Groove Nation

Groove Nation is the brainchild of #1 Billboard artist/producer Gabriel Bello. It includes a culturally diverse collective of professional musicians who play a variety of danceable and energetic music. This talented band takes pride in their professionalism at every performance.

Groove Nation’s full 12 piece band consists of a four-piece rhythm section, four-piece horn section, and four-member vocal team. They are able to scale down between 12 and 6 pieces based on your event needs and budget. Groove Nation, is made up of band members who have recorded on and released award-winning albums, and toured all over the world with an impressive range of acts and artists. With their wealth of talent and experience, this band can play any event from weddings to corporate or private events and festivals. 

When Hiring Groove Nation for Weddings, the band can play in small configurations or add a DJ setup for ceremony and cocktail hour add on options.

Groove Nation FAQs

Q. What style of music do you play?

A.   Top 40, R&B, Soul, Pop, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Rock & Funk

Q. How many pieces do you typically play as and what instruments are they?

A.   8- Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Female Vocalist, Male Vocalist, 2 horns (usually trumpet & saxophone).

Q. Do you play in other configurations?

A.   Yes, 5-piece (band + singer) 6- piece (+ 2 singers M&F), 7 piece (+1 horn), 10 piece (3 singers 3 horns) 12 piece (4 singers + 4 horns or 3 horns & percussion).

Q. Why did you become a professional musician?

A.   It is my (band leader, Gabriel Bello) passion personally and professionally and that of those I work with. Music breaks down barriers and crosses all boundaries, it’s one of the most powerful things on earth.

Q. Where are you located?

A.   Charlotte area.

Q. Do you travel?

A.    Yes, all of North America & Caribbean.

Q. Why should an event professional book you?

A.     We always get top reviews because we treat every event with excellence and care for the clients needs and their guests experience. Groove Nation is made up of top notch music by top notch musicians with great attitudes make for great events!

Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?

A.      Yes, we have full sound for most indoor and outdoor events. We have a basic lighting package as well as a full lighting system with haze/fog, moving lights and lasers.

Song List

Pop/R&B/Top 40

Shut Up and Dance with me – Walk The Moon

Sugar – Maroon 5

Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

Uptown Funk- Bruno Mars

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Smooth – Santana

Just Dance – Lady Gaga

Poker Face – Lady Gaga

Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

Telephone – Lady Gaga

Independent Women – Beyonce

Single Ladies – Beyonce

Crazy in Love – Beyonce

Yeah – Usher

OMG – Usher

Closer – Neyo

Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake

My Love – Justin Timberlake

Love Stoned – Justin Timberlake

Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake

Umbrella – Rihanna

Please Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna

Only Girl In the World – Rihanna

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

I Want it all – Karmin

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5

Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Forget You – Cee-Lo Green

Roar – Katy Perry

Firework – Katy Perry

HotN Cold – Katy Perry

Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake

Pusher Love – Justin Timberlake

Take Back the Night – Justin Timberlake

Applause – Lady Gaga

Tic Toc – Kesha

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Without You – Usher




70s, 80s & 90s

Stayin Alive – Bee Gees

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn

That’s the Way I Like it – KC & Sunshine Band

Boogie Shoes – KC & Sunshine Band

Shake Your Booty – KC & Sunshine Band

Freak Out – Chic

Give It To Me Baby – Rick James

Super Freak – Rick James

Bad mama jama-Carl Carlton

Lady Marmalade – Labelle

Forget Me Nots – Patrice Rushen

And the Beat Goes On – The Whispers

Funkytown – Lipps Inc

Get Down On It – Kool and the Gang

Shining Star – Earth Wind & Fire

September – Earth Wind & Fire

Let’s Groove – Earth Wind & Fire

Love Shack – B52s

Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

Rock With You – Michael Jackson

Billy Jean – Michael Jackson

Human Nature – Michael Jackson

PYT – Michael Jackson

Thriller – Michael Jackson

The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson

Black or White – Michael Jackson

Remember The Time – Michael Jackson

So Emotional – Whitney Houston

I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston

How Will I Know – Whitney Houston

I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

1999 – Prince

I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince

Kiss – Prince

Between The Sheets – Isley Bros

Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Rod Stewart

Killing Me Softly – Fugees/Lauren Hill

Power of Love – Huey Lewis

Escape(pina colada song)-Rupert Holmes

This is how we do it – Montell Jordan

Funkytown Lipps Inc

Lady Marmalade – Labelle

No Diggity – Blackstreet




Proud Mary Tina Turner

Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry

Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger

Crocodile Rock – Elton John

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Higher & Higher – Wilson Pickett

