About The Inside Groove – professional wedding & function band based in London
The Inside Groove are an outstanding covers band who perform worldwide at weddings, high-end corporate events and private parties.
Founded in 2017, we are known for our ability to pack the dance floor as we perform our upbeat and eclectic repertoire.
Our artists have previous experience supporting world-renowned artists including Craig David, Chase & Status, Maverick Sabre and Jorja Smith.
We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Wilderness Reserve in Suffolk and Lincoln's Inn in London, UK.
Our band members have played world-famous festivals, venues and TV shows, including Glastonbury, Royal Albert Hall, Later Live with Jools Holland and Radio 1 Live Lounge.
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Our setlists are designed with your specific event in mind – plus we offer optional extras including cocktail sets and live DJ sets with optional live musicians.
We have professional sound & light rigs suitable for all budgets and venue sizes.
Our performers are very experienced in getting the crowd going, and members of the band can be found playing in some of London's most prestigious venues, bars, restaurants and clubs.
Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...
So if you're looking to hire one of the finest function bands London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with The Inside Groove!
Will you play our first dance?
Yes! We will always try to play the first dance at your wedding when possible. Sometimes we get requests for songs that simply don't suit the band - in this case we will happily play the recording over our sound system.
Do you have a standard setlist?
Yes we do - our standard setlist comprises a mixture of soul and disco classics and modern pop covers. We also have an extensive repertoire list that we update every time the next big hit comes out. We will always take requests in advance, whether they're on our list or not - we work closely with you in the run up to the event to tailor your setlist to you.
How long does a standard performance last?
Our standard full band performance consists of 2 x 1 hour sets. We often change this to suit you: popular examples include 3 x 40 mins, 1 x 1.5 hours for the same price. We can also offer extra sets, acoustic pop, jazz, DJ and DJ live (DJ with added sax, vocals, percussion, etc) performances.
Can we request songs?
Yes absolutely! Our standard setlist contains songs that we learned previously as requests! If it's a great song, we'll gladly play it.
Do you provide music between your sets?
Yes, we always include a playlist that compliments the band setlist, using our own sound and light system to keep the party going!
Do you provide a DJ service after your sets?
Yes. We provide an automatic playlist (with automated fades between songs) at no extra cost, the end time for which is always agreed in advance.
What instruments are included in the performance?
Our smallest lineup is a seven piece band (one singer, sax, trumpet, guitar, keys, bass and drums). Our standard nine piece lineup contains male and female vocals, sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar, keys, bass and drums. We also offer extra vocals, percussion and extra horns.
We've noticed different people in your photos and videos - who will be performing at our event?
Our band members are some of the most in-demand musicians in the UK - with this in mind, we've expanded to a minimum of three people per instrument who play regularly with the band. We understand that choosing a specific singer can be important - so we'll always happily lock your favourite available singer in before confirming the booking. We will never ever let lineup impair the quality of performance and our bandleader is great at choosing the best people for the job!
"Thanks so much for Saturday! It’s great to see a covers band with their own unique style really get the crowd buzzing. My colleagues have said today it’s great to see a band all acting so professionally and we loved the braces!! A special mention to how amazing the vocalist (Cherise) was too."
"Thanks again to you and the band for a truly incredible day! You guys were absolutely incredible and people were LOVING the performance so thank you so much. Such a brilliant group of musicians we were really so happy to have you at the wedding and feel really very lucky. Can't wait to see where you go next!"
"The Inside Groove are a band with tons of smiles, good vibes and even better music. I found myself wanting to dance to every song they performed and found myself thoroughly enjoying myself. I would happily hire them again if I was to have another event and hope I get to see them perform again!"
"The Inside Groove were absolutely outstanding. They really got the dance floor moving! They were fun, exciting and even helped get some guests home when their taxi was late. Absolutely outstanding from first to last. We had our wedding in France so to be so professional was a big weight off our mind. Thoroughly recommend!"
"“If I was to offer other couples one tip, it would be to get The Inside Groove to be your band. From the moment we were first in contact with Tim, he was incredibly responsive, professional and utterly attentive to all our needs. The band were incredibly flexible and collaborative and we worked together to put together our perfect wedding playlist which mixed new and old and included all our favourites. The musical talent of every band member was exceptional and they kept the dance floor packed for the full two-hour set. You will not find a better wedding band anywhere in Europe, and we know, we spent weeks checking!”"
"Hi Tim & Ed, Just a note to say the band were excellent on Saturday and so many people have said so to us. Really enjoyed the various solos throughout, especially the rapping! Hope the rest of the summer gigs go well. Best wishes, Arthur & Jen."
"The Inside Groove were so slick and entertaining, we loved seeing them perform in Mayfair and can't wait to see them again soon!"
"The Inside Groove made Neil's birthday unforgettable, they played all of our request songs and got everyone up dancing start to finish!"
"Absolutely loved them. So much energy and what a great sound. All our guests loved what The Inside Groove brought to our wedding!"
24k Magic – Bruno Mars
A Little Bit Of Luck – Dj Luck And Mc Neat
All About The Bass – Meghan Trainor
American Boy - Estelle
Billionaire – Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Bombastic – Shaggy
Bump And Grind – R Kelly
Cake By The Ocean – Dnce
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Do You Really Like It – Dj Pied Piper
Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude
Forget You- Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girl Put Your Records On - Corrine Bailey Rae
Gold Digger – Kanye West
Gotta Get Through This – Daniel Beddingfield
Groove Is In The Heart – Dee-lite
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hey Ya - Outkast
Hot In Here – Nelly
Hot In Here – Nelly
I Got Bills - Lunch Money Lewis
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
Independent Women – Destiny's Child
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Lady – Modjo
Let Me Blow Ya Mind – Eve
Let’s Get It Started – The Black Eyed Peas
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Mercy – Duffy
Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Only Girl In The World – Rihanna
Please Don’t Stop The Music – Rhianna
Price Tag – Jessie J
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Sax - Fleur East
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Signs – Snoop
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Sweet Like Chocolate – Shanks And Bigfoot
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Umbrella – Rihanna
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
We Found Love – Calvin Harris And Rihanna
You Got The Love – Florence & The Machine
1999 – Prince
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrel
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Ain't No Stoppin Us Now – Mcfadden & Whitehead
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Baby Love – The Supremes
Beat It – Micheal Jackson
Best Of My Love – The Emotions
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie – The Jackson 5
Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind And Fire
Brick House - The Commodores
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Dancing Queen - Abba
December 1963 – Four Seasons
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
Everybody Needs Somebody – Eddie Floyd
Get On It (apache) – Sugarhill Gang
Get Up (sex Machine) - James Brown
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group
Give Me The Night - George Benson
Good Times - Chic
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Hold On I'm Coming – Sam And Dave
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I Want You Back – The Jacksons
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Picket
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Kiss – Prince
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Le Freak - Chic
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Love Shack – The B52's
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
Pyt - Michael Jackson
Reach Out I’ll Be There – The Four Tops
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect – Aretha Franklin
River Deep Mountain High – Tina Turner
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
September - Earth Wind And Fire
Shake Your Body Down - Michael Jackson
Shake Your Tail-feather – Ray Charles
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else's Guy – Jocelyn Brown
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Soul Man – Sam And Dave
Stayin Alive – The Bee Gees
Stop In The Name Of Love – The Supremes
Street Life – Randy Crawford
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
That’s The Way I Like It – Kc & The Sunshine Band
Think – Aretha Franklin
Upside Down – Diana Ross
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
You Should Be Dancing – The Bee Gees