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Hi Matthew,

I just wanted to say on behalf of Polly and I how amazing you were. You blew our minds!! Exactly what we wanted, and you played like demons. I'll be recommending you to everyone I know and writing a review shortly.

Thank you a million for making the evening into a real party.

Rory & Polly​

Rory & Polly's wedding – Chilham Village Hall, Kent

Hi Matt!


Now the dust has settled, just a quick one to say MASSIVE thanks for the weekend! Especially for travelling so far!


Class act as always, part of the family feeling and to let my friend’s son play as well was unforgettable! He'll never forget it and a massive proud moment for his dad. 


Hope you had a good time too and I'll forward on all the professional photographers’ photos when they come back in a few months. If there's anything me or my guests can do (social media/reviews etc) just let me know.


Sure our paths will cross again in the future...until then take care Bare Groove!

Edwin & Nicole

Edwin & Nicole's wedding – Crowle Village Hall, Worcestershire

Dear Matt,

We wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for last night, you were absolutely fantastic, and we enjoyed it so much! We had so many of our family and friends saying how good you were last night and today we’ve had non-stop messages from people saying they loved the music. As soon as you guys started playing James and I were instantly so relaxed as you are a hugely talented group and you managed to get everyone dancing right away! 
The party was just the best and it was so much because of how good you all were. Thank you for learning the first dance for us too, although we are such an awkward pair of dancers it was still a memory we will treasure forever. 
Please pass on our thanks to all the band, we couldn’t have asked for a better band for the wedding

and it was just the perfect day! 

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone we know getting married so hopefully we’ll see you at another wedding soon!

Thanks again and best wishes

Chrissie & James

Chrissie & Jame's wedding – Pembroke Lodge, Richmond

Hi Matt,


Just wanted to check in and say a huge massive thank you for making my birthday party so special, I absolutely loved every minute of your performances, song choices, energy, it was a fantastic evening of live music.


So many guests have raved about how good you all were, thank you for helping the party go off with a bang!!!




Tina's 40th Birthday Party – The Cranleigh, Hornchurch

Hi Matt,


The band were amazing and made for a memorable party for everyone.  I think this is the 4th time I have seen you play (at our civil partnership, 2 friends’ weddings and this party) and like all other times you get everyone up dancing and create a brilliant atmosphere.  The inflatable instruments were a particular hit with the kids, and we have some great photos of them jamming with the guitarist!  I would not hesitate in recommending the band to anyone who needs an amazing live band for an event and will definitely be in contact with you again next time we are planning a big party!


Many thanks


Doug's Joint 40th Birthday Party – Ruskin House, Croydon

Hi Matt


Thanks for the band last Saturday, they were amazing, and everyone has raved about how great they were!

Thanks for the DJ bit at the end as well, hope you had a good week...... and maybe see you at my brother’s wedding....




Hannah's 30th Birthday Party – Bermondsey Social Club, London

Hello Matthew

I can’t express enough gratitude on how amazing you all were - the lighting and music was exceptional. We came away from the evening very happy and cream crackered.

Half of the night I tried to see everyone that came that was outside thinking I’d rather be on the dancefloor (with my wife), but I did not take my own advice soon enough (and I kick myself for it now). Nearly every person I spoke to during my meet n greet had said what a great band you guys were and that we were really lucky to have found an awesome band to make a great evening and I must totally agree with them (shame there was not more people inside to fill the floor). The number of guests that have commented on how good you were the next morning and even now puts a smile on my face.

Me or my WIFE could not fault your song line up or the way in which you present yourselves and the music; it all flowed seemingly effortlessly, an indefatigable love of your performance with a zeal for giving a good time to all around.  I loved the brass section - You were all STUPENDOUS!! 

Thank you for bailing out my little bro as well with the use of your leads, without them his arse would

have been kicked into touch.

You all made the evening, and we thank you very much. Wherever possible I will always pass on your name and details because you are very good indeed and I would relish the chance to be at a whole performance next time.

Stewart & Claire

Stewart & Claire's wedding – Inn on the Lake, Gravesend

What can I say?


Very many, many thanks to you and all the guy’s for making my evening celebration such a great success. Everyone has commented today that they were blown away by your professionalism and the way in which you joined in with the fun too.


My thanks also for letting Alice get up and sing with you. She did enjoy it although she will not allow us to show her any of the footage that people have shared with us as I think that she is critical that she was not perfect – I have told her that to do that when you have not trained your voice for years and additionally some of the songs you did not know all the words it was really great.


Please pass on our sincere thanks for such a great night!


