The Groove Doctors

The Bay Area's Hottest Dance & Party Band

Weddings | Events |Concerts |Clubs

what we do

The GROOVE Doctors are an amazing dance and party band that has been making crowds ecstatic since 2000 with our performances and devotion to making our clients happiness the top item on our list of priorities.

We have played over 450 events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at corporate functions, weddings, birthday parties and anniversary celebrations. We are professional, flexible, very easy to work with, we bring high energy to every event and help your guests have FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

Engaging

Your entertainment is what makes your event special and fun. We get the audience dancing and involved with high energy - The music (and the party) never stops!

ACCOMDATING

You'll find the Groove Doctors very easy to work with. The entire band has a “Can-Do” attitude and we are very flexible. We aim to please you and your guests. We'll even help with itinerary planning if needed.

PROFESSIONAL

We are a band you can count on. The Groove Doctors are a band of fantastic and professional musicians. We provide a high-end sound and lighting system, customized to your event

DIVERSE

Our incredibly diverse song list of home run hits from the last 50 years gets people of all ages onto the dance floor. We can even provide a trio for your cocktail hour or during dinner.

we play for all types of events

just let us know what you need and we'll make it happen!

concerts

The Groove Doctors play outdoor concerts all over the Bay Area. We have entertained crowds in Pleasanton, Pleasant Hill, Redwood City, San Ramon, San Jose, Gilroy and many other cities.

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WEDDINGS

The Groove Doctors have played for over 100 weddings. We can accommodate any style of music, including having a jazz trio play for your pre-dinner gathering. We entertain and dress to the occasion.

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PARTIES

Whether it's corporate event, or a birthday party, the Groove Doctors can play almost any style of music you want. We pack the floor from the first song to the last and guarantee a great time for all!

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testimonials

San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On behalf of the entire planning committee and our nearly 4,000 walkers and volunteers, I want to thank the Groove Doctors for the wonderful performance during the 2019 San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer’s. From your opening set, to your rendition of Stand By Me to your 30 minute performance as the walkers returned, The Groove Doctors set the right tone and mood we wanted. I heard many comments about how much they enjoyed your music. From the bottom of our hearts we want to extend our gratitude and appreciation for your volunteer efforts.

Randal Yip

Janice Wilson | Bride's Mother

 Hi there, I just wanted to thank you again for the great job the band did at Amanda’s wedding last month.  When talking with our friends about the wedding, the one thing that always comes up was how good the band was. Even when the weather got cold, the dance floor was still packed.  It really does make a difference having live music! So, please thank the rest of your band members for us.   I look forward to seeing the Groove Doctors perform again soon.

Katie McLouglin | Los Gatos Food Fest

Thank you so much for playing the Los Gatos Food Fest. The Groove Doctors was a great addition to the series and the crowd absolutely loved you guys. We are in our 2nd year of the LGFF and the night you played was our biggest turn out. People came, and wanted to stay until the very last song was played because of your performance. 2 months later I still have customers commenting on the stellar performance The Groove Doctors gave.  I hope the Groove Doctors enjoyed playing at the LG Food Fest as much as we all enjoyed having you. We can’t wait to have an encore performance from you.

Joanne Bledsoe | Wedding

 Dear Dave and Band, We can’t thank you enough for making our daughter’s and new son-in-law’s wedding such as fun and memorable event. We had so much feedback from friends and family on how great the music was and how much they enjoyed dancing to it! The dance floor was always packed! You guys are awesome. Thanks Again, Joanne

Mark & Mandi| Wedding

You and your team were absolutely amazing! Everyone we talk to that attended our wedding raves about you. Thank you for making our night the best. Also, I loved how your female vocalist did our first dance. It was perfect! We loved how you interacted with our crowd! You made my Sister’s night by letting her sing “Don’t Stop Believing.” You are the best!

