Groove Knight

Why book Groove Knight?

Groove Knight is Austin's premier Party and Wedding band, and has been named the "TOP VARIETY BAND in the USA" by the largest online booking company in the country.

A five-to-seven-piece dance band featuring the "best of the best" of area talent – including the most extraordinary vocalists, Groove Knight is master of getting the party started and keeping it going all night long.

Groove Knight takes pride in customizing the performance to the needs of the client.

Feel the power of generations of great high energy dance music that sounds like the original artists performing live.
Always professional, always a party -- All the right music at the right time.

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Groove Knight - the perfect band for your wedding reception

My daughter got married in September in Fredericksburg, TX with the reception at the historic Pat's Hall. Groove Knight provided the music and were outstanding. Our guests raved about the band and the range of music and styles that they are able to perform.

Dave was very helpful with the song selection precess and was easy to work with throughout the booking process. The band members were very professional, friendly and very accommodating. They kept our guests engaged and everyone had the fabulous time.

We couldn't have chosen a better band for my daughter's wedding reception. I recommend them highly and if you are planning a party or reception in or around the Austin area that needs a band... they should be at the top of your list!!!

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Professionalism
Priced Fairly
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Reviewer: Mark M.
Event: Wedding Reception in Fredericksburg, TX
Event Date: Sep 14, 2013
Hired As: Dance Band, 1960s Era Entertainment, 1970s Era Entertainment, Cover Band, Disco Band, Funk Band, Motown Group, Oldies Music, Party Band, Pop Music, R&B Group, Soul Band, Top 40 Band, Wedding Band

this band is AWESOME!

They played for our parents 50th Wedding anniversary celebration. The dance floor was never empty. They were so great to work with and very professional. We loved having them for our event!

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Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
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Reviewer: Jacque M.
Event: Anniversary Party in Schertz, TX
Event Date: Jul 30, 2011
Hired As: Dance Band

Booking Info

  • Fee: $1000 - $5000

Whether you hire Groove Knight or another Dance Band for your Austin event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the Gig Salad booking platform as you book your Dance Band. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the Gig Salad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Austin Dance Band of your choice.

Be sure that the quote/agreement your Dance Band sends you outlines performance fees, travel fees, extras, arrival and departure times, cancellation policy, insurance information and other applicable details.

Groove Knight

Groove Knight can also, at your request, assist in the planning process for your event, and will emcee the events on your special night.

The musicians of Groove Knight have been entertaining audiences for more than two decades, performing for countless events from banquets and weddings to night clubs, college shows, jazz festivals, live radio and TV, and aboard major cruise lines.

Groove Knight has been the favorite of brides at weddings large and small, and corporate and non-profit organizations from small local school fundraisers all the way to AT&T and Southwest Airlines have enjoyed the band.

Always professional, always a party -- All the right music at the right time.

Testimonials

I can’t thank you guys enough for the BEST performance I’ve ever seen. We had sooooo many compliments on the music selection during dinner, it was almost from a movie and after dinner was GREAT!!! I had several folks say they wanted to throw a party JUST to hear ya’ll again! You guys made this wedding so special, and to see my sister as happy as she was that night is PRICELESS. Ohh..and you guys knocked it outa the park with the 1st dance and the Father/Daughter Dance, that too was like from a movie. THANK YOU…THANK YOU…THANK YOU!!!!

– Iris S., Apr 9, 2011

OH MY GOODNESS!! I don’t even know where to begin with how AMAZING you guys were at our wedding!!!!!!!!!! We are still receiving compliments on how good you guys were and everyone was asking “Where in the world did you find this amazing band!!!”

Not only did you guys completely set the tone for our fun filled wedding, but throughout the entire planning process, you were so very professional and listened to every detail that was going on. We felt that you genuinely wanted to do ANYTHING to make all of our dreams of our wedding come true, and because of the fun vibe and music you provided, our dreams were fulfilled!! Each of you were engaged with the guests and played the appropriate music at the right time – which of course ended with high high energy and everyone asking for more!!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we CAN NOT WAIT for you to play at our ANNIVERSARY party!! Ha!! (we are just looking for any excuse to have another party!!!)

