about how much fun it was. My only regret is that I didn't get to spend all night on the dance floor!!….. I am sure you both understand that you have to spend a lot of time going from guest to guest. We would both love to come and hear you playing again, so if you have any up and coming gigs we would love to know the dates. Thanks again for making our day so special."
Charlotte and Paul, Wedding, Hampshire

"I just wanted to thank you and the other band members for a fantastic performance at our wedding at Bishopsdrow House on the 11th May. You guys brought great energy, a fantastic sound and helped us have a really strong focal point in our evening reception. Thanks for being so easy to work with – we loved your renditions of our requested songs (Rat in the Kitchen was particularly fun) and by the comments we have had, several of our guests would hope to book you in the future."
Anthony, Wedding, Wiltshire

"Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for Saturday night, you guys were amazing everybody was asking where I found such an amazing band.  Everyone had nothing but fantastic things to say about you.  Thanks again for getting everyone up and dancing and making our evening so special."
Luisa, Wedding, Kent

"Groovalicious were fabulous. Our party went with a swing in large part due to them. Sasha has an amazing voice and infectious energy. All of our guests commented on how good they were. I would unhesitatingly hire them again."
Julia, Birthday Party, London

"Just wanted to say a very big thank you to you and the band for Saturday night. We had a fab time and all our family and friends commented on how good,  professional and energetic you all were. I know quite a few of them will be turning 50 soon so hopefully they will book you so we can see you all perform again and especially with Sasha when she has made a full recovery."
Sally & Lee

"Zee and I would like to thank you and the band for such a fab night at our wedding party – we had the best time and all our guests keep saying how much they enjoyed the music and the variety of it. You were excellent at being able to answer all my questions beforehand and on the night were more than outstanding. You got the crowd going, your energy was amazing, and the interaction with us through the night, as people who don’t enjoy being centre of attention was just right. Can’t wait to party with you all again." Emma and Zee, Wedding

"Just quickly wanted to thank you again for making our wedding party so amazing!!!! You are a brilliant band and we were quite frankly blown away. We could have happily partied for the entire night to your music. When we have another party we will definitely be booking you! Thanks also for being so flexible and letting Irene sing the first song too.. grin"
Toni, Wedding, Hampshire

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the great job you did last Saturday at our wedding. We are so pleased with everything...from the songs that you performed and the energy that you put in. You had the dancefloor packed the whole night and everyone was commenting how brilliant you are. We couldn't have asked for more. Will definitely be recommending you to everyone."
Zara, Wedding, London

“Hi, I just wanted to say quite how phenomenal you guys were last night - thank you SO much! You blew us away. And more importantly, everyone else. I can send you plenty of referrals from guys who loved you! Thanks again. Things like the soul train dance and daft punk sing a long really made everyone love it. The dance floor was packed all night which is unheard of at weddings... Thanks again... Nick and Katie x” 
Nick & Katie, Wedding, Devon

"Don't know if Rob got to message you yet,  but just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for everything. Wow wow wow....what a voice! And what a performance! We were so happy we chose you to be at our wedding. You gave out sooo much energy. ..Rob was saying...and I believe that is the case...whether you would have had 200 people to entertain or just 20 you still put all your heart into it. Thank you so much smile You were so much fun! And I have to say we were shocked to see "non-dancer" friends dancing on the dance floor... Including my mom who has never danced before!! Your music was amazing. We hope to see you again in the future and will recommend you to all our friends Xxx"
Simona & Rob, wedding, Eltham

We both wanted to say a huge thank you to your whole band. Everyone agreed hands down the best wedding band ever. Even the head of the venue has told us this! Compliments all round. Your job of keeping everyone on the dance floor was certainly achieved!"
Mat and Suzie, wedding, Leatherhead

"What to say.. thank you. The music for our wedding was amazing, we were so chuffed. We loved all the songs, and all of our family/friends enjoyed it. It was really fantastic. Dave and I are so grateful. I think you will have lot more bookings from the Essex region!! Thanks again, plus for all the help prior when my wedding nerves was getting to me. Please do say a big thank you to all the musicians, they were brilliant."
Alison, Wedding, Essex

