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The Groove Smiths

The Groove Smiths are the perfect entertainment for your event. Bringing you the best party songs with their large repertoire of Rock, Funk, Pop, Motown, Soul and Disco to the extensive list of Jazz, Swing and Blues standards they can also perform!

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Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 31st August 2021, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

- All about that bass – Meghan Trainer
- American boy – Estelle
- Black and Gold – Sam Sparrow
- Budapest – George Ezra
- California Girls – Katy Perry
- Counting Stars – One republic
- Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
- Crazy in love - Beyonce
- Domino – Jessie J
- Don’t stop the music – Rihanna
- Don’t look back in Anger – Oasis
- Forget You – Ceelo Green
- Get Lucky – Daft Punk
- Happy – Pharell
- Hello – Adele
- Ho Hey – Lumineers
- Hold on we’re going home – Drake
- Hold back the river – James Bay
- I’m yours – Jason Mraz
- Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera
- Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
- Marry You – Bruno Mars
- Make you Feel My Love – Adele
- Mercy – Duffy
- Moves Likes Jagger – Maroon Five
- Perfect – Fairground attraction
- Price Tag – Jessie J
- Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
- Rather Be – Jess Glynne
- Riptide – Vance Joy
- Rolling In The Deep – Adele
- Rude – Magic
- Smile – Lily Allen
- Stay with me – Sam Smith
- Stay tonight – Eagle eyed cherry
- Thinking out loud – Ed sheeran
- Too Close – Alex Clare
- Toxic – Britney Spears
- Treasure – Bruno Mars
- Valerie – Amy Winehouse
- Wonderwall – Oasis
- You’ve got the love – Florence and the Machine 

- Aint nobody – Chaka Khan
- Celebration – Kool and the Gang
- Don’t stop believing – Journey
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
- I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston
- Kiss – Prince
- Living on a prayer – Bon Jovi
- Long train running – Doobie Brothers
- Never too much – Luther Van Dross
- Simply the best – Tina Turner
- Walking on sunshine – Katrina and the Waves 

- Aint no sunshine
- Best of My Love – The Emotions
- Blame it on The Boogie – Jackson Five
- Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
- Carwash – Rose Royce
- I Feel Good – James Brown
- Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
- I Wish – Stevie Wonder
- Lady Marmalade – Patti Labelle
- Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
- Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
- Moondance – Van Morrison
- Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
- Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
- Soul Man – Sam and Dave
- Superstition – Stevie Wonder
- Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
- Street Life – Randy Crawford
- Stuck in the middle with you – Stealers Wheel
- Young Hearts Run Free – Candy Statton

- Ain’t no Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel
- Can’t buy love - Beatles
- Dancing in The Streets – Martha and The Vandellas
- Hard to Handle – Otis Reading
- Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
- I Want You Back – Jackson 5
- In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Picket
- Johnny be good – Chuck Berry
- Mustang Sally – The Commitments
- Respect – Aretha Franklin
- Route 66 – Chuck Berry
- Soul Man – Sam and Dave
- Stand by me – Ben E King
- We Are Family – Sister Sledge
- You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes 

- Aint That a Kick in The Head - Dean Martin
- Almost Like Being In Love
- At Last – Etta James
- Autumn Leaves
- Baby Just Cares For Me
- Beautiful Love - Bill Evans
- Bewitched
- Bye Bye Blackbird
- Blame It On My Youth - Oscar Levant
- Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
- Caught a Touch of Your Love
- Cheek To Cheek
- Come Fly With Me-Frank Sinatra
- Come Away With Me-Norah Jones
- Cry Me A River
- Crazy Love-Van Morrison
- Devil May Care - Diana Krall
- Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
- Dream a little dream of me – Mama Cass
- Embraceable you
- Everything – Michael Buble
- Exactly Like You
- Fever-Peggy Lee
- Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
- Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
- Hallelujah I love Him So
- Have You Met Miss Jones?
- Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
- Hold On I'm Coming - Sam And Dave
- How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
- I Got Rhythm
- I Just Want to Make Love To You-Etta James
- I Wish I Knew (how It Feels To Be Free) - Nina Simone
- I’d Like To - Corinne Bailey Rae
- It Don’t Mean A Thing (If You Ain'tt Got That Swing)
- It Could Happen To You
- Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
- I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter
- Just Squeeze Me
- Lady Is A Tramp
- Let There Be Love
- Love Me Like A Man - Diana Krall
- Lover Man
- Love Being Here With You
- Mack The Knife
- Messin’ With Fire - Clare Teal
- Moondance - Van Morrison
- Moon River
- My Aphrodisiac Is You – Katie Melua
- My Funny Valentine
- Nature Boy
- Old Devil Moon
- Pennies From Heaven
- Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
- Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
- Song For My Father - Horace Silver
- Smile-Lily Allen
- Smile-Natalie Cole
- Someone To Watch Over Me
- Summertime
- Sunny
- Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson
- Sway-Michael Buble
- Sweet Home Chicago
- Temptation - Diana Krall
- That’s All
- The Look of Love – Dusty Springfield
- The Nearness Of You - Hoagy Carmichael
- The Way You Look Tonight
- They Can’t Take That Away From Me
- The Very Thought Of You
- This Masquerade - George Benson
- Time After Time
- Too Close For Comfort-Jamie Cullum
- Too Darn Hot
- Turn Me On-Norah Jones
- Unforgettable
- What a Wonderful World
- Turn Me On-Norah Jones
- You And The Night And The Music - Arthur Schwartz
- You Don't Know What Love Is
- You've Changed
- You Send Me-Aretha Franklin

7 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 7
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Professional and friendly.