Thank you guys so very much for everything!!! We were all sooooooooooo sad it when was all over – WE COULD HAVE GROOVED ALL KNIGHT!!!

– Morgan H., May 14, 2011

Everyone had such great things to say about 'the band'! You guys really made the party a success - thank you!

– Cherie R., Nov 5, 2011

Dave, the band manager, was so the most responsive wedding vendor I worked with. He immediately responded to every email and phone call for even the smallest question. We couldn't have imagined the night to turn out better, and that is mostly because of Groove Knight. We got so many compliments on the song choices, awesome vocals and instrumentals. They were a hit!

– Leslie D., Oct 15, 2011

You guys were great. Your band is very talented--every song was performed perfectly. Thank you for a professional job. Tell the whole band we thought they were awesome!

– Ginny S., Oct 17, 2011

Groove Knight, You were awesome last Saturday night for my daughter’s wedding! Everyone commented on your great performance. It made the reception fun and exciting! The wedding coordinator loved you and appreciated the help that you did not have to provide. She is going to recommend you for other events! Again, Thank you, thank you, thank you!

– Norma D., Oct 15, 2011

Groove Knight was awesome! Everyone keeps talking about "how great the band was" at our wedding! Wedding planning is very stressful, but Dave from Groove Knight was SO accommodating and easy to work with! If I had a question or needed anything he got back to me immediately. They played all of our favorite songs and kept our guests on the dance floor all night. Thank you Groove Knight for making our reception so fun and memorable!

– Christy H., Oct 8, 2011

We loved Groove Knight, they were such a fun reception band and had our guests on the dance floor all night long! In addition, they were great to work with and Dave probably emailed with me 50 or more times before the wedding because of all my questions in order to get the details lined up. Additionally, they were able to provide sound and PA services for our outdoor reception! They played all of our first dance songs and announced the evening perfectly and kept the party moving all night long! I would definitely recommend this band for other weddings or parties in the greater Austin area!

– Cresta B., Oct 1, 2011

We had this band perform at our Sepember 24th Gala. This is the second time we have had them booked. I can't say enough good about them. The singers are INCREDIBLE and the band, as a whole, is FANTASTIC!! We have them booked for next years Gala and have decided if we cannot have them play then we will no longer have the Galas. They are professional but a blast to party with. They arrive on time and do exactly what they say they will do and more. If you choose this band I assure you that you will NOT be disappointed.

– Carolyn S., Sep 24, 2011

I had the distinct pleasure of working with Groove Knight at a recent wedding. As a seasoned event planner, I have high expectations for the bands I prefer to work with. Not only did Groove Knight meet these expectations, they exceeded them. Leading up to my clients' big day,
the group leader was responsive & accommodating to our requests. But most importantly, Groove Knight's band members are excellent performers and the synergy they possess is incredible!
They really read the crowd well and play such a versatile array of music!
And the group is affordable, to boot! All in all, I would absolutely recommend Groove Knight again without hesitation!
Thank you!

– Kelly Balfour, Eventology Weddings, Jan 15, 2011

Groove Knight, A huge thank you for the awesomeness that is you guys! I’ve heard a lot of wedding bands, but I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed not only listening to you guys, but working with you guys! Thank you for being so flexible & I look forward to working with you again.

– Stefanie Yandell, wedding planner - Your Wedding Your Way, Sep 3, 2011

We had an amazing experience booking Groove Knight for our wedding this past September. They were so easy to work with during the scheduling and planning process process, responded to my emails at lightening speed, were a great value (amazing talent and less cost than some other bands I had inquired with), and most importantly were INCREDIBLE at the wedding and kept everyone dancing all night long! Their vocals are spot on and we received countless comments (and still are!) about how wonderful and fun the music was at the wedding. Definitely book this band!!
[Dave, Thank you! Groove Knight was awesome and everyone loved you! :) We couldn't have been happier with the music.]