Debbie Peterson | Birthday

Thank you and the GROOVE Doctors for playing at my 50thBirthday Party. My guests and I had an absolutely wonderful time! The music and entertainment you provided was very enjoyable. I was pleased to see so many get up and Dance, even my parents! Without your flexibility, professionalism and the band’s talent the party would not have been the blast that it was! I received numerous compliments about the GROOVE Doctors from young and old alike. Please know that I would recommend your band without hesitation to anyone. Thank you for your part in making my party the memorable event that it was. Please let your band members know that I enjoyed our brief time together and appreciate their willingness to make the night special. Your flexibility was awesome, especially the delayed start time after dinner. We appreciated it. I cannot think of any improvement needed, your band exceeded my expectations.

Bob Barton | Corporate Party

You guys are great with people and very enjoyable. We received many comments about how everyone loved the band! Thanks so much, see you soon.

Diane Speno | Birthday

Thank you so much for making my husband’s birthday party so special. Our guests raved over the selection of music and the professional execution of the band. I could never have done it without you. You are truly a group of talented musicians. Great selection of music and band interaction with the guests. Not a thing to improve, you were great.

GROOVe doctors audio demos

The Groove Doctors Live

just one of our many high-energy performances!
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Jane Creswell

Lead Vocals

Jane Creswell

Lead Vocals

Jane has been a professional singer for 15 years, freelancing in the U.S and in Europe. Jane has extensive recording studio as well as performing experience, and she has performed with a wide range of musical acts. Jane has a three octave vocal range and she is well versed in a variety of styles including blues, R&B, dance, rock, gospel and jazz. Jane’s musical influences include Patti Labelle, Natalie Cole and Heart.

Jim Kalogrides

Guitar, Vocals

Jim Kalogrides

Guitar, Vocals

Jim’s musical philosophy is all about having fun along with a passion for music no matter what genre it may be. Jim is happy to be making music with “The Groove Doctors” a band that gets you up off your seat all night long, that is what it is all about.

Jim was fortunate enough to be in a band called the “Gropus Cackus” that had 3 hits; 2 of them on the Bell Record Label. They opened for several name acts, such as Santana, John Lee Hooker, Sly and the Family Stone, Tower of Power Boz Skaggs, Ike and Tina Turner etc. Jim still records with members of the band to this day.

Dave Reik

Keys,vocals,Guitar

Dave Reik

Keyboard, Guitar, Vocals

Dave started playing piano at the age of five – he played in his first professional band when he was 15 and never looked back. Since then he’s played with several Bay Area bands, including Pop Nation, Addison Street and the Raving Daves, who won the Battle Of The Bands at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Dave was born and raised in the music industry – his parents owned and ran a chain of music stores in the Bay Area (Reik Music). He has also owned and managed his own recording studio. He studied with Tom Coster of Santana and other great keyboard players during his musical career.

Vanessa Lombera

Lead Vocals

Vanessa Lombera

Lead Vocals

Vanessa has been dazzling audiences since age five. Her love of lyrics and passion for communicating propelled her sing anywhere she could as a child: talent shows, school choirs, musicals, you name it. By middle school she was directing, writing for, and performing with a singing telegram troop. In her college years, Vanessa sang full-time at California’s Great America as Pebbles Flinstone, complete with bone-in-hair costume! Since joining the Bay Area live music scene 15 years ago, Vanessa has been part of several rock bands and collaborated with acoustic musicians on stage as well as in the studio.A shameless pop-princess at heart, Vanessa credits her vocal style and prowess to the powerhouse “greats”: Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, and Christina Aguilera to name a few.

Michael Peloquin

Sax,Vocals

Michael Peloquin

Sax, Lead Vocals

Michael Peloquin was born and raised in Champaign, Illinois, on the far south side of Chicago. He migrated west to San Francisco in 1984.Michael plays tenor, baritone and alto saxophones plus diatonic and chromatic harmonicas. He also is lead & harmony vocalist as well as an arranger & composer.He has performed, toured the world and recorded with masters of Blues and R&B such as: Jeff Beck, Albert King, Ernest Ranglin, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Narada Michael Walden, Johnnie Johnson, E.C. Scott, Larry Davis, Tommy Castro, Chris Cain, Sy Klopps, Mitch Woods and John Nemeth. These experiences have been an education in American roots music that has helped to form his melting- pot sound, as witnessed on his extensive discography.The last two decades have found Michael in demand as an R&B horn section arranger and soloist.

