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Groove By Five

Upbeat And Funky Jazz Quintet

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'Groove by Five' is a lively and energetic quintet of experienced professional musicians - tenor sax & flute, guitar,keyboards, bass and drums - playing a sizzling mix (Brixton Buzz) of jazz, funk and Latin.

The cornerstone of the bands sound is undoubtedly the outstanding rhythm section, featuring ex-Commitments and Heatwave drummer Nick Bradshaw.

The band's repertoire is impressively varied, ranging from energetic Latin, funk and soul numbers guaranteed to get people up and dancing, to relaxed ballads and jazz standards perfect for dinner and conversation. Expect anything from Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock classics to James Brown and Stevie Wonder hits, spiced up with a few of the band's own original compositions!

The band have been entertaining audiences in pubs, restaurants and at private functions around London and the South East since August 2010. They are regulars on the vibrant Soho and Brixton jazz scenes, with residencies at Jazz After Dark in Soho and the Effra Hall Tavern in Brixton. They have also appeared at notable venues such as Charlie Wrights International, WM Jazz at the O2, Bar Nomad, Proud Camden and Upstairs at the Ritzy.
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Song List

  • Mas Que Nada
  • So What
  • I Got You
  • Living For The City
  • I Wish
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Nutrition
  • Jazz Carnival
  • Caravan
  • Groove Is In The Heart
  • And Many More!

Previous Clients

  • Comptia It Networking Event
  • Young Diplomats Of London
  • Proud Camden
  • Charlie Wright's International
  • Water Margin Jazz At The O2
  • Jazz After Dark, Soho
  • The Effra Hall Tavern, Brixton
  • Da Scalzo's Pizzeria, Victoria
  • Rotherhithe Festival 2013
  • Aquarius Festival 2013
  • And Many More!

Testimonials

We are a jazz venue based in Soho. Groove by Five have been performing once, sometimes twice a month in our venue for several years now. They are a highly professional, very organized band who play a great variety of funky jazz. They have gained a cool selective following over their time with us. It's a pleasure to listen to their music.
- Briege, Jazz After Dark

'Groove by Five' played a networking dinner for us recently and did a brilliant job. We left the song selection up to them and they chose great music which kept the crowd buzzing all night.
- COMPTIA networking event

A great band that had the crowd up and dancing and moving all night. perfect mix of music to suit all tastes - would definitely book them again.
- Young Diplomats of London

We recently had Grooveland play at our wedding and we were very pleased with them indeed. They have a very good blend of being very professional whilst at the same time being very approachable and flexible. First and foremost, their music was excellent. Very funky and tight, it succeeded in being both dancefloor music for those who felt energetic and also background music for the evening. The combination of a notably successful and enjoyable performance with excellent 'customer care' (if that's the right phrase!) make this band a winner in my view. I would definitely consider booking them again (...although I don't intend to get married again any time soon!!)
- Ben M, wedding, Aug 2012

Set Format

Groove By Five Offers:

2 x 50 Minute Sets