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Groove Merchants

One of the country's premiere, high-energy party bands!

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Genre: 70's Bands, 80's Bands, 90's Bands, Cover Bands, Dance Bands, Show Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Price Range: $7500+
(Price Range based on engagements within 100 miles of location denoted.)

About Groove Merchants:

The Groove Merchants is one of the country's premiere, high-energy party bands.  Their spot-on vocals, infectious personalities, along with a full horn section make them the must-have band for high-profile weddings and corporate functions.  Like any great party band should, the Groove Merchants Band plays anything from top 40s hits to the classics, rock , country, Motown, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, etc. etc.  Their unmatched experience and low-maintenance approach make them them the ideal band for event planners.  Although they tout some of the best musicians available, their real strength lies in their front-of-stage performers.  The Groove Merchants Band makes it easy for your guests to get up and dance.

Combining some of the most well known and talented event musicians in the western United States, the Groove Merchants party band plays your favorite dance tunes from all the decades including your favorite hits on the radio today.

High Energy! The Groove Merchants put on a show unmatched by any other band.  Spot on vocals and harmonies, audience involvement, choreographed dancing and a live horn section will leave your guests remembering your event as the best party they have ever been to.

Song Pacing! While other bands lose the audience's attention with long pauses in-between songs, the Groove Merchants move seamlessly between tunes and keep your guests out on the dance floor all night.  A tremendous amount of preparation is put into the Groove Merchant's show so that it is flawlessly executed.

Audience involvement! Not only do they play a great show, they can be as audience engaging as you like.  For clients who are looking for it, they can put on a show that incorporates live band karaoke (see #8 below), limbo contests, celebrity impersonations, band costume changes, line dance instruction, and more.  Clients that don't want that will simply get great dance music all night.

Current hits -  In addition to the classics, the Groove Merchants always have the latest Top 40s hits in their repertoire.

Appearance - The Groove Merchants dress to the nine for every event they do.  For upscale events they wear matching tuxedos, vests and ties with a matching dress.  If your event is casual or theme based, they can dress down but will always look good!  You won't find a better looking band anywhere!

Professionalism - The Groove Merchants display the kind of professionalism learned from years of event entertainment experience.  The band will follow a timeline, keep the volume at an appropriate level, get people dancing, keep a clean looking stage and is fun and easy to work with.

Additional Services - Does your event need a professional MC?  Their front man is the best in the business.  Do you need soft music played during dinner or cocktail hour?  They can croon the crowd with soft music that doesn't get in the way of your conversations - always on their game and always attentive to volume and the right style of music for the age and demographic of the crowd.

Live Band Karaoke - For interested clients, the Groove Merchants doubles as a live karaoke band.  In this capacity, your guests can come up on stage and sing with a live band!  The band brings a video monitor with scrolling lyrics that are highlighted while your guests sing.  The band sings backup harmonies and can take care of every aspect of the evening from providing song lists to getting people signed up on a sign up sheet and calling them onstage.  The band is extremely entertaining and audience engaging.  

For booking information on the Groove Merchants Band or to book or hire this band for your wedding reception, college event, corporate function or concert, click on the Request Booking Information tab below.

Testimonials:

"I can’t tell you what a great job you guys did. All the feedback I have gotten has been nothing short   of your band being one or several of: amazing, incredible, outstanding, fantastic and/or kick’ass.

Perhaps the best comment was from one of our elder members who said “Let me warn you, there will be a mutiny if you don’t bring that band back next year.”

Thanks again for being the highlight of the evening. I couldn’t believe there were still 80-100 folks  left at the party when midnight hit. That was probably a first in our 35 year history."

-Douglas Gerard, Gillette Rotary Club

Greetings from Bali!  We couldn't stop talking on the plane about how the band really made the day for us.  You guys kept the dance floor rockin and presented a polished look that was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you for the part you and the band played in making our big day perfect." - Josh Priest - Wedding at MillCreek Inn

Thank you so much.  Our distributors absolutely LOVED your band!" - Suzette Caplin - Doterra International

Thanks again for such great entertainment!!! We heard comments that it was the best party in the last 8 years!!!
Jill Moffat - Barrick Gold

They were absolutely awesome!! They kept everyone on the dance floor all night. Very willing to work with you regarding time and song preferences.  They played all kinds of music and had great moves to go along with it! I actually have a friend that since the wedding has decided to fly them into her wedding!
Kendall - Wedding at Sundance Ski Resort

Thank you so much for being incredibly patient while we worked out the details...Your performance was amazing and we absolutely loved having you as part of our celebration! You are all very talented and entertaining.  

Many Thanks,

Jenn Kikel - Exectutive Director, Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation (Huntsman cancer foundation fundraiser)

I just wanted to thank you SO MUCH for playing at our wedding in Jackson Hole last weekend at Couloir. We had a blast!! You guys are amazing. All of our guests are still emailing/calling us telling us this was the best wedding they have ever been to and the best band they've ever heard at a wedding!

THANK YOU for being part of our most special day.