Best wishes,

Richard & Ruth

Richard's Birthday Party – Rotherfield Village Hall, East Sussex

Choosing the right band for our wedding was really important as we love to dance and party –

and that is exactly what Bare Groove delivered, lots of dancing and a good party atmosphere!

They were very professional from the beginning to the end – they performed just the kind of songs we preferred and nailed our first dance song! (Stuck in the middle with you).  

We also had an acoustic set consisting of sax & guitar during the reception drinks which was lovely,

it really made the occasion feel special. 

Overall, we would definitely recommend Bare Groove, we got loads of compliments from our guests

and had an amazing evening!

All the best for the whole band! 

Michael & Sinni​

Michael & Sinni's wedding – The Drayton Court Hotel, Ealing, London

It was an absolute pleasure to have Bare Groove perform as part of our special day! We loved every second of your performances - both the acoustic set and the main set were fantastic and perfectly suited to our venues! You were incredibly helpful and supportive throughout and we couldn’t have done it without you! The dance floor was crammed from start to finish of your set and you played something for everyone, which we all really appreciated! I would definitely recommend Bare Groove! You are a high energy band of incredibly talented musicians and stunning vocalists!


Thank you so much!

Frankie & Ben

Frankie & Ben's wedding – Tate Modern, St. Ives, Cornwall

Dear Matt and all of the incredible Bare Groove,

There are literally no words I can use to express just how incredibly grateful Ed and I are to you all. You were absolutely amazing on Saturday, and we have had so many messages and comments from our guests telling us how brilliant they thought you were. Every single song was a favourite of ours and the dance floor looked packed from start to finish. I think it is a huge testament to you guys and how wonderful your repertoire is that the floor was filled with guests ranging from the youngest at 7 years old to the oldest at 82! I really cannot thank you enough for helping to complete what was a perfect day for us both and we will be recommending you to absolutely everyone we know. 

Our favourite part of the whole night was being up on stage with you for the last two songs and we could have gone on dancing for hours and hours. 

Thank you so much again for being so utterly fantastic and we really hope to see you at another wedding at some point over the next few years! 

With all our best wishes

Ed & Olivia

Ed & Olivia's wedding – The Old Chapel, Newton Toney

Hi Matt,

Firstly a massive thank you for Saturday night, you were every bit as good as we remembered and certainly rocked the place.  Such great feedback on you from everyone I have spoken to, enormous thanks.

Secondly, an apology for the sound mess up, we would have been totally lost
without you and your system. Sonia asked me specially to pass on her thanks as she was very hassled by it all and you saved the day.

On the plus side though everyone had a great time, mostly down to you guys so thank you again!!

I look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.



PTA Fundraising Spring Ball, Grafton Manor, Bromsgrove

Matthew, thank you so much. We had the most amazing time, and your band was fantastic! I am turning 40 next year so maybe we see each other again?! 


It was all wonderful. You have listened very well to our wishes and the evening itself was amazing. When I’m on my computer I will send some picture of the band and the party. 


Thanks again and all the best

Simone & James​

Simone & Jame's wedding, The Bell, Ticehurst, East Sussex

Hi Matt,


We had the most amazing night! The band were completely brilliant - I think every single guest commented on how good they were. I haven't danced so much in years! (And am still suffering now!). The perfect way to see in the next decade! Thank you so much, Matt. Am looking forward to the next one! Please thank everyone for me. 


Hope to see you soon


Lucy's 40th birthday party, Hollingbourne Village Hall, Maidstone

Hi Matt, 


Thank you SO much for Saturday evening.  Everybody thought the band was great - many people came up to me and said how good you guys were.  With hindsight I wished we had asked you to play another 30 mins!


Here are a few words for your website … 


Bare Groove played for my birthday party for 60 people at RHS Wisley, Surrey.  I had a 5-piece band, and they were fabulous.  These guys definitely know what they are doing!  They are fun, easy to work with and helped me with play lists as well as allowing me to specify some set pieces.  They clearly love their music so if you are looking for a band give them a try.  



Nicky's birthday party, RHS Wisley Gardens, Surrey

Hi Matt


Just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you very much for Friday. You were all amazing and everyone has said how great you were. Thanks for all your help!

Hopefully speak to you in a couple of years when I get married. (Yes, she did book Bare Groove for her wedding!)

Kind regards



Sarah's birthday party, Venue 92, Higham’s Park, London

Dear Matthew


Just wanted to say thank you to you and the rest of the band for a fantastic night on Saturday. Your performance was everything Paul and I had hoped for and will be a truly wonderful memory for all concerned. 


I plan to post nice comments on your Facebook page but will do so when I have the photos as would like to post with an appropriate photo or two. 


