Groove Instinct

Groove Instinct

  • Location:

    Surrey
  • Guide Price:

    £2,135

The ultimate wedding & party band! Brilliant repertoire of guaranteed dance floor fillers, awesome live show, free disco/DJ option and a live lounge acoustic add-on - perfect for your drinks reception.

Standard Package

  • Professional 4-piece band with an awesome live show!
  • 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute live sets
  • Brilliant repertoire of the best modern and classic dance floor fillers, from pop to indie-rock anthems
  • Professional PA, stage lighting and sound engineer
  • Bespoke pre-mixed DJ service before and after live sets
  • Your choice of first dance or a special request performed
  • PAT certified equipment and Public Liability Insurance 
  • Dedicated booking manager on hand throughout the planning process

What an utterly incredible band! We booked Groove Instinct for our wedding in the summer and we couldn't have asked for anything more - the whole evening was wonderful. They played incredibly and brought so much joy and life to what was already such a happy day - we didn't want them to stop playing! It was wonderful to see them all having a good time up on stage too. They were also really accommodating and flexible with all the details too, especially in having some of our friends up to sing - it was just great.

Video

Repertoire

Funk & Soul

Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Kahn
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Can't Hurry Love - Supremes
Car Wash - Rolls Royce
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Disco Inferno - The Trampps
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Gimmie Some Loving - Sam And Dave
Good Times - Chic
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hold On I'm Coming - Sam & Dave
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Kiss - Prince
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Lady Marmalade - Moulin Rouge
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
Mr Big Stuff - Aretha Franklin
My Girl - Temptations
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Respect - Aretha Franklin
September - Earth, Wind And Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Soul Man - Sam And Dave
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Tear Drop - Womack And Womack
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton

Modern Classics

Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
Blurred Lines - Robbin Thicke
Cake By The Ocean - Dnce
Cant Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Cheerleader - Omi
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murrs
Firework - Katy Perry
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Greatest Day - Take That
Happy - Pharrel Williams
Havanna - Camila Cabelo
How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris
I Got A Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Black
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Only Girl In The World - Rihanna
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Rule The World - Take That
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Shine - Take That
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avici
You've Got The Love - Florence + The Machine

Party Classics

All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All Right Now - Free
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Come Together - The Beatles
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroqual
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Easy Like Sunday Morning - Lionel Richie
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cindi Lauper
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey Ya - Outkast
Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just The 2 Of Us - Bill Withers
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Oh What A Night - Frankie Valli
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Sex Machine - James Brown
Sledge Hammer - Peter Gabriel
Street Life - Gloria Gaynor
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sway - Michael Buble Version
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Upside Down - Dianna Ross
Walking On Sunshine - KC And The Sunshine
Working 9 Till 5 - Dolly Parton
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate

testimonials

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“What an utterly incredible band! We booked Groove Instinct for our wedding in the summer and we couldn't have asked for anything more - the whole evening was wonderful. They played incredibly and brought so much joy and life to what was already such a happy day - we didn't want them to stop playing! It was wonderful to see them all having a good time up on stage too. They were also really accommodating and flexible with all the details too, especially in having some of our friends up to sing - it was just great. The feedback from our friends and family has also been fantastic and several people has since asked for their contact details to ask if the band could play at their weddings too. Everyone had so much fun and the dance floor was packed for the whole evening which is just what we had hoped - and the band were just magical. People are still talking about it! Thank you all so much again for giving us such an incredible time!”

Pippa - Wedding, Surrey
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“Groove Instinct played for the evening reception of my daughter's wedding in June. They were absolutely fantastic and played a really wide range of songs which appealed to everyone at the reception and really helped to generate a great atmosphere. They responded superbly, accommodatingly to the odd request and air guitar track requests from myself but this should not detract from the superb set that they themselves played which filled the dance floor in its own right. They in fact played three sets which were timed to perfection. In addition to all of this they really embraced our celebration by simply having a great time along with us. 100% recommended by us for your wedding or celebration without any reservation whatsoever.”

