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The Groove Merchants

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About The Groove Merchants

We are a 5-piece party band based in Leeds, UK. Whether you're looking for Motown classics or todays' chart toppers we'll have you covered!
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The Groove Merchants is a 5-piece function band, who play across a variety of styles and events. Our line up includes Male and Female vocals, 2 guitars, bass, drums and keyboards and we are comfortable playing soul and Motown classics all the way through to today's chart toppers or even jazz if you would like! We can expand our lineup to include saxophones or trumpets upon request. The band formed while its members were studying at Leeds Conservatoire and each member of the band has an extensive list of performing credits across a number of genres, so you can expect a high level of professionalism both on- and off-stage. We are passionate about helping to make your event a success, and we are happy to work with you to make sure we set the mood just right on the big day!

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Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Top 40, Soul, Alternative rock, Indie, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Swing
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Concert
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The Groove Merchants' Song list

1. Treasure - Bruno Mars
2. I’m Coming Out - Diana Ross
3. Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
4. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
5. Ain’t No Mountain -Marvin Gaye
6. Gimme Gimme Gimme - Abba
7. Domino - Jessie J
8. Juice - Lizzo
9. Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
10. You Got the Love - Florence and the Machine
11. Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
12. Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
13. Levitating - Dua lipa
14. Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
15. Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
16. Does Your Mother Know - Abba
17. Mercy - Duffy
18. Happy - Pharrell
19. Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
20. No Place I’d Rather Be - Clean Bandit
21. Proud Mary - Tina Turner
22. Sunday morning - Maroon 5
23. Forget Me Not - Patrice Rushen
24. We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
25. Mr Brightside - The Killers
26. I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
27. Señorita - Justin Timberlake
28. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
29. All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue
30. Mustang Sally - Mack Rice
31. Purple Rain - Prince
32. Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
33. American Boy - Estelle
34. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
35. Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
36. Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
37. I Wish
38. Crazy In Love - Beyonce
39. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes! We are happy to add saxophone and trumpet players upon request. There may also be times where not all of our musicians are available so we will play with a slightly reduced lineup, for a lower fee.

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

We avoid having more than one engagement per night, so we can usually accommodate changes in our timings. We do ask that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can adjust our travel plans.

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

Yes, we can provide a Spotify playlist through our amplification for no extra cost!

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually require 90 minutes to set up. We often set up in less time but this is to make sure we can sort out any technical problems before the event. While you are waiting we are happy to play our playlist through our speakers.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Unfortunately we used cabled instruments and microphones so we are unable to move away from our performance area. We4 will definitely be moving a lot inside of that area though!

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

Absolutely! And we are more than happy to take requests with enough notice. If you decide to book us this will all be part of the service provided at the Skype consultation!

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

We can provide our own amplification and a small PA for the singer. If you would like a full PA or staging for the event then we are happy to hire that in for an additional cost!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely! We would typically ask for 7 days notice to learn songs in advance of the event, so that they are rehearsed to our usual standard.

The Groove Merchants' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1250
Up to 2 hours£1562.50
Up to 3 hours£1875


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The Groove Merchants' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Ben H
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

These guys performed at our wedding and were absolutely brilliant. They created an amazing party atmosphere and got everyone on the dance floor which is exactly what we wanted! They were also super professional and really great at communicating with us before the event to ensure everything went to plan. Would definitely recommend!

Gillian B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant!! They made my party complete would definitely have them again.

Reply from The Groove Merchants
1 year ago

Thank you so much! We had a great time performing for you

From other customers:

Matt B
1 year ago

The band are all exceptionally talented and the music is always spot on. Alongside this they are always a wonderful group to work with and they'd be my first call for a function band every time!

Joy J
1 year ago