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Groove Authority

Boston , MA
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Boston, MA 02109 US (map)

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617-899-2698

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Groove Authority has been selected as one of the "15 best wedding bands in the country" According to NBC News!!!! please follow this link:

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Groove Authority has been selected as one of the "15 best wedding bands in the country" According to NBC News!!!! please follow this link:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/multimedia/FEAST-PLAY-NYWedding-Band-Gallery--120114394.html

Groove Authority plays everything... R&B, Rock, Motown, Funk, Soul, Disco, as well as Top 40, Classic Rock, Pop, Swing, Jazz and Reggae. If you are looking for a band that's fun, entertaining and versatile at an affordable price, you have found us! Our high energy shows always get people out on the dance floor having a great time whenever we perform. What sets us apart is our ability to play a wide range of musical genres without sacrificing quality. We are experienced in knowing how to professionally MC and work diverse types of events from weddings to corporate functions. Our male and female lead vocalists are dynamic, energetic and talented singers. They can ignite the dance floor with high energy songs or switch gears to sing mellow standards or ballads with equal flair. The stellar musicians in the band backing them are equally as engaging and will impress with their amazing versatility and talent. With well over 100 PERFORMANCES per year, including weddings, functions and clubs, Groove Authority is one of the busiest, most in-demand bands in the New England area. We would love to work with you to make your occasion a special one! Please CONTACT US for booking information. Read less
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Are you an agency or a band?
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How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Swing
What music services do you provide?
Liability Insurance

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Alex
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Not much more can be said that hasn't already (just hire them), so here's a unique take... I'm a bit of a music snob—I used to perform myself, as well as running live sound at a small venue, so I was looking for real pros for our wedding. After seeing them once, I knew they were THE band to get.

(1) I requested a super obscure "first dance" song and wanted some specific changes to it. They totally nailed it, from the change in lyrics to change in tempo. It was perfect.

(2) My brother and I wanted to jam with the band for a few songs as a "surprise". Not only did they let us jam to two songs from their list—we did it completely unrehearsed and THEY are SO good, they even made my brother and I sound okay (not having played with a live band in years). Our guests were surprised, impressed, and I don't think we could have pulled it off with a lesser band.

GA really knocked it out the park, like others have said. Our guests were raving about them during and after the wedding... and EVERYBODY was dancing, which even we were surprised about.

My father said "it's like being at a rock concert—there just happens to be a wedding here tonight too." Ha.

They made an already special night just incredibly outstanding. We'll have to renew our vows just so we can hire them again.
Not much more can be said that hasn't already (just hire them), so here's a unique take... I'm a bit of a music snob—I Read more...
Not much more can be said that hasn't already (just hire them), so here's a unique take... I'm a bit of a music snob—I used to perform myself, as well as running live sound at a small venue, so I was looking for real pros for our wedding. After seeing them once, I knew they were THE band to get.

(1) I requested a super obscure "first dance" song and wanted some specific changes to it. They totally nailed it, from the change in lyrics to change in tempo. It was perfect.

(2) My brother and I wanted to jam with the band for a few songs as a "surprise". Not only did they let us jam to two songs from their list—we did it completely unrehearsed and THEY are SO good, they even made my brother and I sound okay (not having played with a live band in years). Our guests were surprised, impressed, and I don't think we could have pulled it off with a lesser band.

GA really knocked it out the park, like others have said. Our guests were raving about them during and after the wedding... and EVERYBODY was dancing, which even we were surprised about.

My father said "it's like being at a rock concert—there just happens to be a wedding here tonight too." Ha.

They made an already special night just incredibly outstanding. We'll have to renew our vows just so we can hire them again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired groove authority for our wedding. We absolutely loved them. If you are looking for a band to get everyone dancing this is the one to hire. I have had multiple guests tell me how much fun they were and that they want to book them for their own wedding. Paul is so easy to work with and very accommodating. They have a great list of songs to pick from and you can give them as much or as little direction as you want. They truly made our reception the best night ever. I highly suggest booking them for your next event.
We hired groove authority for our wedding. We absolutely loved them. If you are looking for a band to get everyone dancing Read more...
We hired groove authority for our wedding. We absolutely loved them. If you are looking for a band to get everyone dancing this is the one to hire. I have had multiple guests tell me how much fun they were and that they want to book them for their own wedding. Paul is so easy to work with and very accommodating. They have a great list of songs to pick from and you can give them as much or as little direction as you want. They truly made our reception the best night ever. I highly suggest booking them for your next event. Read less
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Betty
Wedding:
2/1/2015
5.0/5.0
Wow amazing band, the Groove Authority made our event!!!!!! The dance floor was packed all night!!!
These folks are awesome, the best band I have ever had. I loved working with Brian, he took my calls and made the booking while he was on vacation. Amazing customer service. Hire them, you won't be sorry.

