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Groove Essential is committed to providing the best in live entertainment. We offer professional and friendly assistance to our clients and that is why we are proud of our continued success in satisfying one client after the other. Don't just take our word for it-be sure to read through our client testimonials, and you'll see why we are the best in the the entertainment business!

Dear Rhonda,

I never got a chance to thank you and Groove Essential for providing such fabulous entertainment at our 2013 Pegasus Awards. Your band and song selection was exactly what I was looking for! It seems like every song you played was enjoyed by 20 years old and 70 year olds alike.  I really appreciate your professionalism and look forward to working with you on future gigs.
Until the next adventure…

Ilse Dehner
Travel and Event Director
United States Equestrian Federation
“The National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport”
Hi Rhonda,
The band was our #1 priority as we began wedding planning. We wanted a group that would get people on the dance floor right from the start and keep them there throughout the entire reception. Groove Essential answered not only this request, but far exceeded our wildest expectations. We had a large wedding in a difficult venue (outdoors during the weather threats of Isaac) and thanks to Groove Essential; we have had countless people tell us it has been their favorite wedding. I fully recommend Groove Essential to all engaged couples...I promise they will make your reception the party of a lifetime!
-Annie Abrams (Ryan)


Rhonda, Groove Essential made the reception an incredible memorable evening and all those who attended had a great time.  When we get another opportunity to hire a band, GE will be at the top of our list whether for a wedding or other special event.  Special events are just that---special and with only one opportunity to it a home run, you have to have a band who will hit it out of the ball park. GE did for our daughter’s wedding and we thank all those who made her day more than memorable.
AJB Champaign, Illinois.
Anita Broeren
p.s. Please give my regards to your band mates!  A

Hello Rhonda and the rest of Groove Essential. Erin and I wanted to take a sec to thank all of you for the outstanding job you guys did on Saturday! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We heard from many guests that you guys were the best wedding band they’d ever seen. Erin and I could not have been happier! Also, thanks for letting Jay get on stage to sing you with. What a night!
Thanks again,
Matt & Erin Hogan


Rhonda and Groove Essential

THANK YOU so much to you and Groove Essential!! Everyone loved you guys- thanks for rocking it out! I had so many people say "best band ever!" Thanks again for making our reception an awesome party!
Jordana Zabaneh

Rhonda, and Groove Essential

Hope you guys made it back home okay!
I just wanted to thank you again for all your help on Saturday... I truly appreciated your calm and accommodating manner, I was so fortunate to have had you up there with me. You all did such a wonderful job, I hope to have you back again for future events.
Please pass along my thanks and compliments to your fellow band members.
Warm regards
Kelly M. Wertz
Marketing/Special Events Coordinator
The University Club of Cincinnati

Hey Rhonda,

Lee and I are on our honeymoon and reminiscing on what a fantastic time we had
last Saturday. We really can't thank you and Groove Essential enough for making
our wedding reception so much fun. You guys exceeded all our expectations and
were one of the best parts about our whole wedding. Everyone we talked to raved
about how good our band was and wanted to know how we had found you! Your
ability to read the crowd and play exactly the right songs is amazing. We hope
you enjoyed playing at our wedding even a tiny bit as much as we enjoyed dancing
to you--because that would still be a lot!!

Thanks again!!!

Lizzie & Lee Bolka

Sent from my iPhone


Again on behalf of the Indianapolis Heart Walk team, I would like to thank your band for doing an amazing job entertaining our participants at this years 2011 Heart Walk. The band  is great and we look forward to you performing each September. Thanks to all the band members for getting up so early to perform.
Thanks again!

Amy Osborne
HW Project Coordinator
American Heart Association

I noticed when I was searching for a band, I really looked at testimonials and photos/videos the most. It was encouraging to me to see that other people had written so many nice things about the band, and especially when all the letters said the same thing, I knew that it was a true thing for everyone (not just one person's opinion).
Thanks again for all you did!

