Young, energetic, professional & exciting 5-8 piece function band featuring amazing male & female vocals & world class musicians. Capital Groove play rock & pop classics from an extensive repertoire complete with top equipment, lighting & sound engineer
Capital Groove's Biography
Line up: Standard 5 Piece: Female lead vocals, male vocals + bass guitar, guitar + backing vocals, keyboards, drums.
2 Piece Brass Section available as option
Discounted rates for events taking place on Fridays in 2010 (excluding December)
Discounted rates for any new bookings events taking place midweek through out 2010
Free DJ service and use of our pa and microphones for speeches and announcements. Discounts on Jazz trioFlamencoWalk on and live background music.
* Capital Grooves director is also a music director for Jooles Hollands live music venue The Jamhouse.
* Experienced and young talented musicians.
* Experienced in walk on music and live background music.
* Entertaining and professional in every way.
* Will learn first dance requests.
* Will travel anywhere in the UK and internationally.
* Top class equipment
* Varied set list to get everyone dancing
* Highly experienced in weddings and corporate functions
* Able to read their audience and tailor shows to suit the event perfectly
* friendly and approachable
* Very competitive rates
* Will work closely with client and the agent to create the perfect mood show for your special day
* Winner of Vodaphones and Myspace's artist to watch(Ben Drummond Solo guitar and vocals)
* We can supply Pa Lighting and qualified sound engineers to suit any event through our leading industry contacts.
* Musician union members.
* All our equipment is P.A.T tested and we are also fully insured.
"Capital Groove - Great Music Great look Great Night! Kept us rocking all night long!" Adam Zindani Singer Guitarist for Stereophonics
"A winning but rare combination of musical expertise taste and personality that assures success before a vast range of audiences" Howard Jones Toast maker and event organiser
Capital Groove are an international party band made up of the highest quality professional musicians who specialise in performing music from a wide range of genres including Rock Pop Funk Soul Motown Indie and Disco.
Capital Grooves wealth of experience performing is highlighted at some of the highest profile events in the country including The Conservative Party Conference in ManchesterThe Rugby Union Cup awards show The Molinuex football stadium( To over 36,0000 people),The NIA, The NEC arena, The Lord Mayors ball, live performances on Sky television and BBC Radio as well as live performances at the montreux jazz festival and the Glastonbury festival. The versatility of the band means that they are not only ideal for corporate events but also for weddings and civil partnerships .They are also regularly perform at university balls, birthday parties , awards ceremonies, festivals and concerts.
Capital Grooves team are committed to develop shows and tailor performances precisely to suit your individual requirements.
What Have They Done Before?
Capital Groove have performed at many prestigious venues and events over the years including: The Hilton Hotel Group, The National Motorcycle museum, The Peoples Postcode lottery, Sky Television,Scottish Television, Jooles Holland's Jamhouse,Wroxhall Abbey Estate,Pembroke House,The Conservatoire Birmingham,Music industry leaders Roland technologies,RCF, The Grand Hotel Brighton,montreux jazz festival,Glastonbury,The National wedding magazine, The 02 Academy group, BBC radio and Channel 4s Taste food festival, plus numerous celebrity and Charity events as well as opening up for established acts including The Block heads, The Christians,Alistair Mcgowan,The Charlatans,Chipmonk. Andy Grey, And Talk sports Andy Townsend.
Capital Groove have performed in Spain, France , The Maldives and Switzerland.
What Sort of Music Do They Play?
With an extensive and varied set list Capital Grove can cater for all ages and musical tastes, including classic songs by The Beatles, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder all the to the more modern sounds of Kings of Leon Jamiroquai,Jack Johnson, rihanna,Amy Winehouse and Alicia keys all the way to intimate solo guitar pieces or 3 piece jazz ensembles plus many, many more! with enough booking time we can also offer to learn the first dance or a special song for your event or choose from a selection of popular first dance songs and be absolutely sure that guests of all ages will be up dancing and singing all night!
What will the band look like?
Male and female fronted.
The band have formal and Smart casual attire. ( if you have a specific colour theme we will also theme our dress and lighting to suit)
The band can be booked from a three piece line up all the way to a 10 piece show level line up (the minimum space we need is only a stage space of 5 x 4 metres for a four piece band)
Capital Groove do not compromise on Entertainment for you!
Capital Grooves musicians are of the highest standard,Our Brass section are all conservatoire trained jazz musicians and our rhythm section are full time session musicians with many years experience in the studio and performing live.
