84 total reviews
Groove Authority was absolutely the best investment that we made in our wedding reception. All of our guests are still raving about what an amazing time they had on the dance floor. Groove Authority clearly has a great ability to read the room and be flexible in playing to the crowd. They appealed to the full range of guests at our wedding- even our toughest family members to please were up dancing and said they were just "outstanding." Paul was so organized and attentive to our every request. Groove Authority would be a wonderful addition to any wedding and owe the success of reception entirely to them.
This band was everything we hoped for, and more. From start to finish, they were professional, responsive, and easy to work with. Most importantly, they were absolutely amazing at our wedding, and are wonderful, wonderful musicians. Our guests were so impressed that multiple members of our family and friends have since approached them about playing at their weddings and events. We cannot speak highly enough of our experience with them.
Groove Authority had my wedding guests raving about the music for weeks after my wedding! I was very impressed with their song list and their ability to learn new songs to cater to our requests. GA learned our first dance song and the song sounded just as amazing as the recorded version that I sent them. The music for the rest of the reception was amazing and had everyone dancing all night (even through dinner!). Paul, the band manager was a joy to work with. He was pleasant, professional and really did everything he could to make our experience amazing. We hired GA for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and they continued to play good quality, well done music from all genres for the whole event. GA drove all the way up to Vermont for our wedding and stayed an hour late because I kept adding additional half hours on to the end time as the night went on and the party continued. The band was very flexible to work with and I would very highly recommend them!
We've all been to a lot of weddings. Some bands are good, some are not. Some bands are impressionists who are happy to fade into the background of an event, doing just enough so that nobody really notices. And some bands, like Groove Authority, are the engine that drives the party.
Early in our band hunt, we were looking into another group, but they were booked on our weekend. That band leader wasted no time in recommending Groove Authority, telling me we couldn't do better. So I called Paul, the GA band leader, and right away my wife and I enjoyed his easy-going manner (and don't get easy-going confused with unprofessional... Paul was terrific, keeping in touch with us as we approached the date, asking questions he needed answered... but his easy-going manner made my wife and I feel good about the collaboration). When we told him that this would be a semi-casual, clambake house event full of fun-loving, gin-drinking party people, and that we wanted a band that would keep the energy up, I believe his response was, "we can do that."
And they did. First of all, they learned a Van Morrison song for our first dance. We had this kind of ridiculous idea for introducing the members of the wedding party, and I gave Paul a script and he said, in his classic-Paul way, "no problem." The song sounded wonderful, just as we'd imagined, and the whole thing was seamless.
Then the dancing started. They had great guitarists, keyboards, sax, and a relentless drummer who kept the party moving for five hours. The keyboardist even pulled out a trumpet from time to time, which was awesome! The two vocalists were fabulous. They were charismatic, interactive and really fun.
All I heard all night was, "Who ARE these guys?" It was a great party! We wanted an old-school, college-house dance party, and Groove Authority delivered. They read the room perfectly and the dance floor was never empty all night long. I wish I could do it again!
We want to express our deepest thanks to all the members of Groove Authority for an exciting, inspiring, and first-class performance at our wedding! They are the consummate professionals, and each member has such abundant talent. In addition, Paul Fudin is a wonderful Emcee, a great band leader and musician, and a pleasure to work with. He was such an important element in the planning and success of our wedding. We so grateful
to him! As for the reaction from the guests, we continue to get raves from everyone that attended. Comments like, "the best band I've ever heard!" keep coming from friends and family, many of whom wrote down the name of the band for future reference. Their amazing vocalists garnered particular praise. They are all so great to watch as well as listen to! They had people dancing who never usually dance! None of us will ever forget their great performance.
Paul and the musicians with Groove Authority are so talented and incredibly professional! Paul was so responsive and helpful throughout the entire planning process and really helped customize the music and flow for our ceremony (pianist), cocktail hour (jazz), and reception (full band). The day of the wedding the music was beyond our expectations, the band played songs that fit the mood perfectly and really got everyone on their feet the entire time! The number one compliment we received from our guests was about our band and we were happy to refer many of them to Groove Authority for their own upcoming events! Many thanks again to a fantastic group of individuals and very talented musicians!
Groove Authority is a great band and really gets the place rockin'. They play a wide range of songs and do them all well. They are good at reading the crowd and playing music that gets everyone on their feet. Our guests raved about them. Paul was a delight to work with and they really try to accommodate all your requests. So happy we chose them after doing much research.