– Veronica P., Sep 3, 2011

Dave, So sorry I'm just getting back to you! I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you. Yall were so wonderful and everyone had an incredible time. It was the best reception I've been to by far, and not just because it was mine. Thank you, thank you! Yall are great! Thanks again,

– Alex M., Aug 13, 2011

Dave, You guys just did a great job, and I haven't stopped hearing compliments. Everyone wanted to know how I found y'all and how I chose to use your group. I let them know we listened to your stuff online, but more importantly, it was how courteous and timely all of your replies were to me. I felt like you wanted to play at our celebration, and you were very patient with answering all of my questions. Your band just really helped our evening go off without any worries. :)

– Jacque M., Jul 29, 2011

Dave! I can't thank you enough for such a wonderful and fun evening!! Everyone loved the music. I am so happy with everything, it was all perfect. Please pass on our enthusiasm and thanks to the rest of the band. You all are extremely talented and fun!!

– Margaret H., Jul 23, 2011

Very professional in all aspects of the booking and entertainment. Answered all of my questions promptly by email. Very accommodating in song selections and some awesome talent in this group! Would definitely recommend them to anyone for any occassion, especially amenable to dancing! We enjoyed them in every way! Thanks Groove Knight!

– Carol R., Jul 16, 2011

Groove Knight was AMAZING!! They were everything I hoped for and more! My guests loved the band and so did my husband and I. Not only was the performance spectacular, but the band was so helpful before our big day! No regrets, two thumbs up! Definitely recommending to everyone I talk to about party bands!

– Chaille M., Jul 9, 2011

WOW! What a great time we as well as our guests had listening and dancing to the music from Groove Knight! Everyone really enjoyed the music and entertainment. We had so many compliments on the music. It was exactly what our daughter wanted when she was booking a band. We are honored to pass the word on to others when they are looking for an upbeat and fun band. Can't thank you enough!!!

– Carilyn M., Jul 9, 2011

Thank you!! We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all the band for Saturday night. It was a great success and we had lots of very enthusiastic comments about how great the band were. We will definitely recommend you to whoever organizes the event next year. Thanks again

– Elaine W., Jun 11, 2011

THANK YOU AGAIN! … for being here and playing for us. Folks wanted to know where we “found” you. :-) One couple has another home in downtown Austin, and they were excited because they had heard you before. Everyone loved you guys! Groove Knight INDEED helped make it a wonderful night! Many thanks!

– Cindy K., Jun 4, 2011

Y’all were great! Everyone had a blast. Please tell the whole band thanks for us!

– Morgan L., May 26, 2011

I want to extend a personal thank you to all of the Groove Knight members! After searching for just the right band that could play just the right music for my boss' 60th Birthday Party, and after seeing you perform, I knew Groove Knight would be perfect! You didn't let me down! Ginny and all of her guests loved y'all!! The party was a huge success and the music was big part of that! When I am put on the task again next year...I will know just who to call! Thanks for a great party!

– Kelly D., May 7, 2011

The band was super! I highly recommend them for any occasion in which you want your guests to have a great time! I booked them for my wedding reception and was glad I did. They accommodated a tricky first dance song, had a terrific variety of songs to play, and were super friendly and professional. I only wish I had booked my venue for longer so that I could have the band play longer! If the occasion presents itself, I'll book them again!

– Katie D., Apr 16, 2011

In one word... WOW!!! Played the right music at the right moments and never had a dull moment. I'm still getting compliments. Perfect band for any event. Thanks for the Memories!

– Gina H., Apr 9, 2011

They sounded amazing!! They were easy to work with and our guests loved them.

– Jason M., Mar 26, 2011

Groove Knight was incredible!!!! My wedding reception was a blast, thanks to them. Not only that, but throughout the entire planning process, Dave was so helpful and accommodating - even with matters that had nothing to do with the music! I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for that. Without Groove Knight, my reception would have been just like any other; instead, they transformed it into the best party of my life!

– Melissa N., Mar 5, 2011

Extremely awesome wedding band. They learned a couple new songs just for us, and nearly everyone at our wedding got up and danced. Everyone was having so much fun, we went ahead and paid for an extra hour. Even my 85 year old great aunts got up and danced to a few of the songs. Totally amazing, and highly recommended! Much better than having just a wedding DJ, which was our first thought. They could read the crowd well and knew exactly when to switch songs. Very talented :)

– Daniel E., Jan 8, 2011

We had a blast- thank you again for being a part of our day! Y’all were amazing!
Jesse is still raving about you- how easy and nice you were to work with from the very beginning, during, and afterwards! ( And how talented ) We love y'all and would recommend you to all of our friends. Speaking of, we are hearing from our guests how impressed they were with you as well. Everyone loved all of the different vocals!
Thank you again

– Blaire T., Dec 31, 2010

Thank you for everything! We had such a great time, and the music made people want to get up and dance! We loved everything, and would definitely recommend this band!

