Blue Avenue Groove

Motown Band from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$1500 - $9500 per event
About
Blue Avenue Groove brings a modern Soul/Funk/R&B vibe to the classic hits of Motown with a heart and soul that makes for a unforgettable evening. Whether you need a jazz quartet or a ten piece funk band with a full horn section, we have it! We not only a collection of Grammy Award winning/NYC session musicians, we are a family with a mission to deliver great quality with talent, energy, professionalism, and a love of engaging the crowd. Can keep it low or we can bring it up! If you're looking for a great band for your party, wedding, fundraiser, etc don't hesitate to reach out.


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Blue Avenue Groove


Reviews

Five stars are too few for a band as talented as Blue Avenue Groove!! Their music was the highlight of our wedding and booking them was the best decision we made. We had a lot of trouble finding a band that was willing to stray a little bit from the classic wedding tunes - that is, a band capable of prioritizing rock music, without sacrificing a healthy mix of pop, funk, and Motown. We had almost given up hope, until a friend recommended Blue Avenue Groove. Immediately after speaking with their band leader (and talented bass guitarist), Will Kencel, we knew we found what we were looking for! From the beginning, the band was incredibly flexible and easy to work with. They offered a range of ensemble sizes and options. We ended up booking an eight-piece band (including male and female singers) for the reception and a trio for the cocktail hour, and the price was beyond reasonable for what we received in return. Will was incredibly receptive to learning multiple special requests, and even emailed us a preliminary setlist to tweak and edit. Our guests were blown away by their sound and their style, especially their amazing singers, and the feedback was universally positive. The band's energy kept people dancing all night - no one wanted to miss a song! If you're reading this, stop what you're doing and book Blue Avenue Groove for your wedding!! You will be forever happy with your decision. Don't delay! The soundtrack to your big day will be exactly as you envision it. We cannot thank them enough!!!

Kathleen & Dan Leibel, Weddingwire 6/2/18

We can't say enough about Blue Avenue Groove. The group played our Wedding in July [2017] and it was a great event. Our guests couldn't stop talking about the band and most came up to us afterwards to tell us how much they enjoyed the music. The group is made up of outstanding musicians, their two lead singers Jonathan and Sami are nothing short of amazing, and they really groove. Will was great to work with, he was all over the the event details- ran by set lists ahead of time with us to craft a great lineup of soul/funk/R&B classics with a few newer tunes thrown in, and was happy to have my husband (a drummer) sit in for a number of songs which delighted the crowd! If you book Blue Avenue Groove for your Wedding you won't be disappointed.

Adina, WeddingWire

I can't say enough about Blue Avenue Groove. They were AMAZING! Our family and friends cannot stop raving about the music at our wedding. My husband and I are music aficionados and Blue Avenue Groove knocked it out of the park. We booked them for the cocktail hour, reception and ceremony for our 90 guests wedding in Brooklyn. They even accommodated our song requests, which of course were some of the most challenging pieces of music ever written. Blue Avenue Groove outperformed bands that cost twice as much, and gave us a really personalized and unique musical experience. Highly recommended!

Darryl, The Knot

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My wife & I can't recommend Blue Avenue Groove highly enough! Seriously, our wedding would not have been the same without them. From funk, to r & b, to the instrumental jazz standards they played during cocktail hour, they can do it all. We had many wedding guests both during and after the reception, tell us that they are by far the best wedding band they'd ever heard, and I wholeheartedly agree. Thank you to Will and the rest of the group for being incredibly talented and kind souls, and for providing us and our guests truly unforgettable music on our big day. I highly recommend booking this amazing group of musicians for any event!

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Blue Avenue Groove was terrific! They played a birthday party of 40 people for us, and the whole party loved them. We asked them to play mostly motown, and they were great. I'd love to have a chance to hear more of their current songs too. Will was really easy to work with and made the whole process easy and fun. Highly recommend!!

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We booked Blue Avenue Groove for our Met Museum Staff Holiday Party and they did not disappoint! They are talented, high-energy, and Will was a pleasure to work with throughout the planning of the event. Highly recommend!

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Excellent band to hire. Really helped in making the event a success. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a motown band that has a versatile repertoire and a great attitude/show.

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We had so many compliments on the band that we lost count. They not only sound and play amazing Motown (mostly Motown) but really work in some upbeat modern stuff. It was a long lead up to our wedding with a lot of back and forth work with Will, the band leader. He works hard to please you and make sure you are happy. We had a lot of requests and additions and he worked to add them for us which we really appreciate. We had some surprise line up changes in the process which was difficult for us since we wanted to hear and know exactly who would be performing at our wedding but in the end we can't say enough about how GREAT Blue Avenue was. Fantastic Price too.

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