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Unit 17, 222 Headland Road, North Curl Curl NSW 2099

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Business Overview

Groove Casino is a five, seven or ten piece jazz and swing band with a line up of amazing talent sourced from Sydney's finest musicians.

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Alex O'Toole
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Alex O'Toole

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Drums

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Angus Bullough
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Angus Bullough

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Alto & Tenor Saxophone

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Paul Kolbe
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Paul Kolbe

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Bass, Backing Vocals

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Owen Reynolds
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Owen Reynolds

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Piano

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Nikk Carmichael
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Nikk Carmichael

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Vocals

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Testimonials

Please note that the following testimonials are collected, supplied and maintained by Groove Casino.

Leonie K , Wedding At Doltone House
I wanted to send a huge thank you to yourself and the band for your great performance on my wedding night. You sounded amazing and definitely created the mood I desired. I have heard many fantastic reviews about your music from my guests who, like me, were very impressed. Please pass on my thanks to the other members of Groove Casino.
Amanda M. , Wedding At Star City
Just a quick thank you again for the fabulous performance at our wedding. We have had rave reviews from all the guests subsequently as well as on the evening. You will be highly recommended
Jane E , Members Function Bonnydoon Golf Club
Thank you all so much for the terrific night we had here last Sat. Everyone commented on how much fun it was and how great you were. We'd all love to have you here again!
Miles B , Function Manager Manly Leagues Club
Thanks again for a top notch show. Our clients’ were very pleased with the outcome. Groove Casino suited the occasion perfectly and the sound was great

Frequently Asked Questions

So just how good is the band? Very! Groove Casino has been playing for many years in the wedding and function arena. They are highly professional and you can expect a wonderful night of entertainment for your guests at a level of any performance you may pay hundreds of dollars per ticket to go and see. All the musicians are seasoned professional players with many years of experience who are passionate performers and know how to please a crowd. You can be guaranteed that your guests will be thoroughly entertained. Will the band be too loud? Groove Casino is used to working in intimate environments and can keep the volume to a comfortable level for all occasions. However it is a live band that has drums and brass and there's only so much that can be done to "keep it down". This needs to be considered when choosing the venue for your function. There is a level of "room acoustics" which will affect how sound will travel and therefore how loud things get. Venues with tiled floors and lots of glass will reflect sound and make things louder and there's often little that can be done to reduce this. The band will make every effort to keep volume under control in these environments. What equipment will the band provide? Sometimes venues have their own production equipment. If this is the case the band will need to know what equipment is provided so as to make a judgement on whether it is appropriate for the performance. Equipment requirements will vary based on the number of guests expected at the function. If no production equipment exists at the venue, the band will bring a small PA system for functions with less than 100 guests, or for larger numbers, a larger PA system will be used. Obviously whether equipment is required or not and how much of it will have an impact on the price. It is best if you are armed with as much information as possible about guest numbers, venue size and provided production when asking for a performance quote. My wedding is in a remote location. Will I need to provide special transport and/or accomodation? Groove Casino has played in some strange and wonderful locales. From vineyards to islands, ski chalets to floating pontoons. If special arrangements need to be made to get the band and equipment to the performance, it is the responsibility of the hirer to arrange and pay for transportation. In addition, if the location is remote, overnight accomodation may be required for the band. This too is the responsibility of the hirer. Should I provide a running sheet of events? Definitely. Functions always run smoothest when everyone concerned knows what is going on and at what time things are going to happen. We are aware that things may change at the last second and the band is prepared to work around these changes, however knowing the itinerary of guest arrival, meal times, speeches, etc is very helpful for preparing the performance. Can we have "special requests"? The songs prepared for the band's show have been carefully arranged and rehearsed. Unless a song is on the play list, it is unlikely that all members will know it or feel comfortable performing it to your audience. As Groove Casino prides itself on performing at its best, the band prefer not to attempt songs that they have not rehearsed prior to a show. If you have a special song that you would like played that is not on the band's play list, it can be arranged for an additional fee. Obviously there is a requirement to arrange, chart and rehearse the song and the more notice given to allow for this the better. The band reserve the right to choose not to perform the song if they feel that it cannot be performed in a manner that is suitable. How long will the band play? Generally a show will consist of three or four "sets". Each set consists of about ten to twelve songs (45 to 50 minutes). Between these sets, the band will take 10 to 15 minutes break to rest and prepare for the next set. Set times can be tailored to suit the occasion and to leave time for speeches, etc. How much space does the band need? Depending on whether the band is a five piece, seven piece or ten piece this will vary. Obviously the more space the better but the five piece band can set up in as little as about 3m square. Please be aware that speakers are used and tables put too close to the band space may find it uncomfortably loud. My wedding is outdoors in a garden. Will the band be able to play outside? Yes, the band can play in an outdoor setting although it will require a 240 volt power supply. This needs to be mains power and cannot be run from a generator. The band will also require level ground and some sort of cover from the weather. A 3m x 3m marquis can be provided and set up for an additional fee if required. What if I need to cancel? Sometimes things come up and plans change. We understand this can be the case. If you need to cancel the performance please notify us as soon as possible. If the performance is cancelled prior to seven days before the date, your deposit will be forfeited, however there will be nothing more to pay. Cancellation within seven days of the performance but prior to the day of performance carries a 50% cancellation fee (you will have the remaining 50% refunded to you). Cancellations made on the day require full payment. When do I pay the band? A non-refundable deposit of 10% is required at the time of booking to secure the date for the performance. Settlement of the remaining amount must be paid prior to seven days before the performance. Will parking be required? Yes. The band will require parking spaces for a minimum of two vehicles at the venue. Preferably close to the loading entrance. In most cases this is not an issue however, in some inner city venues in particular, parking is limited. It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure availability of parking for the band inclusive of any parking fees if necessary. How long before guests arrive will the band require to get into the venue and set up? This will vary depending on several factors. If the venue and crowd are large, a bigger PA system may be required and this takes time to set up and sound check. Generally it is best to be provided access to the venue at least two hours prior to the performance. If the room and/or crowd is smaller then a little less time is needed but it is still best to allow as much time as possible to ensure that things run smoothly. Will I need to provide food and drinks for the band? The members of the band are usually on site for a performance for a long period of time. They arrive prior to guests to set up and sound check and then need to pack down equipment after the performance. This often means being at the venue for many hours. It is therefore expected that they will need to be provided sustanance during the period of their stay. Although it is not expected that the same meal is served as your guests receive, the band generally needs to be fed something to sustain them.

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