All the best,
Beth

Just wanted to thank you once again for a great group of musicians for our wedding.  It was amazing!! Such great vocalists and musicians... got a lot of compliments on the band!!  Can't thank you enough!! Thanks for taking such great care!" - Keri Fakata - Wedding at Snowbird

"The band rocked.  It was the icing on a very special night.  I would definitely recommend them.  BOOK THEM NOW!" - Jason G - Wedding at Rose Sach Gardens

Absolutely amazing!!!  You made the night.  You guys were so awesome.  I can't tell you how much we loved the band."
Kendra Miller - Wedding at Sundance

"You guys were fabulous and we would love to talk about you coming back next fall!"
Kristen Montgomery - Unicity International

"The Groove Merchants set the mood for a great party!!  Everyone from 2 thru 80 enjoyed dancing and listening and watching them play!  It was especially fun when the brass section came down from the stage and played right on the dance floor!  Well worth the money!!" - Cynthia Tooms, Bride

"Just quick note to thank you and all of the band for the great show Saturday evening.  I have had such wonderful comments from those in the park.  People were amazed at the wide range of music and the variety of songs that you played.  At any rate, please pass along my thanks to all the band members for all the hard work and providing us with such a great show.  Best wishes for a great rest of the summer!"
 
Alan Johnson - City of Rupert, ID

Groove Merchants MADE our wedding! We danced all night long to the extensive play list, upbeat medleys and overall awesome talent! We love you guys, thanks for making our wedding truly special. Taylor & Peter

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Songs

Ain’t No Other Man                                                – Christina Aguilera
Are You Gonna Be My Girl                                     – JET
Bad Romance                                                          – Lady Gaga
Black Horse and a Cherry Tree                             – KT Tunstall
Blurred Lines                                                        - Robin Thicke
Can't Hold Us                       -Macklemore/Ryan Lewis
Call Me Maybe                                                        - Carly Rae Jepsen
Crazy                                                                        – Knarls Barkly
Crazy in Love                                                           -Beyonce
Domino                                                                      - Jessi J
Don't Stop Believin’                                                 – Journey
Dynamite                                                                  - Taio Cruz
Firework                                                                   - Katy Perry
Forget You                                                               – Cee Lo Green
Gangnam Style                                                        -Psy
Get Lucky                                                                - Daft Punk
Grenade                                                                   - Bruno Mars
Hard to Handle                                                        - Black Crows
Hey Ya!                                                                   - OutKast
Hot N Cold                                                               - Katy Perry
I Gotta Feelin                                                            - Black Eyed Peas
Ignition                                                                     - R Kelly
I Hope You Had the Time of Your Life                    – Green Day
I Just Want to Feel This Moment                             -Christina Aguilera/ Pitbull
Just Dance                                                                – Lady Gaga
Just the Way You Are                                               - Bruno Mars
Lady Marmalade                                                       – Patty Labelle / Christina Aguilera
Let's Get it Started                                                    - Black Eyed Peas
Lucky                                                                          – Jason Mraz and Colby Calliat
Moves Like Jagger                                                    - Maroon 5
No Diggity                                                                 -Blackstreet
Only Girl in the World                                                 – Rihanna
On The Floor                                                              -Jennifer Lopez
Party Rock Anthem                                                     - LMFAO
Raise Your Glass                                                          – Pink
Rolling in the Deep                                                      - Adele
Secrets                                                                         - One Republic
Senorita                                                                        - Justin Timberlake
Sexy and I know It                                                       – LMFAO
Smooth                                                                         – Santana / Rob Thomas
Starships                                                                     - Nicki Manaj
Suit and Tie                                                                  -Justin Timberlake
Thrift Shop                                                                  - Macklemore / Ryan Lewis
Tik Tok                                                                         - Kesha
The Middle                                                                  - Jimmy Eat World
Treasure                                                                      -Bruno Mars
Where Have You Been                                               -Rihanna
Yeah                                                                          - Usher
You Make Me Feel                                                      - Cobra Starship

CLASSIC ROCK:
 
All You Need is Love                                                   - Beatles
Any Way You Want It                                                   - Journey
Back in Black                                                               - ACDC
Beat it                                                                           – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean                                                                    - Michael Jackson
Blackbird                                                                      - Beatles
Blue Suede Shoes                                                       - Elvis
Brown Eyed Girl                                                           – Van Morrison
Dancing Queen                                                           - ABBA
Don’t Stop Believing                                                  - Journey
Footloose                                                                    - Kenny Loggins
Heaven                                                                        – Los Lonely Boys
Hound Dog                                                                 – Elvis
I Heard it Through the Grapevine                              – CCR
Jailhouse Rock                                                            – Elvis
Johnny B Good                                                           – Chuck Berry
Just the Way You Are                                                  - Billy Joel
Kansas City                                                                 – Blues Standard
Kiss                                                                             - Prince
Livin’ on a Prayer                                                       – Bon Jovi
Love Shack                                                                – B52s
Margaritaville                                                             – Jimmy Buffett
No Woman No Cry                                                    – Bob Marley
Old Time Rock and Roll                                            – Bob Seager
Rock and Roll                                                            – Led Zeppelin
Rock Around the Clock                                            – Bill Hailey and the Comets
Rock This Town                                                         – Stray Cats
Pour Some Sugar On Me                                         - Def Leppard
Pride and Joy                                                           – Stevie Ray Vahnn
Proud Mary                                                               – Tina Turner / CCR
Sweet Caroline                                                        - Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama                                            - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Takin’ Care of Business                                          - Bachman Turner Overdrive
Walk this Way                                                          - Aerosmith
Yesterday                                                                 – Beatles
You Shook Me All Night Long                                - AC/DC

