Big Love is a six-piece dance band based out of Raleigh NC. We play a variety of great music that gets people moving, from the classics to current hits and including jazz, disco, pop, funk, R&B, and beach.
We are professionals with years of experience providing top-notch music and entertainment. All that experience means that we know what it takes to make your event run smoothly. From staying in contact with you to using music to match or drive the mood of the moment, we're here to make your event easy, fun, and memorable.
Special requests? Bring 'em on. We'll do what it takes to accommodate your wishes.
We had Big Love play at my sons wedding reception. They were great! They played a variety of music from fast to slow, old and new. Everyone raved about how good they were. We worked with John and he emceed the reception and did a fabulous job. He even did a special mix of songs for my son and I to dance to. John came out to the venue before hand to make sure where they needed to set up and worked with the wedding coordinator on when to be there. They were on time, set up, changed into formal attire, made the reception great and then tore down. It was so easy to work with them. I can't rave enough about this band! I would definitely recommend them for all your band needs!
Signed -- One Happy Momma!
My husband hired Big Love for my 50th Birthday Party. He had heard them live in the Raleigh area. I had not heard them live, but was willing to give them a chance based on my husband's recommendation. All I can say is "WOW"! Everyone at my BD Party had a blast with Big Love playing music from 5 decades. The dance floor was packed all night long and at the end of the gig, everyone was shouting "One more song"! Of course, they played one more song for us and rocked. John was great to work with on the details and each band member was so talented. We will recommend Big Love to everyone we know and also hiring them again for a summer party. I can't wait to party with them again!
I booked the Big Love Band for our Independence Day Celebration in Lewisville, NC. They played to a crowd of over 15,000 people at Shallowford Square. They are exceptionally talented and kept the crowd engaged the entire evening. People were dancing the entire time. They were a joy to work with from the beginning of the booking to the conclusion of the event. If you want a great dance band that offers variety and unsurpassed talent, this is the group to book. They played a great variety of music and amassed a huge new fan base in this area. I have already started making plans to book them here again next year. That says it all!
We hired Big Love for our wedding reception. They are talented professionals who play a wide range of music and do it extremely well; they were nothing short of AMAZING! John was quick to respond to any and all questions or requests we had prior to the event; they learned our first dance song for us, as well as an additional song that had special meaning to us; they were there on time to get set up prior to the guest arriving; did a fabulous job MC-ing the evening; worked with us to come up with a playist; kept the party going!
The dance floor was packed all night, and EVERYONE (not exaggerating) raved about the band and wanted to know who they were. We'd hire Big Love again without reservation, and will continue to recommend them to anyone looking for a band.
We are so glad we booked Big Love for our event! They were all extremely friendly. They got all of our guests up on their feet & dancing, which is exactly what we wanted. We would highly recommend them!
We host a dance every year to raise money for a charity, and have always used the same cover band. When our previous band was booked, we worried about finding someone else good enough for a low enough price, since as it was a charity event we had a very small budget. The Capital City Groove Crew (now Big Love I do believe) was so easy to work with. They communicated quickly and effectively and were very willing to work with us on price since it was in fact for charity. While we still paid slightly more for the CCGC than our previous band, we were absolutely blown away by their performance and knew immediately is was worth the few extra dollars. Our 1000 or so guests had a fantastic time, and I continue to receive compliments on the entertainment. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone; they're great performers who played exactly what we asked (via their online pre-performance survey) as well as great people!
Capital City Groove Crew did a fantastic job as the band for our formal fundraising gala. The music and vocals were top-notch and they were a definite crowd-pleaser. They performed both dinner/cocktail music and dance/party music that blended perfectly into the various segments of our event. Professional & courteous from our first conversation regarding booking right up until final cleanup. No complaints from anyone at our event, all positive feedback- would recommend without a bit of hesitation.
I saw these guys play at a private party and what great energy. The music selection was great, and varied. I enjoyed the solos and crowd engagement. I would defininetly go to see them at any function.
Could've danced all night.
These guys are fun. They show up on time and play what you like. Definitely worth the money.
Great band! If you're feeling "dance-y" this band will keep you on your feet shakin' your booty, so wear some good shoes!! Love, love love the CCGC!
The band was great, they kept the dance floor full, they werent too loud, song selection was perfect and they were VERY easy to work with.
Not only was the music great, the band was engaging and energetic. Awesome evening! Can't wait to see them again!
What to Expect
* We play popular, recognizable music that you can dance to. We’re here to perform music that our audience knows and loves. Not some obscure covers that we may like.
* We have great awareness of our audience regarding what is working and what isn’t. Our goal is to keep the dance floor full all night long. If what we are playing is not achieving that goal then we’re able to change it up on the fly.
* We try to quickly flow from song to song…no awkward pauses between the music while the dance floor empties. A lot of times we’re able to blend songs together creating one big medley. Sometimes people ask us to take a break because they are tired from dancing!!