Betty Salemme
Wow amazing band, the Groove Authority made our event!!!!!! The dance floor was packed all night!!!
These folks are Read more...
Wow amazing band, the Groove Authority made our event!!!!!! The dance floor was packed all night!!!
These folks are awesome, the best band I have ever had. I loved working with Brian, he took my calls and made the booking while he was on vacation. Amazing customer service. Hire them, you won't be sorry.

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Jenna
Wedding:
1/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Groove Authority far exceeded my expectations from start to finish. Paul Fudin (band member and primary contact) was extremely easy to work with and made planning effortless. I can't thank him enough for all of his time and attention to detail. Our wedding day went by so fast, but one of my fondest memories was of Groove Authority. They are all talented musicians/vocalists and covered our favorite songs perfectly. Initially I was concerned about hiring a band because at previous weddings I’ve attended, the music was sub-par. I've learned that live band doesn’t always mean higher quality music. However, each and every song performed by Groove Authority was flawless, and they had our guests dancing and laughing all evening. They transformed our event and made the reception a truly memorable experience. Out of all the wedding expenses, the money spent on hiring Groove Authority was one of our best decisions. Immediately after our wedding, my husband and I tried to think of another party we could host, just so we could hire them again! THANK YOU guys (and gal) so very much!
Groove Authority far exceeded my expectations from start to finish. Paul Fudin (band member and primary contact) was Read more...
Groove Authority far exceeded my expectations from start to finish. Paul Fudin (band member and primary contact) was extremely easy to work with and made planning effortless. I can't thank him enough for all of his time and attention to detail. Our wedding day went by so fast, but one of my fondest memories was of Groove Authority. They are all talented musicians/vocalists and covered our favorite songs perfectly. Initially I was concerned about hiring a band because at previous weddings I’ve attended, the music was sub-par. I've learned that live band doesn’t always mean higher quality music. However, each and every song performed by Groove Authority was flawless, and they had our guests dancing and laughing all evening. They transformed our event and made the reception a truly memorable experience. Out of all the wedding expenses, the money spent on hiring Groove Authority was one of our best decisions. Immediately after our wedding, my husband and I tried to think of another party we could host, just so we could hire them again! THANK YOU guys (and gal) so very much! Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Paul, the band leader was very easy to work with. He had a form that we filled out and made accommodations for special songs we requested.

Most importantly, all of my guests commented on how awesome the band was. They had everyone dancing the whole night, it was an incredibly fun reception thanks to Groove Authority!

Also, Paul helped me come up with an initial timeline for the reception, I found it especially helpful since I hadn't particularly paid attention to this at other weddings.
Paul, the band leader was very easy to work with. He had a form that we filled out and made accommodations for special Read more...
Paul, the band leader was very easy to work with. He had a form that we filled out and made accommodations for special songs we requested.

Most importantly, all of my guests commented on how awesome the band was. They had everyone dancing the whole night, it was an incredibly fun reception thanks to Groove Authority!

Also, Paul helped me come up with an initial timeline for the reception, I found it especially helpful since I hadn't particularly paid attention to this at other weddings. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Groove Authority single handedly made our wedding amazing. Paul as MC kept the flow of our night on track and did a great job incorporating our needs into the agenda. And the band was INCREDIBLE. I cannot express enough how awesome of a band Groove Authority is. Our venue called our wedding the "danciest" wedding they had ever seen because Groove Authority had literally everyone on the dance floor (parents, grandparents, young cousins, etc) throughout the night. They play each song with incredible energy and are true performers -- you can see and hear how much they get into each song from their dancing and energy. They brought passion to their performance and this caused our guests to bring excitement to the dancefloor. Groove Authority is spot on with their covers and are able to perform a wide range of genres/songs successfully. They sounded on key for everything from the Rolling Stones to Taylor Swift. We got so many compliments about the band after the event and people are still talking about how awesome Groove Authority was at our wedding! Our guests want to see them perform again. They really made our wedding and I would recommend them to anyone!
Groove Authority single handedly made our wedding amazing. Paul as MC kept the flow of our night on track and did a great Read more...
Groove Authority single handedly made our wedding amazing. Paul as MC kept the flow of our night on track and did a great job incorporating our needs into the agenda. And the band was INCREDIBLE. I cannot express enough how awesome of a band Groove Authority is. Our venue called our wedding the "danciest" wedding they had ever seen because Groove Authority had literally everyone on the dance floor (parents, grandparents, young cousins, etc) throughout the night. They play each song with incredible energy and are true performers -- you can see and hear how much they get into each song from their dancing and energy. They brought passion to their performance and this caused our guests to bring excitement to the dancefloor. Groove Authority is spot on with their covers and are able to perform a wide range of genres/songs successfully. They sounded on key for everything from the Rolling Stones to Taylor Swift. We got so many compliments about the band after the event and people are still talking about how awesome Groove Authority was at our wedding! Our guests want to see them perform again. They really made our wedding and I would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Ellen (mother of the bride)
Wedding:
11/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Too good to be true! Kind and considerate, as well as attentive and engaging with the guests. It does not get any better than this!
Too good to be true! Kind and considerate, as well as attentive and engaging with the guests. It does not get any better Read more...
Too good to be true! Kind and considerate, as well as attentive and engaging with the guests. It does not get any better than this! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Groove Authority is AWESOME! From the beginning of our wedding planning to the end, Paul and his crew were a huge help. They were professional and made what could be a stressful process very smooth and easy. All of our guests raved about them the night of our wedding. From the ceremony music, to the cocktail hour, to the reception, Groove Authority kept the energy going all night and created a night we will always remember. Highly recommended! Thanks Groove Authority!!
Groove Authority is AWESOME! From the beginning of our wedding planning to the end, Paul and his crew were a huge help. Read more...
Groove Authority is AWESOME! From the beginning of our wedding planning to the end, Paul and his crew were a huge help. They were professional and made what could be a stressful process very smooth and easy. All of our guests raved about them the night of our wedding. From the ceremony music, to the cocktail hour, to the reception, Groove Authority kept the energy going all night and created a night we will always remember. Highly recommended! Thanks Groove Authority!! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The Groove Authority made our reception a hit! Everyone loved them. Highly recommended!
The Groove Authority made our reception a hit! Everyone loved them. Highly recommended!
The Groove Authority made our reception a hit! Everyone loved them. Highly recommended! Read less
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BJ
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We've all been to a lot of weddings. Some bands are good, some are not. Some bands are impressionists who are happy to fade into the background of an event, doing just enough so that nobody really notices. And some bands, like Groove Authority, are the engine that drives the party.