5 stars - The Groove Smiths are Highly Recommended
booked The Groove Smiths for their event

“Many thanks to Josie and the band members for making our wedding day that extra bit special. Communication with the band before and during the event was professional and friendly. The music and lighting on the evening were outstanding, even our photographer stayed longer just to hear more from the band! All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music and I would highly recommend them for any party!”

We want to say a big thank you to the members of the band for making our new yea...

5 stars - The Groove Smiths are Highly Recommended
booked The Groove Smiths for their Wedding at Crathorne Hall in North Yorkshire

“We want to say a big thank you to the members of the band for making our new years wedding evening a night to remember! All of our guests have commented on how lively and entertaining the music was and what a great party they had. The quality and variety of songs was excellent and you were all so professional. You had all the guests up and dancing throughout the night!! We would not hesitate to hire you again for any kind of celebration. Many thanks again and good luck for the future!”

Thank you for a great night on Saturday. You and your band were brilliant. Lots ...

5 stars - The Groove Smiths are Highly Recommended
booked The Groove Smiths for their event in North Yorkshire

“Thank you for a great night on Saturday. You and your band were brilliant. Lots of our family and friends have told Fleur and I how much they enjoyed your performance – your music was perfect. You made our night really special. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to the rest of the band. Many Thanks, Andrew and Fleur”

Just a quick note to thank you so much for such a wonderful evening. You and the...

5 stars - The Groove Smiths are Highly Recommended
booked The Groove Smiths for their event in West Yorkshire

“Just a quick note to thank you so much for such a wonderful evening. You and the band have done a great job help us create the atmosphere and make this special day for us a day to remember. Thank you also for braving to back my song up without any rehearsals and judging by the guests reaction it worked well. Take care and once again thank you for everything. We are looking forward to another party to invite you to sing in and wish you luck with your musical career. Love, Karen & Uri”

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band for making last ni...

5 stars - The Groove Smiths are Highly Recommended
booked The Groove Smiths for their event

“We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band for making last night so amazingly atmospheric and fun. We loved the transition from smooth jazz to funk as the evening progressed, and we had a fantastic time dancing. Also hugely impressed by your sound man and the balance he achieved. Finally thank you for your absolutely perfect timing. Finishing the last number just after our taxi arrived. All the best for your future as a band!”

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Price from £1,603 + travel from London

Based on 5 members performing 3 x 45 minute sets

  • East of England From £1,602
  • South East From £1,602
  • South West From £1,667
  • West Midlands From £1,667
  • East Midlands From £1,667
  • North West From £1,924
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,924
  • North East From £2,052

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Default lineup: 5 members

Standard Quintet: Female vocals, Tenor Saxophone, Piano, Bass, Drums.

*Also available with Guitar instead of Saxophone (please select in booking options).

Full Biography

* 5 piece band well suited to bring style and sophistication to any event
* Flexible to suit client's requirements with duo and trio options
* Wide variety of songs covered ranging from Jazz to Blues and Soul to Pop, Funk and Disco. 
* Able to accommodate requests
* Available UK wide and Internationally

Description of their music:
The quintet are able to provide music ranging from jazz to blues, soul, funk, pop and disco. They are completely flexible with their line-up to suit the client’s requirements. For example they can provide background music during a dinner and an upbeat set for an evening function.

Previous experience of members:
Since each member graduated with music degrees they have all played at events internationally and at top UK venues and festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, V Festival, Isle of White and Reading. The band have recorded/played for the likes of, Olly Murs, John Newman, Ella Eyre, Ed Sheeran (The list goes on!) The Lead singer Josie has sung at Glastonbury, Boardmasters, Ronnie Scotts, alongside the many corporate and party events she sings at.

Previous venues & clients played for:
Glastonbury, 2014 and 2015
The Savoy hotel, London
Bloomsbury Ballroom, London
Sushi Samba, London
Honourable Artilery Company, London
Lancaster House, London
Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street London
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club London
The Pheasantry Pizza Express Jazz Club, London
606 Jazz club, London
Grosvenor Hotel Marriot, Park Lane
Park Plaza Hotel Leeds
The Retreat, Bolton
Cragwood Country House, Lake District
Alea Casinos Leeds
Rudding Park Harrogate
Blues Bar Harrogate
The Living Room Leeds
Blackhouse Grill Leeds
The Great Barn Devon
West Yorkshire Playhouse Leeds

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