Le Groove - Function / Party Band | South East(no reviews)
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Le Groove are a quality funk/disco dance band and are a one-stop shop for turning your party into a truly memorable event.
Le Groove specialise in playing funk/disco/dance music from the 70's through to more modern songs.
We are extremely friendly, flexible and professional in our approach and are always happy to work with you to accommodate your requirements. We are also always happy to offer any advice you may want to help you make your event amazing!
We are based in the South of England and are available for weddings, private parties or corporate events.
We provide the full high ... quality PA (sound system), stage lighting and spectacular dance floor lights and can even provide a DJ at a very competitive price to take the music through the whole event.
Picture of Hayley Williams, lead vocalist with Le Groove the ultimate disco/funk party, wedding and function band in Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Hampshire and London
Hayley has been involved in performance and singing from child studying various singing styles including Pop, Rock, Soul, R&B, Purer voices, Classical and Musical Theatre; including dance and drama training.
Years of varied training has developed a versatile and energetic vocal performer that has lead to being offered great opportunities to sing for events such as Italia Contis 100th Anniversary; sharing a ... stage with Pixie Lott, Doing vocal session for McDonalds and performing all year round at various venues in Europe. With the larger part of her career still ahead of her the future looks promising.
Picture of Amanni Hassan, lead vocalist with Le Groove the ultimate disco/funk party, wedding and function band in Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Hampshire and London
Emma May’s passion for music has been clear from the beginning. She began performing in several church choirs and musical theatre productions from a very young age. Emma May trained at The Brit School of Performing arts and Technology; her peers included Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse. This valuable experience led her to work with various industry professionals in the US and UK including Lionel and Trevor Job (Tyrese), Pete Hammond (Kylie Minogue, Alpha Beat) and Kim Glover (Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston).
Emma May is a key member of the CK Gospel Choir. This unique Multi vocalist group have toured the UK and Europe and performed with top artists such as Peter Andre, Beverley Knight, The Feeling, Josh Groban and jamie Cullum to name a few. Her work as a backing vocalist includes the hit ITV show XFactor and a UK tour with Simon Clothier supporting The Soldiers. More recently Emma May has been involved in various song writing projects for Universal/Geffen and Hot Money Productions.
Picture of Nina Gromniak, guitarist with Le Groove the ultimate disco/funk party, wedding and function band in Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Hampshire and London
London based Session guitarist working live and in the studio. Performing and recording with original artists, showcasing acts and working in functions bands. Recent work includes playing for Arthur Brown, Disney, Smokehouse Studios and the Seymour Place Showcase Evening Launched by Sylvia Young OBE and Simon Hanning.
Nina has performed at festivals including Glastonbury 2011, Ray Davies' Meltdown 2011 and High Voltage 2011. She has toured across the UK and whilst working for Disney performed in Florida and California. Recent releases include a live vinyl recording of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown at High Voltage and a single with up coming artist Spiro.
Picture of Jake Shortall, keyboard player with Le Groove the ultimate disco/funk party, wedding and function band in Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Hampshire and London
Jake has been involved in live performance since the age of 9. He studied at the Brit School for Performing arts and Technology from the age of 14-19. He is a competent pianist capable of playing in all styles, with a flair for Funk, Jazz and blues! He is also a talented singer. Jake has taken part in playing at many prestigious venues/Gigs such as Reading and Leeds Festivals, Glastonbury, The Royal Albert Hall, House of Commons, London Palladium, Bestival, and many more! He has also been on tour up and down the U.K.
Jake currently plays for E4 Comedy Trio The Midnight Beast, as well as playing for many other bands, including function work and upcoming original projects! He is a passionate player and always plays from the heart.
Picture of Dan Ansell, bassist with Le Groove the ultimate disco/funk party, wedding and function band in Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Hampshire and London
I began playing the piano from an early age and when I was nearly 12 I decided I fancied playing bass. So I got a shiny new bass guitar for my 12th birthday and have never looked back. Having recently graduated from a Cert HE course in bass at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM), finally I’m having the opportunity to devote 100% of my life to music.
When I was younger my bass playing hero was Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers but in more recent years my main influences are Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai) and Jaco Pastorius (jazz bass innovator).
I’ve also been lucky enough to have received tuition for the past few years from one of the country’s top bass tutors and himself an amazing, gifted and aspirational player, Franc O’Shea.
I grew up listening to a wide diversity of music but my whole life I’ve always particularly loved funk, disco and soul so Le Groove is for me, the absolutely perfect band: playing fantastic funk/disco classics.
Picture of Tim Ansell, drummer with Le Groove the ultimate disco/funk party, wedding and function band in Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, Hampshire and London
I’ve been playing drums off and on since I was 14 but due to work and family commitments, hardly ever got to play.
I spent 18 years working ridiculously hard, founding and running a highly successful computer game development company and got to do many wonderful things, see many great places all around the world and meet many incredible people. But music was always where my heart was.
Since retiring from business several years ago I’ve been enjoying life. After learning to fly and gaining my PPL, I spent a year at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM). I have played in various bands for many years but have finally found my musical home in Le Groove.
Playing drums is my passion and getting to lay down solid funky grooves is about as good as it gets for me. And if that wasn't good enough I get to play it with my wonderful and amazingly talented son as well as the rest of the band being such talented, nice people and such a joy to work with too!
Looking forward to playing some great music for you!
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