Ask about The Groove Academy
Key Points
  • One of Australia’s most in-demand live / DJ hybrid acts since they came together in 2007.
  • Their line up ranges from stripped back DJ / MC mode to four-piece incarnation, top an expanded six-piece big band line-up.
  • they held an eleven month residency at Sydney’s premier nightspot Ivy.
  • They can switch into Cocktail mode, taking the same philosophy of remaking pop classics and old standards but stripping the sound back to a subtler, more refined core.
  • Their clients include Gentleman Jack Embassy Launch, Qantas Platinum Club Dinner, Paspaley Polo In The City, Melbourne Cup Carnival (The ‘Birdcage’ at Flemington), Seven Network Logies After Party, and the 2011 Sydney Events Showcase After Dark Party.
Topics
  • Virtual Entertainment
    The Groove Academy is bringing their world class entertainment to you via virtual 'live stream' and pre-recorded performances to suit your every occasion and budget. Partnering with brand new Sydney venue, The Living Room Live, and video production company, Iota Media, to provide the same professionalism and high energy performances that you've come to love and expect from Australia's best party band.
  • Band, musicians
  • DJ
  • Entertainment
Testimonials

Incredible talent and performance, very engaging with the audience, had everyone up dancing, would definitely book them again.
QBE Australia

You and your team are absolutely amazing. The music was sensational! There was absolutely nothing I could have changed to make it any better!
PA to Managing Director
Amalgamated Holdings Limited

Every time the guys set up their array of instruments we knew it was going to be an energetic performance. These guys put on a solid show every time they performed, mixing DJs alongside a female vocalist, congas and a sax. Our crowd were definitely entertained by this stylish group.
Manager
Ivy

The Groove Academy certainly know how to fill the dance floor with their dynamic combo of DJ, vocals, congas and sax! Scott & his band can tailor their style and sets to your event; from sassy background dinner music to getting the party started! I highly recommend The Groove Academy for any style of event.
Senior Events Producer
Hannaford’s Events

We couldn't have been more pleased working with you and the band at the inaugural 2010 CHOICE Awards. The Groove Academy followed our brief to the letter; they were professional, stylish and most importantly sounded absolutely great! We look forward to working with The Groove Academy again soon!
Corporate & Special Events Manager
Arinex

We received numerous compliments from our guests who enjoyed your performances. Thank you once again for your brilliant entertainment at the event industry networking function of the year. I truly value your support & look forward to working with you in the years to come.
Event Manager
Sydney Event Showcase

What an absolute pleasure (and blessing!) it was to work with you and the super talented musicians that make up Groove Academy. Your enthusiasm, team spirit and the amazing vocal and musical talent from your lead singers and musicians kept all of our guests wanting more and ultimately made this event a great success. Wow can your girls sing! The feedback from the well-­travelled and discerning guests from this Fortune 500 company has been the best they’ve ever received. We will forever be grateful for your flexibility, professionalism and ability to ensure the show goes on even under the most challenges conditions. We look forward to welcoming you back and partnering with you again to deliver some more world class events. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Director
Corporate Events & Meetings, Destination - Asia (Indonesia)

Hey Scott, thank you so much for creating the incredible live soundtrack for the Gentleman Jack Embassy Party…you are a class act!!!
Bentley

Wow! The Groove Academy brings Thredbo alive. These guys have transformed the poolside après and lounge bar into an entertainment destination. I’ve never seen crowd’s number in this area as it was like for the last two weeks. If you want your bar, club, event or party to hit targets never seen before, this band are the key. A big thank you to The Groove Academy.
General Manager
Thredbo Alpine Hotel

Thanks for making our Charity Night such a success – the dance floor was packed and you were all such a dream to work with. I’ve had fantastic feedback from our attendees on the Groove Academy. Well done!
Senior Events Manager
Commonwealth Bank

The Groove Academy is our favourite all star band. CI events are always booking great bands Australia wide, but The Groove Academy is our number 1 go to booking. A truly professional team, Scott Pullen and Groove Academy always deliver.
Producer
CI Events

You guys were awesome and the feedback was great!
General Manager
Ravesis

A big thank you to Scott and his team at the Groove Academy for making this year’s Spring Lawn Party at the AJC, such a huge success for Tooheys New. Voted one of the best marquees on the day & incorporating funky tunes together with vocals, sax and bongo's, the Tooheys New Marquee Rocked.
Premium Beer Sales Executive
Tooheys Pty Ltd

We couldn't have been more pleased working with you and the band at the inaugural 2010 CHOICE Awards. The Groove Academy followed our brief to the letter;; they were professional, stylish and most importantly sounded absolutely great! We look forward to working with Groove Academy again soon!
Manager, Corporate & Special Events
Arinex

Scott Pullen is without a doubt the most versatile DJ I have ever worked with. The Arthouse Hotel hosts an unusually broad range of launches & events corporate, media, celebrity & charity events through to dance parties & Scott has nailed it at every event. It’s a privilege to work with Scott because I can be 100% confident that my client’s will be thrilled with his talent & easy going nature, & that’s what has made him my first port of call for my client’s music requirements.
Function & Event Manager
The Arthouse Hotel

