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Five stars are too few for a band as talented as Blue Avenue Groove!! Their music was the highlight of our wedding and booking them was the best decision we made. We had a lot of trouble finding a band that was willing to stray a little bit from the classic wedding tunes – that is, a band capable of prioritizing rock music, without sacrificing a healthy mix of pop, funk, and Motown. We had almost given up hope, until a friend recommended Blue Avenue Groove. Immediately after speaking with their band leader (and talented bass guitarist), Will Kencel, we knew we found what we were looking for! From the beginning, the band was incredibly flexible and easy to work with. They offered a range of ensemble sizes and options. We ended up booking an eight-piece band (including male and female singers) for the reception and a trio for the cocktail hour, and the price was beyond reasonable for what we received in return. Will was incredibly receptive to learning multiple special requests, and even emailed us a preliminary setlist to tweak and edit. Our guests were blown away by their sound and their style, especially their amazing singers, and the feedback was universally positive. The band’s energy kept people dancing all night – no one wanted to miss a song! If you’re reading this, stop what you’re doing and book Blue Avenue Groove for your wedding!! You will be forever happy with your decision. Don’t delay! The soundtrack to your big day will be exactly as you envision it. We cannot thank them enough!!!

Kathleen – Wedding May 12th, 2018

Blue Avenue Groove was truly one of the best parts of our wedding. I don’t think I’ve ever attended a wedding where people were more motivated to dance, and that’s all thanks to Blue Avenue Groove’s incredible musicianship, emceeing flair, and true professionalism. My husband and I are both musicians, and were getting really disheartened by how many wedding bands seemed like bad karaoke outfits. We could tell from Blue Avenue Groove’s demos that they were really making all these classic songs their own – while still making them extremely danceable, and we couldn’t be happier that we hired them. Will was extremely accommodating and flexible with our requests, from agreeing to play a song with my dad sitting in on guitar to switching the father-daughter song last-minute when my dad broke his wrist. Will and the sound technician (Billy, I think) also helped accommodate a late request from me to perform with one of my bridesmaids, and seamlessly set up microphones for us to play cello and sing in the middle of the reception. Every single musician on stage was top-notch, and the singers did an especially great job guiding the flow of the reception and making all the transitions super-organic! They’re also incredibly reasonable as far as bands go, and in my opinion worth far more than they charge. At least 50 or so of our guests were professional musicians, and every one of them (as well as the non-musicians in the crowd) commented on how amazing the band was – I only wish we could get married again so we could have another Blue Avenue Groove dance party!

Meaghan – Wedding May 26th, 2018

Blue Avenue Groove is the bomb!  They played for two large fundraising Gala events that our company has held and our only regret was that we didn’t have enough time for them to play a 3rd set. This band has it all:  they are consummate musicians who can play anything. They bring incredible energy to their dance sets but are equally adept at slow, jazzy grooves for a cocktail hour.  Their set list is eclectic while still incorporating crowd pleasers.  Leader Will Kencel is professional and a true pleasure to communicate with while preparing for our event as well.  Highly recommend!

 

Michelle – American Mural Project

My wife & I can’t recommend Blue Avenue Groove highly enough! Seriously, our wedding would not have been the same without them. From funk, to r & b, to the instrumental jazz standards they played during cocktail hour, they can do it all. We had many wedding guests both during and after the reception, tell us that they are by far the best wedding band they’d ever heard, and I wholeheartedly agree. Thank you to Will and the rest of the group for being incredibly talented and kind souls, and for providing us and our guests truly unforgettable music on our big day. I highly recommend booking this amazing group of musicians for any event!

Ryan B.

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Blue Avenue Groove really got our Christmas party going! They were not only incredibly talented, but they were SO easy to work with. From beginning to end, they were accommodating to every song request and schedule request, even some last minute changes we made. If you want to dance and have a great time, I would highly recommend them for your next party or event.

David – CityLight Church, Music Director