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Meet your NY wedding band: Blue Avenue Groove

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New York City wedding band Blue Avenue Groove was founded with the soul intention of giving couples and their guests the wedding entertainment they deserve. If you’re looking for an engaging, energetic, entertaining NY wedding band, keep reading.

Each couple is unique, and their wedding should have its own style and feeling. As one the leading wedding bands in NYC, Blue Avenue Groove can blend with the theme and vibe you’re looking for. This NY wedding band comes together to give a performance that will have your guests up and dancing in no time. We take special care in preparing your choice of first dance, Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dance. When you book our New York City wedding cover band, you’re booking a unique experience.

What We Play At Weddings

Our wedding cover band in New York City plays a variety of popular R&B, Motown, Rock, Pop, Soul and hits perfect for many events and special occasions. We also take client requests and offer cocktail hour and other functions. Read a list of our most requested songs here. We prepare a customized playlist for every wedding, ensuring your favorite tunes will be included.

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Features Included With Every Wedding:

  • 5-10 Piece Reception Band (often dinner music + two dance sets)
  • 3 Personal Song requests for the following dances:
    • First dance
    • Father / daughter dance
    • Mother / son dance
  • Full instrument and sound back line.
  • Wireless mic for speeches

First dance and family dances may be played live by our band or the original recording for substitute requests.

Add On Features

  • Live or recorded music cocktail hour
  • Professional sound/lighting engineer
  • Master of Ceremonies (MC)
  • Live Ceremony music & PA (piano, guitar, vocals, string ensembles, etc)
  • DJ

We’re a live wedding band in NYC, made up of talented, warm personalities with a passion to entertain you and your guests. Blue Avenue Groove delivers an unforgettable music performance. We are not just a band, we are a family of performers and entertainers whose mission is to bring fun and happiness to the audience. Founder and bassist Will Kencel pays specific attention to what you need for the perfect wedding.  With saxophonist and booker Alison Shearer’s commitment to booking top talent and custom entertainment, booking a live wedding band in NYC has never been easier.

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NY Wedding Band FAQs

What is the booking process like?

After we receive your e-mail inquiry, we’ll figure out what you have in mind and would like in terms of music for your wedding.  Then we schedule a phone consultation to discuss and finalize the details.  I will follow up with a contract to verify that everything is laid out and covered correctly.  When approved we’ll both sign the contract.  We’ll touch base a few weeks before the big day. Then we’ll arrive at your wedding and play our hearts out for you.

How much does a NY wedding band cost?

The total cost of the band for a wedding ranges between 4.5-7.5k and is dependent on factors like band size, sound/lighting engineer, travel distance, Emceeing, amount of gear needed, etc.
 
We have top professionals for everything that we do.  We take pride and consider it an honor and responsibility to be entrusted with the music for such a special day.  We don’t want to give you anything less than the best.  That’s why we have experienced sound/lighting engineers and studio/touring musicians that have inspiration and feeling in their playing.  

Is it a consistent band or do you have different musicians?

We pride ourselves on having an incredible line up that remains consistent and extremely high caliber.  Sometimes unforeseen circumstances may happen and a musician may be unable to perform like with any band. Fortunately, we’ve kept those to a minimum and when it happens we have a talented rolodex of musicians we’ve worked with.

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Blue Avenue Groove’s NY Wedding Band Members

Will Kencel

Will Kencel is a professional bassist and bandleader from Brooklyn NY. He is one of the most motivated and hardest working bassists in Brooklyn with a positive energy that he brings both on and off the stage.

“We don’t want to be an agency or a “cookie cutter” wedding band that just plays what most people want to hear.  We want to work with you personally to ensure that we play the type of music that you want with the highest amount of talent that NYC can offer!” -Will

Band members:

Sami Stevens •  Jonathan Hoard • Pam Steebler • Phil Faconti • Sydney Driver • Kazemde George • Alison Shearer • Andrew Koehler • Jason Disu • Bobby Spellman • Eleni Arapoglou

 

Email Blue Avenue Groove to discuss your wedding entertainment today.

What NY Newlyweds are Saying

My wife & I can’t recommend Blue Avenue Groove highly enough! From the time that we booked them, Will and the rest of the band were responsive, personable and flexible with our requests. Not to mention their incredible talent as musicians!!! 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. If you want to have all of your wedding guests up out of their seats dancing to the funkiest band in all the land, then hire these guys! 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.

Read more reviews on Wedding Wire

 have hired this band for several events and have been thrilled with their performances. The band’s musical talents are among the best that I have seen in weddings that I have attended from New York City to Palm Beach. Their repertoire is broad, from jazz to Motown. The singer is electric and engages the crowd so that everyone is on their feet and having fun in no time.

Read more reviews on The Knot

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