About Blue Avenue Groove

Bringing the soul for your dancing pleasure!

Congratulations! We are Blue Avenue Groove, a 4-10 member line up of vocals, keys, guitar, horns, bass and drums that works with a variety of expert NYC musicians to give you the ideal music for your wedding.  We specialize in Motown, R&B, Pop, Funk, Rock, and Blues but enjoy adding flavor to the songs while still being true to their essence.  With Grammy winning/internationally touring musicians that have played together for years, this band is one of the tightest that you will find.  We deliver quality and professionalism with an energy that keeps the party alive.  Feel free to reach out to us to get more details and see what we can offer.

Services Offered
Blue Avenue Groove is no ordinary cover band and brings top rhythm and soul to hits you know and love.  With a passion for engaging the crowd, a versatile repertoire, and a strong friendship both on and off the stage, Blue Avenue Band is known for their five star performances. Other services offered:

  • Ceremony
  • Cocktail hr
  • Lighting
  • Emcee
  • Sound/PA system & Engineer
  • Song Requests
  • Full Backline
  • Fog machine

Categories: Wedding Band

Regions serviced: New York City

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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!

Profile Picture Meaghan, 5/26/18, 1 Review
Category: Band
5.0

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!!!

Profile Picture Kathleen, 5/12/18, 6 Reviews
Category: Band
Services Used: Cocktail Hour, Instrumentals, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, Music During Breaks, Reception, Vocals, Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

Blue Avenue Groove Pricing

Reception Price Range (4 hours)
Peak Season:
$4000 - $7000
Off-Peak Season:
$3000 - $6000
Price Range Includes:
Ceremony
Cocktail Hour
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Reception
Music During Breaks
Sound/PA System
Travel Costs
Band Package Pricing
Most Popular Wedding Package:
$5000.00
Package Includes:
Cocktail Hour
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Reception
Music During Breaks
Sound/PA System
Travel Costs

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Acoustic
Blues
Classic Rock
Dance
Folk
Funk
Jazz
Motown
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock
Top 40
Acapella
Big Band
Caribbean
Classical
Country
Gospel
Hip Hop
International
Latin
Mariachi
Oldies
Orchestra
Punk Rock
Reggae
Strings
Swing
Bilingual MC
Ceremony
Cocktail Hour
Instrumentals
Learning New Songs
Liability Insurance
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Vocals
Willing to Travel
Karaoke
Sample Music
Fog Machine
Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System
Disco Ball
Gobo Projector
Projector
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114 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11206   See On Map
203-249-2503 (phone)
Blue Avenue Groove is a wedding Band from Brooklyn, NY servicing weddings throughout the local area, including New York City, Tri-State Area, and Upstate New York. Blue Avenue Groove is a professional band that has been part of the New York wedding industry since 2014 specializing in Soul/R&B/Motown/Pop/Funk/Rock.