Hire this band for my son’s wedding. They play the cocktail hour with a jazz ensemble and full 10 piece band for the reception We could not have asked for a better band. Dana the bandleader met with us and went over all the species and made sur...
e our request we completed. He was in touch during our entire wedding planning. Everyone was in the dance floor and stated “this band is AMAZING!! The dance floor was packed all night!! Would hire Groove Place again and again!!
Reviewed On 3/17/2020 by Mike M
These guys and gals were awesome! Groove Place is one of the best wedding bands my wife and I have heard and it was so great to have them be a part of our wedding. Our guests were dancing all night and all told us how much they enjoyed the wedd...
ing because of the music. Dana was awesome to deal with throughout the whole process. He was able to meet with us in person to go over a very wide range of songs that the band could play. They were also very willing to learn songs that we wanted to hear that were not on their list. Overall, I would highly recommend Groove Place to any couple who wants to have an awesome band be a part of their big day!
Reviewed On 2/10/2020 by Lauren I
There are no words to describe what a FANTASTIC job Dana and the entire Groove Place Band did. From the moment we reached out to them and visited their showcase to the last dance of our wedding reception, they were an absolute pleasure to work ...
with. Dana made us feel so comfortable and we felt confident that they had everything under control. We didn’t have to worry about a thing! They helped us keep to our timeline and ran the show flawlessly. Our wedding guests fed off their energy and there was not a single moment that the dance floor wasn’t packed. We danced our butts off from the moment we stepped in the room. THANK YOU to Dana and the rest of the crew!!! Hope to party with you all again soon.
Reviewed On 12/02/2019 by Michael B
Groove Place was the highlight of our reception! This band was great and learned all the songs we asked for. Dana (the band leader), was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. His easy-going attitude made it very comfortable to ask for...
changes or requests. The song selection process, organizing the timeline and set up was done flawlessly. And when it came time to play, these guys brought the house down. I am still receiving compliments on the band. At one point, we had a saxophone and a trumpet player playing out in the crowd. It was as interactive as we wanted it to be. Everyone had a great time. Thanks again Dana and band!
Reviewed On 9/06/2019 by Kendyl K
I can't say enough about how amazing Groove Place was. Honestly, a highlight of our wedding!
First, Dana is amazing to work with. He is the first vendor we had to work on logistics with us, was organized, friendly, and thoughtful. We loved wo...
rking with him and appreciated his fun, flexible attitude when we didn't always have answers for him. He was resourceful and made sure to get everything right even when we didn't give him guidance!
Next, the band is INCREDIBLE! They were fun, engaging, and played music everyone loved. They did an awesome job with our song even though they had never used it before our wedding (We chose "you're my best friend" by Queen!) and a few of my relatives said they actually had to check sometimes to see if the music was live or if they'd started playing a CD all of a sudden. It sounded that good!
If you are planning a wedding, your first question should not be "When is our venue available?" Instead, your first question should be "When is Groove Place available?" They made our night and were reasonably priced, to boot! We will recommend them to anyone and everyone. Our wedding was SO MUCH FUN thanks to these guys!
Reviewed On 7/16/2019 by Katherine N
The band was so great! They learned a new song for us and played it beautifully and our entrance songs and first dance were perfect. In the middle of our reception the fire alarms went off and we were evacuated for about 20 minutes, but the ban...
d made it fun for everyone and continued playing on the steps of our venue. They were even accommodating with playing an extra 20 minutes for everyone once we were allowed back inside. HIGHLY recommend this band! They were nothing short of amazing!
Reviewed On 2/10/2019 by Sharlene K
Almost too much fun!! High energy and so nice to work with! Awesome band, made our night perfect!!
Reviewed On 1/09/2019 by Bridget K
Groove Place Band made our night! They were so engaging with our guests and had every person up dancing! We got such great feedback from our guests which is not a surprise to us. Working with Dana and the band was so easy as they are incredi...
bly kind and knowledgable. Booking Groove Place was one of the best decisions that we made!
Reviewed On 12/16/2018 by sally a
Groove Place blew it out of the park AGAIN! They played for my daughters wedding so we knew we had to use them for my sons wedding. They kept the place jumping! What a fun evening!
Reviewed On 10/17/2018 by Bill M
By far the best of the best. These guys absolutely crushed it and were amazing from start to finish. Every single person said it was the best wedding band they have seen and the dance floor was at max capacity all night. Being located near NYC ...
we had a lot of choices but Groove Place did an A+ job with the sales support (Jamie rocks), planning, and most importantly the execution. If you want to dance all night and have everyone talking about the music, call these guys now!
Reviewed On 9/05/2018 by Megan B
Having Groove Place Horn Band made my wedding exceptional. The band learned our wedding song and songs special to our families. The dance floor was full the entire night. That night and the next day everyone from the wedding continually aske...
d “where did you find that band”. Everyone raved about them. Entertainment is so important at a wedding and i am so happy i choose Grove Place for my band! I can not say enough about them
Reviewed On 8/21/2018 by Elaine B
This band blew it out of the park for my daughter's wedding at Skytop, PA. Everyone was dancing the entire night. It was a party that no DJ could provide. They were the talk of the guests that night and the weekend. I can't begin to tell y...
ou how many people came up to me and commented on how great they were. I had text messages the next day asking for the name of the band. My friends keep bringing up how unbelievable they were. Hearing the band in their home does not do it justice. Goove Place Dance Horn Band provided top-notch entertainment.. Dana was wonderful to deal with and he worked with my daughter and her fiance to learn songs that were important to them. They are the best!!!
Reviewed On 7/27/2018 by Brittany G
Groove Place was nothing less than AMAZING at our wedding last weekend. From our initial meeting, Dana left us feeling reassured that he would make our wedding day very special. During our final meeting, we had thrown some unique ideas to Dan...
a, and the band executed at a most professional level.
Our friends and family throughout the night and over the last week have been RAVING about the band's performance. If you're looking for an awesome band, that will keep your party going--- this is the band for you.
Reviewed On 7/05/2018 by a member
These guys are absolutely amazing. Worth every penny. My guests absolutely loved them. Dana is really great and easy to work with. They did an excellent job despite the sweltering June humidity of our outdoor wedding. I'd recommend them to any...
Reviewed On 4/04/2018 by David A
They did a fantastic job!! It all turned out very beautiful and fun. Everyone had an awesome time. The sets were great and everyone loved the music. I think I missed a lot from having to do pictures and cake and all that other stuff, but when I...
was able to make it to the floor, I had a great time. The kids were loving it too! The sax player played on the floor while the kids danced along! It was a wonderful night and they did an amazing job keeping everyone up and dancing and having fun! I look forward to seeing them again!
Reviewed On 1/23/2018 by Erin M
Groove Place played at my sister's wedding 6 years ago and my family STILL talks about how it was the most they've ever danced at a wedding. So when it came time to book a band for my wedding, Groove Place was the only option! From our first me...
eting with Dana we knew we were in good hands - he is so friendly, funny, and really knows what he's doing. Even with my countless emails leading up to the wedding he happily responded to each one! He spent time really listening to us and offered great advice from timeline logistics to song recommendations. They know exactly how to keep the momentum going at a party!
Groove Place really goes above and beyond to make your day special and personal. My fiance surprised me by playing a beautiful piano song - Dana had been secretly working with him to make sure it was absolutely perfect! My wedding also happened to fall on the day of the Fiesta Bowl, so when Penn State won the band immediately played the fight song - everyone loved it! They learned a few songs for us and played them beautifully (including our bridal party entrance songs). Our first dance was to a Queen song and the band absolutely KILLED it!
The dance floor was full the entire night - guests who claimed they "don't dance" couldn't tear themselves away. Dana and the band really made us feel so special and made our wedding absolutely perfect. Thank you Groove Place!!
Reviewed On 11/01/2017 by Lin L
Groove Place was AMAZING! So easy to work with, very responsive, and they truly know their craft. They definitely transformed the atmosphere of the reception, and we received MANY compliments about the band and the music at and since the rece...
ption! Hiring this band was definitely one of the wisest decision we made about the wedding.
Reviewed On 10/10/2017 by Becca V
Groove Place absolutely crushed it at our wedding. They played great sets and kept everyone on the dance floor all night! They were professional and kind, from the original open house they had to display their talents, to the personal meeting w...
ith Dana discussing our idea of good dance music and specialty songs! They learned our song for us, which is super obscure, and they did a beautiful job performing it. On top of it all, they were affordable, especially for a 10 piece horn band! I have to believe part of this is because you aren't going through an entertainment company, which also adds the personal touch. By the end of the night Groove Place felt like part of the family, we absolutely loved having them at our wedding!!!!
Reviewed On 9/10/2017 by Jennifer G
We hired Groove Place to play our wedding in August, 2017, and they were FANTASTIC!
We knew that after going to their showcase at Dana's house we were in for something great, but that is an understatement. We chose the 10 piece band. Dana was ...
not only professional, but warm and inviting and was a pleasure to work with when planning the details of the wedding set list. He was accommodating, organized, and answered all of our questions without delay.
On the night of, our guests couldn't stop talking about the band and how great they were. They loved the song selection and everyone was up and dancing. The two singers for the band were both excellent and had a really wide range which made for a varied performance and kept people of all ages up and dancing.
I was always weary of reading these reviews on these wedding websites because either they're all glowing or filled with complaints, but let me tell you, I genuinely have no complaints about Groove Place! HIRE THEM!
Reviewed On 9/03/2017 by Meghan B
There are so many wonderful things I could say about Groove Place, that it's hard to know where to start. We knew after hearing the band play their first song at their showcase that they were the band for us! Dana was an absolute pleasure to w...
ork with, always reassuring us that everything was going to work out seamlessly. The night of our wedding, they absolutely blew us away! The music was incredible and they kept our guests on the dance floor all night long. Our guests had nothing but great things to say like they felt like they were at their own personal concert & the music choices were so good that they didn't want to leave the dance floor. I would 100% recommend Groove Place to anyone considering hiring a band for their special day!
Reviewed On 7/23/2017 by Gina T
Dana and his crew were wonderful to work with. On the day of the wedding they arrived on time and set up sound for the outdoor ceremony...all during a heat advisory and epic humidity. We didn't have to worry about a thing! During the reception ...
my maid of honor decided to rap and the band backed her up with a beat on the spot! They learned a few songs outside of their rep just for our reception and played them beautifully. Everyone was on the floor all night and we received multiple compliments on the music selection and the energy of the band! Thank you Groove Place for making it a night to remember!!
Reviewed On 6/23/2017 by Kristen F
I think I speak for everyone when I say we were blown away by you and your bands performance! I knew you guys would be good, but I had no idea you would be that great! The love train with the horns going in the loft, and your solos right in t...
he middle of the crowd was awesome. The songs you played could not have been picked better. The fact that you guys learned Radar love complete with the guitar and drum solos was icing on the cake that we will never forget. You really did make the night even more special for us and we truly appreciate it.
You were great to work with. We could tell from the start that you were the right choice and we never second guessed that. You put us at ease during the planning stages and totally blew the roof off the barn. We will definitely be giving you the highest praise possible on the wedding sites and please let us know any other way we can help by being a reference etc.
Reviewed On 5/17/2017 by Kim R
Groove Place Dance Horn Band did an amazing job for us at our wedding that took place at the Horticulture Center. in Fairmount Park. From their showcase, planning along the way, and finally to our wedding, they kept everything going smoothly an...
d kept our guests on their feet! We would definitely recommend Dana and his band. Dana is very accommodating and his main focus to make sure everyone is engaged and having fun dancing the night away. Groove Place Dance and Horn Band learned new songs for our special dances that weren't on their playlist and performed them beautifully. They even were nice enough to end the night with an encore in tribute to my parents, that was a touching surprise and an excellent conclusion to a "Wonderful Night." Do yourself a favor and book them for your wedding!
Reviewed On 4/09/2017 by Jill S
Based on multiple recommendations from family members and experiencing Groove Place at their weddings, we knew Groove Place had to be the entertainment for our wedding. We were beyond thrilled by Dana's enthusiasm while working with us. 5 star...
s does not seem enough to rate how wonderful Groove Place is. From the elegant dinner music to the Love Train (my favorite part) and learning our first dance and getting the most people to the dance floor I have seen, I would highly recommend Groove Place to anyone who puts a priority to the entertainment at their wedding!
To Dana and the gang, thanks so much, you are simply the best!
Love Jill and Joe Sessa
Reviewed On 12/05/2016 by Sarah B
I knew Groove Place is a great band, because I heard them a year earlier at my cousin's wedding, but they exceeded every expectation I had. Dana was a pleasure to work with - very professional and detail-oriented, yet easygoing. They have an ex...
tensive, constantly-updating repertoire and plenty of old/new songs from which to choose a "must play" list, but they really know how to read and play to the crowd. They kept the dance floor packed all night long with guests from all generations. We are actually still getting compliments and rave reviews on the band from our guests! You will NOT be disappointed with Groove Place!
Reviewed On 11/17/2016 by amy w
If you're looking for an amazing wedding band look no further!! Groove place is absolutely amazing and we couldn't have thought of another band to have had at our wedding. Everyone in the band are super sweet and they really get into it! Near t...
he end of the night they called my husband up on stage and had him sing with the lead singer to one of his favorite songs! A memory I will never forget and thank them for. Everyone I speak to now comments on how awesome they were and how many songs they know. By far the best band to book for your wedding or any other event! :)
Reviewed On 11/07/2016 by Gabrielle F
The Groove Place ROCKED our wedding reception (and ceremony!) in Avalon, NJ! They got everyone on the dance floor with a mix of current songs and the oldies everyone loves! They did an amazing job, and everyone mentioned how much they LOVED the...
band! Thank you, Groove Place!!!
Reviewed On 11/05/2016 by Joy P
Groove Place was one of the first bands recommended to us for our wedding (they have already done several other family weddings), but of course, we did our research and checked out a few showcases. It didn't take us long to realize that the fir...
st choice was the best choice! Not only for the quality of music and entertainment, but also for the price! They were an incredible 10 piece band. We had a wedding of over 200 guests and everyone was having an absolute blast. Their catalog was extensive and covered a very wide range of styles (which was crucial considering the age range of our guests). I cannot recommend this band enough! Do yourself a favor an check out one of their showcases before booking with anyone else.
Reviewed On 11/01/2016 by Rachel W
Groove Place was very responsive to our requests, even re-learning a song at our request, they had a diverse range of music and did a wonderful job interacting with the crowd and keeping everyone energized and having a great time. Even 5 month...
s after our wedding we still hear about how much people loved the band at our wedding, in fact many people said they were the best wedding band they had ever experienced. They also preformed at our ceremony and did a great job, even in the rain. They were definitely worth every penny and we would suggest them to anyone looking for a great live band for their event.
Reviewed On 10/27/2016 by Patricia O
If you are looking for a band that will keep your guests up dancing all night, entertainment that will have your guests singing along with the music, and musicians and vocalists who give 200 percent all night long, then look no further. The Gr...
oove Place has now played for two of our daughters' weddings and we have been thrilled with their performance both times. Again, and again, our guests told us how much they loved the band and the way the musicians connected with the audience, who continued to request encores even after the reception was over. They are the absolute best ever!!!
Reviewed On 8/21/2016 by Katie R
First and foremost, booking Groove Place was the best decision we made. We booked Groove Place without seeing them in advance or word of mouth, but based on their amazing reviews, great youtube demos, and really versatile song list. They were ...
amazing at our wedding!
The band absolutely rocked and got everybody in the place dancing with gusto. I had several people come up to me and ask if the band would play in NY (for their wedding or son or daughter's wedding). A few people told me it was the best wedding band they've ever heard! Dana (the band leader) was very communicative, forthright and pleasant to deal with in planning the songs and order etc. He has a really nice disposition and I enjoyed working with him and never had to worry for a second about the reliability of the band. They absolutely rocked! I would unequivocally endorse them and recommend Groove Place!
Reviewed On 7/28/2016 by Christine R
We recently hired Groove Place for our wedding, and have nothing but great things to say. They upped the energy of the wedding crowd, and played both classic and modern hits. Both the male and female leads were excellent singers, and the horn p...
layers made the dance floor extra special. I highly recommend this band for your next event, and I would highly suggest booking all 10 pieces. The horns are worth it!
Reviewed On 6/29/2016 by Shannon C
AMAZING! We booked Groove Place based on their reviews and videos. It was a leap of faith that paid off! From the very first correspondence with Dana we were extremely pleased and knew we made the right decision. His response time is like no ot...
her. His ability to get a feel for us and the atmosphere was top notch. The day of the wedding went perfect. They didn't miss a beat. I had no idea they even took a break! We have a large family, full of energy and they matched it. The dance floor was packed the entire night! our family favorite was Sweet Caroline. We do this at every family wedding... And there's been many. Everyone said this was the very best! My guess is neighbors for miles would say the same thing. All of the thank you's and goodnight's at the end of the night had mention of how unbelievable the band was. We are so incredibly grateful to have chosen Groove Place. We feel like our family has grown. Much love! Shannon & Jamie Shultz
Reviewed On 5/16/2016 by Heather M
Groove Place was amazing! As soon as we heard them play at their showcase, we knew we wanted them to play at our wedding - and we are so happy they did!! Everyone was on the dance floor all night. We are still getting compliments about how grea...
t our band was. They learned a special song for us for our first dance, and kept people happy the entire evening. Thank you for an amazing night, the band really turned our wedding reception into a party!
Reviewed On 2/26/2016 by Knottie1456519241
On a scale of 1-10, Groove Place is a 100! I cannot give them a higher recommendation: from their performance, to the ease of dealing with them, to their wonderful personality and character, Groove Place is outstanding. They are the absolute ...
best band I have heard at a wedding or worked with for a special event.
Their song selection is fantastic, and they work closely with you to make sure you have all the songs you love as well as songs to fit the preferences of the crowd in attendance. Dana also worked with us to come up with a good schedule for the night, and he even made a custom song for our first dance. The energy of Dana and the band is amazing; he had all of our guests (of all ages!) up and dancing all night. Dana also does really killer versions of
The best proof of how much we loved them is the fact that not only have they played my wedding, but they played at my sister's wedding, many family members wedding's, and ton of friends' wedding and parties. Each and every time they play an event for my family and friends, they are outstanding. You absolutely cannot go wrong by choosing them -- not only are we so happy with their performance, we consider Dana, the band leader, a friend :)
Reviewed On 2/01/2016 by Melissa S
Dana and his team were super accommodating and flexible, and the dance floor was packed the entire wedding. So many compliments on the band. Would (and already have) recommended to friends.
Reviewed On 10/26/2015 by shannon w
Groove Place made our wedding extra special and memorable. Ever guest (and I mean ever single person!) was on the dance floor all night long. Dana was a pleasure to work with as he was super flexible and professional. He listened to the types o...
f songs my husband and I wanted and created an amazing playlist. Groove Place knows how to get everyone on the dance floor and more importantly, their talents keep guests of all ages dancing. I would highly recommend Groove Place and Dana to anyone looking for an incredible experience where all guests will talk about the wedding and band for years to come!!!
Reviewed On 10/25/2015 by Amanda R
Thank you Groove Place for making our wedding a night to remember. Everyone raved about how great Groove Place was and I still here about it 4 months later. Thank you so much Jamie and Dana for making the process easy and fun. Thanks again, I r...
ecommend Groove Place to everyone I know that wants a band.
Reviewed On 10/24/2015 by Maggie N
We could not have been happier with Groove Place and the entertainment they provided on our wedding day! They were the single best decision we made while planning our wedding after hearing great reviews from another couple who used them. The ...
dance floor was packed the entire night, the timing of everything worked out perfectly, and everyone had a blast! We can't tell you how many of our guests raved about the band and told us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. They knew just what to play to keep the crowd dancing and the party going all night. You would be lucky and smart to have Groove Place play at your own event. We wish we could relive ours!!
Reviewed On 10/23/2015 by Margaret W
The band rocked it out. They played a variety of the songs we requested and ended up playing longer than we payed them for. Jamie is so easy to work with, and she really gets the crowd involved. They even learned a handful of songs that we coul...
dn't live without!! They're the best.
Reviewed On 10/21/2015 by dot18
Great experience from start to finish. Jamie and Dana are both extremely responsive and pleasant to work with. Everything from the booking and contract, to the details meeting and day of wedding went perfectly. Our guests would still be dancing...
if Groove Place was still playing. Couldn't have asked for anything better from this band. Worth every penny!
Reviewed On 10/21/2015 by Brynn T
Groove Place Band was absolutely amazing! We are still receiving compliments about them! The music they chose, the emceeing, the energy - all of it was fantastic! I saw people dancing that I never expected to dance. In my opinion having a l...
ive band at a wedding beats a DJ any day and Groove Place proved me right. They were amazing and the songs they covered sounded just like the real thing! My husband and I strongly suggest this band if you want your wedding to be a fun, fun time!
Reviewed On 10/07/2015 by Becky D
What more can we say that hasn’t already been said about Dana and the band Groove Place? From the first conversation we had with Dana (he called the day after we filled in the online info request form) to our goodbyes after the event and follo...
w-up emails, it was a real pleasure working together. Dana is a real people-person and he wants his clients to be happy. He does whatever he can to fulfill any and all wishes. We had a 5 hour reception and he worked with us to have different musical arrangements (piano and trumpet at ceremony, jazz trio at cocktail hour, and full 9 piece band for the final three hours) throughout the entire event. Unfortunately Jamie was unable to perform at our wedding because of a health issue, but Sheena filled in spectacularly for her. Jamie, we missed you (!), but Sheena, our guests never even knew you were not the regular lead vocalist! Thank you for your rendition of “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me”. We loved it.
Our guests raved about the band all night and afterwards. We even had several male cousins on the dance floor and they said it was the highest compliment to the band because they never dance in public! We are so pleased that we chose Groove Place to make our party exactly what we wanted it to be.
As an aside that may matter to some people, ours was the first same-sex wedding for Groove Place and we could not have felt more love and respect from the band. They really care about their customers.
Reviewed On 9/17/2015 by Jessica D
Groove Place ROCKED the party! From the beginning, talking with Dana on the phone and meeting over the phone to the day of the event they were always so accommodating and professional! Whatever we wanted or needed they were willing to do it! Th...
ey play a large variety of music for all different types of people. I recommend this band to ANYONE and EVERYONE! I will def. be using them again!!!!! Everyone is still talking about the band from our PARTY!! WE LOVE YOU GROOVE PLACE!!!!!!
Reviewed On 9/03/2015 by Sarah M
We found Groove Place online, looked at the reviews, listened to the demos, and went to see them live at one of their showcases. We are very serious about music! The showcase was awesome. They scrunched down a wedding reception into 40 minutes ...
so we could hear snippets of all the different music they play, the way they make announcements, everything. They were awesome.
About a year went by until we heard them again at our wedding and they were BETTER THAN WE REMEMBER! Guest after guest came up to me to tell me how great the band was and how much fun the wedding was. They really made the night! The brass section makes all the difference. It really gets guest's attention and gets them on the dance floor! We could not have chosen a better band for our wedding day and we would refer them to anyone looking to book a band for a wedding or special event. The price was even better...this was the best price we could find for 5 hours of music! Best music, best value, best time!
Thank you Groove Place for making our wedding day so memorable and FUN!
love - Sarah & Travis
Reviewed On 7/22/2015 by Knottie68108285
Over the July 4th weekend we hosted a large engagement party in Maryland for our wedding guest unable to make the trip to Colorado. Groove Place had recently brought the house down for my cousin's wedding last year, so I had to bring them back....
Dana made the whole process a breeze. Since we couldn't meet face-to-face, he Skyped with us to get to know each other and talked about how the party would go. He also set us up with a playlist that fit our audience perfectly.
Since I grew up on an old tobacco farm, we hosted the party in an old barn. Groove place showed up in western attire to fit our theme. Despite the rain, they got the party started fast with some great country tune and then rolled right into the dance music.
Everyone danced from the first song to the last. People were coming up to me and asking how they could book the band after three songs.
Since it was also the 4th of July, we shot off some fireworks and Groove Place, of course, played Katie Perry's "Firework" to tie it all together. Perfection.
I can't thank Groove Place enough for making our engagement party feel more like a wedding reception. We feel like they are part of the family now. Someone else will have to get married soon to have them back.
They blew the barn doors off the place. Now I just need to figure out how to get them to Colorado.
Reviewed On 7/22/2015 by Elizabeth A
Stop looking for your wedding band! You have found it, Groove Place is it!!' We first heard Groove Place at a friend's wedding and knew we had to have them!! They were beyond amazing from booking to them playing! Our dance floor was packed and ...
people are still calling/talking about how much fun they had!! We have been to several weddings with bands and none of them compare to Groove Place!!and their prices are great & flexiblE, meaning they have different options . Dana works with you from start to finish!! Hire them now!!
Reviewed On 7/16/2015 by Knottie63753269
When you have a wedding there is always only person that goes above and beyond , and for us that person was Dana at groove place. I never write reviews but felt it was nessesary to leave feedback because it was truly that good. One example of w...
hat occurred : our venue had recently had a band that came in and played too loud to the point that the authorities were called. Our venue then told us 2 weeks before the wedding that we could not have a band, and when I told Dana this issue it was almost instantly resolved. This is not your typical boy band that will sit there and play so loud you cannot have a conversation, this is a band that you will be off your seat dancing the entire night. My now wife and I were almost disappointed by all the food we got because everyone was up dancing having a good time. One thing I remember is when the saxophone came out from behind the band and started a Congo line that went 100 people long ! This is a band for any.and all occasions as I feel they would make you event as special as they made ours . Thanks again Dana and all the members of GroovePlace, you rocked it and people are still talking about you to this day
Reviewed On 6/15/2015 by Katherine Y
Better than Perfect!
Groove Place Band was one of the highlights of our reception. Dana, the band's manager, was a pleasure to work with every step of the way: responsive, timely, pleasant, and engaging. They read the crowd very well and are...
able to bring the attendees out of their seats. The volume was appropriate for all moments of the wedding; cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. All of the members were engaging, nice, and energetic, and they even came out onto the dance floor to dance and play their instruments. I could not have asked for a better wedding band, and I am a professional musician so my standards were high. Their prices are competitive, and they worth every cent. I love that after the wedding they sent a set list to know the order in which songs were performed. Thank you Groove Place Band!
Reviewed On 5/28/2015 by Shelly B
Only the best wedding reception band we've ever heard! Our daughter assured us Groove Place Dance Horn Band would be great, and they were -- danceable, recognizable music!!!! Their play list is extensive, so our daughter and her fiancé had plen...
ty to choose from. They kept it sophisticated and up tempo without it being too loud (Thank You!!!) or too "young" so that all of us in attendance wondered what the music was. Everyone danced, all evening long. A great sound, a great evening -- thanks -- you really added to our spectacular evening of celebration.
Reviewed On 5/22/2015 by Julie F
We couldn't have been happier with The Groove Place. At first we had planned to use a DJ, however after going to see a showcase of them, we knew we had to book them. Dana was very responsive from start to finish. He was helpful with song sel...
ections and we trusted him and the band to do a good amount of this for us. They were spot on. NO ONE was in their seats for our reception-everyone was dancing. The dance floor was packed-and our guests were raving about the band. We could not have been happier with our band selection. Huge thanks to Dana and The Groove Place, you made our wedding a day we will never forget.
Reviewed On 11/24/2014 by katie f
If you have any reservations regarding hiring Dana and his band Groove Place, get rid of them. Groove Place truly helped make our wedding the raging party we were after. Dana and his band are true professionals that have a deep passion for musi...
c and the performance they give. Throughout the entire process, Dana was very accommodating and flexible. He as able to pull off everything we wanted, even the unorthodox requests. These guys and gals strived to make your special event as memorable as possible. We still receive compliments from our guests on how great the band was and how much fun everyone had dancing. Thank you so much for making our day exactly as we had envisioned.
Reviewed On 11/19/2014 by jodie g
Groove place was the band for my brothers wedding back in 2010! When my Fiance and I began planning our own wedding there was no question as to who we wanted to play at our wedding!!! They traveled probably over 5 hrs to come to upstate NY from...
PA!! They learned our first dance and created a rendition that was better than the original!!! They created a party that people can not stop talking about!!! They made a lasting impression on all the guests there! I can not say enough about how great it was to work with Dana Camacho! I would definitely reccomend Groove Place for your wedding!!! Having a live band made the party so much fun let alone how great they sound and how interactive they are with the guests!!! Groove Place seperates themselves from the normal wedding band! They are in a class of their own! You will not be disappointed if you hire them!!!! They are wonderful!!!!"
Reviewed On 11/14/2014 by Gina M
Groove Place was absolutely perfect for our wedding band! They were such a pleasure to work with and were so quick to respond to any questions or ideas I had throughout the planning process. When my husband and I went to their showcase in searc...
h of our wedding band we made a deal in the car that we weren't going to book the first band that we saw...Well, we broke our own promise and were blown away by their talent; vocals, energy and professionalism the first night at their showcase. We got back into the car afterwards and my husband turned to me and said, "I want that band for our wedding" to which I immediately replied, "Done!"
They are very reasonably priced and their music and entertainment was amazing! They learned a new song for my first dance with my dad, no problem, and made it so special. They had great suggestions of their own too. I surprised my husband with a zombie grooms cake and they came up with the idea of playing "Thriller" to go with the zombie theme! It was a huge hit! There was so much energy and our entire wedding was on the dance floor the whole time. We actually extended the night because we were having so much fun and no one wanted to go home!
I would highly recommend Groove Place to any bride looking for a wedding band that wants her guests to be comfortable and dance the night away! All of our guests were and still are raving about their wide range of musical genre ability. Throughout the night they played music that all of our guests could enjoy which meant the most to my husband and I. I can't say enough great things about this band except I wish we could do it all over again and re-play that night again. If you book Groove Place your reception can't go wrong!
Reviewed On 11/12/2014 by Avi L
Groove Place was great at our wedding. There were a lot of compliments during the wedding and after. Having a 9 piece horn band is, simply put, awesome. Our first dance was "I can't take my eyes off of you" by Frankie Valentine, and my bride an...
d me had a choreographed dance that needed the song played precisely. Dana and his team did it. Everyone loved our dance, and that relied on the audio queues from the song. They also have a great mix of new songs (2013) and going all the way back to the early 1900s. Dana and his band are very friendly and their prices are reasonable. They will also learn new songs for your event (they did for ours). If you are looking for a band then definitely give these guys a chance. I did, and if I could go back in time would do so again.
Reviewed On 11/11/2014 by Knottie92039534
I can't begin to say enough good things about Groove Place. They were an awesome, awesome band! They sounded and looked absolutely amazing up on stage! They played the entire evening and had everyone, young and older, up out of their seats a...
nd dancing the WHOLE night! During the wedding guests were coming over asking where I found this band and telling me how good they sounded. Weeks after the wedding I am still having guests tell me how amazing the band sounded. I would highly recommend Dana and this band... just fantastic! The next event I have I will most definitely be using Groove Place. I can't say enough great things about them!! Definitely check out one of their showcases to hear them, they are all true musicians! If you see them play live there will be no doubts about their ability to play, and play well! I give them a 10 out of 10!
Reviewed On 10/31/2014 by Lauren B
I have only positive things to say about Groove Place. From start to finish they were absolutely great to work with! Dana, the band manager is so organized. He has quick responses and always give the details necessary; he is concise and to the ...
point but detailed enough to know exactly what is going on. The planning process was wonderful, we did not know what to expect but Groove Place knows what they are doing and helped us through every step of the way! The day of the wedding, I was so distracted with everything going on and I did not have to think about the band. When we came into the reception, the leader of the band came to check in with us and his confidence and calmness took all of my cares away and I knew that I was in good hands! The presentation of all the names - and we had some difficult names - was absolutely flawless and each transition was smooth and they were flexible even when we asked to change something up at the last minute. The band could read the crowd and kept everyone dancing the entire time. They played songs that such a huge range of people wanted to dance to. Out on the dance floor were young adults, children, and grandparents. Groove Place knows how to party! My dad, who was the most skeptical about the band, said that getting the band was THE best decision we made, he said he could not have been happier about their professionalism and performance. Everyone was telling us at the wedding how much they loved the band and they still talk about it - two years later! Having Groove Place play at our wedding is the best decision we made :)
Reviewed On 10/29/2014 by catherine d
"My husband and I were just married in April. Groove Place was my favorite wedding vendor to work with from the very beginning of the planning process, hands down. After seeing them perform at one of their showcase, I went home and immediately ...
booked them. My husband and I selected a mix of Motown and pop music for our wedding. The main compliment we've received (and are still receiving) on our wedding is how much our guests loved Groove Place. They kept our guests dancing for the entire duration of the reception, even in the very beginning when guests are normally sitting. And that includes me........when I probably should have been visiting and thanking tables, I was dancing instead! I had a very specific timeline that I wanted the reception to follow, and Dana (the band leader) was very responsive and accommodating to all of my questions and needs. He was also very organized and timely, which helped me a great deal. Groove Place is a FANTASTIC band. If you're thinking about hiring a band for your upcoming wedding, don't make your selection without seeing them perform first!"
Reviewed On 10/28/2014 by Mike R
STOP! Do not hire any other band until you have heard these guys! Our guests are still talking about them 2 years after the event! Everyone was on the dance floor the whole time! The event venue manager talked to me about making them one of the...
ir preferred bands! If you want a band that understands how to rock a Wedding, relates to the audience, gets everyone dancing, then Groove Place is the band!
Now the details.... a successful event takes planning; it's not only the music. Their band manager, Dana Camacho, is extremely competent and experienced with Wedding events. He understands the planning process, listens to your needs, is readily available to answer questions and worked extremely well with our wedding planner, venue manager, sound company and, of course, us. We met early, picking through their substantial song list, worked out timing and schedule and what we wanted. He then worked with our planner and caterer for a seamless integration. He also took charge in resolving a concern about the in-house sound system and the venue constraints we had. Dana visited the site and came up with a solution that resulted in an incredible event! He knows what is needed behind the scenes to make it effortless. We had a lot of confidence in him and the Band. He also addressed our questions on back-up contingencies, eliminating anxiety about unforeseen illnesses on the part of any of the band members.
Now the performance! From the incredible vocals and presence of Bobby Jones and Jamie, to the awesome horn section, the rocking guitars and drums, they have a great presence! They interacted with the audience, knew how best to sequence the songs, were very flexible and moved with the vibe of the crowd! We felt they understood that it was our wedding and our enjoyment was the most important thing to them.
We highly recommend Groove Place for any event!
Reviewed On 10/27/2014 by nicole r
I heard Groove Place play at a local bar/restaurant near my house a few years ago and knew right away that they were amazing and unlike any band I had ever heard. Their charisma, ability to get a crowd going, and musical talent is really specia...
l. I recommended them to my sister, cousin, and several friends for their wedding and they were absolutely FANTASTIC! Of course, I had them at my wedding, which was recently, and I have to say that they made the event absolutely perfect. Everyone was dancing the entire night and commenting on how awesome the music was. I would highly recommend Groove Place to any couple in need of an amazing 10 piece band for their wedding. You will love working with them and they will leave you and your guests satisfied and wanting more!!!
Reviewed On 10/25/2014 by Kim H
If you're looking for a band for your event, stop looking right now and hire these guys. Dana was great and easy to work with and the band rocks. Bobby did a great job as an MC with names and introductions as well. They've got a great list of s...
ongs and absolutely made the party special at our wedding reception. Everyone was up and dancing and kept asking us where we found them. Fair warning: you will hurt the next morning from being on your feet all night!
Reviewed On 10/23/2014 by Knottie56373878
Throughout the whole process from the first introductory email to the final song Groove Place was professional. There all great musicians and singers and everyone there was coming up to us saying how great the band is and how much fun they're h...
aving. The next day received texts and emails saying how much fun the wedding was and obviously it was the band who made it. They provided the perfect atmosphere and energy no matter if it was a slow or fast dance song. Would easily recommend this band for anyone looking to book a band for their wedding. By far the best price for the best talent out there in the Phila area.
Reviewed On 10/22/2014 by Knottie83366442
Groove Place was absolutely amazing from start to finish! The first words from everyone who attended our wedding are to commend the band and ask where we found them. From the moment we reached out to Groove Place, they were a pleasure to work w...
ith. Dana was absolutely amazing in making sure they accommodated our requests and help with any questions that we had. We scheduled several touch points leading up to the wedding and he was always very responsive and helpful. At our wedding reception, Groove Place had the entire room up and dancing even before the first course was served and the dance floor was packed the entire evening! The band played music based on our input while adjusting to the mood of the room and nailed every song they played. I can't recommend them enough and we have several family members who already want to plan some kind of other event just so we can hire the band again. To Dana and the band: thank you, you made our wedding day magical and amazing!
Reviewed On 10/22/2014 by Paige R
If there were more stars then 5, Groove Place would receive it. Every band member was so pleasant and they did a fantastic job at our wedding reception. Many of our guests commented that they were blown away by the band's performance. A special...
thanks to Dana, he really worked with us to get to know my husband and what our guests would like. He even worked with our banquet hall contact to see if any additional equipment would be necessary. After hearing them at a showcase they set my expectations really high, and they definitely far exceeded them. I would recommend this to any bride planning their wedding.
Reviewed On 10/22/2014 by Carolyn G
Dana and the Groove Place band were phenomenal! Every guest raved about the music, old and young! Everyone was up and boogieing all night! An epic wedding!!
Reviewed On 10/21/2014 by Anna L
We recently had Groove Place perform at our backyard Wedding Reception. From the very start Dana and all of the members of the band were such a pleasure to work with. Come the day of the Wedding they arrived earlier than expected and were up an...
d running with out a hiccup. As far as the music is concerned Groove Place did an absolutely amazing job. They had the whole dance floor packed for 3.5 straight hours singing along word for word. After the reception we had a ton of guests tell us Groove Place was the best Wedding Band they had ever seen over the years. I cannot say enough about them and will be recommending them to everyone in the market for years to come!! Groove Place we love you guys!!!
Reviewed On 10/21/2014 by Gabriela H
Groove place is AMAZING! When I found my wedding venue, the manager there just had her daughter's wedding and the first thing she told me was "you HAVE to get the same band". I am so happy I took her advice. We had the whole ten piece band so y...
ou can imagine the sound was awesome , not to mention that they can really rock a party. I swear we did not have one person sitting down at our reception; everyone was up and dancing! In our post-wedding conversations with family and friends, we honestly lost count of how many people talked about how awesome the band was. Thank you so much Dana and Groove Place!! Oh and of course I can't forget to mention how they are great in working with you and communicating before the big day; my dad and I sang a duet and the band was totally cool about playing the song for us and it turned out so wonderful and one of the most special moments of not only that night but it is now one of the most precious memories my dad and I have forever. Thank you!!
Reviewed On 10/21/2014 by Jen G
We booked Groove Place for our wedding in September and they were hands down INCREDIBLE!!! I couldn't be more happy with them! The quality of their songs is amazing and they certainly know how to get the crowd going. They had guests of ours who...
don't normally dance getting down on the dance floor! At one point we literally could not fit any more people out there - it was awesome! Dana was wonderful to work with and Groove Place was extremely accomodating to any requests and last minute changes we made. My Dad is a musician as well so I had asked Dana if he could play a few songs with the band, and they were extremely welcoming of the idea. My dad fit right in and I know it meant a lot to him to be able to play at his daughter's wedding. I highly, HIGHLY recommend Groove Place for your next event - you will not be disappointed!!! I can't say enough good things about this band!!! Thank you Groove Place for the incredible time and the incredible memories!
Reviewed On 10/20/2014 by Knottie93090306
The band was very professional. Easy to work with. They did a tremendous job at wedding with the songs they played, their music ability, and handling the bridal party entrances. They also had our guests dancing the whole night. All of guests en...
joyed their performance and we had other engaged couples asking about the band. I would strongly recommend Groove Place."
Reviewed On 10/18/2014 by Knottie31551275
I can't say enough about how fantastic Groove Place sounded at our wedding. Our friends and family were blown away. From the jazz during cocktail hour, to the upbeat yet appropriate dinner music, into the dancing; our guests of all ages truly e...
njoyed themselves. The staff at our venue (who have seen hundreds, if not thousands of bands) said they never heard a band as talented as Groove Place. The band leader, Dana, spent almost two hours with us one night planning the timeline of our reception and accommodated every request we threw at him. After our wedding, I'm sure we will see Groove Place play in Scranton again!
Reviewed On 10/17/2014 by Knottie57201694
Groove Place exceeded our expectations on our wedding day. Everyone loved them and said all night how great they were. The dance floor was packed every chance it could have been and they do a great job with all the wedding things (cake cutting,...
introductions, dances, etc...). We really loved them and they helped make our day perfect
Reviewed On 10/14/2014 by Knottie80852632
Can’t say enough good things about Groove Place. They kept telling us they were ready to rock at our wedding and boy did they deliver. Everything was handled very well from our meetings through to the end of the performance. They were very f...
lexible and handled all of our special requests. They did a phenomenal job keeping the dancefloor packed and even lead to a mob of our friends and family chanting “one more song” at the end of the night. I think this quote sums it up best:
As we are waiting around the corner to enter the reception…
Bridesmaid “I love that you have some Whitney Houston on right now, when does the band start?”
Bride “Oh that is band, get ready!”.
Thanks for creating so many great memories for the two of us and all of our guests.
Reviewed On 9/23/2014 by Knottie85069380
Dana, I don't know we're to start, the band was terrific. I told my wife that people were looking for reasons to approach us just to say how incredible the band sounded. They couldn't believe that I found you on the Internet. When Don and Melis...
sa attended Lehigh they were both members of Kappa Kappa Si, which is a band fraternity. Melissa was the chapter's president. There were alot of musicians that attended the wedding and they were impressed. If the music and vocals weren't spot on they would have known. People were telling Don before the reception started that he should have brought his horn, we didn't want to give the suprise away. The horn section really completes your sound. When you played "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant"my wife and I kept turning around to hear the piano and tenor sax. They are both unbelievable! What else can I say, a relative of Melissa ' s who's from Long Island New York took a business card. She said I live 4 hours away and wanted something to remember the band with. I guarantee that 99.9% of the people won't remember what they had for dinner but will remember the band, even if we had fed them hot dogs with a side of sawdust! Again, you and the band were amazing, give our best to everyone! Don Seserko.
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Reviewed On 9/23/2014 by Katie D
Groove Place was awesome!!!! Our dance floor was packed all night and our guests raved about them. They even stuck it out through a crazy thunderstorm. They were super flexible and even learned some songs that my family specifically requested. ...
We want to have another wedding just to have Groove Place again!!!
Reviewed On 9/14/2014 by Caroline C
Groove Place has a special place in my heart for two reasons... First, they played for Brother's wedding and completely brought everyone to their feet and on the floor. Secondly, we had the privilege of having them play my wedding at HollyHedge...
Groove Place is an amazing ten piece horn band, who can (and will) play any song under the sun, and will do so to perfection. We also hired them to do a 3-piece jazz ensemble for our cocktail hour, which added even more musical fun, especially since they played on a balcony over-looking the courtyard. During the reception, people were not even eating their dinners right away, but were going on the floor to dance. As soon as the parent dances were over, everyone jumped right onto the floor, and it stayed that way through the rest of the night. People were sad when the night was over!
Dana will listen very carefully to what you say as you plan the night out, and will deliver everything as promised. They do a wonderful job with master of ceremonies duties. I cannot say enough, and neither could our guests, as all loved the night and all the great dancing Groove Place brought to our wedding! They will also do ancillary requests, like providing a mic and speaker for the ceremony, if it is on-site.
Highly recommend Groove Place for your big day!!!
Reviewed On 9/09/2014 by Margaret D
We hired Groove Place to play for my daughter's wedding at our home in MD. We traveled to PA to listen to them last fall, and from the moment we heard the brass section, we were hooked. The female vocalist and the male vocalist were outst...
anding. Dana, the manager, was personable, flexible, and very cooperative.
Our family and friends love to dance, so having the right band was very important to us. All of our guests raved about Groove Place. The dance floor was packed the entire evening, The newlyweds rarely left the dance floor; our daughter did come over to us in the middle of one song just to tell us how supremely happy she was!
At one point in the evening, we had a severe storm. Water poured in the tent, and the band was unable to use any electrical equipment. The horn section kept playing while we brought towels to mop up the water. No one in the band complained, and as soon as the storm passed, Groove Place had the place jumping again.
If you love to dance, you cannot go wrong with Groove Place. We are all racking our brains to think of an excuse to have them here again as soon as possible!
Reviewed On 8/25/2014 by Samantha A
Groove Place was great from start to finish. Dana, the band leader, was very responsive through the planning stage. Everything went perfectly during the wedding. They played exactly what we wanted and had everybody up dancing all night.
Reviewed On 8/04/2014 by Rebecca M
We had a wonderful time working with Dana and Groove Place! Every single guest at the wedding commented at how wonderful the band was at the reception. We, and our families, received phone calls, texts, and e-mails raving how great they were!...
They were even willing to learn a new song for us to play at the reception. In a heartbeat we would recommend Groove Place to anyone having a wedding or big party!
Reviewed On 8/02/2014 by Gwynne M
Groove Place was amazing! They kept our dance floor filled, and all of our guests were raving about them. They made our reception! Dana was fabulous to work with, and the band even allowed one of my best friends to perform with them as her gift...
to us! I cannot say enough good things about this group of people - they were awesome, and I recommend them to anyone who wants an amazing live band for their event!
Reviewed On 7/14/2014 by Joy G
One thing that I was certain of while planning my wedding was that I wanted a live band to perform during the reception. One of the first things my husband and I did were scout the options-- we went to various showcases and scoured the internet...
. We listened to about 10 different groups perform and decided to go with Groove Place. From day one, the band leader Dana was excellent to communicate with, responded promptly to emails, requests, etc. We skyped with Dana about a month prior to the wedding, went through our "gotta have it" list of songs. The band learned our entrance song (Bad Case of Lovin' You) and KILLED IT! The male lead singer did a fabulous job MCing. From the moment the band started the reception was electric! The dance floor was filled with not only the 30 something crowd, but our parents and family friends of all ages were non-stop on the dance floor! (We even had so many people up at one point, people were dancing on the carpeted areas surrounding the dance floor.) From your classic Sinatra standards, to 80s rock, to Top 40 hits they continually nailed every number. We had one couple, who weren't really the dancing type, stay to the end and tell us they were sticking around because they were enjoying the show. A versatile 11-piece horn band with two amazing lead singers and a great vibe-- you will not be disappointed! We had so many people comment on how awesome the band was and how they made this one of the best weddings ever! (To which I agree--I'm not biased at all on that note.) We highly recommend Groove Place!
Reviewed On 6/23/2014 by Jennifer N
Absolutely awesome band! We used them for our wedding last weekend, and they were better than we ever could have imagined. Everyone raved about them. Not only did they put on a fabulous show, they were also very easy to work with and totally un...
derstood the vibe we were going for. I highly recommend them!
Reviewed On 6/25/2013 by Laura S
Groove Place was the first band I looked at for my wedding and the search ended there. Just book them. They are absolutely incredible performers and insanely easy/wonderful to work with. Everything was perfect and my guests still rave about the...
m! Could not have had the amazing time we had without them! Thank you so much Groove Place you are amazing!!
Reviewed On 5/20/2013 by Melissa P
Hiring Groove Place for my May 3rd wedding, was the best decision that we have made. From start to finish, Groove Place was so pleasant to work with. Dana, the band manager, is an absolute joy. My guests cannot stop talking about how great the ...
band was. It truly made our wedding day special and I would highly recommend this extremely talented group of musicians to anybody seeking a band.
Reviewed On 9/19/2012 by Tanya P
We can't say enough about how impressed we were with the Groove Place band! We had seen them at a wedding a few years ago before we were even engaged but got their name at the time because we were so impressed even before we were in the market...
for a wedding band. To our pleasant surprise, the band was even better than we remembered! All of our guests commented on how great the band was. They nailed every single song they played and the dance floor was packed the entire night! From the planning process, to recommendations, to the actual wedding, Groove Place was nothing but first class and a pleasure to work with! They met and exceed all of our expectations and went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was as close to perfect as possible! Thanks to Dana and the band for their hard work and professionalism!
Reviewed On 7/12/2012 by Maureen C
THis band totally rocked!!! They absolutely made the wedding. So many people have told me how awesome they were and how much fun they had. Hire them!
Reviewed On 11/13/2011 by Lisa C
we loved them, 10 piece band, played everything we wanted. Our guests were dancing all night!!!
Reviewed On 10/06/2011 by Ginny S
What a great band! From the cocktail hour, to the first dance, to the tasteful dinner music, and finally to the wild and crazy dance floor, Dana Camacho and Groove Place kept everyone at our wedding snapping, tapping, and dancing all night lon...
g. Cairnwood Mansion may never be the same! Not only did they learn the first dance for us, but they played the songs we requested, and took very little break time. No one wanted the music to end. Anyone who wants fantastic music with a great variety of selections, professional service, and all-around great musicians should definitely book Groove Place. We can’t thank them enough for their outstanding performance and for making our wedding an unforgettable evening of music, dancing, and fun.