The Groove Nation Orchestra brings over 20 years of performing experience to Destination Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Parties & Public Concerts across Colorado and throughout the United States.
The GNO has entertained high-profile clients like Felicity Huffman & Tim Allen; Fortune 500 companies like Lockheed Martin, Ernst & Young, and Apple; and 5 of the last 6 United States Presidents.
Groove Nation performs everything from today’s Top-40 hits to Big Band Swing. And we always love to take requests!
Our talent and experience sets us apart. Your event deserves the very best. A perfect match for the GROOVE NATION ORCHESTRA!
**Please leave us your EMAIL & PHONE # with your inquiry.**
The band did an outstanding job of providing great entertainment for my mom's 80th birthday party.
Groove Nation ROCKED our 25thw Anniversary bash. Dave & crew were insanely entertaining & did a great job of getting the crowd in the Mardi Gras mood! I can't recommend them highly enough!
The Groove Nation Orchestra got everyone dancing at our wedding!!! Quite an accomplishment for having such a diverse age range with our two families combined! Dave was very professional and warm, and played the most beautiful rendition of Thinking Out Loud for our first dance. Highly recommended!
My husband Brian and I hired Groove Nation Orchestra for our wedding last September and we were BLOWN AWAY by their incredible performance. From our first contact with Dave he was professional and accommodating- happy to help us make our big day into a great party. The band kept everyone dancing all night long- from our parents to our college friends. Thanks Dave and the GNO team!
GNO is a talented and very diverse band. I have seen them many times and you will love them!
Response from Groove Nation Orchestra:
Thanks Lainey! Groove Nation looks forward to partnering with you on many more events in 2016 and beyond!
Price Range: $1000 - $15000
Gig Length: 30 - 300 minutes
Languages: Pig Latin Is Our Specialty....
Insurance: $2,000,000 - By request
What to Expect
Since Groove Nation Orchestra is the new kid on the GigSalad block, pardon our lack of reviews here at GigSalad. We're sure that will be changing soon! Till then, here are some testimonials from our past clients found on our other websites:
Besides my wife saying "I DO" , the Groove Nation Orchestra was the biggest reason our wedding was such as success :) They had the ability to learn songs that were not on their playlist. They showed up very early to give themselves time to set up and prepare. The MC was precise and kept the party moving along at a good pace. The band was friendly and very professional. Songs sounded AMAZING and almost identical to the original artists. I can't recall a moment that the dance floor wasn't completely full of guests dancing. With over 150 total guests, their musical demeanor appealed to everyone in attendance. I strongly recommend this band without hesitation.
- Peter S, Groom 2014
You guys were AWESOME! Thanks so very much.
-Former Colorado Governor O, Father of the Bride 2015
EVERYONE is RAVING over the Groove Nation Orchestra! We had an international crowd and the band’s extensive song repertoire met everyone’s needs. Dave, from the first contact with Celebration Nation Entertainment, you were professional, prompt, and patient. We interviewed numerous bands and Groove Nation quickly rose to the top of our list. We look forward to having another opportunity to hire you again!
—Alli R, Corporate Event Planner 2013
The Groove Nation Orchestra gave a great performance at our wedding. Dave was terrific at playing the crowd. He kept the band upbeat but understated throughout dinner and then totally rocked the hora! Everyone danced the night away — people are still telling us what a great time they had at our wedding. Groove Nation MADE our event!
—Roxann & Adam F, Bride & Groom 2011
When my clients need live music for an event, I always recommend the Groove Nation Orchestra. They deliver a great night of non-stop dancing and my clients continue to rave about their professionalism. Groove Nation has an incredibly diverse repertoire, they read the audience, anticipate the client’s needs, and keep the dance floor filled all night long. Dave, Kathy and Joe are wonderful entertainers.
—Nancy W, Logistics/Events Manager PSI Denver 2007
I hired Groove Nation for my company holiday party and was knocked out by their professionalism. They not only played great dance music but performed holiday songs that set the mood for the party. They sounded so good that I hired them again for my wedding! Highly Recommended.
—Dr. C, IBM Team Manager 2009 & Groom 2010
Greetings from The Groove Nation Orchestra - Colorado's Premier Variety / Dance Band! Congratulations on your upcoming event - We're still available and would love elevate your party beyond your expectations!
While new to Gigsalad, The Groove Nation Orchestra brings over 20 years of performing experience to Destination Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Parties and Public Concerts across Colorado and throughout the United States.
Groove Nation is the Ultimate Variety Band - performing the full spectrum of musical styles from the Big Band sounds of the Swing era to today’s current Top-40 hits. Need Motown, Classic Rock, Country or even a Mardi Gras Parade? The GNO has all your musical bases covered!
Groove Nation’s recent public concerts included the grand opening of RTD’s Union Station light rail terminal. We've just performed for former Colorado governor Bill Owens' daughter's wedding. We have destination weddings booked for Chicago, Santa Fe and Jackson Hole this coming summer. And corporate holiday parties are booking up for December as well.
Led by guitarist Dave DeMichelis and the dynamic vocal team of Aubrie and Joe, the Groove Nation Orchestra varies in size from 6-10 entertainers to accommodate your event’s musical vision and budget. Interested in booking Groove Nation? GIVE US A CALL or SEND US AN EMAIL! We look forward to bringing the groove to your next event!
