GROUPER are a professional and dynamic 4 piece contemporary and classic indie rock and pop band featuring an incredible line up of international touring musicians of the highest quality. Grouper play guitar based hits from Travis to U2, Blur to Supergrass, Coldplay to Robbie Williams, The Beatles to The Stones and many more legendary artists and bands.
GROUPER have fast become the first choice for those seeking fresh and entertaining music for their wedding reception, corporate event or party.
They have a wealth of experience, having entertained clients across the UK and Europe at a wide range of venues and high profile corporate events for the last four years.
GROUPER have hand picked an extensive repertoire of rock and pop songs, putting together two ‘live-wire' sets of music to entertain all ages. They faithfully cover songs spanning five decades, from artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, James Brown, Tom Petty, Oasis, Paul Weller, Travis, The Stereophonics, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, U2, Robbie Williams and Jet to name but a few! (See below for a more complete repertoire list) During the breaks between the live sets GROUPER provide mixed party CD's, which they play through their PA system. The vocalist and guitarist are also available to perform an acoustic set earlier in the evening or during dinner if required.
GROUPER features four fantastic musicians who take pride in capturing the spirit and energy of the original artists they are covering. This ensures that you will always hear the classic songs performed to their full effect, often described as ‘just like the real thing'! (Check out their demo songs for the evidence!)
All the musicians have played at the highest level in the music industry, having performed with artists such as: Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), ABC, Go West, Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) and Roger Daltrey (The Who).
GROUPER carry their own high quality PA system, which is suitable for most venues up to a capacity of 150 people. Should a larger system be required the band will happily arrange this and can obtain a very competitive price from their suppliers due to the large number of gigs they play each year. This option is often attractive to corporate clients who may prefer to leave arranging some of the technical setup to the band. GROUPER also supply basic stage lighting and can arrange more elaborate systems if required.
PREVIOUS CLIENTS and VENUES
GROUPER have worked for a number of high profile clients including Pearson Education, NSPCC, The British Army, Citigroup, OXO Tower Restaurant, Pinewood Studios, Warwick University and have played at most of the major London hotels as well as stately homes and castles across the UK. They have performed at Disneyland Paris and recently, at a large private party in Portugal. They regularly play at a number of venues open to the public in the London and Birmingham area, where any potential clients can see them live.
The band takes a great deal of pride in their professional conduct both before and during the event. They are always approachable regarding volume levels and are happy to discuss and advise on any technical details as well as the structure and content of their set lists in the weeks leading up to the event.
...but most important of all...GROUPER want you have an incredible experience listening to and watching their performance and to share their passion for great music! venues, corporate events, weddings and parties
Song List (continually updated)
Last Night (The Strokes)
Have A Nice Day (Stereophonics)
Just Looking (Stereophonics)
A Little Respect (Wheatus)
Teenage Dirt Bag (Wheatus)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrisson)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Sex Machine (James Brown)
Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Toploader)
Stuck In The Middle (Steelers Wheel)
You Really Got Me (Kinks)
Day tripper (Beatles)
Bohemian Like You (Dandy Warhols)
Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz)
By The Way (Chilli Peppers)
Under The Bridge (Chilli Peppers)
Golden Touch (Razorlight)
Place Your Hands (Reef)
How You Remind Me (Nickleback)
Are You Gonna Be My Girl (Jet)
Beautiful Day (U2)
Song 2 (Blur)
Brown Sugar (Stones)
Let Me Entertain You (Robbie Williams)
Babylon (David Gray)
Can't Always Get What You Want (Stones)
Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed)
Weather With You (Crowded house)
Tom Petty (Freefalling)
All The Small Things (Blink 182)
American Idiot (Green Day)
Basket Case (Green Day)
Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Come As You Are (Nirvana)
Get Your Rocks Off (Primal Scream)
Fight For Your Right To Party (Beastie Boys)
Losing My Religion (REM)
This One Goes Out To The One I Love (REM)
Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
Sunshine of Your Love (Cream
Thank you for all your help in arranging the music for our wedding at Stoke Place. We had a fantastic day and Grouper were brilliant. Please pass on a huge thank you to all the guys in the band. Best wishes Dan and Cecilia Crossley. Dec 2007
I booked Grouper to play at a private party and they were superb. They played 2 sets and the dance floor was packed from start to finish. The quality of their music and vocals were exceptional and all my guests went out of their way to comment that they were the best band they had heard for a very long time.
I would not hesitate to recommend them and would
definitely book them again - just need an excuse for another party!"Andrew Prosser on 13/12/2005
By Lorraine Siery on 02/11/2005 :
"Grouper are an outstanding band! We booked them for our wedding party and loved the range of rock and pop songs they played.
Every single person at the reception (young and old)
raved about the band and I'm positive there will be
more bookings as a result! If you don't want the
usual party DJ playing the same old set, then book
a band with a difference and get everyone on the
By Clive Banks on 17/10/2005 :
I booked Grouper for my 40th birthday party, which had a Top of The Pops fancy dress theme.
The band completely surpassed our expectations and got everyone on the dance floor.
Forget your boring old wedding band, they got the whole party rocking with covers from Blur,
U2, Reef, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and more. The whole party was fantastic, but all my guests
commented on how great the band were. I don't want to build them up too much in case they
become impossible to book next time!
By Mr and Mrs Little on 05/08/2005 :
I just wanted to let you know how fantastic Grouper were at our wedding on 9th July.
They were so good I don't think I got off the dance floor the whole evening and can hardly
remember speaking to anyone!
They did a great set and all our guests have been telling Alastair and I how brilliant they thought
they were too. They really made our party the best do it could possibly be.
By David Hunter on 13/01/2006 :
Grouper came and played at my daughter's wedding on the 22nd December at Allerton Castle
in North Yorks. Everyone, including a number of musicians, thought the band was brilliant.
I think it must have been obvious from the number of people who were dancing how well you
all went down with the guests.
The staff at the castle said that you were the most professional musicians that they had worked with.
Please pass my thanks to the rest of the band.