My Girl – Temptations

The Twist – Chubby Checker

Tutti Fruity – Little Richard

Shout – Isley Brothers

I’m a Believer – The Monkees

I Feel Good – James Brown

I Want You Back- Jackson 5

ABC – Jackson 5

The Love You Save – Jackson 5

Shake Your Body Down to the Ground – The Jacksons

Dancin’ Machine – The Jacksons

Think – Aretha Franklin

Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin

Think/Respect – Aretha Franklin

Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin

Proud Mary – Ike & Tina

My Guy – Mary Wells

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

I Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

Georgia on my mind – Ray Charles

Uptight – Stevie Wonder

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder

I Wish – Stevie Wonder

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Let’s Stay Together – Al Greene

Always and Forever – Heatwave/Luther Vandross



Friends in low places – Garth Brooks

God Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts

Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Let er Rip – Dixie Chicks

Rocky Top




Don’t Stop Believin – Journey

Anyway You Want It – Journey

Open Arms – Journey

Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Jump – Van Halen

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benetar

What I like about you-The Romantics

Beat It – Michael Jackson

Every Little Thing She Does is Magic – The Police

Every Breath You Take – The Police

We Will Rock You – Queen

Another One Bites The Dust – Queen

This Love – Maroon 5

Hard to handle – Black Crowes



Jamming – Bob Marley

Stir It Up – Bob Marley

Angel – Shaggy


Give Me One Reason To Stay Here – Tracy Chapman

Pride & Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn



Oye Como Va – Tito Puente/Santana

Turn The Beat Around – Gloria Estefan

Conga – Gloria Estefan

Livin the Vida Loca – Ricky Martin

La Bamba – Los Lonely Boys

I Need to Know – Marc Anthony


Hip Hop

Rappers Delight The Sugar Hill Gang

American Boy – Estelle/Kanye West

I Like The Way You Move – Outkast

Hey Ya – Outkast

Regulate(Regulators) – Warren G/Nate Dogg

Waterfalls – TLC

I Wish – Skee-Lo

Gettin Jiggy With It – Will Smith








Classic Jazz standards

So What Dm-Miles Davis

All Blues G-Miles Davis

Impressions Dm- John Coltrane

Song For My Father Fm-Horace Silver

Footprints Cm-Wayne Shorter

Autumn leaves Bb-Standard

Watermelon man F-Herbie Hancock

Summertime Dm-Standard

Maiden voyage Dm-Herbie Hancock

At Last-Etta James

What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Girl From Ipanema – Jobim

Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles

Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square – Standard

My Funny Valentine – Standard

Satin Doll – Standard

When I Fall in Love – standard

Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland

Mercy Mercy Mercy – Standard

Moondance-Van Morrison

All of Me – Standard

Favorite Things – Standard

Autumn Leaves – Standard

Smooth Jazz

Cantaloupe Island F-Herbie Hancock

Chameleon Bb-Herbie Hancock

Mister Magic Cm(Eb)- Grover Washington Jr

Just the Two of Us Fm- Grover Washington Jr

Winelight – Grover Washington Jr

Because of You Cm- Neyo

Queen City Bbm- Gabriel Bello

Night Drive Bm- Gabriel Bello

Crazy Cm- Gnarles Barkley/Cee-Lo

What You Won’t Do for Love Fm- Bobby Caldwell

Chicken Song Bb- Jaco Pastorius

Holding back the years-Simply Red

Ain’t no sunshine-Bill Withers

Feel so good-Chuck Mangione

Georgy Porgy – Toto


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