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Rare Groove

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Overview

  • Funky rock and pop covers act
  • Excellent repertoire of arrangements of classic rock and pop from the last 60 years
  • Perform as a 5 piece as standard and can expand to a 7 piece with horns
  • Acoustic trio available for smaller events and drinks receptions

Location

The band are based in London and regularly perform in the surrounding areas and will travel for events.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 60 minute sets with a half hour break as standard

About this Act

Rare Groove are a London based party band who play an extensive repertoire of hits from the 60's to the modern day. The band add their own unique twist to current Pop and Rock to create a fresh, new sound you won't hear anywhere else as well as classic Funk and Soul performed in an authentic vintage style.

The band was formed in London out of some of the cities top musicians who have played all over the world with acts who include Olly Murs, Gregory Porter and Gentlemans Dub Club. Rare Groove provide both a highly professional and polished performance whilst making sure that all of your personal requirements are met to make your event absolutely perfect.

Rare Groove are happy to accommodate any requests you may have including first dances with the option of having a bespoke arrangement created specifically for your special day. The band will go above and beyond to make sure that your day goes as smoothly as it possibly can. The group provides all of their own equipment including 1000W PA system and lighting.

The band comes in three lineups. The first is a stripped back acoustic trio which features an interesting lineup of vocals/flute, piano and double bass. This lineup is perfect for a smaller party/event or drinks reception. The five piece lineup provides you with the core Rare Groove band which will turn any event into one you wont forget. This lineup can be further augmented by adding a two piece horn section to the band, truly giving you the deluxe Rare Groove experience.

Set List

00's - Present Day
American Boy - Estelle
Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor – Arctic Monkeys
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
California Gurls – Katy Perry
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
I Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Ignition - R Kelly
Happy – Pharell
Just Dance – Lady Gaga
Last Night – The Strokes
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Mercy - Duffy
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Price Tag – Jessie J
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Toxic – Britney Spears
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicii
We Found Love – Rihanna

Classics
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tami Tarrell
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Best Of My Love – The Emotions
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame it on the Boogie – The Jacksons
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Dancing in The Street – Martha Reeves
Good Times – Chic
Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
Le Freak – Chic
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
My Generation - The Who
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
Relight My Fire - Take That
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Shout - Lulu
Show Me Love - Robin S
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Somebody Elses Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Soul Man – Sam and Dave
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Take On Me - Aha
Think – Aretha Franklin
Upside Down – Diana Ross
Uptight – Stevie Wonder
We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Lineup

  • 5 piece band consisting of vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards and drums
  • Deluxe 7 piece band featuring Horn Section
  • Acoustic trio for smaller events and drinks receptions

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