Eric McElligot

Bass

Eric McElligot

Bass

Eric McElligott is a veteran musician who grew up in San Francisco and absorbed the many musical influences of the city. He has played in original bands and many cover bands over the years and can play a wide variety of styles. He began playing in school band, but after hearing Led Zeppelin, he quickly switched to bass and was ready to rock. His early loves were The Beatles, Crosby Stills Nash And Young, Ike and Tina Turner, Earth Wind And Fire, and the entire Motown catalog before diving into hard rock. Eric played in several Classic Rock bands that also played some R&B in their sets. He then joined Big Al,s Heart and Soul, a large R&B show band. The band played many large venues and corporate parties. Eric was happy to join The Groove Doctors with their wide selection of upbeat, danceable R&B and rock songs.

Tony Odello

Drums

Tony Odello

Drums

Tony has been playing Drums so long that he can’t ever remember not playing drums. He learned to play the drums growing up in the Concord Blue Devil Drum Corps. Since then he’s been busy freelancing with anybody, anytime, anywhere. His influences are Tower of Power and Frank Zappa. He also digs Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham and Art Blakey. When he isn’t gigging or rehearsing, he can be found in the Delta, water skiing and boating. He has played with such notables as: Full House Band, Frank Biner and the Soul Patrol, and the Armen Boyd Quintet. These days, Tony’s focused on laying it down for the Groove Doctors.

Mike Rose

Trumpet

Mike Rose

Trumpet

Mike Rose, trumpet player, composer, arranger has been a active part of Bay Area Music scene for the last 35 years. He has an extensive touring and recording history with R&B, Soul, Blues, Rock, Pop and Latin. At the age of 16 Mike was playing professionally in R&B and top 40 bands often spending the breaks in the back room of a bar not being allowed near the drinking. In 1989 Mike recorded on Todd Rundgrem’s Nearly Human album, performing live on this Fantasy Studios “live session” with Parrie Prince, Vince Weinick, Randy Jackson and Bobby Womack. Mike also performed live with Todd at the famed Filmore West.Most of the 90’s was spent as a road musician touring the United States with several different bands including; Buddy Ace, Johnny Hernandez, The Dynatones, and Lydia Pense and Cold Blood.

songlist

2000-Today

24K MAGIC
Bruno Mars

LEVITATING
Dua Lipa

CRAZY IN LOVE
Beyonce

CAN'T STOP THE FEELING
Justin Timberlake

DON'T START NOW
Dua Lipa




Disco/Funk

BAD GIRLS
Donna Summer

BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE
Jackson Five

BOOGIE, OOGiE, OOBIE
Taste of Honey

DECEMBER 1963
Four Seasons

DISCO INFERNO
Tramps




Classic Rock

LIVIN' ON A PRAYER
Bon Jovi

SWEET CHILD O' MINE
Guns N' Roses

ALL RIGHT NOW
Free

YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG
AC/DC

BROWN EYED GIRL
Van Morrison




80s-90s

DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'
Journey

BEAT IT
Michael Jackson

COLD SWEAT
The Bone Shakers

CONGA
Gloria Estafan

CORAZON ESPINADO
Santana (with Mana)




Ballads

At LAST
Etta James

CRAZY
Patsy Cline

TENESSEE WHISKEY
Chris Stapleton

I AIN'T GOT YOU
Alicia Keys

THINKING OUT LOUD
Ed Sheeran




Motown, Soul, R&B

I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
Gladys Knight

I WANT YOU BACK
Jackson 5

I WISH
Stevie Wonder

LOVE TRAIN
The O'Jays

MY GIRL
Temptattions





Wedding

OOOH BABY, BABY
Linda Ronstadt

IF I AIN'T GOT YOU
Alicia Keys

BEST THING THAT EVERY HAPPENED
Gladys Knight

MY LITTLE GIRL
Tim McGraw

CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
Elvis Presley




Jazz, Swing, R&B

BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY
Andrew Sisters

FLY ME TO THE MOON
Frank Sinatra

GIRL FROM IMPANEMA
(standard)

