Capital Groove

Capital Groove are a young, energetic and professional international function band made up of the highest quality professional musicians who specialise in performing live music from a wide range of genres. These include Rock, Pop, Funk, Soul, Motown, Indie and Disco.

Their wealth of experience in performance has been highlighted at some of the highest profile events in the country including The Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, The Rugby Union Cup awards show, The Molineux Football Stadium (to over 36,0000 people), The NIA, The NEC Arena, The Lord Mayors Ball (Birmingham), live performances on Sky television and  and BBC Radio, as well as live performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Glastonbury Festival. The versatility of the band means that they are not only ideal for corporate events, but also for weddings and civil partnerships. They are also regularly perform at University Balls, Birthday Parties, Awards Ceremonies, Festivals and Concerts.

Capital Groove  have performed at many prestigious venues and events over the years. Some of the best are The Hilton Hotel Group, The National Motorcycle museum, The Peoples Postcode lottery, Sky Television, Scottish Television, Jools Holland's Jamhouse, Wroxall Abbey Estate, Pembroke House, The Conservatoire Birmingham, Music industry leaders Roland technologies, The Grand Hotel Brighton, Montreux Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, The 02 Academy group, BBC radio and Channel 4’s Taste food festival, plus numerous celebrity and Charity events.

With an extensive and varied set list Capital Grove can cater for all ages and musical tastes, including classic songs by The Beatles, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder, to the more modern sounds of  Kings of Leon, Jamiroquai, Jack Johnson, Rhianna, Amy Winehouse and Alicia keys. They also offer more intimate solo guitar pieces or 3 piece jazz ensembles plus many, many more! With enough booking time we can also offer to learn the first dance or special song for your event, or you can choose from a selection of popular first dance songs and be absolutely sure that guests of all ages will be up dancing and singing all night!

The band are led By Ben Drummond who is also a music promoter and host at Jools Holland's Live Venue The Jamhouse. Capital Groove are a band like no other. Each member is passionate and dedicated about music, performance and entertainment. Capital Grooves musicians are of the highest standard, their Brass section are all conservatoire trained jazz musicians and their rhythm section are full time session musicians with many years experience in the studio and performing live.

The typical line up would be a 4/5 piece band, consisting of Male/Female Vocals, ( just male on 4 piece) Bass Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keys and Drums. However, the band can be booked from a three piece line up all the way to a 10 piece show level line up.

In addition, the band can also provide a set of acoustic songs or a laid back Jazz Trio specifically tailored for drinks receptions or during dinner.(At reduced rate if booking with the band)

The band perform walk-on music for corporate award ceremonies

They can supply smaller PA or electronic drums to cater for smaller rooms. They are also experienced in mixing to the sonic environment and can work under Db levels if a Db meter is installed at the venue. 

Show Options

2 x 60 mins

3 x 40 mins


I just wanted to send you and the band a quick note before we go on honeymoon to say a massive thank you!!! You truly made our wedding and the first dance was amazing - a million times better than Pete Doherty. Everyone was asking who you were and keep texting us to say how great you were. Also, thank you for accommodating our crazy requests and remembering the take that song. Thank you again - Hayley & Mark

Jon and I would like to thank the band personally for an amazing evening at Swinfen Hall. We thoroughly enjoyed both sets which we know kept our guests entertained. Your calm reassurance in the lead up to the big day was reflected in the success of the evening. Your organised dance off was an unexpected highlight which many of our guests have mentioned as a great end to a wonderful day. We cannot recommend you highly enough, you lived up to your billing as the best wedding band around.

I just wanted to send a quick note from me and Richard to say that you for Saturday evening. You guys did a great job and kept the dance floor full all night. All our guests said they thought you were brilliant and some who had previously said they would never have a band at a wedding we're completely converted. Best wishes - Louise and Richard

Hi Capital Groove, Just a note to let everyone know what an amazing wedding band you are and I would highly recommend any couples looking for a band to book Capital Groove ASAP. We hired Capital Groove for our wedding and the dance floor was filled non-stop. Having an amazing band was a really important part of our day and Capital Groove more than filled our expectations. Massive thanks to you all, your were amazing -  Lindsey & John