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Groove Merchants

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Make no mistake, these are the original Groove Merchants. Based in Scottsdale Arizona they have played at venues all over the southwest including California, New Mexico, and Texas. Often imitated but never duplicated, this band brings the fun to your event. Their reputation precedes them, coming with the highest recommendations from wedding and event planners.

This is a real band that plays real music. No electronic tricks or backing tracks. Everything is live and real, the old school way. Their play list run the gamut, and include new and classic Soul, R & B, Classic Rock and Jazz.

The Groove Merchants are a 10 piece band, 6 of whom sing, a smokin’ Horn Section and one of the most versatile Rhythm Sections anywhere. Their lead female vocalist is (Kendall Davis) Lead male vocals are handled by (Tommy Holloway). The Horn Section is composed of (Dean Randall) baritone saxophone, (Brett Haglin) tenor saxophone and vocals, (Rich Cross) first trumpet and vocals, and (Jack Bannon) second trumpet. In the Rhythm Section they have (Rich Petrenka) keyboard and vocals, (Jason Mitchell) guitar and vocals, along with (Don Wiggins) on the Fender bass. The heartbeat of the Groove Merchants is (Brian Lovins) on drums.

  • Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
  • Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – Rolling Stones
  • All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
  • Amazed – Lonestar
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Boogie on Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder
  • Brick House – Commodores
  • Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe – Barry White
  • Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
  • Crazy Love – Van Morrison
  • Cruisin’ – Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis
  • Dance to the Music – Sly & The Family Stone
  • Dancin’ in the Streets – Martha & The Vandellas
  • Domino – Van Morrison
  • Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  • Everyday Is A Winding Road – Sheryl Crow
  • Everything – Michael Buble
  • Feelin’ Alright – Joe Cocker
  • Fields of Gold – Sting
  • Flip, Flop, Fly – Blues Brothers
  • Fly Me to the Moon – Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Song Title – Artist/Arrangement
  • FM – Steely Dan
  • Freeway of Love – Aretha Franklin
  • From This Moment – Shania Twain
  • Get Down Tonight – K.C. & The Sunshine Band
  • Get Ready – Temptations
  • Get the Party Started – Pink
  • Gimme Some Lovin’ – Steve Winwood
  • Give It To Me Baby – Rick James
  • Good Lovin’ – Young Rascals
  • Gotta Be – Desiree
  • Hard to Handle – Black Crows
  • Hava Nagila – Jewish Traditional
  • Have I Told You Lately… – Rod Stewart
  • Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  • Heaven – Los Lonely Boys
  • Heaven (is a state of mind…) – Mark Long
  • Hey Bartender – Blues Brothers
  • Higher – Sly & The Family Stone
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
  • I Wish… – Stevie Wonder
  • If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Simply Red
  • I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
  • In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett
  • In The Mood – Glenn Miller Band
  • Into the Mystic – Van Morrison
  • In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
  • It Had to be You – Harry Connick, Jr.
  • It’s Your Thing – Isley Brothers
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
  • Jailhouse Rock – Blues Brothers version
  • Josie – Steely Dan
  • Jump, Jive and Wail – Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
  • Just the Two of Us – Grover Washington, Jr.
  • Song Title – Artist/Arrangement
  • Keep Me Hangin’ On – Diana Ross
  • Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
  • Lady Marmalade – Patti LaBelle
  • Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
  • Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  • Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
  • Love Shack – B-52’s
  • Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
  • Maybe Someday Baby – Delbert McClinton
  • Mercy – Duffy
  • Mercy, Mercy – Cannonball Adderly
  • Miss You – Rolling Stones
  • Mustang Sally – Bonny Rice
  • My Girl – Temptations
  • My Kind of Town (Chicago Is) – Frank Sinatra
  • My Old School – Steely Dan
  • New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
  • Not Fade Away – Grateful Dead
  • Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – James Brown
  • Peg – Steely Dan
  • Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Saturday In The Park – Chicago
  • Saving All My Love – Whitney Houston
  • September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Shake Your Booty – KC & Sunshine Band
  • Shake Your Tailfeather – Ray Charles
  • She’s Got A Way – Billy Joel
  • Shining Star – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Shining Star – Manhattans
  • Shotgun – Junior Walker and the Allstars
  • Song Title – Artist/Arrangement
  • Shout – Otis Day & The Nights
  • Signed, Sealed & Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • So Very Hard To Go – Tower of Power
  • Some Kind of Wonderful – Huey Lewis
  • Something To Talk About – Bonnie Raitt
  • Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • Soul Man – Blues Brothers
  • Spooky (Instrumental) – David Sanborn
  • Standin’ On Shaky Ground – Delbert McClinton
  • Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Sway – Michael Buble
  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  • Take Me to the River – Al Green
  • Taking it to the Streets – Doobie Brothers
  • The Very Thought Of You – Nat King Cole
  • Think – Aretha Franklin
  • This Love – Maroon 5
  • Too Much – Dave Matthews Band
  • Tuxedo Junction – Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  • Unforgettable – Natalie/Nat King Cole
  • Walkin’ On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  • What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • What Is Hip? – Tower of Power
  • What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye
  • When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
  • Wild Nights – Van Morrison
  • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • You Are My Sunshine – Delbert McClinton
  • You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
  • You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
  • Young At Heart – Frank Sinatra

Contact Us

To book, contact us!
Phone: 602-953-0598
E-mail: sandy@krigstenagency.com
Or, fill out our detailed booking request form.

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