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Groove Empire

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About Groove Empire

Incredible 9-15 piece party band for luxury events. We've entertained throughout Europe at beautiful weddings and trendy corporate parties!
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Based in London, UK, Groove Empire have been entertaining at luxury events for 4 years across the globe. Our internationally touring musicians have played world famous festivals, venues and tv shows including • Coachella • Glastonbury • Jimmy Kimmel • Jimmy Fallon (Tonight Show), • Later Live with Jools Holland • O2 • The Brit Awards • The Royal Albert Hall • Maddison Square Gardens • The One Show • Radio 1 Live Lounge, •Sunday Brunch with renowned artists such as Jorja Smith, Chase and Status, All Saints, Drake, Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Rudimental and John Newmann, in 6 out of 7 continents of the world (please book us for you Antarctic events!) Our performers are very experienced in getting the crowd going, and all members of the band can be found playing in some of London's most prestigious venues, bars, restaurants and clubs. We're guaranteed to get your guests up on the dancefloor all night and our singers and horns will regularly join you there on state of the art wireless equipment. If you've not seen us perform yet, then grab a drink, sit down and take a look through the videos below! Since 2017, we've done two professional promo shoots, as well as gathering footage from our hundreds of live performances together. Line-up Options 9 Piece Band 2 vocals (male & female), 3 horns (trumpet, sax & trombone), keys, guitar, bass and drums 10 Piece Band 2 vocals, 3 horns, keys, guitar, bass, drums and percussion 12 Piece Band 4 vocals, 3 horns, keys, guitar, bass, drums and percussion 15 Piece Band 5 vocals, 5 horns, keys, guitar, bass, drums and percussion Custom We can mix up these standard line-ups to create your dream band! What's Included? 🎸 Two Hours of Live Entertainment Split into two, high-energy, hour-long sets 🎵 Our Carefully Crafted Setlist Tailored to your event with special requests, including live performance of your first dance 💡 Professional Sound and Lighting With lots of upgrades available, all provided by our GE Production team 🎧 DJ Playlist Service With optional Live DJ, using our sound system and lights. 🌎 Worldwide Travel We're experienced in handling bookings across the globe, having performed at multiple, luxury events throughout Europe. Optional Extras • Acoustic Pop Sets • Jazz Sets • Klezmer/Israeli Set • Ceremony Performance • Classical Guitar Set • Cocktail Piano Set • Live DJ Set • Live DJ & Sax Set EQUIPMENT UPGRADES • Lighting For Room Decoration • Full Light Show • Staging • Backdrops • LED Twinkle Dancefloor • Large Room Sound System • Outdoor Sound System (& Lighting) • Specialist Equipment for Sound Limiters • Sound For Extra Rooms • Specialist Sound For Speeches • Sound for Ceremonies • 4k Screens (presentations, photos, etc)

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Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Easy listening, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing, Blues, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Christmas, Garage, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

90s to Present
1 Thing - Amerie
21 Seconds – So Solid Crew
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
A Little Bit Of Luck – DJ Luck And MC Neat
All About The Bass – Meghan Trainor
American Boy - Estelle
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Bombastic – Shaggy
Cake By The Ocean – Dnce
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Can't Touch This – MC Hammer
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Déjà vu – Beyonce
Do You Really Like It – DJ Pied Piper
Finesse – Bruno Mars
Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Genie In A Bottle – Christina Aguilera
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Girl Put Your Records On – Corrine Bailey Rae
Gold Digger – Kanye West
Gotta Get Thru This – Daniel Beddingfield
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hey Ya – Outkast
Hot In Herre – Nelly
I Got Bills – Lunch Money Lewis
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
ICE ICE BABY – Vanilla Ice
Independent Women – Destiny's Child
Juice – Lizzo
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Lady – Modjo
Let Me Blow Ya Mind – Eve
Let's Dance – David Bowie
Let’s Get It Started – The Black Eyed Peas
Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
No Diggity - Blackstreet
No Scrubs - TLC
One Dance - Drake
Only Girl In The World – Rihanna
Please Don’t Stop The Music – Rhianna
Price Tag – Jessie J
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Re-Rewind – Craig David
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Sax – Fleur East
Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
Senorita – Justin Timberlake
Seven Days – Craig David
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Signs – Snoop
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Superstar – Jamelia
Sweet Like Chocolate – Shanks and Bigfoot
This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
Toxic – Britney Spears
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Umbrella – Rihanna
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
We Found Love – Calvin Harris And Rihanna
Work – Rihanna
You Got The Love – Florence & The Machine
Yummy – Justin Bieber
60s – 80s
1999 – Prince
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrel
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Aint No Stoppin Us Now – Mcfadden & Whitehead
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Are You Ready For Love – Elton John
Baby Love – The Supremes
Beat It – Micheal Jackson
Best Of My Love – The Emotions
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie – The Jackson 5
Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind and Fire
Brick House – The Commodores
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Celebration – Kool And The Gang
Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Dancing Queen - Abba
December 1963 – Four Seasons
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
Everybody Needs Somebody – Eddie Floyd
Finally – CeCe Peniston
Get On It (Appache) – Sugarhill Gang
Get Up (Sex Machine) – James Brown
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group
Give Me The Night – George Benson
Good Times – Chic
Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
Hold On I'm Coming – Sam And Dave
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James
I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I Want You Back – The Jacksons
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan
I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Picket
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Kiss – Prince
Lady Marmalade – Patti LaBelle
Le Freak – Chic
Let's Groove – Earth Wind and Fire
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Night To Remember – Shalamar
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
PYT – Michael Jackson
Reach Out I’ll Be There – The Four Tops
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
River Deep Mountain High – Tina Turner
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Shake Your Body Down – Michael Jackson
Shake Your Tail-feather – Ray Charles
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else's Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Soul Man – Sam And Dave
Stayin Alive – The Bee Gees
Stop In The Name Of Love – The Supremes
Street Life – Randy Crawford
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
That’s The Way I Like It – KC & The Sunshine Band
Think – Aretha Franklin
Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
Upside Down – Diana Ross
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
You Should Be Dancing – The Bee Gees
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Our band members are some of the most in-demand musicians in the UK - with this in mind, we've expanded and have lots of amazing musicians who play regularly with the band. We know that choosing a singer can be important - so we'll always happily lock your favourite available singer in before confirming the booking.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard 9 piece lineup contains male & female vocals, sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar, keys, bass and drums. We believe this is the perfect lineup to experience our full sound and we easily fit into most venues. We can perform up to a show-stopping 15 piece band, with extra singers, horns & percussion. We do offer a 7 piece in rare circumstances.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