We choose Groove Authority based on online reviews and their You Tube videos for our wedding. From our initial phone call to Paul to inquire to our last email exchange to thank him they were an absolute pleasure to work with! Always provided us with a prompt response to any questions, have more than reasonable prices for the work they do and were super professional! Most importantly they were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I cannot even describe how awesome this band was, every single song they played sounded great and as if the actual artist was on stage. They were enthusiastic and always had a smile on their faces while performing! They were able to do any genre and always had the crowd going on the dance floor. Every single guest has made it a point to tell us how much they were blown away by the band! I cannot even count how many people have said this was "the best wedding band they had ever heard"!!!! I could not of been happier with my choice of Groove Authority for my wedding day! I HIGHLY recommend! I wish I could throw another wedding just to use this band again- 100% satisfied and worth every cent!
If you are looking for a band that will keep your wedding guests on the dance floor, will ensure that everyone (including the bride and groom) has a great time, and will be absolutely professional as they make sure every detail is attended to, Groove Authority is a sure thing! We chose this band for our daughter's wedding based solely on reviews and their website. You can feel their energy and enthusiasm when you watch their video clips. Besides having an amazing song list, they happily learned two special songs that we wanted. Paul responded promptly to every email we sent. He is a great guy who really wants your wedding to be the best. This band knows how to read your crowd and then how to please them. We made a list of songs we wanted, but told them we wanted them to take the liberty of adjusting it so the crowd stayed on the dance floor. They are so accommodating, they even agreed to have our trio of nephews sing one of the band's songs at my son's request. They didn't just play along; they got into it! Our guests were telling us that this was the best wedding they had been to, and we honestly believe that Groove Authority is responsible for that!
Hiring The Groove Authority was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. All of our wedding guests from our friends to grandparents keep commenting even 6 weeks after our wedding about how incredible they were. Some of my friends who never dance, were out on the dance floor all night. The dance floor was packed all night. They were also incredibly responsive to every question - just a pleasure to work with. Hire them - you won't regret it!
I used Groove Authority for my wedding and I honestly could not be happier, they were AMAZING!!! I can not tell you how many of our guests approached us to tell us how awesome our band was! They kept our guests dancing the entire night, and at the end of the wedding everyone on the dance floor was chanting "one more song, one more song". They really are so much fun and sounded amazing. What I loved most was how versatile their range was, they sang everything from Beyonce to John Legend to the Isley Brothers (shout) to the Horah. Literally everyone from our friends to our parents friends were on the dance floor the entire night.
Leading up to the wedding they were extremely professional and easy to get a hold of. Paul, the main contact for Grove authority was so helpful. He always made himself available to chat and was willing to work with me on special song requests to make sure my wedding was fun and memorable.
Groove Authority honestly made the entire night so much fun!
My husband and I used Groove Authority for our wedding reception. They were phenomenal! In the lead-up to the event, the band director was so easy to work with and was so willing to customize the event to make it exactly what we wanted (even allowing my mother to rewrite the lyrics to the song for my first dance with my father). They played an awesome variety of songs and the dance floor was packed all night long - they made everyone want to get up and dance. SO many of our guests came up to us that night to rave about the band, and since then when people tell us what they remember most about our wedding it is Groove Authority! We could not have asked for a better band and they made our reception so much fun for everyone. I could not recommend them more highly.
GA was incredible! From planning very early on to the encore on our wedding night, they rocked our world. Our guests would have kept dancing all night if we had let them. GA has very large repertoire and something for everyone. They will cater song lengths for your special songs and can adapt to anything you need. Need an iPod during breaks or cocktail hour? You got it. Need ceremony music, I'm pretty sure they do that too (we didn't use them.. but they do it!) We didn't know what we would need to plan out in terms of timing, songs, etc. and they walked us through everything. You do not want to pass up on this band, they are incredible musicians and will be the difference maker at your wedding reception!
Groove Authority is by far the best wedding band around! We had guests from all over (Chicago, LA, Denver, NYC, Minneapolis, DC, and the list goes on...) come to Boston for our wedding...and hands down EVERYONE said that Groove Authority was the BEST wedding band they had ever heard! They had ALL of our guests dancing from before dinner until the very last song of the night! Besides that, they were very professional and beyond easy to work with! I know choosing a band is a tough decision for anyone planning a wedding - but the choice is easy with Groove Authority! They literally will make your wedding and your guests will talk about how great they were for months (maybe even years!) after the event! Groove Authority receives my most sincere and highest recommendation possible! If you have not booked them yet, do so now!
We had Groove Authority perform at our wedding and it was definitely one of the best decisions we could have made! Paul was so easy to work with throughout the entire planning process - he was responsive, flexible and professional. When we needed someone last minute to coordinate our ceremony music, Paul immediately offered his services. He was constantly checking in to ensure that we were comfortable with all of the details and really put me at ease as our wedding date approached. In terms of the band's actual performance, you will not find better than Groove Authority! They played a great mix of music and kept our dance floor packed for the entire night. I can't tell you the number of people who told me it was the best wedding band they'd ever heard, and I'd have to agree! Thank you so much for making our wedding day such a memorable experience.