– Becky R., Nov 27, 2010

Groove Knight was fabulous! My Dad said that they were the best part of the evening!! Thank you and the band for being so helpful.
We absolutely loved the band! They were the hit of the night.

– Jessica R., Nov 20, 2010

We looked very hard for a band before our wedding and were very impressed by Groove Knight when we went to listen to them. Their performance at our wedding was outstanding -- great energy and musical skills. There are very few bands that can play such a wide range of music so well, and we would recommend them to anyone. Great band!

– Matt T., Nov 13, 2010

Great job Dave.... good times had by all! It really worked out really great man....
Thanks again for a great night! Best wishes to you and the band!

– Bud S., Oct 23, 2010

Thanks Dave! The Groove Knight was a perfect compliment to a perfect day. The band sounded great, the musicians were professional, fun and energetic. I received many compliments...what is the name of that band, they sound great, how did you find them, etc. It was obvious my crowd enjoyed themselves immensely. I would not hesitate to hire or recommend the Groove Knight again. Thanks again!

– Jon W., Oct 17, 2010

I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the wonderful performance during our fundraiser Saturday, September 18. The band was outstanding. I have received numerous calls today from all my friends about how much they enjoyed themselves. It was indeed a pleasure to work with you. There is absolutely NOTHING I could say negative. It has been a very long time since I have had an evening so enjoyable.

– Carolyn S., Sept 18, 2010

Dave, Thank you for everything - you and the rest of the band were so wonderful. We've received rave reviews and credit you for setting the tone for the night that we were looking for. Thanks a million and if you ever need a recommendation, I'd be happy to give one.

– Megan W., Sept 4, 2010

To Dave and the Band,
Wow! From all the comments that we read and the clips that we listened to, we were hoping for something good, but nothing close to what you guys actually produced. You guys came early, set up quietly, got the guests for my 50th Birthday warmed up during dinner, and then completely rocked the house the rest of the night! The music was great and the vocals were simply incredible. You had every person in the house dancing, from 5 years old to 90 years old.

Here is how good you guys are: 1) You are so good that I am hesitant to tell anyone else because you will get so booked up I will never get you again 2) ...soon I will have to have a party size of 5,000 or more to book you, and 3) I am now actively planning my next party with you as the main feature, and then figuring out the other little stuff like a reason, theme, location, etc.

I could not be any happier with having you guys at my party... Thanks for making my 50th birthday party the party that everyone will remember for a long time to come.

– Phil C., Jul 24, 2010

Groove Knight did an awesome job at my reception. The right tunes at the right volume with the right energy. They kept the dance floor full all night long with everyone from grandparents to grade-school cousins joining in the fun. They were very professional and extremely talented - I got lots of comments from my guests about the great band. We were a bit late getting started for the evening and they even skipped one of their breaks to maximize the time we had left. I'm glad we decided to go with a live band and hire these guys!

– Todd H., May 15, 2010

Your group was great in every way! We had a blast.

– Amy H., Jun 12, 2010

Great band! They were very professional and courteous. They took the initiative to stay in contact concerning the details of the event. They were on time and dressed professional. Very talented group that made my wedding reception very memorable. I highly recommend this band.

– Rusty C., May 22, 2010

Ya'll were great. Everyone loved you. Will use you again.

– Molly D., May 16, 2010

You guys were a pleasure- Thanks so much! Everyone enjoyed the event.

– Tabitha L., May 13, 2010

I received so many compliments about your band. You guys were a huge hit with us as well as our guests!
Thanks again!

– Jackie N., Apr 17, 2010

They were fabulous! When they first started playing, we thought it was a record. They had so much energy throughout the entire night and kept a crowd on the dance floor. Everyone kept asking us where we found these guys.
I would recommend them to anyone without a single hesitation. They definitely made our party a hit!

