"A hugely entertaining and professional soul, funk & disco party band" - SR of Independent on Sunday Newspaper (Arts Section)
"We searched the internet and listened to loads of demos and ended up going back time and again to Hula Groove. They had a great playlist of funky soul classics and some more current tunes. Everyone loved them and there was no space on the dance floor the whole evening! Hula Groove rocked the dancefloor. They were amazing and our guests really loved having that live element!"
- Rock My Wedding
"Hula Groove are like having a bunch of friends playing at your wedding that just happened to be highly talented singers and musicians. They were far better than the average party band!"
- HR of GRAZIA Magazine
"We couldn't have been happier - you guys are incredible and were one of the highlights of the day! The quality of your playing and your four stunning voices were something else. As one guest put it "I didn't know you could hire bands that good" (and he is really into his music). Everyone I spoke to said how brilliant the band was. The excellent set list ensured the dance floor was chokka all night. I've already recommended you to a couple of friends and will continue to do so especially if I'm invited to whatever event they are arranging! Congratulations on creating something really special and I wish you continued success."
- Nick O'Connor
"Sam and I just got back from honeymoon and I wanted to write to thank you for your amazing performance at our wedding on Sept 12th - we have had so many compliments on our choice of band from our guests! You guys were absolutely great - as was evident by the totally packed dance floor all evening! As you know Sam's cousin was so impressed that you even managed to get her dad dancing that she has booked you for her own wedding in a few weeks time!"
- Laura Clifton
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Hula Groove. The sets you played were brilliant and it lifted the whole party and made it a special event. No DJ in the world could compete with the quality and energy of your performance, it added real joy to the event, I would pay to come and see you play any day of the week. Thank you once again, your performance really was the icing on an already well iced cake!"
"Helen and I just wanted to say thank you so much for making a great day even better with your performance. Helen and I really loved it and you made the atmosphere amazing and the dance floor never seemed to be anything short of packed and electric. Thanks again, we have had lots of compliments about your guys from many of our guests and many are interested in you for their own functions! Hope you enjoyed it. Thank you once more"
- Ben and Helen Abbott
"What can we say, the Haymarket Hotel was an amazing venue, but it was Hula Groove that made the night!!!. Thank you, thank you, thank you!. Fantastic sets, gorgeous girls, great backing band and wonderful live brass section. Our guests cannot stop talking about it, the best comment that sums it up being "definately not your average wedding band". People couldn't stop dancing and didn't want it to end. A truly professional performance from start to finish and we are glad we had a first with you performing on a Swimming Pool!. Without doubt you guys are truly a class act; for those reading this testimonial and want a special experience at your wedding then hire this band - highly recommended!"
- Mark and Becky Sweeny
"Your set was great and everyone had a fabulous time. Lots of people not
normally known for appearing on a dance floor were recorded in action (even
one man who refused to dance at his own wedding).There was a resounding chorus of great band from everyone and it was just
what we wanted.
I am happy to recommend your group without
reservation. We can even donate the strange dancing man should the need
- Mike and Katherine O'Connell
"Wow!! Absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Tara, John and all of our guests were blown away by Hula Groove. Seriously worth every penny. Thank you for making our little girl’s wedding so very very special. We returned today feeling deflated and exhausted but will never forget our experience with Hula Groove. You really go that extra mile to make the evening go off with a bang. All of our guests were enquiring as to how and where we came across you. You can rest assured you will be remembered and recommended to any of our friends for forthcoming events. Many many thanks"
- Lorraine & Alan Bliss
"Sorry I haven't been in contact sooner regarding the brilliant performance of HulaGroove, the band rocked. The girls were vocally and visually amazing at the front and the sound was just awesome. It really added to the night's entertainment and as I had hoped all the guests young and old(er), absolutely loved it. Friends and family alike commented how good they were, when you assured me that I wouldn't be disappointed you were right, I wasn't".
- Sara Laub
"What can we say? Everyone thought you were fantastic! So many people came up to us for days afterwards and said how brilliant you were! As far as we are concerned, everything from the initial enquiry to the booking and planning was handled very professionally and you far exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much for playing such a big part in making our evening such a memorable one for all of us."
- Simon D'eath
"Thank you so much for such a wonderful night on the 15th of April at the Swan Inn. The music was fantastic and we would definitely recommend you to any of our friends looking for a similar evening. Everyone commented on how professional the music was and what a wonderful choice of music to - even my 89 yr old granddad was on the dance floor!"
- Bethan Kenyon
"On behalf of Kelly and I - thank you so very much for your performance at our wedding in Hampshire on May 16th.
You were outstanding! Everyone (and I do mean everyone) fed back comments like "the Band were fantastic" and "what a great evening - the Band were amazing". Several people also said that they would have paid to see you. I felt like telling them they could pay some money to me!!