The band are led By Ben Drummond(Myspace and Vodaphones artist to watch) who is also a music director at Jooles Holland's Live Venue The Jamhouse and Capital groove are a band like no other each member of Capital Groove are passionate and dedicated musicians and love what they do.
Their show can be formatted in several ways:
You can choose from 2 x 45 minute sets, 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 minute sets.
* In addition, the band can also provide a set of acoustic songs or a laid back Jazz trio specifically tailored for drinks receptions or during dinner.(At reduced rate if booking with the band)
* We also perform walk-on music for corporate award ceremonies.
* We can supply smaller pa or Electronic drums to cater for smaller rooms,we are also experienced in mixing to the sonic environment and can work under Db levels if a Db meter is installed at the venue.
* We regularly updated our set list to include current songs and use our experience of playing over 1oo shows a year to tailor our sets to appeal to a broad range of tastes.
And for when the band are not playing...
We offer as standard music between sets at no additional fee.
A band member will control a laptop with Dj software in between live performances and make basic announcements,
Dj Package, Capital groove will use there lights and PA system for use during DJ sets so there is never any awkward gaps between the band and the disco service.
We also take Specific requests for music in advance and source any preferred tracks if they are not in our library of over 20,000 songs.(please forward any lists to us well in advance)
The Dj service offered by the band is significantly less than the cost of a separate DJ.
NEW CORPORATE PACKAGE
Capital Groove and its individual players have worked closely with the industry leaders in sound and sonic performance such as the ICC, Symphony hall,Nec group, Roland systems group,and RCF and are in a unique position to offer package deals for Corporate entertainment including:
* PA system with unrivalled sound quality to cater for larger events, including Staging, dance floors, front of house and monitor engineers.
* Additional lighting and effects.
* 10 piece function/show band package with brass section,
* DJ package.
* Flexible timings for early arrival and later finish.
* Experienced in liaising with top venues
* Capital Groove take great care to work closely with clients so that all technical requirements are met fully.
Capital Groove have several pa systems to cater for diffrent size events ranging from 50 to 700 people and also hire in larger PA with qualified engineers for bigger venues. we uses a 5000 watt full range high definition JBL and Mackie Pa system, plus lighting including 8 x par 56 LED cans with built-in sound-to-light controllers so you have full stage lighting as well as disco lighting for your dance floor.
Capital Groove use only the very best instruments, amplifiers and microphones, including EBS, Fender, Gibson,Yamaha,Sanberg, Boss,Roland,Korg, Alan and Heath, Neumann, Shure and Akg Microphones and Pearl drums and percussion.
"Great Music Great look Great Night! Kept us rocking all night long!"
Adam Zindani Singer & Guitarist for Stereophonics
"You were great and thank you for learning our first dance"
William and Lore
wedding Hampshire 2010
"Thank you for your professional attitude and being able to throw in the little jazz set while we ate, Same time next year?"
Mr B Bentham
Hilton Briton 2010
"A winning but rare combination of musical expertise, taste and personality that assures success before a vast range of audiences"
Toast maker and event organiser"
"We had such an an amazing day and we have been asked by so many people who were the fantastic band?"
Jane and Robert
Wedding Devon 2010"
"Thank you so much for performing at our wedding, It was amazing to see everyone up and dancing from the get go!!!"
Mary and Luke James
Wedding London, 09
Capital Groove's Set List / Repertoire
Umbrella - Rhianna
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Love Machine - Girls Aloud
Super Duper Love - Joss Stone
Cant Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie Minogue
Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera
Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
You Got The Love - Florence & The Machine
American Boy - Estelle
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Mercy - Duffy
Tears Dry On Their Own - Amy Winehouse
Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Beautiful Day - U2
Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
Mama Told Me Not To Come - Tom Jones, Kelly Jones
Pop & 70’s
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Carwash - Rose Royce
Good Times – Chic
Le Freak – Chic
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Teardrops - Womack & Womack
A Night To Remember - Shalamar
I Can Make You Feel Good - Shalamar
Aint Nobody - Chaka Khan
Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind And Fire
Somebody Elses Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Last Night A Dj Saved My Life - Indeep
Get Down On It - Kool And The Gang
Give Me The Night - George Benson
Motown & Soul
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - James Taylor
Aint No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Somebody Elses Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
I Feel Good - James Brown
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Hard To Handle – Black Crowes
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Get Ready - The Temptations
Gimme Some Lovin’ - Blues Brothers
Walk On By - Aretha Franklin
Rock And Roll!
Alright Now – Free
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynrd
Rock N Roll Music - The Beatles
Johnny Be Good – Chuck Berry
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis