Justin and I wanted to send our thanks and let you know that we were blown away by the band!! We have heard so many of our friends and family talk about how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed hearing you all perform! It was amazing!!! I never wanted the night to end. I'll be more than happy to review and share on Wedding Wire! We are just trying to think of the next time we could hire you all :)
Thanks again for everything - you all were superb!!
These guys rock! (and roll!) Fantastic music, very professional yet fun, accommodating. We threw them a couple curves (small setup area, very little setup time) and they responded like champs! They also allowed the fathers of the bride and groom to stand in with the band for a couple songs, which the newlyweds said was one of the highlights of their wedding. Most importantly, The Groove Spot had everyone - from age 6 to 84 - dancing and singing and enjoying the reception. They are high energy, engage the crowd, and very easy to work with. Highly recommend The Groove Spot!
I just wanted to say again what an awesome show you guys put on at our wedding. Thank you so much, it was beyond incredible.
This review is for The Groove Spot Band (TGSB), who played at our wedding on July 29th at The Belvedere in Baltimore, MD. I will start this by saying that TGSB absolutely brought the house down!!! We are still in awe of the energetic and pitch perfect performance, and guests are still raving about the fun they had grooving out on the dance floor. These cats are smooth! First of all, we experienced TGSB when they performed at the Sylvan Theatre on the National Mall in DC on 6/17/16. The band put on a great set of Motown Standards with outstanding musicians and male/female vocalists, and we were hooked and knew right away we wanted them at our July 2017 Wedding. We met Vance, TGSB Band Leader, and he immediately got to work with us on giving us various demo samples on their website, their EXTENSIVE setlist, and hiring options. Their prices were extremely fair for a band of their size and caliber, and we inked a deal with Vance for TGSB to play our cocktail hour with 4-piece band playing instrumental jazz standards, and for the reception an 8 piece band (2 lead vocalists, 4 main musicians, and a 2 piece horn section). Over the next year, Vance worked with us to refine our desired setlist from their selection, and add on some special requests (made ahead of time). For our entrance and first dances, TGSB accommodated our requests to have music played off an IPOD, so we could keep the attention on the Bride and Groom for those parts. Vance was the consummate professional, and worked with us and the venue to coordinate all the small details for efficient operation and setup ---- In fact Vance took the time out of his busy schedule to meet us for lunch and finalize everything. Vance accommodated our special requests, and even worked with us on setting up a special Soul Train Line dance for us. We requested TGSB's top vocalists, Ondrea and Nez to perform based on Vance's suggestions and their demos. NOW THE WEDDING - We are still shivering about how amazing their performance was. Vance was an amazing MC, Nez performance was absolutely electric and had the crowd on fire, and Ondrea's voice almost brought us to tears with her renditions of Whitney, Aretha, and Gloria Gaynor. The musicians played like a well-oiled machine that made us feel like Barry Gordy himself was giving a blessing to our wedding - talented professionals to the core. What did bring us to tears was the surprise they had for us ---- Our fathers conspired with the band to jump in and play the rhythm and base guitar on "My Girl" and "Midnight Hour". TGSB and Vance absolutely made our night and had our guests (young and old) dancing until the end. They were even gracious enough to extend their set 15 minutes because the schedule went long. We can't thank TGSB and Vance enough for making our wedding memorable, and fully recommend that anybody looking to book a dynamic Motown band, this is it. ADVICE - FIRST of all, please understand they are a Motown band and they are at their best playing in this style. Their huge catalogue does include Top 40 hits (Bruno Mars, Pharell, BlackEyedPeas etc), which they absolutely crush, but I recommend any special requests stick to their formula. They can play anything, but respect their sound (as Motown lovers we took this seriously). SECOND, Nez & Ondrea are some of the best vocalists I've ever seen in person and have a stage presence that will thrill the audience, BOOK THEM BY NAME. THIRD, go with the horn section! The sax and trumpet players are fantastic and really provide the jet fuel to the groove. FOURTH, if you have special requests, work them out far in advance so that they can practice - just common courtesy. FIFTH, their videos online are awesome but don’t do them justice. Go see them live like we did; contact Vance and enquire about any public performances they have coming up. In conclusion, TGSB made our wedding something special beyond our wildest dreams and we can't thank or recommend them enough.
The band was beyond excellent! They made our reception. They kept everyone on the dance floor. The songs that I picked for the first dance, father and daughter were awesome. My friends are still talking about the band. I have a friend getting married in September who would like them to play at their reception! They were professional and so personal. I can't say enough about them. We are going to see them in July. You will not be disappointed!
Where do I start... What an outstanding and professional band!! When they arrived, they were all dressed according to my "luau" theme, looking rather spectacular. The moment they began to play, all of my guests were blown away. They played many great songs that had my guests rocking to the beat and continuously hitting the dance floor...which never stopped! They were GREAT!! If you're looking for a great band with variety and able to get your guests moving, then you should book "The Groove Spot Band and Show" at your next event. I am...!!
The Groove Spot Band simply made our Ball FUN! The music was dynamic, the singers were graceful, and somehow they always played the perfect song. Thank you for a wonderful time, our guest are still raving...we danced all night!
The band was so much fun! They played a range of songs so all the guests were happy. The band interacted with the guests and made them feel part of the show. Vance was very professional and responsive when responding to my questions.
Vance was responsible and energetic and meeting the rest of the band on our wedding day was amazing as well! They all brought great energy and worked well with our crowd. We were able to select a few songs we wanted in addition to those they are already know which was great because the song I wanted to dance to for my father/daughter dance wasn't one they already knew. Our guests Loved them!
The band performed at our recent fundraiser and they were a huge success. They were easy to work with and very accommodating. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed their performance -- some even danced through dinner! We plan to have them back next year for the 50th anniversary of our event.
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To truly add a festive mood and engage all your guests on the dance floor at your wedding, choose the Groove Spot Band and Show! They will ensure a memorable event!
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The Groove Spot Band will completely guarantee your guests are dancing and having a memorable time. They look festive in colorful, coordinated outfits, sound amazing, have a diverse repertoire, and can even emcee! HIRE them!
I can't say enough great things about the groove spot band and show. We loved their clips on youtube and were psyched to get them, as our wedding was later in November. They did not disappoint and were flat out phenomenal. Their music talent is undeniable but in general they were just fun and interacted with our guests, and really brought the same amount of energy that we were bringing, which made our wedding the celebration we wanted it to be. Two of my friends told me the next morning "the band at our wedding was good, but yours was better", which wasn't our goal but should give you a sense of what you're getting. I would totally recommend them and hope to see them again sometime as they do play other venues in MD at times. Also, Vance is great to deal with, very responsive, and even MC'd our night.
The Groove Spot Band is, without a doubt, the best band anyone can hire regardless of the type of event that is being hosted. When I first encountered this marvelous band, I knew that this was the outfit that my daughter and I wanted for my granddaughter's wedding. The band members were polite, knowledgeable, and played their hearts out. The leader, Vance Wilkerson, is a consummate professional who guided us through the process and made everything easy from the time they were hired until the final event. During the wedding, they showed up on time, introduced the wedding party without a glitch, and orchestrated the entire event in an outstanding manner. The band was so good that without them the wedding would not have been nearly as successful as it was. Our only disappointment was that the night had to end and our new friends, the band members, had to leave us after the party was over. For days after the wedding, those who attended the wedding commented on the superior performance by the members of the Groove Spot Band and noted how much they enjoyed the singing and, in particular, the camaraderie and respect the band members had for the audience and each other. They were highly impressed and wanted information about locating the band for any future events they may have. In conclusion, anyone needing a band should not hesitate to call upon Vance Wilkerson. You will be grateful for the experience.
The Groove Spot Band and Show is the way to go!! Energy, Professionalism, Fun, Stylish and Spectacular Musicians. They made my daughters reception unforgettable. I could not have done this without Vance! My daughters wedding had 250 guests. I am still hearing about the band. We never stopped dancing. The BEST Musicians I have encountered in a long time. Their chemistry is exhilarating and they got the party started quickly. If you are considering a band! Trust me this is the choice for your reception. Our age range was 18 to 72 years of age, and everybody got up. Vance thank you for making this one of the most memorable experiences of my daughters and my life! All of you are simply the best!
Great band!! Great time!! Nonstop dancing!!!!! They contributed to one the best days of our life, and the music had a big influence on that! I got so many compliments about this band!
Jessica and Damien, NY
We cannot say enough great things about The Groove Spot Band. They were absolutely amazing. We wanted our guests to have a great time and they certainly did. Much of the credit is owed to Vance and Company. They made you feel like family. After the wedding the first thing many of our guests commented on was how fun the reception was, and more specifically - the band. They are professional musicians so the music itself was great. The energy was also great. They read the crowd and brought it all night long. Literally zero complaints or constructive criticism. In the future if we're in a situation looking to book another band, there is zero question who I'm calling. Everything was top shelf.
This band absolutely made our wedding the most AMAZING night of our lives. ALL of our guests were dancing the entire night, and they all raved about how amazing the music was. Not a single person was sitting once the music got started. The vocals of every singer were incredible. It brought me to tears several times... Literally. I told them which style of music we liked best, and they took it from there. They took care of the ENTIRE wedding, from the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to dinner, and finally the dancing! They played every song I requested (and they even called me to the dance floor before each requested song to make sure I got to dance to them .. which is so great because I was getting pulled in so many directions with guests, photos, etc .. they made sure I had a chance to dance as much as possible). They kept the music on schedule, and most importantly, kept everyone dancing. They ended the night with such great energy by playing the song "Shout" and kept the pace to match everyone's dancing, no one wanted to leave! We spent so much time looking for a band or DJ, I trusted my wedding planner, Charlotte, when she immediately without hesitation recommended these guys. We are SO HAPPY they were available for our wedding ... thank you Vance for making our wedding so much fun. We wish you the best. I hope to see you at another wedding/event soon.
This band is amazing! They were a highlight of the wedding and they rocked the party! The band was professional and dressed impeccably. Their Motown sound was spot on and their renditions of contemporary music was also great. I would highly recommend this group to anyone who is looking for a band to energize a party.
Wonderful band! They took our reception to the next level. Responsive, fun to work with. Allowed my husband to sing a song with them to me which was so exciting! We cannot recommend them highly enough. Our guests were amazed! They all want to hire Groovespot now :)
Thank you and the band so much for such an amazing job at the wedding. Please let the group know that you all were an impressive bunch. I cannot tell you have many people told us how great you all were and especially polished. I hope to spread the word about you guys all over D.C.! Also, I am going to on the website today to give my rave reviews.
Thanks again and I hope you have a great wedding season. You guys rock!
The Groove Spot Band was incredible at my wedding! Switching between oldies, Motown, pop, funk, rock, etc...they had 190 people up and on the dance floor for the entire reception. My wife and I went with the 9-piece band and could not have been happier with the sound. Awesome singers, horn section, guitarists and drummer. Along with the reception, we also utilized a solo keyboardist for cocktail hour and the jazz trio for dinner. Both sessions were perfect. Vance is the band leader and could not have been easier to communicate with; he responded to calls and emails right away. We couldn't have been happier and thank the band so much for making our day that much more special.
I'm a professional musician so is my wife and our families. We've been playing music all our lives. Picky is an understatement, we must have screened at least 30 bands until we found the Groove Spot Band and show. Unlike most others out there these days, they actually play their music live. Why spend the money on an actual band if they're just sequencing everything and laying vocals on top??? Plus, these guys actually read an audience, take requests and interact. There is nothing fake/canned about their performance. Its exactly what we were looking for, and we recommend them without any hesitation.
Justin S - VA
Five Stars Doesn’t Give Groove Spot Band & Show Justice!
One of the best and most cherished memories of my wedding was having the Groove Spot Band & Show (GSB) serenade me, my husband, and guests with songs like: “At Last” (by Etta James), “Angel” (By Anita Baker) and “My Girl” (By the Temptations)—proving this band is a pro at performing songs from various genres. Those songs and others are the soundtrack of our wedding story and I’ll always be thankful for the beautiful voices and musical talent that the Groove Spot Band provides.
With top-notch vocals that rival most well-known R&B singers, GSB has timeless talent and a proven record for getting people out of their seats and on the dance floor. If you’re looking to ensure your guests have a great time while catering to an audience of all age-ranges, the Groove Spot Band & Show is the right choice. Kids, teenagers, young adults and mature audiences will all mingle and move together with this band. They’re also very professional and upfront from the beginning about fees and expectations on the day-of. And the band-leader, Vance Wilkerson is the most professional of wedding vendors that I’ve ever worked with.
They’re also happy to coordinate a theme based on your event and have an expansive library of songs to choose from if you’d like to incorporate a playlist alongside live music at your event. Hands down, the Groove Spot Band & Show is the right choice to make for musical talent. Five stars is an understatement.
What a party..and the baaand!- They ROCKED! Who were they???" Is what every soul who was at our wedding has been talking about. "The Groove Spot Band & Show!" I tell em. The Band came up big at our event. Everything went down perfectly for our outdoor rural wedding- except the weather- which they couldn't control. They were very accommodating in my musical tastes and went above and beyond what we expected. The smooth keyboard playing during the prelude and ceremony faded out to a recessional song from my CD was a hit with perfect timing to introduce our guests to us. During cocktails the playing continued to the delight of our guests as they mingled. For dinner which was in a large tent, a blues/jazz trio set up inside with us as our 150 guests dined. They were so classy, jazzy, hip, and head boppin' as they accompanied our feast with some sweet numbers both obscure and known. Already midway through the night people were lovin it, as we got so many complements on their playing and song selection. After dinner came the real treat... no, not the wedding cake, but the soulful sounds of the full 7 piece swingin' band as our guests began to shake it! The stage and dancing was in an old barn next to the dinner tent and boy therin was a barnstorming. A funkin', soul searchin', rockin' good time was had by all, as every number they played got the dancefloor packed and for a solid 3 hours! The band really knew their songs and were able to bust into classic rock, soul, funk and requests at the drop of a hat. I found out we needed a bigger dancefloor as all ages sweated it out and boogied down. They even accommodated us with an extended version of "Shout!" for a family dancing tradition that got everyone pumped up and still packed them in with the sweet slow dancin' numbers. As the evening end all of our guests shouted MORE, MORE!! We recommend the Groove Spot Band & Show to anyone looking for something that is NOT RUN OF THE MILL and...bring your dancin' shoes.
BJ & Victoria
Vance and the Groove Spot-Band and Show,
I don’t know how to thank you enough for such outstanding service. Everyone was ecstatic beyond belief with the “attention to detail” (that the band was dressed in the requested colors), the talent, and the quality and sound of the Groove Spot-Band and Show, at my Brother’s 50th Birthday Party. I was so happy and pleased with my selection. As I searched for a band that would provide an “exceptional flavor” for this party and the Groove Spot-Band and Show did just that and more, they exceeded my expectations; especially when they allowed “KEYONCE” to perform! Everyone loved that special touch!! The guests could not get enough; they would have danced until morning if sleep was not a factor. Everyone continues to tell me what a great band the Groove Spot-Band and Show was and how could they get them to service their event. Since the event, I’ve received numerous calls and inquiries requesting the Groove Spot-Band and Show’s attendance at their events, so If you’re looking for a Band that is all about PERFECTION!!!! Then Hire The Groove Spot Band and Show for your event!!!
Sincerely Loving the Band,
V. Williams, Owner
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WOW!!! We were beyond thrilled with the quality and sound of the Groove Spot Band & Show at our Community Block Party. We wanted something different for our "Arundel on the Bay" Block Party this year. So we searched and found a local band that came highly recommended...WOW!! We were ALL so Blown away by their performance.. We've handed out a Ton of business cards for them. We had No idea that they would fill up the street with so many people dancing...They had All age groups of folks out dancing to their music. We could not have been happier with them. They were professional, extremely talented, and had everyone raving about what a Great Band they were. We are so glad that we hired them as our band and have great memories of our day and they were a big part of it!! So BIG KUDOS to the Groove Spot Band & Show!!!
How do you create an unforgettable wedding reception that your guests will talk about for years to come? Hire The Groove Spot Band & Show. We had the good fortune to have them on our big day 11 years ago, where the get-up-and-groove tunes toggled between the best songs of the last four decades. Their talent is palpable and easily ensured that our guests had the time of their lives. No one left the dance floor! I have highly recommended them to my family and friends, and will continue to do so in the future. For anyone looking to make their happily ever after even sweeter, book The Groove Spot Band & Show ASAP!