Early in our band hunt, we were looking into another group, but they were booked on our weekend. That band leader wasted no time in recommending Groove Authority, telling me we couldn't do better. So I called Paul, the GA band leader, and right away my wife and I enjoyed his easy-going manner (and don't get easy-going confused with unprofessional... Paul was terrific, keeping in touch with us as we approached the date, asking questions he needed answered... but his easy-going manner made my wife and I feel good about the collaboration). When we told him that this would be a semi-casual, clambake house event full of fun-loving, gin-drinking party people, and that we wanted a band that would keep the energy up, I believe his response was, "we can do that."

And they did. First of all, they learned a Van Morrison song for our first dance. We had this kind of ridiculous idea for introducing the members of the wedding party, and I gave Paul a script and he said, in his classic-Paul way, "no problem." The song sounded wonderful, just as we'd imagined, and the whole thing was seamless.

Then the dancing started. They had great guitarists, keyboards, sax, and a relentless drummer who kept the party moving for five hours. The keyboardist even pulled out a trumpet from time to time, which was awesome! The two vocalists were fabulous. They were charismatic, interactive and really fun.

All I heard all night was, "Who ARE these guys?" It was a great party! We wanted an old-school, college-house dance party, and Groove Authority delivered. They read the room perfectly and the dance floor was never empty all night long. I wish I could do it again!
We've all been to a lot of weddings. Some bands are good, some are not. Some bands are impressionists who are happy to Read more...
We've all been to a lot of weddings. Some bands are good, some are not. Some bands are impressionists who are happy to fade into the background of an event, doing just enough so that nobody really notices. And some bands, like Groove Authority, are the engine that drives the party.

Early in our band hunt, we were looking into another group, but they were booked on our weekend. That band leader wasted no time in recommending Groove Authority, telling me we couldn't do better. So I called Paul, the GA band leader, and right away my wife and I enjoyed his easy-going manner (and don't get easy-going confused with unprofessional... Paul was terrific, keeping in touch with us as we approached the date, asking questions he needed answered... but his easy-going manner made my wife and I feel good about the collaboration). When we told him that this would be a semi-casual, clambake house event full of fun-loving, gin-drinking party people, and that we wanted a band that would keep the energy up, I believe his response was, "we can do that."

And they did. First of all, they learned a Van Morrison song for our first dance. We had this kind of ridiculous idea for introducing the members of the wedding party, and I gave Paul a script and he said, in his classic-Paul way, "no problem." The song sounded wonderful, just as we'd imagined, and the whole thing was seamless.

Then the dancing started. They had great guitarists, keyboards, sax, and a relentless drummer who kept the party moving for five hours. The keyboardist even pulled out a trumpet from time to time, which was awesome! The two vocalists were fabulous. They were charismatic, interactive and really fun.

All I heard all night was, "Who ARE these guys?" It was a great party! We wanted an old-school, college-house dance party, and Groove Authority delivered. They read the room perfectly and the dance floor was never empty all night long. I wish I could do it again! Read less
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