By far the best band! The dance floor was packed all night! Whether they were children or adults everyone danced. Groove Party was fantastic. We heard rave reviews about our band for weeks after the wedding and we could not have been more pleased. They were wonderful.
Reviews and thank you's from some of our past clients
After an extensive search, we hired The Groove Party to play our wedding reception at Crystal Mountain in August 2014. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. Vic and his band were consummate professionals. They arrived and set up exactly on schedule and played fantastic, varied, high-energy sets. There was no cheesy carnival barking; rather, these guys are all about the music. Our guests will be talking about them for years to come. I am a musician myself, and I was very particular about which songs we wanted to hear from their jaw-dropping repertoire. They played them all with aplomb, and even learned a few new songs that were special for us. Hire The Groove Party with confidence. You won't be disappointed!
Words cannot explain well enough how great The Groove Party was at our wedding. From the beginning, a year before our actual wedding, Vic has been absolutely wonderful and attentive. Immediately Vic made me feel like family. He was so attentive and listened to the dream that we had for the wedding. My fiancé and I searched for about a month for a wedding band, before finding The Groove Party, that could play every style of music. Before finding The Groove Party we found a couple of bands that were good at performing one era or another, but not all. We would find a band here and there that had one singer that was great only at a couple of songs and then really fell short on all other music. When we found The Groove Party, we were blown away. This band is made up of members who can sing all different parts, play all different instruments, and produce a sound that so closely resembles the actual bands that you find yourself thinking you are at a Temptations concert and the next minute a Styx concert. I told Vic from the beginning that the music at the reception was one of my biggest focal points for a wedding as I wanted to throw a great party and have everyone dancing from the minute they walked in until the minute they walked out, The Groove Party achieved that and much more. Before our wedding I had not actually heard the band live, but Vic was more than accommodating in sending me links to songs they played, songs they recorded, and songs that they had just learned. I have had so many compliments about the music at the reception, including the comment that, "the band was the best band we've heard from here (Michigan) to New Orleans." Vic and the band delivered the sounds we wanted and much more. The Groove Party was so easy to work with and did such a nice job, I cannot wait to continue recommending them to everyone I know. This band IS the band to hire for any event and they will be the first on my list of recommendations for the next party, the next event, or the next wedding someone needs a band for. Thank you to the band who delivered everything and much more!
You are AMAZING!! Thank you so much for making our wedding The Most Amazing party of our lives. Our guests are still raving about how incredible you are and how much fun they had. You were without a doubt, the hit of the wedding! We cannot thank you enough for sharing your talents with us on our most special day. You gave us, our families & our friends cherished memories that we will never forget.We couldn't imagine our wedding celebration without you. You are truly an incredibly talented group
your fans Nicole & Mark
Thanks for rockin the party and thank you for putting up with all of the emails and all of the phone calls
Tim and Shannon
They were incredible! And my guests LOVED THEM! They played a great mix of music and were very good at engaging everyone--but certainly not in a tacky way. They kept the reception going too--- they played during dinner and kept the speeches going. AWESOME!
"Words cannot describe how impressed and excited everyone (us included!) were with The Groove Party. Working with Vic was very easy and he really helped us plan the most perfect entertainment for our wedding, he was great at making sure that all of our needs were met and that no question was left unanswered. They played piano and saxophone during cocktail hour which was a huge hit and then the entire band was on for the reception. During the reception, the band had such amazing energy and they got everyone out on the dance floor and it was packed from the beginning to the end! They played both the newer and older classic songs and everyone is still talking about how amazing the band was at our wedding! They are an incredible band and having them at our wedding was one of the best decisions we could have made!"
We had a wonderful experience with Vic Tatum and his band, The Groove Party for our June 2014 wedding! We liked the music that we heard on the website and the fact that each band member is multi-talented, in that they can play more than one instrument and/or sing depending on the style of music. We planned our wedding from Georgia, thus we were unable to see a live performance before booking, but we decided to book The Groove Party anyway. We were anxious about our decision, even though Vic reiterated several times over our phone conversations that he is in the business of making people happy, particularly the bride and groom on their day. He and his band definitely delivered. My husband and I are both in our 30s, and we're not really into current top-40 pop music. After briefly discussing our musical preferences, Vic and his band were able to meet our needs by playing exactly the type of music we wanted to hear-- music that put everyone on the dance floor while still meeting our tastes. We received many compliments on the night of our wedding about the band from guests and even our photographers, and I trust the photographers' opinions since they go to weddings just about every weekend in the summer. I highly recommend The Groove Party for your wedding band.
Vic And The Groove Party Band
Fabulous!!! You did a wonderful job for our wedding. You really could not have made it any better, engaging the quests and having everyone get up and dance. "Tonight's The night" and it truly was. "At Last" was beautiful and my favorite.
Carol & Jack
As seasoned musicians who have performed at many weddings, events, and venues for over 30 years, my wife and I were very particular when it came to selecting entertainment for our Son’s wedding. There are many options out there, ranging in cost and configuration, however there are far more mediocre options masquerading as good options, than there are good options. We knew from experience that the right selection would make the party everything we wanted it to be.
I am pleased to say that we made the right selection with Vic Tatum and the Groove Party. From the start, Vic worked with us and our Son to understand their wishes. There were no hiccups whatsoever throughout the planning process. Vic was very professional, and did all he could at every step to accommodate us.
Most importantly, the night was a fantastic success. The band’s professionalism, talent, and play list drove the party and kept the dance floor packed. We are still receiving comments telling us “that’s the best wedding I’ve ever attended… that band was fantastic”!
I am pleased to provide my highest recommendation for the Groove Party, and am certain that you and your guests will be very happy with the outcome of your event if you do!
"The Groove Party made our wedding night absolutely perfect! We had danced the night away to the Groove Party at a few other weddings so trying to get them for ours was a no brainer. After talking to Vic on the phone, his enthusiasm, flexibility and creativity confirmed that they were the perfect band. They even learned some of our favorite songs and performed them beautifully. All of our guests, young and old, danced the entire night away. Nobody wanted the night to end and our guests are still telling us, "your band was awesome!!" If you're planning a wedding or an event I can confidently answer two of your most pressing questions: 1) Yes, a live band is totally worth it 2) Yes, the Groove Party is the band for you!!"
Chris and Chelsea
I booked The Groove Party for my wedding and I couldn't have been more delighted with the decision. EVERYBODY danced the entire night. I didn't want to leave the dance floor. In fact, the Groove Party just rocked the wedding so hard that every guys shirt was soaking wet from dancing. They got everybody in the wedding involved and did a cute little song where the guys, grandpas and little toddlers, were on their backs dancing to "The Twist."
Vic, the band leader, was extremely polite during the entire process, even when I was a bridezilla. The band has over 200+ songs available to be played live + including "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke, "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk, etc. I do not encourage you to act like I did, but I do encourage you to listen to the amazing range of voices and talent!
I honestly believe this band is the best live band that could ever be booked and the only reason they aren't huge is because they don't have much social media. I want to get married again just so I can hire them!!
Michigan's Favorite Party Band
Dear Groove Party,
Thank you so much for a fabulous evening. all of your hard work for our event was much appreciated. We loved the music and have received many compliments from our guests on your performance. Thanks again for making our big day so special.
best ..Carol and Rashid
Dear Vic and the Groove Party
Thank you for making our wedding even more memorable. We loved the ceremony, cocktail and dinner music and the reception music was amazing.We enjoyed ourselves maybe a little too much..lol. The crowd loved the band.
Vic Tanks for being a great MC and for putting up with all of our questions and over-planning. we really appreciated it.
All the best Crystal & Eric