100%, we always provide a playlist between our sets and after our performance, up to our standard finish time of midnight. We can continue later, for £100 per hour. Or for £200 per hour we can provide a live DJ.

How much time do you need to set up?

We require a minimum of 90 minutes to set up and soundcheck, during which we need to make a minimum of 30 mins of noise. We will always make this as slick as possible and often setup in front of dinner without complaint (often this gets your guests excited for our performance!)

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our standard setlist is tried and tested, and is a guaranteed hit with crowds of all ages. We always try our best to cater for requests, and encourage you to tell us exactly what you like. We can provide the final setlist in advance on request and can change a few songs around last minute. We'll always learn a first dance if it's suitable for the band.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

We provide a professional sound and light rig as standard, usually operated by a member of the band. We can upgrade this for bigger spaces, speeches, multiple rooms, bigger bands, room decoration (uplighters, fairy lights, etc) and pretty much anything you can think of. We always encourage you to book a sound engineer if timings are tight.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes definitely, as long as they're suitable for the band. We can't play an unlimited number of requests though, so we recommend you sort this well in advance to avoid disappointment and there may sometime be an extra charge.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our amazing team of singers, our horn section, our dancing and our interaction with the crowd, including performing out on the dancefloor with guests!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Between us, we've played at all of the worlds biggest venues and festivals - you name it, at least one of us will have been there! We've also experienced a lot of the UKs wedding venues, and will happily offer our experiences of your venue and how we can fit in best.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love the sound of Motown and soul bands, so that's a basis. But then take a look at live performances by Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Beyonce. That's the kind of big sound we recreate.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Other than our regular slots at peoples fabulous weddings of all shapes and sizes, we've played at some super secret private parties that we're really not allowed to mention!


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£5000
Up to 1 hour£6000
Up to 2 hours£8000
Up to 3 hours£10000
NEW!Virtual services
We provide our 7 piece band for up to an hour of live music, streamed directly from our purpose built livestreaming studio to your zoom conference.
Livestream Support
We provide a studio space, sound, lighting and video for any London/SE-based band for livestreaming.
Bespoke Video
We can record a bespoke video for your friends, family, company, meeting or conference. We can offer branded overlays and shout-outs from the band before, during or after the song. Price will vary depending on: number of songs, number of musicians, turnaround time, etc. The quote is for a duo to record one song for you.
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From Encore customers:

Olivia R
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

I hired Groove Empire for my wedding in May 2022, they were absolutely fantastic. I had a singer and a guitarist for my ceremony, a saxophonist at my reception and the 9 piece band for my party. They were all brilliant throughout the day, my guests absolutely loved them and they got everyone dancing. Highly recommend.

Guy/Anna S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Groove Empire were amazing. We had a very annoying power cut mid wedding but up until then they were incredible and all the wedding guests loved them! Almost wish I was getting married again to have them perform all over again!

Tom F
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

They were absolutely outstanding. They really got the dance floor moving, they were fun, exciting and even helped get some guest home when their taxi was late. absolutely outstanding from first to last. We had our wedding in France so to be so professional was a big weight off our mind. Thoroughly recommend.

Jonathan R
3 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

Absolutely loved them. So much energy and what a great sound. All our guests loved what GE brought to our wedding!

From other customers:

Luke S
3 years ago, for a Corporate event in Southampton
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5 out of 5

Groove Empire are a band with tons of smiles, good vibes and even better music. I found myself wanting to dance to every song they performed, and found myself thoroughly enjoying myself. I would happily hire them again if I was to have another event and hope I get to see them perform again!

Ed H
4 years ago, for a Wedding in 04300 Forcalquier
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5 out of 5

If I was to offer other couples one tip, it would be to get Groove Empire to be your band. From the moment we were first in contact with Tim, he was incredibly responsive, professional and utterly attentive to all our needs. The band were incredibly flexible and collaborative and we worked together to put together our perfect wedding playlist which mixed new and old and included all our favourites. The musical talent of every band member was exceptional and they kept the dance floor packed for the full two-hour set. You will not find a better wedding band anywhere in Europe, and we know, we spent weeks checking!

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