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Groovething are a fabulous wedding, function and party band, based in the North West of England.
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Groovething are one of the top party and wedding bands for hire in Manchester, Cheshire and the North West of the UK, consisting of some of the most talented musicians in the area. We are available UK wide and deliver a high energy party set, choc full of all your favourite pop, soul, motown, funk, disco and rock classics, guaranteed to get everyone on to the dance floor for an unforgettable evening! As one of the most in demand function bands in the area, we've been fortunate to play at some of the most prestigious hotels in the North West, including Ruthin Castle, Rookery Hall, Carden Park and Crewe Hall as well as many other top class venues throughout the UK. We're with a number of top entertainment agencies, so you can be confident of our high standards of professionalism and performance! We've been touring the length and breadth of the UK at weddings, parties, and corporate functions since early 2007. With a long list of corporate clients, the band is a huge hit with event production companies as well as private wedding and party clients. Performing at numerous events every year, Groovething are the ultimate band to hire and have a vast repertoire full of all your favourite party classics from the 60’s to the present day by artists as diverse as The Supremes and Stevie Wonder, to Amy Winehouse, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jessie J. We flex from a smaller 4-piece lineup to the full 6-piece band for the ultimate party experience. When you are looking for a truly memorable band to hire or an alternative to a cheesy DJ then get in touch - it might work out cheaper than you think and it will give your guests an evening to remember!

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Groovething's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sharon F
2 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

Great band and music had everyone up on the dance floor

Steven B
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

It was a surprise 50th birthday party for my wife, they played happy birthday as we walked in which was good timing. the band was excellent, everyone has commented on how good they were. I would highly recommend them, their you tube videos doesn't give them justice

5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Great Music, Great band, and the atmosphere was wonderful I would recommend them to anyone

From other customers:

Sarah M
4 years ago, for a Corporate event in Wilmslow Rd
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5 out of 5

Hi Paul,  Would just like to say a huge thank you to you and your band for Saturday, we had an amazing night and the music was fantastic!  We would highly recommend you and will keep your info for any future events.  Thank you again!

Mark N
5 years ago, for a Charity event in Ewood Park
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5 out of 5

This is the second time we have asked Groovething to perform for us. It was a sigh of relief when Paul said they could play for us. As far as we are concerned, they are the “go to” function band in the North west. They are so professional and they get the party going right from the off and sound fantastic too. Yet again Paul, you and the band made our night extra special. Some returning guests to our second Charity Ball, asked if we were having the same band as last time. That says it all.

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Groovething's Song list

American Boy - Estelle
California Gurls - Katy Perry
Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Counting Stars - One Republic
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Groove is in the Heart - Deelite
Happy - Pharrell
Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
Mercy - Duffy
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Music - Madonna
Murder On The Dancefloor - Sophie Ellis Bextor
Never Forget You - Noisettes
Price Tag - Jessie J
Relight My Fire - Take That
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Super Duper Love - Joss Stone
This Love - Maroon 5
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
We Found Love - Rihanna
You Got The Love - Florence and the Machine
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
70's - 80's
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson Five
Call Me - Blondie
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Good Times - Chic
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Lady Marmalade - Labelle
Le Freak - Chic
Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean
Nutbush City - Tina Turner
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Shake Your Body Down to the Ground - Jackson 5
Superstition - Steve Wonder
Take a Chance on Me - ABBA
Thank You For The Music - ABBA
Waterloo - ABBA
We are Family -Sister Sledge
50's - 60's
Get Ready - The Temptations
I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Heatwave - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Knock on Wood - Otis Redding
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Jailhouse Rock -Elvis Presley
Nowhere to Run - Martha and the Vandellas
Think - Aretha Franklin
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stop! In The Name of Love -The Supremes
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
My Girl - The Temptations
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye

Groovething's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1000
Customer questions

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

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level

Do you have different line-up options?

Our smallest line-up is as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Bass & Drums. We can add in extra musicians, such as keyboards, sax & trumpet.

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?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free assuming a midnight finish.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 5m by 3m space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £40 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our fantastic performance, the energy we generate and the choice of songs.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to list, but most of the top ones in the North West!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

A mix of old school soul artists such as Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross to more modern ones like Beyonce and Jess Glynne.

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

New Years Eve party at Center Parcs for over 800 people!
Covers, Pop, Disco, Funk, Motown, Soul, Top 40, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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