Martin - Wedding, Hampshire
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“We booked Groove Instinct for our wedding reception, and they were wonderful! All of the correspondence in advance was great. Set-up on the day was very smooth, we weren't aware of any problems and the band were very unobtrusive in their set-up despite being in the same room as all of the guests. Obviously the actual sets were the highlight though! We had so many good comments from our guests and the dance floor was packed all night! The singer had great rapport with our guests - in fact a few of the lads would have liked to get to know her a bit better! I couldn't recommend this band more highly.”

Theresa - Wedding, London
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“Groove Instinct are FAB. I first heard the band at a work party in May and thought they were great. They sounded amazing and their choice of music for the event was spot on. I then booked them for our wedding in mid-November and they surpassed my expectations. Everyone kept commenting on how great and fun they thought the band and music were. I will definitely be suggesting and recommending Groove Instinct to anyone that asks. Thank you - you really helped make a special event even better :-)”

Andela - Wedding, Surrey

Key Info

Groove Instinct | Swing Style Covers Band Hire, Surrey
Based:
Surrey
Guide Price:
£2,135
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Keys/Female Lead Vocals
Additional musicians:
  • Sax
Lead Vocals:
  • Female

FAQ

I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that?

Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire covers classics from the '60s right up to current chart, so there's certainly something for everyone.

Do you take requests?

We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.

How long do you take to set-up?

90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in. 

What time do you play?

At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

We perform 2x 60-minute live sets in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Yes - we can perform a 1x 60-minute acoustic live lounge-style set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner. You can see more on this here.

What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra?

The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.

If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Fareham, in January, February, March, April, October and November. Peak summer and Christmas dates are an additional £100. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?

Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have three weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

How much power do you require?

2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp rider buyout.

Can we see you play live before booking?

As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight in to our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.

Video

Repertoire

Testimonials

Key Info

FAQs

Video

Repertoire

Funk & Soul

Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Kahn
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Can't Hurry Love - Supremes
Car Wash - Rolls Royce
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Disco Inferno - The Trampps
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Gimmie Some Loving - Sam And Dave
Good Times - Chic
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hold On I'm Coming - Sam & Dave
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Kiss - Prince
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Lady Marmalade - Moulin Rouge
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
Mr Big Stuff - Aretha Franklin
My Girl - Temptations
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Respect - Aretha Franklin
September - Earth, Wind And Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Soul Man - Sam And Dave
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Tear Drop - Womack And Womack
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton

Modern Classics

Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
Blurred Lines - Robbin Thicke
Cake By The Ocean - Dnce
Cant Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Cheerleader - Omi
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murrs
Firework - Katy Perry
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Greatest Day - Take That
Happy - Pharrel Williams
Havanna - Camila Cabelo
How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris
I Got A Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Black
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Only Girl In The World - Rihanna
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Rule The World - Take That
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Shine - Take That
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avici
You've Got The Love - Florence + The Machine

Party Classics

All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All Right Now - Free
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Come Together - The Beatles
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroqual
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Easy Like Sunday Morning - Lionel Richie
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cindi Lauper
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey Ya - Outkast
Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Prince
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just The 2 Of Us - Bill Withers
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
Oh What A Night - Frankie Valli
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Sex Machine - James Brown
Sledge Hammer - Peter Gabriel
Street Life - Gloria Gaynor
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sway - Michael Buble Version
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Upside Down - Dianna Ross
Walking On Sunshine - KC And The Sunshine
Working 9 Till 5 - Dolly Parton
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate

testimonials

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“What an utterly incredible band! We booked Groove Instinct for our wedding in the summer and we couldn't have asked for anything more - the whole evening was wonderful. They played incredibly and brought so much joy and life to what was already such a happy day - we didn't want them to stop playing! It was wonderful to see them all having a good time up on stage too. They were also really accommodating and flexible with all the details too, especially in having some of our friends up to sing - it was just great. The feedback from our friends and family has also been fantastic and several people has since asked for their contact details to ask if the band could play at their weddings too. Everyone had so much fun and the dance floor was packed for the whole evening which is just what we had hoped - and the band were just magical. People are still talking about it! Thank you all so much again for giving us such an incredible time!”