We are so glad we booked you.
I also want to say thank you for being flexible and playing a little longer. You were also great with the kids who loved you - signing autographs etc. "
- Alan D Reid
"Thanks so much for your amazing performance! Everyone I have spoken to have commented on how good they thought you all were. You really did add some fun to the party."
- Samantha Gee
"I would just like to say a great big thank you for your contribution to making our wedding day so fantastic and making the evening party so enjoyable!! I have obviously read the testimonials on your website and seen your videos and therefore was expecting a great evenings entertainment, however what you gave us totally surpassed all our expectations!
Our friends haven’t stopped texting and ringing us saying how much they enjoyed the day, especially commenting on how fantastic the band were!! So once again thank you all so much, and if we ever are throwing a large party again, I will definitely be calling you, and would not hesitate to recommend you to anybody else. Thank you. "
- Keith and Sue Denyer
We were so happy we asked Hula Groove to play, you were absolutley amazing! I had told all my friends and family how good you were, so you had a lot to live up to! But you were a thousand times better than we had remembered! All our guests had a really really good time and commented on how good you were and how much fun they had, you really made the party!
Thank you so much for being the icing on the cake to our perfect day!
- Laura Porter
"A huge thank you for your performance last night, I cannot even begin to describe how fantastic you made my party- you were absolutely incredible, so uplifting and perfect in every way. All of my friends thought exactly the same. Thank you so much for making my birthday so special, I will never forget it and will treasure the memories for ever!"
- Rehana Browne
"I hope you had a good time at your event. Hula Groove were great - the girls are beautiful and talented and they front the excellent band fantastically. All our guests had a wonderful time and everyone especially enjoyed the music and dancing. Thank you again for helping us all have a super evening. We will be delighted to pass on details of the band at every opportunity."
- Toni Gilmore
"A huge thank you for the part you all played in making Becky and Tom's Wedding celebration such a brilliant success. We have had so many compliments from friends and family of all ages who were amazed at the professional standard and party atmosphere that Hula Groove helped to create. Staff at the venue were also extremely impressed with the standard of your performance and I guess they get to hear all sorts of wedding entertainment! Once again thank you all so much for a fantastic evenings entertainment"
- Wendy Kennett
"Thank you for everything. You guys were fantastic. I'm certain you'll be out here again this year. Thanks again for making New Year's Eve great night !"
- Bernard O'Neil (Banqueting Manager) of the Sofitel Hotel - Dubai
"I have been meaning to write since the morning after, but have been trying to think of enough superlatives to describe everyone's reaction to your performance at our Party. I had high expectations leading up to it and all of these were surpassed. everyone, without exception, has complimented us on our choice of band and I will be very surprised if you are not out to Essex again for some more bookings.
Your professionalism, organisation and general relaxed manners made the night very stress free for myself and Kerry. I haven't been to a function where so many guests danced for as long as they did that night, the music was fantastic. Please pass on our thanks to all of the band and wish you luck (I am sure you don't need it) with your forthcoming trip to Dubai.
I just need to try and find an excuse to have a party so I can book you again for next year."
- Tim and Kerry James
"I would really like to thank you for your fantastic performance last weekend. Everyone kept asking about the 'band' on stage. You really made a hit with the crowd; in fact I gave out your name and details to several people. A real pity you had such an early flight to catch and could not stay on after - you all seemed like such a fun group of people".
- Kate Borg - Malta
"Everyone thought you were brilliant.
You arrived, performed and left in the smoothest possible way.
Thank you for providing non stop tunes which the whole party, of all ages, could dance to.
Handshake look forward to working with you in the future."
- Carla Clee - Handshake Events
"We would both like to say thanks for your wonderful performance, you guys were absolutely brilliant. All the guests agreed how it really made the evening. We will recommend you to everyone we know"
- Trev and Jemma
"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 6th of June. we have had so many compliments on your behalf! We have also passed your number on to others as well! It was a fantastic night!"
- Faye Malarkey
"Many thanks for a wonderful evening. Everyone thought you were fantastic and you really made the night.
If we ever do the big party again we would love to have you back. Many thanks and good luck for the future."
- Karen Stead & family
"Thank you for making our evening into a success!! It is always a gamble getting someone who you have never used before but I can honestly say that all the feedback that I received was very favourable, everyone
enjoyed your music. If we have another function I would be very happy to use you again and if you needed any recommendations or references I would be happy to supply".
- Pauline Holman - Hays Recruitment plc
"The band were absolutely great, we were so, so pleased - beyond our expectations and everyone there of all ages has commented how entertaining and fun the music and performance was. The song choice was a great mix with some current and some older stuff. The team helped with providing a great atmosphere and did exactly as they were asked with a really great attitude. Know a couple of guests have already recommended you to other people so that is enough evidence for me! The dance floor was packed all evening and everyone was dancing from the first song. Beyond that all our dealings with you were really helpful, professional and you took the stress out of wedding planning.