– Gabrielle H., Mar 20, 2010

Set List

[1980s] -----
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Bust a Move – Young MC
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
Don't Stop Believin' – Journey
Don't You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
Blister In the Sun – Violent Femmes
867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone
Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant
Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
Get Down On It – Kool and the Gang
Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran
Hurts So Good – John Cougar
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
Jessie's Girl – Rick Springfield
Jump On It (Apache) – Sugar Hill Gang
Kiss – Prince
Love Shack – B52s
Need You Tonight – INXS
PYT – Michael Jackson
Superfreak – Rick James
What I Like About You – Romantics
White Wedding – Billy Idol
You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
Your Love – Outfield

[Dance/Funk/R&B] -----
Best Of My Love – Emotions
Boogie Oogie Oogie – Taste of Honey
Brick House – Commodores
Dancing Queen – ABBA
December 1963 – Four Seasons
Disco Inferno – Trammps
Every 1s a Winner – Hot Chocolate
Fire – Pointer Sisters
Get Down Tonight – KC & the Sunshine Band
Good Times – Chic
Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
Groove Line – Heatwave
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Jungle Boogie – Kool and the Gang
Lady Marmelade – Labelle
Last Dance – Donna Summer
Le Freak – Chic
Let's Groove – Earth Wind and Fire
Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players/RHCP
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
We Are Family – Sisters Sledge
Word Up – Cameo

[Oldies/Motown] -----
Ain't Too Proud To Beg – Temptations
Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You – Frankie Valli
Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I'll Be Around – Spinners
I'll Take You There – Staple Singers
Knock on Wood – Eddie Floyd
Land of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Locomotion - Little Eva
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
My Girl – Temptations
Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner
Rescue Me – Fontana Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Shout - Isley Brothers
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Soul Man – Sam and Dave
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
Tossin' and Turnin' – Bobby Lewis

[Ballads/Slow Dance] -----
At Last – Etta James
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
In My Life – Beatles
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Lights – Journey
Because You Loved Me – Celene Dion
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan/Adele
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Sara Smile – Hall and Oates
Sea of Love – Phil Phillips/HoneyDrippers
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
(You Are My) Shining Star – Manhattans
Your Song – Elton John

[Classic Rock] -----
A Hard Day's Night – Beatles
Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones
Birthday – Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
Gimme Some Lovin' – Spencer Davis Group
Have You Ever Seen the Rain – CCR
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
Hot Child In the City – Nick Gilder
I Want You to Want Me – Cheap Trick
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger
Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Rock and Roll All Nite – KISS
Stuck In the Middle – Steelers Wheel
Twist and Shout – Beatles

[Modern] -----
All Star – Smashmouth
Beautiful Day – U2
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
California Gurls – Katy Perry
Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
Hella Good – No Doubt
Hot In Here – Nelly
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Let's Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
We Are Young – Fun
You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

[Salsa/Latin] -----
I Need To Know – Marc Anthony
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
Oye Como Va – Stantana
Sway – Michael Buble

[Country] -----
Amarillo By Morning – George Strait
Crazy – Patsy Cline
Drivin' My Life Away – Eddie Rabbit
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Guitars, Cadillacs – Dwight Yoakam
Honky Tonk Women – Rolling Stones
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Neon Moon – Brooks & Dunn
This is Where the Cowboy Rides Away – George Strait
You Never Even Call Me By My Name – David Allan Coe

[Standards/Dinner Music] -----
Don't Know Why – Norah Jones
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Girl From Ipanema – Stan Getz
Green Onions – Booker T. & MGs
In Crowd – Ramsey Lewis
It's Now Or Never – Elvis Presley
Last Date - Floyd Cramer
Last Night – Mar-Keys
Mercy Mercy Mercy – Cannonball Adderly
Moondance – Van Morrison
Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
On Broadway – George Benson
Paradise – Sade
Tequila – Champs
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Under the Boardwalk – Drifters
Up on the Roof – Drifters
Watermelon Man – Mongo Santamaria
When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge
You Send Me – Sam Cooke

[Traditional] -----
Auld Lang Syne
Hava Nagila

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