Pippa - Wedding, Surrey
  • Star
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  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Groove Instinct played for the evening reception of my daughter's wedding in June. They were absolutely fantastic and played a really wide range of songs which appealed to everyone at the reception and really helped to generate a great atmosphere. They responded superbly, accommodatingly to the odd request and air guitar track requests from myself but this should not detract from the superb set that they themselves played which filled the dance floor in its own right. They in fact played three sets which were timed to perfection. In addition to all of this they really embraced our celebration by simply having a great time along with us. 100% recommended by us for your wedding or celebration without any reservation whatsoever.”

Martin - Wedding, Hampshire
  • Star
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  • Star

“We booked Groove Instinct for our wedding reception, and they were wonderful! All of the correspondence in advance was great. Set-up on the day was very smooth, we weren't aware of any problems and the band were very unobtrusive in their set-up despite being in the same room as all of the guests. Obviously the actual sets were the highlight though! We had so many good comments from our guests and the dance floor was packed all night! The singer had great rapport with our guests - in fact a few of the lads would have liked to get to know her a bit better! I couldn't recommend this band more highly.”

Theresa - Wedding, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Groove Instinct are FAB. I first heard the band at a work party in May and thought they were great. They sounded amazing and their choice of music for the event was spot on. I then booked them for our wedding in mid-November and they surpassed my expectations. Everyone kept commenting on how great and fun they thought the band and music were. I will definitely be suggesting and recommending Groove Instinct to anyone that asks. Thank you - you really helped make a special event even better :-)”

Andela - Wedding, Surrey

Key Info

Groove Instinct | Swing Style Covers Band Hire, Surrey
Based:
Surrey
Guide Price:
£2,135
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Keys/Female Lead Vocals
Additional musicians:
  • Sax
Lead Vocals:
  • Female

FAQ

I really want to have a great party with everyone on the dance floor - are you the right band for that?

Absolutely! We have been performing at weddings and events for several years and have an infectious live show that guarantees a packed dance floor and a party that you and your guests will remember for years to come! Our repertoire covers classics from the '60s right up to current chart, so there's certainly something for everyone.

Do you take requests?

We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually the first dance. You can also let us know your preferences from the repertoire, as well as send up to 30 requests for the disco - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the evening.

How long do you take to set-up?

90 minutes. If you are organising a wedding or event where the evening reception is in the same room as your meal, we often arrive to set-up while the room is turned around - we can have background music playing within around 30 minutes of load in. 

What time do you play?

At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, any time between 7pm and midnight.

How long do you play for?

We perform 2x 60-minute live sets in the evening and also provide a pre-mixed disco (tailored to your tastes) before and after live sets, so your whole night of entertainment is covered in one booking.

Can you provide music for our drinks reception?

Yes - we can perform a 1x 60-minute acoustic live lounge-style set as an add-on, which is perfect for during drinks or dinner. You can see more on this here.

What is the difference between the ‘pre-mixed DJ service’ that comes with the standard package and the 'band member to DJ live' which is an optional extra?

The pre-mixed DJ service is where the band put on a bespoke playlist (you can request up to 30 songs in advance for this) through the PA before and after their live sets. We do this at most events and it works great - the volume of the music would be the same as if you had a DJ.

If you upgrade to the live DJ service, you can still send over preferences in advance, but you will also have a band member selecting and mixing tracks live on the night, as well as taking requests. The DJ will be happy to make important announcements but they will not talk constantly over or between tracks (that's just not our style!). We also think it's important to say that the DJ won't have a separate DJ booth - they will set up in an appropriate space (ideally to the side of the stage) and the PA/lighting will be the same as what is being used by the band.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

Yes – all included in the price. You won't have to hire any additional equipment in.

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 4-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Fareham, in January, February, March, April, October and November. Peak summer and Christmas dates are an additional £100. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that?

Yes, we regularly work at venues with noise limiters. We are happy to contact the venue in advance of the event to make sure we have all the required information to enable us to plan accordingly.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have three weeks' notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2.5m x 5m.

How much power do you require?

2 x 13-amp sockets are fine for our system.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

The band's standard rider is for a hot meal and soft drinks for the band members or a £15 pp rider buyout.

Can we see you play live before booking?

As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight in to our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.

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