Rhonda and Groove Essential-
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding! I would just like to say that you did such an outstanding job- I was very impressed. You had the majority of people at our reception of 300 people up and dancing. The music that you played not only sounded great, but also added a touch of 'groove/funk' that is very unique to us and what our friends/family like to listen to. You were very correct when you said that you would "read the people" and play music that was fast when needing to be fast and slow when need be (although that didn't happen often because everyone was up dancing to fun music!). You had a great variety of different types of music from different eras. Rhonda, you really know how to motivate and engage a crowd! It was very fun and memorable when you pulled the bride up on stage to dance, had other people in the audience sing a chorus or two, and especially with our last song you had everyone on the dance floor circle around us which was really cool and a good ending to a fabulous evening! Our parents and both of us have had so many people ask us who the band was and where you were from. It is now about 2 months away from our wedding and people are still talking about how great our reception was and that they really enjoyed the band!! To make a long story short, you were very professional, entertaining, and I wouldn't have picked anyone else! I would definitely recommend you to anyone that was looking for live entertainment for a wedding or any other event. I feel that live entertainment is well worth the money if you want people to actually stay at your reception and have fun! Thank you all again, you made our day so memorable and the best day of our lives! We would be more than happy to be a reference for you if you ever need one!

Mr. & Mrs. Lapinskas
email: brandeeewine@hotmail.com
Married September 5th, 2010
Lafayette, IN

Hello Rhonda,
I'm Andy Voight, and I Just wanted to reach out and let you know that your whole performance, on stage and off, was completely amazing. Your level of professionalism was outstanding to say the least. The way you got the crowd going filled the dance floor, and that is exactly what we were looking for when searching for entertainment. From start to finish, you guys were Red-Hot!!! You played those songs like you owned them. I just wanted to thank you for your hard work and for helping make my Sister's wedding day end with a bang. Good luck in the future, even though it is clear to me that you don't really need it.

Thank You,
Andy Voight

Rhonda & Greg 
I just wanted to thank you again for your generosity last Saturday night. We thought that MAYBE you’ll let a few of these NYC Broadway actors sing but to let us take over your stage?????? Never in a million years! My brothers & I hadn’t played anywhere but a living room for years and when my two sons joined us…. Well… I’m tearing up now just thinking about it. And the moment when Ryan sang “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to his bride… That is one for the memory books (Ryan has only played Frankie in Jersey Boys one time but I guess you have to sing it to the love of your life for it to be so powerful). A moment in time, to be sure.
You guys played tight, smokin’ hot dance tunes. You kept us engaged! You were generous and patient with your time, talent and instruments. Thank you for “Mac the Knife”, “House at Poor Corner”, Crazy Love” (was that their song title?) and “Cinderella” as well
I hope we have the honor of seeing & hearing you again someday.
With heart-felt thanks and joy

-David & Thea Strand

David A. Strand
Business Manager
Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc.
SGI Field Crops Division
765-448-9696 voice
765-448-1414 fax



On behalf of the American Heart Association, I would like to thank you and the band for once again entertaining the Heart Walk participants at the 2010 event. We have heard nothing but great feedback when your band performs…what better way to wake people up and get them moving in the morning. I look forward to working with the band on future AHA events.

Amy Osborne
HW Project Coordinator
American Heart Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate
6100 West 96th Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Tel.: 317-732-4716
Fax: 317-873-3070

Dear Groove Essential,

Thank you for providing such a valuable service. You and Rhonda were extremely helpful and I am so happy with the music Groove Essential provided and all the money you helped raise for Riley Hospital for Children. I wish all businesses would treat their clients as professionally and respectfully as you do, and I will be sure to recommend you to all my associates. Thanks again for your help.

Mark Barnhardt
Riley Hospital

Hi Rhonda,

Lauren and I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you and the band one more
time for the excellent job you all did last weekend at our wedding!  We continue
to get rave reviews from our family and friends on your performance and how much
fun and energy you brought to the reception. Thanks for making the trip up to
Fort Wayne and for putting on such a good show!

Best of luck in the future,

Mike and Lauren Randazzo