6 Piece Band: 2 lead vocalists (1 male/1 female), Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keys. Can can add Horns.


Additional Horn(s) Available

Both Male + Female Vocalist(s)

Ceremony Music

Cocktail Hour/Dinner Music


The Groove Motive is one of the most in-demand party and dance bands in the Mid-Atlantic Region. 

For nearly ten years and through hundreds of highly successful performances, The Groove Motive have been captivating audiences with their exciting, high-energy shows playing for a variety of clients and venues including: corporate functions, company parties, weddings, awards and graduation ceremonies, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, festival stages and professional theatres. Powerful and soulful leads, tight vocal harmonies and superb musicianship combined with a desire to provide a truly entertaining live music experience really define this band and set them apart. Being extremely versatile, in addition to the band’s consistent core six-member lineup, a two-horn section (trumpet and saxophone) can also be incorporated for those wanting a little live brass. 

The Groove Motive plays a diverse repertoire spanning a wide range of favorite tunes including, (but not limited to), Top 40, Pop, R&B and Motown. They are a professional, talented and extremely entertaining band. The Groove Motive will make your event a memorable and amazing by getting (and keeping) all of your guests on the dance floor, playing a song variety suitable for all musical tastes and ages and creating one-of-a kind, special moments! 

You can be sure that The Groove Motive will make your event a great celebration for all!









Ain’t Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley

Brown-Eyed Girl—Van Morrison

Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin

Dancing In The Streets - The Vandellas/Van Halen

Day Tripper - The Beatles

Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson

I heard It Through The Grapevine -Gladys Knight & The Pips

I Feel Good—James Brown

Knock On Wood—Eddie Floyd

My Girl—The Temptations

Respect—Aretha Franklin

Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

Sex Machine (Get Up)—James Brown

Shout - Otis Day & The Knights

Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay—Otis Redding

Stand By Me—Ben E. King

Signed, Sealed, Delivered—Stevie Wonder

With This Ring - Platters

70’s HITS

A Love Of Your Own—Average White Band

Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now—McFadden & Whitehead

Always and Forever—Heatwave

Boogie Nights - Heatwave

Boogie Oogie Oogie—A Taste Of Honey

Boogie Shoes - KC & The Sunshine Band

Brick House—The Commodores

Easy (Like Sunday Morning) - Commodores

Flashlight - Parliament/Funkadelic

Fly Like An Eagle—Steve Miller Band

Good Times - Chic

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

I Wish—Stevie Wonder

If You Don't Know Me (By Now) - Harold Melvin/Simply Red

Kiss & Say Goodbye - The Manhattans

Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang

Le Freak - Chic

Let’s Get It On—Marvin Gaye

Let’s Stay Together—Al Green

Long Train Runnin’—The Doobie Brothers

Love On My Mind - Natalie Cole

Love The One You're With - Stephen Stills

Lowdown—Boz Skaggs

Mercy, Mercy Me—Marvin Gaye

Peg—Steely Dan

Play That Funky Music—Wild Cherry

Play Your Game - Barry White

Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band

Sara Smile—Daryl Hall & John Oates

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

That's The Way I Like - KC & The Sunshine Band

Use Me - Bill Whithers

What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

Who's Makin Love - Johnnie Taylor

Work To Do - Average White Band/Isley Brothers

You've Got The Love - Wild Cherry

80’s HITS

Ain't Nobody - Chaka Kahn

Always - Atlantic Starr

And The Beat Goes On - The Whispers

Back In Love Again—LTD

Bad Mama Jama—Carl Carlton

Careless Whisper—Wham!

Celebration—Kool & The Gang

Don't Stop Believing - Journey

Easy Lover - Philip Bailey and Phil Collins

Electric Slide - Marcia Griffiths

Fantastic Voyage—Lakeside

Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen

Georgy Porgy - Toto

Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang

Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn

Holiday - Madonna

I'm Every Woman - Chaka Kahn

In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins

It's A Love Thing - The Whispers

Jungle Love—Morris Day & The Time

Just The Two Of Us - Bill Whithers

Let's Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire 

Love Come Down—Evelyn King

Lucky Star - Madonna

Midas Touch - Midnight Star

Outstanding—The Gap Band

Purple Rain - Prince

Rock With You—Michael Jackson

September - Earth, Wind & Fire

Shame - Evelyn King

Square Biz - Teena Marie

This Place Hotel - The Jacksons

Turn Your Love Around - George Benson

What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell


Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Michael McDonald

All Of Me - John Legend

Am I The Same Girl - Swing Out Sister

Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz

Don't Speak - No Doubt

Groove Is In The Heart—Dee Lite

It’s Your Life—Lenny Kravitz

Let’s Get This Party Started—Pink

Only Girl - Rihanna

Please Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna

This Love—Maroon 5

Treasure - Bruno Mars

Waiting On The World To Change—John Mayer


Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin

The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra 


Amie - Pure Prairie League

Deep River Woman - Alabama

Mountain Music - Alabama