It's always a pleasure working with The Groove Academy. Scott's professional and adaptable attitude and attention to detail makes my job at PricewaterhouseCoopers so much easier. I know I can speak with Scott once and he then will turn up with everything planned without having to cross check requirements. The Groove Academy's music has been perfect for all of our events & this is why we continue to work them as we have over the last 3 years. We look forward to working with them more and more over the coming years.
Senior Event Coordinator
PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia

My professional relations with Scott were nothing but pleasurable. He is a highly organized, pleasant & cooperative worker & his reliability & affable nature made him a delight to work with. He has an amazing ability to read a crowd & play music accordingly, a true test of a DJ’s skill. I have no hesitation in recommending Scott for any range of corporate, private or large scale functions. His involvement will guarantee the success of your event.
Project Coordinator Cultural Affairs & Events
City of Sydney

I just wanted to thank you again for creating the party atmosphere last night. The music was perfect for that crowd, with a great mix that actually got people up and dancing, and trust me, that's rare! You were fantastic together and I'd definitely like to book you for another event in the future. Feedback has been great and I'll make sure to forward some on.
Events Coordinator, Office of the Managing Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia

We are big fans of you guys and we really enjoyed the vibe you created on the night. Thanks to you and the band for putting on a great show and we are looking forward to the next one.
Senior Events Coordinator, Business Solutions & Events
PwC Australia
Thank you for the wonderful music and entertainment you and the Groove Academy have supplied to my clients in the past year. My clients have all expressed the ease and understanding that you brought to the event, helping tailor the music to reflect their tastes. Thank you again, I look forward to working with you in 2013.
Susan Stanford Events

We received numerous compliments from our guests who enjoyed your performances. Thank you once again for your brilliant entertainment at the event industry networking function of the year. I truly value your support & look forward to working with you in the years to come.
Event Manager
Sydney Event Showcase
Thank you to you & the band for an amazing night. The music was just right & had everyone dancing & celebrating the winners & finalists and partying to toast the year that was. We enjoyed working with you very much!
General Manager
Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia

Just thinking about the music from Gentleman Jack Embassy Party ­ Thank you Scott Pullen for making it so sexy and classy. You are so clever!
AZB Creative Director
Bentley

I just wanted to pass on a huge thanks to you and your band for the evening’s performance. Although it took everyone a while to warm up, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves right to the end and everyone has been raving about you since!
Executive Assistant to Head of Underground Operations

You won't get better! What a fantastically talented and professional group of musicians. I have worked with Scott Pullen and the Groove Academy on many events and they never fail to impress. Their performances are always impeccably delivered, polished and most importantly great fun. Whatever you need them for the Groove Academy will rock it out!
Senior Event Producer
CI Events

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you, Saxter and Megs for last night’s performance. Everyone is still raving about it!
Event Manager
CBA

I just wanted to touch base and thank you and the band for helping us produce a successful event. Please thank the band for a wonderful performance at our gala dinner. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment with the band producing a great energy to the room.
Event Coordinator
Property Council of Australia

A massive thank you to The Groove Academy team. The show you guys put on the other night was amazing and my client and their guests are still raving about how much fun they had. They danced all night! You guys are without doubt my go to band for all events. Thanks again!
Production Manager
CI Events

An outstanding provider of exceptional entertainment, the Groove Academy always delivers. Able to take a brief and read a crowd, The Groove Academy had the dance floor going from start to finish!
Event Manager
MCI Australia

Thank you and the band for a superb show on Thursday night at the Star. Our annual awards event attracts 700 guests and is a focal point for the marketing and advertising industry. They love to have fun but they are an exacting crowd: the show had to run smoothly and deliver to their high expectations. Your magnificent 8 piece band was the perfect entertainment. I really appreciated your flexibility and adaptability on the night -first we were running behind and then we were granted an extension by the venue, but your team stepped up, performed with élan and gave us a night to remember. I do not hesitate to recommend The Groove Academy for large-scale corporate events.
Marketing Manager
ADMA

WOW!! You guys SMASHED IT … everyone was on the dance floor from the first song. Scott, you were unreal to deal with, so flexible and professional nothing was too hard. Shout out to Muma Megs and Amy for embracing our Studio 54 Disco theme and The Groove Academy for making our event such an epic success.
Event Manager
Pandanas Events

The night was a huge success! The crowd loved the band and could not stop dancing. Thank you very much.
Event Manager
Creative Services MCI Australia

This is the fourth consecutive year we have booked The Groove Academy for our end of season ball and I would not hesitate to book them again next year! They put on an amazing performance, the dance floor was buzzing and feedback has been great. Such a professional and easy group to work with, I highly recommend them.
Events & Corporate Services Manager
South Sydney Rugby League Club

The Groove academy were amazing at the Qualtrics cocktail launch party. I was amazed with how versatile they were, being able to play all types of music with a great ability to read the crowd to gauge if they needed to take it up a notch. I highly recommend them for any kind of event!

Marketing Lead
Qualtrics

WOW! I hope you guys feel really good about the last couple of nights. You should do as the feedback from our group has been overwhelming. In all my years of managing events like these, I have never had so many people come and provide feedback about the entertainment like they did for you guys. You were such a delight to work with and I understand why you have such a successful company – you are true professionals!
Event Project Manager
Thermomix Australia