KANSAS CITY
Joe Turner

L-O-V-E
Natalie Cole





Country

MAN I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN
Shania Twain

GUITARS AND CADILLACS
Dwight Yokum

HERE FOR THE PARTY
Gretchen Wilson

I COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE
Sara Evans

FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES
Garth Brooks





SONGLIST

Disco/Funk

BAD GIRLS
Donna Summers

BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE
Jackson Five

BOOGIE OOGIE, OOGIE
Taste of Hone

DECEMBER 1963
Four Seasons

I WILL SURVIVE
Gloria Gaynor

ALL SONGS

Classic Rock

ALRIGHT NOW
Free

BROWN EYED GIRL
Van Morrison


LIVIN' ON A PRAYER
Bon Jovi

YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG
AC/DC

SWEET CHILD O' MINE
Guns N' Roses

ALL SONGS

24K MAGIC
Bruno Mars

24K MAGIC
Bruno Mars

24K MAGIC
Bruno Mars

24K MAGIC
Bruno Mars

24K MAGIC
Bruno Mars

24K MAGIC
Bruno Mars

24K MAGIC
Bruno Mars

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80's-90's

DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'
Journey

KISS
Prince

WALKING ON SUNSHINE
Katrina and the Waves

HARD TO HANDLE
Black Drowes

CORAZON ESPINADO
Santana (With Mana)



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Ballads

AT LAST
Etta James

FAITHFULLY
Journey

TENNESSEE WHISKEY
Chris Stapleton

THINKING OUT LOUD
Ed Sheeran

FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE
Elvin Bishop



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Motown/Soul/R&B

AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG
Temptations

I WISH
Stevie Wonder

SHOUT
Otis Day & The Knights

SUPERSTITION
Stevie Wonder

ROCK STEADY
Aretha Franklin



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Wedding Songs

DON'T KNOW WHY
Nora Jones

HOW SWEET IT IS
James Taylor

NATURAL WOMAN
Aretha Franklin

SARA SMILE
Hall and Oates

WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN
Percey Sledge



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Standards/Jazz/Swing

FLY ME TO THE MOON
Frank Sinatra

Smooth Operator
Sade

L-O-V-E
Natalie Cole

KANSAS CITY
Joe Turner

MOON DANCE
Van Morrison



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Country

MAN I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN
Shania Twain

HERE FOR THE PARTY
Gretchen Wilson

FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES
Garth Brooks

MY LITTLE GIRL
Tim McGraw

GOOD GIRL
Carrie Underwood



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Groove Doctors' Calendar
Jan

26

8:00 pm
PRIVATE
Stanford Frat Party
Stanford
Feb

10

9:00 pm
PRIVATE
Peninsula Family Services Gala
Kohl Mansion
Feb

14

9:00 pm
PRIVATE
Grand Sierra Resort Reno
Reno Nevada
Feb

24

9:00 pm
PRIVATE
SCU Family Weekend
Fairmont San Jose
Mar

2

8:00 pm
PUBLIC
Main Street
Pleasanton
Mar

16

4:00 pm
PRIVATE
Baymont School Fundraiser
Santa Cruz Paradox Hotel
Apr

6

7:00 pm
PRIVATE
Wedding Mill Valley
Mill Valley Ca.
Apr

20

8:00 pm
PRIVATE
Private Birthday Party
Bay Area
May

4

6:00 pm
PRIVATE
Kentucky Derby Private party
Pleasanton Ca.
May

10

8:00 pm
PRIVATE
Stanford Sorority
Stanford
Jun

1

7:00 pm
PUBLIC
Wise Girl
Pleasant Hill
Jul

6

6:00 pm
PRIVATE
Private House party
Bay Area