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Ed Mays Groove Kitchen Cover Band from Seattle, WA

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 32 Reviews
  • 48 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2012
  • 7 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $1,100 per event

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Add a touch of class to your event by hiring the seasoned pros of the award winning Groove Kitchen Band. We are a high energy dance band with an accent on Classic R&B. The Groove Kitchen are the groove masters. We know how to make you feel good and get you and your friends up dancing. We take pride in giving you what you want. Our large song list contains time tested hits that other dance bands might play. The key word is "quality". Our broad backgrounds as music educators, recording artists, and veterans of thousands of stages mean that we can do what others can't. And it comes from long experience. We go over great at parties and weddings because we've got something for everybody. Genres: Classic R&B, Disco, Classic Rock, Current, Jazz, Swing, Latin... Jazz: I have added some live video of us in jazz configuration as lot's of clients have wanted jazz. We are one of the few bands that work both as a jazz band and/or pop band. That's why we can give you dinner jazz, then magically transform into a dance band and rock the house down! Depending on what clients want, we have also been known to throw in some Latin, Reggae, ballads, blues, and a country tune or two. Groove Kitchen is: Ed Mays: Drums and vocals. I power the band. I started playing professionally as a teenager in 1971. Soon, I began playing in jazz and marching bands. I spent much of the 80's touring the US and Canada playing in various hotel and show bands. Taught that a musician should be able to play anything, I developed the technique and broad stylistic background that also serves my students well. Emily McIntosh: Emily is a successful, world class, Performing/Recording Artist who has many accolades to her credit. She has opened for legends such as Al Green and has performed "Cruisin Together" on tour with Huey Lewis. (see it on Youtube). You can find her on stage singing with her own groups at Northwest Wineries, Hotels, Summer Concerts & events. In addition to Vocal Coaching from her Woodinville Studio, she is busy making a living as a Session Singer. Yogi McCaw: Our piano man gives the band depth. A composer and recording artist, I first met him 20 years ago when I stepped outside and heard Salsa montunoes coming from his house across the street. I hauled off and joined his Latin jazz band. Soon, we were in the studio making a record. This morphed into a world music project recorded on two continents. Thanks to the record company, some of these tracks got film credits. I wasn't ready for the wild ride that ensued. Yogi and I played in several reggae, numerous jazz, Blues, African, world beat, fusion and even East Indian bands. This long experience gives us what I call "musical equity". We really can play almost anything. Randy Norris: Randy has spent much of his life guitar slingin' on the road, blending soul, rock, New Orleans rhythm and delta blues with dynamic vocals. Randy also spent 10 years in LA doing sessions and sideman work. Another veteran of countless Pacific NW Bands, I first encountered Randy in the late 90s playing with Diana Ruiz and Class Action. Randy has also played in many bands with Emily and Marvin. His stellar vocals and monster guitar playing made Randy the number one choice when we needed a guitar player to reform the band after the COVID shut down. Marvin Shields Jr.: Marvin gives it solidarity. It's what you need from a bass player. He's got that "thumb pickin' thang" and he's got awesome ears. Like the rest of us, Marvin has spent a lot of time free lancing. He's in high demand and I think it has something to do with his high level of professionalism. He also has impressive solo chops and great vocals. This is the basic dance band package. We aim at the event market which includes parties, weddings, concerts and festivals and casinos. We play all size events and if you like the full band sound a la James Brown, for a little bit more, we can easily add in a horn section.


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Review by Heidi J.

Graduation PartyReviewed on June 10, 2023From Tacoma, WA

Band was easy to communicate with. They were professional and the party that consisted of 14-85 years of age had a blast. Would recommend

Review by Gavin W.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on July 8, 2023From Bellevue, WA

Ed was great to work with, and the groove kitchen absolutely crushed it! Would hire them again in a heart beat!

Review by Jeff C.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 23, 2022From Bainbridge Island, WA

Ed and his band were fantastic! All pros and they rocked the house. The birthday girl had an awesome time…

Ed Mays Groove Kitchen:

Thanks so much, Jeff. You are oh so kind. We had a blast playing for all your wonderful friends. They really know how to party down!