With best wishes


Samantha's 50th birthday party, Eastwell Manor Hotel, Kent

Hi Matt,

I just wanted to say thank you again for making my 40th absolutely awesome!!

Lots of people have asked about the band and so you may have some enquiries in the future!




Viv's 40th birthday party, The Crown Inn, Chislehurst

Dear Matthew,


Both Matt and I would like to thank Bare Groove for such a fantastic performance. We have had several complements about the band including special notice of the bass player from other guitarist in the audience...


We found the whole set up incredible professional and the band very much made the evening a very special event. I would not hesitate to recommend to other people.


Many Thanks

Katie & Matt​

Katie & Matt's wedding, The Bell, Ticehurst, East Sussex

Dear Matt,

I hope you're well. 


Apologies from the slight delay, I've just got back from a lovely honeymoon and it's now back to the real world!


I just wanted to say an enormous thank you so, so much for your music at my wedding a few weeks ago! As you could probably tell, the dance floor was full right to the end of the night - the music was absolutely amazing, and I have had so many great comments from friends about how impressed they were (and also how it appealed to both the young and the oldies)! Thank you also for agreeing to play a little longer (having started late) and for that 'one last song', our friends just did not want to leave!


It's a night I'm never going to forget, and you were so helpful throughout all the planning and put on such a good performance, so thank you!


Best wishes


Cecilia's wedding, Arundel Castle, West Sussex

Hi Matthew, 


Thank you for being so great on the night, we have had a lot of comments on how wonderful you all were, and we were delighted too!  Music always makes the night go off with a bang and you guys really were brilliant!


All the best

Katie & Anthony​

Katie & Anthony's wedding, Great Barrington, Oxfordshire

Hey Matt,


Great to hear from you! Apologies for the lack of communication post party but I started my new job the day after bank holiday, and it’s been crazy ever since. 


I would like to say that the band MADE my birthday and our wedding surprise! They are out of this world... truly beautiful people who we could have partied with all night! The whole experience was just too notch... your planning, on the night, the sound, the voices, the lights.... just AMAZING!!! 


Paul's 40th Birthday party, The Rivoli Ballroom, London

Hi Matthew,


Hope this finds you well and everything went smoothly with your brother's wedding!


We just wanted to write you a quick note to say how great the band was at the wedding. The dance floor was completely packed, and the music was great. Everyone commented on how fantastic they were. The set up etc worked really well.


Thank you again for all your help

Fiona & Sam​

Fiona & Sam's wedding, Marquee, Maldon, Essex

Hi Matt,


I hope you are well!


Having just got back from our honeymoon, Adam and I wanted to send you a quick note to say a huge thank you to you and the rest of the band for your fantastic set at our wedding on the 10th September!


The music was fantastic and got everyone up on the dance floor, and we had to so many comments from our friends about how brilliant you guys were and how we had found you! Thank you also for allowing our friend Gemma so to do her bit at the drums - definitely a highlight for both of us!


Thank you also for working so well with James the DJ and the team at Creeksea - I know that the venue's requirements can sometimes be a bit tricky, so we really appreciate it! Please let us know if we can help in any way by writing a testimonial or anything for you.


Many thanks again!

Sanna & Adam​

Sanna & Adam's wedding, Creeksea Place, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex

Once again, thanks so much for a fantastic job yesterday. You and your band were incredible from start to finish so please pass our thanks and appreciation to all the band. Loved the big finish on Mr Brightside by the way!

Uptown funk another favourite performance of the night.
Will be recommending you guys to everyone we know. 
Take care!


Simon & Margaret's wedding, The Horniman Museum, London

Hi Matt,


I hope you and the band are doing well.


Firstly, apologies it has taken me so long to reply to your message - since we have come back from our honeymoon it has been non-stop, we thought it would be quieter but not the case!


Sarah and I would like to thank you all for such an amazing night, we have had so many of our guests say how fantastic you were and what a great band!  We really enjoyed it, you certainly got everyone up dancing and we loved the upside down / back of the head guitar playing - awesome!! :-)


We would highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a band to get the night rocking -

you can quote us on that!


Please pass on our thanks to everyone and thank you for all the organisation and hard work you put in, we really appreciate it.


Wishing you all the best,

Matt & Sarah​

Matt & Sarah's wedding, Glemham Hall, Suffolk

My husband and I live in Australia. Planning a wedding from overseas can be stressful, but Bare Groove Band were one aspect we never worried about. They were professional throughout; organised, responded to emails promptly and could answer any questions fully. Half our guests came from Australia.