Groove Nation Orchestra - One Nation - Under a Groove
Additional Booking Notes
Groove Nation requires 2 hours for early setup - even though we often are done in 1 1/2 hours!
We have 2 state of the art digital PA systems. One for audiences of 100 or less. One for audiences of up to 350. Because they are digital, we have been dialing them in for over 2 years. This means no annoying "CHECK 1-2-3" soundchecks! We have even set up silently behind a curtain with a ceremony being performed on the other side lol....
Our sound mix is repeatable gig after gig. Just take a listen to our live videos - they were recorded direct from our board. We'll sound just like that (only better) at your event!
We carry a very low-profile set of LED lighting that sufficently illuminates the band. No giant trees of spotlights, no lasers, no fog or disco balls. We try to keep our sound and lights as minimal impact to your party as possible.
We carry no staging. Nor do we require one. We do require a solid and level surface to perform on. ie: You can't set up a drumset on grass, flagstones, a hill etc... Our area or stage requirements vary depending on band size. While we've set up in some pretty crazy settings, 8x12 is our minimum up to 16x24 for max.
If you have any further thoughts or questions please don't hesitate to ask! You can always call Dave at (phone number hidden) or email ddemusic(link hidden) for more answers!
RECENT ADDITIONS - Various Artists
34K Magic - Bruno Mars
All I Do Is Win - Wiz
Bang Bang - Jessie J
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Cheap Thrills - Sia
I Can't Feel My Face - The Weekend
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Shut Up & Dance - Walk the Moon
Sugar - Maroon 5
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
All About that Bass - Megan Traynor
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Blurred Lines - Robin Thick
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Timber - Ke$ia & Pitbull
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
ALPHABETICAL PLAYLIST - Various Artists
3 Little Birds - Bob Marley
1999 - Prince
Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows
Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye / Tammy Terrell
Ain't too proud to Beg - Temptations
All that Jazz - Chicago
Ants Marching - Dave Mathews
Apple Bottom Jeans - T-Pain
At Last - Etta James
Brickhouse - Commodores
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Build me up Buttercup - Foundations
Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
California Gurlz - Katy Perry
Calle Ocho - Pitbull
Can't Help Myself - Four Tops
Carwash - Christine Aguilara
Celebration - Kool & the Gang
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young
Come Away with Me - Norah Jones
Come Together - Beatles
Come live with Me - Ray Charles
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Dancing in the Streets - Martha & the Vandellas
Cripple Creek - The Band
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Devil w/ a Blue Dress - Mitch Rider
Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
DJ Got us Fallin' In Love - Usher
Domino - Van Morrison
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Don't Stop till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Down on the Corner - Creedence
Everything - Michael Buble
Express Yourself - Madonna
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Just the Way you Are - Bruno Mars
Father & Daughter - Paul Simon
Feelin Good - Michael Buble
Feilds of Gold - Sting
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Gimme Some Lovin - Spencer Davis / Steve Winwood
Give it to Me Baby - Rick James
Good Lovin - Young Rascals
Good Times / Rapper's Delight - Chic
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Louis
Grooveline - Heatwave
Honky-Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
Hot in Here - Nelly
How Sweet it Is - James Taylor
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Got a Feelin' - Black Eyed Peas
I think you're Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Is this Love - Bob Marley
I want you Back - Jackson 5
I will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
In the Mood - Glen Miller
It had to be You - Harry Connick Jr.
Jammin' - Bob Marley
Jump - Pointer Sisters
Jump Jive & Wail - Louis Prima
Jungle Boogie - Kool & the Gang
Just Dance - Lady GaGa
Just the Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
KC Medley - KC & the Sunshine Band
Kiss - Prince
Ladies Night - Commodores
Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
Late in the Evening - Paul Simon
Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
Let's Go Crazy - Prince
Let's Groove Tonight - Earth Wind & Fire
Livin in America - James Brown
Love & Happiness - Al Green
Love Shack - B-52's
Lucky - Jason Mraz
Make You Feel My Love - Adele/Dylan
Marry Me - Train
Mercy Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye
Mony Mony - Sam the Sham
More than This - Norah Jones/Roxy Music
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - Temptations
Oh What a Night - Frankie Vallee
Old Time R&R - Bob Seeger
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Please Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Raise Your Glass - Pink
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Rock & Roll - Led Zepplin
Rolling In The Deep - Adelle
Runaround - Blues Traveler
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Say Hey (I Love You) - Farante & Spearhead
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
Shake Your Body - Michael Jackson
Shakedown Street - Grateful Dead
Shout - Isley Brothers
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Smooth - Santana
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
Stir it Up - Bob Marley
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Take Me to the River - Al Green / Talking Heads
Think - Aretha Franklin
This Love - Maroon 5
Tic Tok - Ke$ha
To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Twist & Shout - Beatles
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Under the Boardwalk - Drifters
Unforgettable - Nat & Natalie Cole
We are Family - Sister Sledge
What I Like About You - Romantics
The Weight - The Band
Wild Thing - Troggs
Willin' - Little Feat
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Word Up - Cameo
Yeah - Usher
YMCA - Village People
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You and Me - Dave Mathews
You are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
You can call me Al - Paul Simon
You Really Got Me - Kinks / Van Halen
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Popin' Daddies
Influences & Inspiration
From JS Bach to Pharrell Williams. We play 'em all!
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