I cannot begin to describe how unbelievable Groove Authority was at our wedding. My wife and I got married on April 5th, 2014, and I am still receiving texts weeks later about how great the band was! They had everybody out on the dance floor from my grandfather to my wife's 12 year old cousins. We even had people who told me specifically they would only dance for 1 song that were out there for hours! Every time I walked more than 10 feet off the dance floor, there was somebody telling me how great the band was. They truly made the wedding.
The band accommodated custom first dance, father daughter, and mother son songs, all of which were not on their playlist. They executed them perfectly!
MOST IMPORTANTLY: We had a bit of an issue with the venue. They came up to us very late in the party telling me that the band had to cut off at 9:30 despite the fact that that was not outlined in our contract with the venue. We had contracted Groove Authority to play until 10:00, and Paul (the manager of the band) dealt with the representative for the venue extremely well. He convinced her to let the band play until 9:45 and cut out the second 15 minute planned break for the band so that way they could play straight through until 9:45. I cannot thank him enough for his professionalism and courteousness.
I must also mention that the whole lead up until the wedding, the band was very responsive and timely with my wife's requests. They were by far the best vendor relationship we had during our wedding planning.
I had to give Paul and his band 5 stars across the board. Groove Authority played our wedding at the Omni Parker on Fab 22 and they ROCKED THE HOUSE!
Leading up to the wedding, Paul was extremely organized and responsive. He took all of the stress out of planning the entertainment and music. We were lucky enough that they were free the night of our wedding and once we booked Groove Authority, Paul took care of everything. A true professional.
On the night of the wedding, the band had actually learned our first dance song, and also played the father/bride, mother/groom songs perfectly. They also played the piano and sax during our cocktail hour perfectly. We gave Paul and the band a bit of an idea of the type of music we like and what we thought the crowd would like but more so left it up to the pros and didn't pick a specific play list. Paul mentioned that the band was great at reading a crowd and they certainly didn't disappoint. The entire wedding was on the dance floor then entire and LOVING the band. They were definitely a hot topic amongst the guest.
We honestly couldn't be any happier with both how the band performed, and Paul's professionalism and attentiveness while going through the process of booking the band, and planning the event.
I would HIGHLY recommend Groove Authority to any body planning a wedding, or any other event for that matter that needs a top notch band.
Thanks again to Paul and Groove Authority.
Groove Authority made my daughter's wedding a real celebration and a night everyone said was the best wedding they had ever been to. They sounded terrific, played great songs and had the dance floor filled the whole night. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is thinking about a live band at their wedding. Forget investing in flowers for tables, go with a live band over a DJ - it makes all the difference in the world. Paul Fudin (Band Manager) is very professional and easy to work with. I have three more daughters and if they decide to get married near home, Groove Authority will be playing for them too I am sure.
Groove Authority played at our December wedding and we absolutely loved them! All of our guests had a blast and were so impressed with the band's performance. The band is super energetic and looked like they were having as much fun as the guests. Everyone was dancing the entire night (not unusual for our family and friends!), and the band did a great job reading the crowd and keeping the night going. Paul, the band leader, is awesome to work with and gives you a lot of help planning the night and making everything run smoothly. Highly recommended!
Groove Authority was a amazing. They had everyone dancing all night, super energetic, and really made our special day. Beyond the magic they performed, we had some special requests that they helped us fulfill. There were a few talented musician friends and relatives at our wedding, and we coordinated some songs where they could get up and join the band. It was pretty important for us to incorporate these personal performances into our night, and Groove Authority worked with us to do this sharing our excitement. They also helped us pull off a “Jack Rabbit Slim’s” Pulp Fiction introduction before our dance, “You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry”.
When we first listened to their demo, they went straight to the A list pile. Every time we played their music to others, people said “that band, yes.” We got a group of friends together to see them perform one Saturday night out on Landesdown street in Boston, and we watched them rock the place. Our friends were like “OMG, this band is playing at your wedding?” Well they did, and they were awesome! Everyone kept asking us, where did you find this band? Ha, it was from reading great reviews like this!
Highly recommend Groove Authority, have no second thoughts.
Jim & Gina
Report Abuse Policy
If you have any documentation proving it false, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your request in the order it was received.
You can expect to receive a response within 5 business days.
Thank you for reporting your review.
Our policy is to only take down reviews that contain spam, explicit content or are proven to be factually false; we cannot dispute a bride’s opinion. We will review your request in the order it was received.
You can expect to receive a response within 5 business days.
New Englands Favorite Wedding Band!!!!
Groove Authority plays everything! Our repertoire includes Rock, R&B, Motown, Funk, Soul, Disco, as well as Top 40, Pop, Swing, Jazz, Reggae and Hip-Hop. If you are looking for a band that's fun, entertaining and versatile at an affordable price, you have found us!
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013