Many said it was worth it just for Bare Groove Band. Mr Bright Side and Uptown Funk were particular favourites. Four months on, friends who came still mention how great the band was. They made the day!

Rachel & Jack​

Rachel & Jack's wedding, RHS Wisley, Surrey



The day was fantastic on the whole & thanks so much again for your help & involvement at such a late stage.


We were over the moon with you guys! You couldn’t really ask for anything more from a band at an occasion like that; everyone was enjoying themselves & kept the ‘dance floor’ full for the evening. So many of the guests since have commented on how good you were, especially Emma’s father (a professional sax player!). You were truly one of the highlights of the day.


Thank you so much again for being a big part of our day!


All the best

Ian & Emma​

Ian & Emma's wedding, The Gherkin, London



Just wanted to say thanks again to all of you for the 12th.


Obviously, Kate and myself had an amazing time, but we were asked all night where we’d found you guys, the response was immense.  I hope you had fun too!


Will reply properly soon once I’m back up to speed on my life post honeymoon


All the very best once again!

Kate & Matthew​

Kate & Matthew's wedding, RSA House, London

Hi Matt and Bare Groove,


Thank you so much for Saturday evening, band was brilliant, we all had a great time! I do hope you have all thawed out now!! Have passed your cards on to a few people.

Kind Regards


Gail's 60th Birthday party, East Malling, Kent

Hi Matt

We both had a fantastic day, and your band was indeed excellent. We were very impressed and indeed there seemed to be a good number on the dance floor. Hope it all went well from your side. Sorry that you had a bit of a hang around while we got behind on the schedule. 


All the best

Mark & Jenny​

Mark & Jenny's wedding, HMS President, Tower Bridge

Dear Matthew,

A whole week has gone by since Lexi's wedding and I haven't written to say 'thank you' to you and all your band for the wonderful music last Saturday evening. You were all brilliant. We had all such fun, and the dance floor was always full. I don't remember leaving it myself!! I loved the swinging trumpets and saxophone!

Please pass on our gratitude to the other band members.

I hope you all got home safely. I have two more children I will be ringing again in the future!! I have already passed your details on to a friend and will be recommending you to everyone. A very BIG thank you.

PS - Still feeling very flat after such an exciting day. Lexi and James are still on their honeymoon, but I know they loved the music too!

Victoria (Bride's Mother)​

Lexi & Jame's wedding, Marquee - Cirencester

Hi Matt,

I hope that you are all well. Apologies I have been meaning to send this note for ages! Just to say thank you to you and all of Bare Groove for making our wedding reception brilliant! 

I don’t think the dance floor ever emptied and I know that my feet and legs were killing me for days after for dancing so much!  I wish we could do it all over again! Good luck for all that you do in the future &

I would definitely highly recommend you. 


Best wishes

Angela & Shea​

Angela & Shea's wedding, Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor

Hi Matt - Happy new year to you and the band!


We can only really say how happy we were from start to finish. We all loved the music which was probably obvious!! People are still commenting on how great you were.


We’ll sure to recommend you (along with the venue and Suzanne James). Thanks again for making it such as great night and for learning ‘Hallelujah” for us.

Ed & Helen​

Ed & Helen's wedding, The Order of St. John’s, City of London

Bare Groove were fantastic for the music and were brilliant on the day as well as being really organised and professional throughout the preparation - (helpful as we weren't entirely sure they'd fit in the space!). Lots of people have recommended them on the forum, and their website gives all the info you need

Rob & Louise​

Rob & Louise's wedding, The Rosendale, West Dulwich

Hi Matt,


Me and James just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the band for being so awesome for our wedding!

Everyone commented how fantastic the music was and James was so chuffed you managed to do a Jay Kay song! It really was brilliant, we were so pleased!!

I’m sorry I didn’t get to say a proper thank you on the day. It really was amazing and totally finished off our wonderful day.

I also have some photos to send you of the band from our photographer. Thank you again!

Em & James​

Em & Jame's wedding, Hartsfield Manor, Surrey

Dear all,

I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic evening of dance and entertainment on Saturday. The music was slick, the sound mixing was spot on and the variety of music styles gave everyone a chance to get on the dance floor.

James and Emily had a terrific wedding and your efforts just added to the enjoyment.


Thanks and best regards

David (Jame's Father)​

Em & Jame's wedding, Hartsfield Manor, Surrey

Hi Matthew,

Thank you – we had an amazing day! Both bands (Bare Groove & Croon Tunes) were just fantastic, and everyone said how good you were! The music you provided exceeded our expectations – we’re only sorry we didn’t get to dance more ourselves!

