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THE SWEETBEATS (formerly known as Total Groove)

Dance Band from New York, NY - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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THE SWEETBEATS BAND IS #1 IN NEW ENGLAND FOR WEDDINGS!
We are the winners of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 “Best Of Weddings” pick by THE KNOT magazine and website and 2015 and 2016 "Couples' Choice Awards" winners by WEDDING WIRE.
This year 2016 we have made it to the "Best Of Weddings Hall of Fame" by the Knot - we've been able to book over 300 weddings and other events over the last few years (2013-2016) and had a perfect score for the BRIDE'S REVIEWS!
We're one of the very few young bands in New England that set up a completely new, highest standard for the wedding industry in our approach to musical quality and entertainment, sustaining and moving the whole industry upwards and thus, winning the hearts of hundreds of brides in the US and even abroad!
We are known for soulful, very high energy entertaining performances, having a LOT of fun on stage and on the dance floor (our musicians have wireless mics and come off stage to the dance floor to sing, play and dance with the crowd), interactive approach with the audience, the ability to lead the crowd and playing non stop music, just like a DJ.
We have a very versatile song list and can please the crowd of different age and background. We have great MCs who do all the announcements, toasts, introductions and make the party going.
The Sweetbeats is an 8 piece band (1 male and 2 female vocalists, keyboard, guitar, sax, bass, drums). We can also add more musicians, who work regularly with the band (another vocalist, trumpet, percussion or another sax).
The Sweetbeats is definitely the only band in New England that has such a diversity - our musicians come from all over the world and each of them bring his/her own unique, musical and cultural flavor to the pot! Some of these top players are professors, students and alumni of the renown Berklee College of Music of Boston! We are one of the lucky ones being able to make our living exclusively by music! The members of the band have worked, performed and recorded with some of the finest names in the music market including Steve Wonder, Sting, Tony Bennett, just to name a few!

The Sweetbeats plays everything from classic jazz and swing to contemporary top 40 hits:
Classic Jazz/Swing – Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Diana Kroll, and much more.
Smooth Jazz (by Request only) – Nora Jones, Grover Washington, Sade, Incognito, The Crusaders, Randy Crawford, George Benson, Al Jarreau.
Contemporary Jazz (by Request Only) - Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Thelonious Monk and much more.
Motown – Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Al Green, and more.
Pop/R&B - Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Luther Vandross, Jill Scott, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Nancy Wilson, Erykah Badu, Chaka Khan, Oleta Adams, Patrice Rashen, Vanessa Williams, Roberta Flack, Staple Singers, Anita Baker and more.
Funk – James Brown, Tower of Power, Sly & The Family Stone, P-Funk, Kool & The Gang, The Commodores, KC & The Sunshine Band and more.
Soul – Barry White, Wilson Pickett.
Disco – Donna Summer, Taste of Honey, Gloria Gaynor, ABBA, Cheryl Lynn, Sister Sledge and more.
Blues – B.B. King, Big Mama Thornton, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker and more.
Rock – The Beatles, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Sting, Santana, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger and more.
Rock & Roll – Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, The Isley Brothers.
Klezmer - hora and some other popular traditional Klezmer songs (if requested).
Russian – folk music and Russian pop.
World music – Spanish, Argentinian, Brazilian, Latin.
Modern Rock/INDIE - Coldplay, Mumford & Son's, Zac Brown Band, MGMT, The Black Keys, Weezer, Foo Fighters.
Current Pop/Top 40/Dance/House – Beyonce, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, David Guetta, Usher, Kesha, Pink, Maroon 5, Cee Lo Green, The B-52, Adele, Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat, The Black Keys, Ray Lamontagne and more.
And more music by – Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Van Morrison, Anne Murray, Martha and the Vandellas, The Trammps, Heartland, Eddie Floyd, Bob Marley, Roy Orbison, Isley Brothers, Robert Johnson, Bobby Caldwell.
The members of The Sweetbeats have performed at hundreds of venues in the US and abroad!
Symphony Hall, the Boston Opera House, The Ritz Carlton, The Four Seasons Boston, 60 State Street skyscraper – State Room in Boston, Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Boston Convention Center, Intercontinental Hotel in Boston, Hyatt Regency Boston, Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Hyatt Boston Harbor, Le Meridien Hotel in Cambridge, The Setai Fifth Avenue in New York, The Fox Hollow in Woodbury, NY, Boston Common Hotel in Boston, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers in Boston, The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Boston Omni Parker House Hotel, Spinelli's Function Facility in Peabody, MA, Liberty Hotel in Boston, just to name a few. For more info, please contact our website.
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Anniversary Party

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Total Groove performed during our 2 years anniversary celebration. It was the same band that performed at our wedding two years ago. I have always been told a successful party hinges on having a great band. Total Groove had everyone on their feet. We saw all family members dancing, that quite honestly took us by surprise. Total Groove's set list with a LOT of current top 40 music pleased a younger crowd and the 60s, 70s and the 80s music was great for the parents and the grandparents! Total Groove's musical talent, and complete control of their sound was remarkable We already booked Total Groove for next year. I highly recommend Total Groove for any special event!

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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I can't put into words how happy I am with Total Groove! They were great! It was a little nerve-wracking to book a band online without seeing them in person first, but my first conversation with Sergei put me at ease. He made sure all of the details were covered well in advance of the wedding so that I wouldn't have to worry about anything that day. Total Groove was by far the best decision I made in my wedding planning process - other than picking my other half!

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2015
Jul
4
Celebration
Westport, CT
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2013
Dec
1
Anniversary Party
New York, NY
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Nov
23
Wedding Cocktail Hour
New York City, NY
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Cover Band
50s Band
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Dance Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Motown Band
Pop Band
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Swing Band
Top 40 Band
Russian Band
R&B Band
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Rehearsal Dinners
Please note THE SWEETBEATS (formerly known as Total Groove) will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt.
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