Would not hesitate to book you again and would love you to be at every wedding we go to. Can't wait for you to do another public gig in London so we could come and relive our special day!"
- Alex Keiffer
"We LOVED Hula Groove! You were absolutely amazing! Everybody commented on how good you were, it simply made the day for us - we didn't stop dancing! We will recommend you highly to anyone who asks!
Keep up the good work!"
- Ali and Lou
"I've been meaning to write for ages to tell you how much I enjoyed having you perform at my party. The night couldn't have gone better, and the highlight for me was definitely when you all started playing and the dancefloor filled up. You were so slick and professional, and at the same time looked as if you were really enjoying yourselves - all the girl vocalists were so smiley and gorgeous - everyone commented on how great you were. I've been singing your praises far and wide, and would dearly love to book you again one day. You were the absolute perfect party band and you deserve every success"
- Judy Rumbold
"I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for playing at our event. All the guests loved you and commented that you were the highlight of the night!!
- Michelle Slatter
"Simon and I wanted to thank you and all the band for playing at our wedding on 2 July. You all coped amazingly well with our mad friends and we hope that you saw plenty of evidence of the fact that everyone was having a truly amazing time! We have a huge amount of thank you letters that all mention how great you guys were. The music was just as we would have hoped, and you kept the dance floor full until the very end. Everyone, of all ages, absolutely loved it! Thank you, also, for agreeing to come up to Scotland, and honouring our request for our first song. It was perfect. You were all simply amazing and are a truly great band!"
"You made a big success of the party. It was just magic and all the participants were so happy and very impressed by the high professionalism of the group. I wish you and all of Hula Groove a Happy New Year full of health, love and ... success! I shall recommend you around that's for sure, you can count on that!
Thanks again and warmest regards to all of you"
- Madeleine Remy - Events Director KBA Giori (Geneva)
Hula Groove were superb! They didn't seem to mind at all when we asked them to perform half an hour earlier than expected. They lifted the whole evening and maintained that through their whole performance. Guests swarmed to the dancefloor, leaving their desserts, to dance and the dancefloor was full for the duration of Hula Groove's set.
Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward
Thank you so much for Friday night! You guys were amazing – the best band we have ever had at Boscombe Down! Everyone had an absolute Ball and you were definitely the highlight of the night. I am still amazed by how many people were dancing! We will definitely be recommending you to the rest of the messes around here for future events
- Claire Grinham - (MOD Boscombe Down)
"What can I say? - you were amazing. You really made the wedding
special for us. What a wonderful band! We have had many discussions
about our wedding in Spain for many months and I always felt that you were a very professional group.
The music was superb but I felt that the new numbers that you learned for
ourselves were truly fantastic. Lucie will write to you herself as she
feels that you helped to make the wedding very very special. We are all
so glad that we found Hula Groove and booked for our big day.
Thanks for your wonderful wishes and health and happiness to yourselves and the rest of the group. Please thank them from me and my family."
- Rosalind Carr, Marbella, Spain
"Thank you so much! Everyone thought that the party was brilliant and that was down to the band in large. I couldn't believe how many barristers were dancing. Not sure if you saw but Cherie Blair was there boogieing away at the side!"
- Lindsay Howell - Matrix Chambers
"We would like to thank Hulagroove so much for playing at our evening function. You were absolutely fantastic and created such a great party atmosphere which was just what we wanted. Ever since our wedding, our guests have been reflecting on the quality of the performance and the musical talent of the band.
You deserve all the accolades which you are getting and we hope that your success continues to go from strength to strength.
Thank you once again for making our day so special."
- Jill and Ian Thompson
"We think you're an exceedingly good party band and were very happy for you to have been part of our wedding. You were highly praised by our guests and everyone had a fantastic time.
I found you and your band very discrete and professional in conduct, to the point where I hardly noticed your arrival and departure. Thank you for making it so easy.
If I ever need a band again you'll be on top of my list!"
- Silvie Sandeman-Allen
"Thank you and all of Hula Groove for performing so wonderfully at our wedding on 10th December. Your performance greatly enhanced an already memorable occasion and we are both very grateful for your combined efforts and great talents. We had an unforgettable day and Hula Groove helped to make it all perfect. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needs a special band to perform at their wedding"
- Ben and Sara Smyth.
We were more than pleased with your performance at our wedding and everyone said how brilliant you were! You really did make our day complete and thanks to the band for making the everything seamless! We had the most amazing day and Hula Groove were a great contributor to that! We will without a doubt be recommending you to our friends.