Ben & Huyen​

Ben & Huyen's wedding, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

Hi Matt,

Thanks so much! We all really enjoyed it – the band was great, in both playing and singing, and in engaging everyone and being really fun, nice and personable too. The band really read the mood of our group and played just the right songs. You’ll have heard that no-one wanted them to stop..! Of course we’ll be recommending you!!

John & Catherine​

John & Catherine's wedding, The Royal Geographical Society, London

Dear Bare Groove,


Thank you so much for playing at our do last night.  The band was amazing and so many of our guests have remarked on how good you were already. Someone even said they have never seen so many people up and dancing at once at a wedding! The evening really wouldn't have been the same without you guys and we will have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else we know who needs a band.



p.s. please let me know if there is any website or similar where I could post a review or if you would like any other better feedback for a website - we would fall over ourselves to recommend you!

Doug & Mark​

Doug & Mark's civil partnership, Selsdon Park Hotel, Surrey

Thank you for a really fantastic night on Saturday. People have not stopped talking about you and asking me where I found out about you.  You really made it a night to remember. We will definitely be looking out for future gigs and getting a crowd along to see you. It made it feel fabulous to be 40!


Clare's 40th Birthday party, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

I really wanted to thank you and the rest of the band for the excellent entertainment you provided at our wedding. The performance was really brilliant, and every guest commented on how good you all were. We also really appreciate the extra effort you went to with the recorded music. You really helped to make it a memorable day for us.

William & Sarah​

William & Sarah's wedding, Pembroke Lodge, Richmond

Many, many thanks to you and all the band for the excellent entertainment on Saturday night. The set you played was perfect for the occasion and I have had nothing but great comments about you guys!!


Andy's 50th Birthday party, East Sussex Golf Course and Spa

I'm only just coming back to reality! We had an absolute ball!  The whole evening was fantastic and Bare Groove was a major part of the success.  Everyone has been saying how great the music was, even the 'kids'! Praise indeed.

Jenny & Peter​

Jenny & Peter's Birthday party, St Faiths Centre, Dulwich

Thank you so much for playing so brilliantly at our wedding. Everyone said just how amazing you were, and you really made the party! We'll always remember 'Say a little prayer for you' - Thanks so much!!!


Hannah's wedding, Charlton House, London

Bare Groove are amazing - they played at our wedding, and I can wholeheartedly recommend them...they generated a great atmosphere and got everyone up dancing. They topped off the perfect day.

Steve & Jo​

Steve & Jo's wedding, High Holborn, London

The day was just perfect and followed by an evening of just utterly brilliant music provided by the one and only Bare Groove. Not your typical band by a long shot, they are professional musicians with a brass touch! From the first email to post wedding chat, these guys have been professional, highly accommodating, and fantastic.

Their repertoire is extensive although they were more than happy to learn a couple of new songs just for us. I only wish we had more celebrations lined up cos I wouldn’t hesitate in using them again. Should you need a band, whether it’s for a wedding birthday or party, these guys are guaranteed to raise the roof!

Paul & Ellie​

Paul & Ellie's wedding,  Horniman’s Museum, London

These guys are awesome, I’ve heard them live twice now and they never fail to get people up and dancing and clearly love the music. You think this is good, you should hear their cover of paint it black!!


Public gig,  Dulwich

We had an amazing time thanks to you guys for providing Class A entertainment.

Everyone has said how great you were. You did us proud!!

Thanks so much for making our day truly special.


Imelda's wedding, Woldingham School, Surrey

I randomly ended up in the Plough last night (Sat) and saw Bare Groove...they totally....rocked....Man. I haven't ever seen people jumping up and down /dancing/ going crazy in an East Dulwich pub for...well ever. Splendid stuff, tight, lots of fit women dancing a real Les Paul, and a brass section too. I well and truly tip my hat to you sir.


Public gig, The Plough, East Dulwich

Bare Groove played for a fundraising event we organised to an audience of about 150 people. They were incredibly open to suggestions, allowed us to attend rehearsals, and kept us very involved so that they provided for us exactly the kind of set we wanted. Their performance was five star and Louise's voice is so versatile, as is Matt's. The brass section is fantastic! As a band they just mesh so well together and make songs their own seemingly effortlessly. They are without a doubt the best live covers band I have come across, as well as being generally lovely people who will care about making your event a success. I would recommend them to anyone.


Christina Hough, Wanderlust @ Firefly, The Plough, East Dulwich

Fantastic night. The band were brilliant and worth every penny!


Joanna Humphries, North Fulham Business Awards - The Queen’s Club W14

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