Essential Groove are Melbourne’s elite cover band, specializing in weddings, corporate events and functions of all sizes.


Weddings are our forte. We know this is a special occasion to be enjoyed with your family and closest friends. Live music at your ceremony and reception keeps your guests entertained and on the dance floor!

We have extensive experience providing live music for corporate clients. We partner with you to ensure your guests have an unforgettable experience at your next party, conference, launch or awards ceremony.

We cater for all kinds of private functions and parties such as engagements, birthday parties, debutante balls, socials and milestone events. No matter the occasion, our repertoire is versatile and can be adjusted to suit.

You guys were phenomenal!!! I’m not sure why we had tables - everyone was on the dance floor all night! 😍
— Marcie & Dan L, Nov 2018, The Pier Geelong
You guys were AMAZING!!!!!
— Tori & Warren R, Aug 2018, Inglewood Estate
Essential Groove promised and delivered. We can’t thank you enough for playing at our reception. It was great to see everyone up and dancing, enjoying the night, which is exactly what we wanted. We couldn’t have asked for a better night.
— Jane & Tony P, Jun 2018, RACV City Club
Hey Dwayne, thank you to you and your band for an amazing performance Saturday. You set a great atmosphere for our wedding. We had people asking for your details, so you guys definitely made an impression.
— Jacqui & John T, May 2018, Carousel Albert Park
Just wanted to thank Essential Groove for a brilliant performance on our wedding day. You created a fabulous atmosphere and all our guests had such a great time. Would highly recommend you to all our friends!!! Thanks!
— Allie & James D, Dec 2017, Amora Hotel Riverwalk
Hi Dwayne, I wanted to thank you for the amazing job you guys did on Saturday night. Everybody couldn’t stop raving about how good you guys were. Getting everyone on the dance floor really made the night. I’ll be happily recommending you to anyone who asks. Thank you again.
— Sarah C, Aug 2017, Melbourne Savage Club
We really enjoyed having you as our band!! Lots of great comments from the locals about you!! Even my mother wants to book you for her birthday party!
— Richardson Dance School - Jan 2017 - Swan Hill Town Hall