"Hula Groove absolutely fantastic and you made our wedding just the way we wanted it with everyone dancing the night away. All our guests have said how brilliant the band were and my mum has put your number by the phone as she has been asked for it so many times! Thank you to all the band and if we have a big Christmas do next year we have already discussed booking you again. "
- Amy and John
"We saw you at Ali and Lou's Civil Partnership on Friday and have to tell you that you were the best band we have ever seen!"
- Emma Smith
"We were thrilled to have you play at our wedding! From the moment I saw your website I was convinced that you were the perfect people to have to entertain us. Everyone really enjoyed themselves, and I'm sure you picked up on that too. All in all, a fantastic wedding.
Thank you for everything!"
- Sasha Ball
"You were fantastic! Having never seen or heard you play before I was
taking a little bit of a flyer based purely on your website but you
The songs you played were perfect. Throughout the evening so many of
our guests asked me where I had found you and commented on how brilliant
Should we ever need a band again in the future, I will definitely be
giving you a call."
Thanks so much to you all.
- Sarah Milne
“The only feedback I have for you guys is 'Brilliant !!' Everybody loved you, so I was very proud to have you play at my party. We had such a good night and every time I speak to anyone they all ask where I found you! My daughter Rachael was so impressed with you all that she is now busy trying to persuade her music friends to form a band just like you! So now you have two more groupies....a 50 year old and a 15 year old!
As you probably guessed on the night, my whole family love music (and dancing!) so it was really important to me to have the right band to make it a special occasion and you did just that. All my friends came expecting a great music night and you certainly delivered! They all thought you were fantastic so please pass on a very big thank you to everyone for me.
I wish you all success for the future and don't forget to email me whenever you play any gigs. We shall be there!”
- Pauline Bailey
"Compliments about you guys were flying around all over the place. You were all fantastic and you made the event for us so, thank you!"
- Kirstin Kaszubowska (Account Director) - Good Relations Ltd
"Lee and I can't thank you enough for your amazing performance on our day. We loved you so so much!!!!
You did not only made us happy but you made us proud in front of our guests.
Girls, you looks so gorgeous!!!
We went to see Madonna just before the wedding , I can seriously say that you all can sing better than her! We are so happy that we will be proud to help if you need any feedback from us. Our friends can't stop talking about Hula Groove!"
- Andre & Lee Suard-Ryan
"Just a quick note to say that Neil and I were delighted
with the band and a big thank you from us both for a
wonderful evening. We had a fantastic wedding day and Hula
Groove made it extra special. We had loads of feedback
from our friends and family who all thought you were
fabulous... reflected I think in the dance-floor being full
- Dr. Ruth Turner
"Hula Groove played at our Anglo-Indian wedding in central London in January 2008. They really electrified the room, had everyone on the dance floor all evening, and played three fantastic sets. We couldn't have asked for a more professional, entertaining, and talented group of performers. Above all, Hula Groove looked like they were having so much fun, as did we and our guests! A huge, huge thank you Hula Groove. "
- David Collard (Vice President
- Westbrook Partners)
"Hula Groove made our wedding day truly special on 26th April 2008. The dance floor was packed full at all times. They danced, they played and they sang to an outstanding quality. Everyone complimented us on our choice of band. I couldn’t be happier. Hula Groove are made up of a really friendly and easy to talk to bunch of people. They catered for our every need even down to staying at the venue 5 hours prior to the event due to space issues. They really were fantastic and lovely people with great talent. I would like to thank you all for your time and effort that you put into making Luigi, myself and all our guests (even the mother-in-law) so happy on our special day.
- Louise Ward xxx
"My husband and I were thrilled with your performance at our wedding at Hanbury Manor on 5th April. We really thought that it made the night and capped everything off with a bang. All our friends and family thought you were fantastic too. I remember looking around me and every single person was up and dancing, even parents and grandparents, which you never normally see. Normally most people are sitting down or standing at the bar with just a few girls dancing but that definitely was not the case. We thought that you really created the perfect party atmosphere that everyone could enjoy. Thank you very much once again"
- Sarah and Tom Gregg
"I just want to thank you for an absolutely wonderful party! We are both still on a high. All of our guests said that it was the best party they have ever been to and that you guys were just fantastic!"
- Michael & Karen Slade
"Thanks for putting on a great show, we really enjoyed the music and it certainly got everyone moving. It was a really good, danceable set - solid rhythm section and impressive vocal frontline! If anyone wants a third party reference, feel free to get them to email one of us"
- Nick and Angela Ryan
"Thank you very much for playing at our party on Saturday night. You were fantastic and everyone I have spoken to said how great you were. An absolutely first class performance!"
- Franky and Grubber
"There is nothing remotely cheesy about this band! Hula Groove are a cool, modern, professional funky soul band that will make the younger guests happy without offending the older generation. Their sense of fun, sophistication and joy of music guarantee a great atmosphere at any function!" - CastNet Events