* We know when to stick a slow song in there so people that may not want to shake their booty can get out there and share a special moment with their significant other.
* We don’t take long breaks. At the most we will take 1 15 minute break per 1 hours of performing. Even when we do take a break, we stick around. No disappearing into the night for what seems to be hours. And if the party is particularly rockin, then we’ve been known to stay up there for 2 hour sets.
* We have great volume control. Something we hear nearly every gig is “..wow you guys weren’t too loud..we were able to have a conversation while you were playing without shouting!...”
* We appeal to a wide age group. There is something in our repertoire for everyone.
We are a 6 piece dance / party / variety band specializing in weddings and corporate functions. Our repertoire consists of popular, "dance-able" music spanning genre's and generations. We are experienced wedding performance professionals who will work with you to determine your needs, honor your wishes, and deliver a performance that delights all. Powered by strong lead female and male vocals, we're able to cover a wide variety of music...from Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole, to the most current hits by The Black Eye'd Peas and Beyonce'. Our sound reinforcement gear is top of the line which enables us to play at a very low volume, but yet still sound and perform well.
Additional Booking Notes
20ft By 40ft Stage or cleared area
2 (Two) 120V 20Amp circuits dedicated to the band
Adequate parking for 4 Vehicles and a small trailer.
Past Booked Events
|June 18, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding - Southport NC|
|June 04, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding - Cary NC|
|May 28, 2016–May 29, 2016 • 10:00pm - 2:00am||Club - Raleigh Road House|
|May 21, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding - Raleigh|
|May 14, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding - Burlington NC|
|May 13, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm||Gala Event Cary NC|
|May 07, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding|
|May 05, 2016 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Cinco de Mayo Party|
|April 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:10pm||Wedding|
|April 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Wakefield Country Club|
|October 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Jacks Waterfront Bar, Morehead City NC|
|October 16, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||42nd Street Oyster Bar, Raleigh NC|
|December 13, 2013||Christmas Party|
Be Young, Be Foolish - The Tams
Carolina Girls - Chairmen of the Board
Summertime Callin' Me - The Catalinas
With This Ring - The Platters
Miss Grace - The Tymes
10 Ways of Loving You - Lenny Williams
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Say Nothing at All - Alison Krauss
California Gurls - Katy Perry
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get This Party Started - Pink
I Got A Feelin' - Black Eye'd Peas
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Party In The U.S.A. - Myley Cyrus
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Raise Your Glass - Pink
The Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
Dinner Music / Soft Rock
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Moon Dance - Van Morrison
Under The Boardwalk - Bette Midler
True Love Ways - Buddy Holly
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Brick House - The Commodores
Funky Music - Wild Cherrie
Let's Groove Tonight - Earth Wind and Fire
September - Earth Wind and Fire
We Want The Funk - Parliament
Jungle Love - Morris Day And The Time
Da' Butt – E.U.
Soft Rock / Ballads
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Easy - The Commodores
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Van Morrison
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Something - The Beatles
You Got A Friend - James Taylor
Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Rock / Pop
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Domino - Van Morrison
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Some Kinda Wonderful - Grand Funk
Walk This Way - Aerosmith
Disco / Dance
Ain't No Stoppin Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
Take Your Time (Do It Right) - The S.O.S. Band
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Boogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey
Boogie Shoes - K.C and the Sunshine Band
Busta Move - Young MC
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
Get Down Tonight - K.C and the Sunshine Band
Give It To Me Baby - Rick James
Good Times - Chic
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Ladies Night - Kool and the Gang
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Let It Whip - The Daz Band
Love Shack - The B-52's
No Parking On The Dance Floor - Midnight Star
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
I Feel Good - James Brown
Just My Imagination - The Temptations
My Girl - The Temptations
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - The Temptations
Stop in the Name of Love - Diana Ross
R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Aretha Franklin
House That Jack Built - Aretha Franklin
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Off The Wall - Michael Jackson
Jesse's Girl - Rick Springfield
This Is How We Do It - Montel Jordon
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
All of Me - Marks/Simon
At Last - Ella Fitzgerald
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
Breezin' - George Benson
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
How High The Moon - Hamilton/Lewis
Misty - Johnny Mathis
Riviera Paradise - SRV
Route 66 - Natalie Cole
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Sleepwalk - Santo and Johnny
Summertime - Gershwin
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
|John Fichera||Keyboards and Lead Vocals|
|Leah Kirby||Lead Vocals|
|Craig Pulley||Bass Guitar and Lead Vocals|
|Casey Overton||Guitar and Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Aretha Franklin, KC and The Sunshine Band, Stevie Wonder, The Black Eye'd Peas, Beyonce', Ella Fitzgerald, The Commodores, Maroon 5, Donna Summer, The Beatles, The Stones, Van Morrison
2 (Two) 120V 20Amp Circuits
20 X 40 Cleared area or Stage
Adequate Cover (if outside)