SOUL / FUNK / R&B
 
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone                   – Bill Withers
At Last                                                                    – Etta James
Boogie Oogie Oogie                                            – A Taste of Honey
Boogie Wonderland                                              – Earth, Wind and Fire
Boogie Shoes                                                        – KC and the Sunshine Band
Celebration                                                           – Kool and the Gang
Chain of Fools                                                      – Aretha Franklin
Dock of the Bay                                                    – Otis Redding
Georgia on My Mind                                             – Ray Charles / Standard
Gimme Some Lovin'                                              – Blues Brothers / Spencer D.
Hold On, I'm Comin'                                               - Sam & Dave
Hard to Handle                                                       - Otis Redding
Funky Music                                                           – Wild Cherry
I Will Survive                                                           – Gloria Gaynor
I Wish                                                                     – Stevie Wonder
I Feel Good                                                           – James Brown
Mustang Sally                                                       – Wilson Pickett
My Girl                                                                   – The Temptations
Natural Woman                                                    – Aretha Franklin
Pick Up the Pieces                                              - Average White Band
Play that Funky Music                                          – Wild Cherry
Proud Mary                                                           - Tina Turner
Respect                                                                 - Aretha Franklin
September                                                            - Earth Wind & Fire
Shout                                                                    - Isley Brothers
Soul Man                                                              – Blues Brothers / Spencer Davis Group
Stand by Me                                                         – Ben E King
Superstition                                                         – Stevie Wonder
Tequila                                                                   – Standard
We are Family                                                      – Sister Sledge

COUNTRY / LINE DANCES
 
As Good as I Once Was                                           - Toby Keith
Achy Breaky Heart                                                    - Billy Ray Cyrus
All Summer Long                                                       - Kid Rock
Blue Bayou                                                               - Linda Ronstadt
Boot Scootin’ Boogie                                                – Brooks and Dunn
Bring on the Rain                                                        – Carrie Underwood
Crazy                                                                           - Patsy Cline
Don't Rock the Jukebox                                             - Alan Jackson
Fast as You                                                                – Dwight Yoakum
Fishin' in the Dark                                                     - Nitty Gritty Band
Folsom Prison Blues                                                – Johnny Cash
Friends in Low Places                                               - Garth Brooks
Jambalaya                                                                – Hank Williams
Life is a Highway                                                      - Rascal Flatts
Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy                                  - Big & Rich
The Dance                                                                - Garth Brooks
Wagon Wheel                                                          - Darius Rucker
Watermelon Crawl                                                    – Tracy Byrd
Why Haven't I Heard From You                                - Reba Mcentire
You’re Still the One                                                 – Shania Twain

JAZZ / BIG BAND / BACKGROUND MUSIC
 
Ain't That a Kick in the Head                                   - Dean Martin
All of Me                                                                   – Louis Armstrong
At the Hop                                                               – Danny and the Juniors
Blue Bayou                                                              - Linda Ronstadt
Body and Soul                                                         – Standard/Frank Sinatra
Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)               – Standard
Crazy                                                                        – Patsy Cline
Crazy Love                                                               -Van Morrison
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore                         - Standard/Harry Connick Jr.
Don’t Know Why                                                      - Norah Jones
Fly Me to the Moon                                                  – Frank Sinatra / Standard
I Can't Help Fallin’ in Love With You                       – Elvis
I Love You for Sentimental Reasons                       – Standard
In the Mood                                                              – Glenn Miller Orchestra
Jump With My Baby                                                 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddies
Jump, Jive, and Wail                                                 – Brian Setzer / Lou Prima
Just Friends                                                               -Musiq Soulchild
Just the Way You Are                                                - Billy Joel
L.O.V.E                                                                         – Natalie Cole / Standard
La Vie en Rose                                                          – Edith Piaf
Love Of My Life                                                         -Brian McKnight
Misty                                                                          – Standard / Sarah Vaughn
Night Train                                                               – Standard
Orange Colored Sky                                               – Natalie Cole
Route 66                                                                  – Standard
Summertime                                                           – Standard\
That's all                                                                  – Michael Buble / Standard
The Girl from Ipanema                                          – Standard
The Way You Look Tonight                                   – Standard / Frank Sinatra
What a Wonderful World                                         - Louis Armstrong
                          …. And hundreds more


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