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  • 100 Days 100 nights | Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
  • Ain't Nobody | Chaka Khan
  • At Last | Etta James
  • Black Magic Woman | Santana
  • Blue Collar | Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  • Boogie Oogie | A Taste of Honey
  • Brick House | The Commodores
  • Cake By The Ocean | DNCE
  • Celebration | Kool & The Gang
  • Chain of Fools | Aretha Franklin
  • Cold Shot | Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Europa | Santana
  • Feelin Alright | Joe Cocker
  • Fever | Little Willie John
  • Fire | Pointer Sisters
  • Get Down On It | Kool & The Gang
  • Get Down Tonight | KC & The Sunshine Band
  • Get Into the Groove | Madonna
  • Get Lucky | Pharrell
  • Get Up Offa That Thing | James Brown
  • Give Me One Reason | Tracy Chapman
  • Guajira | Chick Corea
  • Havana | Camila Cabello
  • I Can't Go For That | Hall and Oates
  • I Don't Know What to Say | Stacey Israel
  • I Don't Need No Doctor | John Mayer & John Scofield
  • I Love You More… | Amy Winehouse
  • I Need Your Lovin | Stacey Israel
  • I Wish | Stevie Wonder
  • In the Memory of Elizabeth Reed | Allman Bros.
  • Is This Love | Bob Marley
  • It's Time | Stacey Israel Owen
  • Kiss | Prince
  • Lady Marmalade | Labelle
  • Lady's Night | Kool & the Gang
  • Late in the Evening | Paul Simon
  • Le Freak | Chic
  • Let the Music Play | Shannon
  • Let's Groove Tonight | Earth Wind & Fire
  • Little Wing | Jimi Hendrix
  • Low Rider | War
  • Messin With the Kid | Blues Bros.
  • Miss You | Rolling Stones
  • Mustang Sally | Wilson Pickett
  • Oye Como Va | Santana
  • Play That Funky Music White Boy | Wild Cherry
  • Pride and Joy | Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Proud Mary | Beyonce
  • Red House | Jimi Hendrix
  • RESPECT | Aretha Franklin
  • Right Place At the Wrong Time | Dr. John
  • Rock Steady | Aretha Franklin
  • Rock Wit You | Michael Jackson
  • Shining Star | Earth Wind & Fire
  • Sisters | Chaka Khan
  • Smooth Operator | Sade
  • Soul Man | Sam & Dave
  • Spooky | Atlanta Rhythm Section
  • Spoonful | Howlin' Wolf
  • Stir It Up | Bob Marley
  • Stitched Up | John Mayer
  • Street Life | Randy Crawford
  • Summertime | George Gershwin
  • Super Freak | Rick James
  • Superstition | Stevie Wonder
  • Sweet Dreams | Eurithmics
  • T-Bone Shuffle | T-Bone Walker
  • Teeny Little Bit | Etta James
  • Tell Me Something Good | Chaka Khan
  • Thank You | Sly & The Family Stone
  • That's the Way Love Goes | Janet Jackson
  • The Thrill Is Gone | Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
  • Three Little Birds | Bob Marley
  • What Is Love | Haddaway
  • Word Up | Cameo


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Past Events

November 12, 2023 • Restaurant Event
Sun4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Seattle, WA
July 15, 2023 • Community Event
Sat1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Maple Valley, WA
July 8, 2023 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bellevue, WA
June 10, 2023 • Graduation Party
Sat2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tacoma, WA
September 10, 2022 • Wedding Reception
Sat7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Arlington, WA
July 30, 2022 • Celebration
Sat5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chehalis, WA
July 23, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bainbridge Island, WA
July 2, 2022 • Community Event
Sat4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tokeland, WA
June 18, 2022 • Corporate Function
Sat5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Blaine, WA
September 25, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Kirkland, WA
August 14, 2021 • Private Party
Sat4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Bothell, WA
August 13, 2021 • Community Event
Fri2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Puyallup, WA

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