"We both wanted to say thank you so much to yourself and the rest of the band for making our wedding so special.  Everyone thought you were fabulous and so many people commented on what a great show you put on, it was the highlight of the night. I thought wearing a mobile mic and getting out amongst the dancefloor was great idea. Your energy was amazing and you really got everyone up dancing which was fantastic. We are keen concert goers and see lots of live bands so we easily recognised what a tight and professional band you are." 
Ken & Suzanne, wedding, London

"I just wanted to write and thank you again for helping to make yesterday evening such a success. I was really impressed after seeing you in London and knew that you would be the perfect fit for our company. I wanted a band that the was current and could get everybody dancing; and you certainly did! Sorry if some of the staff got a bit rowdy towards the end! Everyone thought you guys were amazing and can't stop talking about it! I hope to be able to invite you back again soon!"
Angela, Christmas Party, London

"We had such a brilliant time last night and the band completely hit the spot. The lounge music during dinner set the mood perfectly, and the party afterwards was amazing! It was great to see so many people dancing - even the older ones! The only sadness was having to bring it all to an end! We’ll definitely be hiring you again next year!" 
Caroline, Summer Ball, London

"A quick email while we are in an internet cafe on honeymoon! Thankyou so much for performing at our wedding, the band was totally amazing! We had such a great night. A lot of our friends and family are in bands, and they were all really impressed. You made a wonderful day even better. Thank you so much for all your hard work, enthusiasm and talent.
Katie, Wedding, Hampshire

"My husband and I are soooo glad that we chose Groovalicious to be our evening entertainment at our wedding. They sang our first dance song amazingly making it a truly special memory. We had so many compliments from our guests about the band, how they sang a great range of songs that got everyone on the dance floor. Sasha was great interacting with all of us on the dance floor, everyone loved how she came out for a boogie. Thank you so much for helping to create a truly amazing party atmosphere."
Rachel, Wedding, Essex

"Groovalicious were amazing, and they made the evening the incredible party that it was! They brought a great, lively atmosphere, with Sasha singing and dancing through the dancefloor, getting everyone involved. The music was fantastic, Sasha's amazing voice being backed up by an awesome band. All our guests loved it and some want to use the Groovalicious Band in the future! Worth every penny, and more..!! Cannot thank them enough!!"
Tristan, Wedding, Kent,

"5 stars is not enough!! Excellent vocals and energy. Really kept our guests entertained with a varied playlist and great interaction. Punctual, professional and accommodating as we were a bit late and just a wonderful performance. We would definitely recommend this band for fun loving soul shaking funky people. Many many thanks for being awesome!!!"
Anthony, Wedding, Donaster

"Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for your role in our amazing wedding last weekend. More people than I can count told me that it was the best band they had ever seen at a wedding. All generations had a blast dancing along to the tunes, which is something we really wanted to achieve. Also, thanks so much for being patient and letting us go over time a little at the end. People were just having such a good time (mainly because the band music had been so happy-making) that no one was in any mood to stop. The sign of a great party! We ended up dancing round the camp fire in the field till the wee hours of the morning. Once again, thanks a million and I will be singing your praises whenever the topic of wedding bands come up with people in the future!"
Sophie and Chris Hudson, Wedding, Kent

"I’d like to thank you so much for the 3 amazing sets you performed at my 40th Birthday. If I had dreamed of the perfect party it would never have come close to the reality. The whole band were superb, slick and professional. Sasha’s vocals outstanding and the way she works the crowd is just incredible. Loved being able to perform ‘Never too Much’ with you even at the last minute. You truly are the perfect band to get a party started but not so good at getting it finished!! We wanted you to play for another 3 hours! Hahah! Loved it so much, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my special day the most incredible evening. Feedback from all of the guests has been amazing and I have passed along details so hope you get more bookings! You deserve it!"
Neil, Birthday Party, London

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