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OVERVIEW

8-PIECE LINEUP

Male Vocal, 2 Female Vocals, Saxophone/Vocal, Guitar/Vocal, Keyboard, Bass/Vocal, Drums

ABOUT THE BAND

Affirmative Groove

The Groove That Makes You Move

Affirmative Groove is a high-energy, 8-piece party band hailing from Richmond, VA. With a charismatic leading man, two standout female vocalists, and polished choreography, this band of veteran musicians will bring your big event to life. The first thing you’ll notice about Affirmative Groove is the look. The husband-wife team of Marrell and Sherry Elam infuses classic hollywood flair into everything they do. From attire to hairstyles to wardrobe details, this band is dedicated to presenting a . . .

SONGLIST

1, 2 Step - Ciara, Missy
1999 - Prince
20 Minute Workout - DJ Kool
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
A Fool in Love - Tina Turner
Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations
All I Want Is You - U2
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
America The Beautiful - Ray Charles
Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke
At Last - Etta James
Baby It's Cold Outside - Traditional
Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson
Bad - Michael Jackson
Bang Bang - Jessie J
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy - The Tams
Before I Let Go - Maze
Belongs to You - Emerson Drive
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Big City - Merle Haggard
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Block Party - Chuck Brown
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Boogie Oogie Oogie - Taste of Honey
Brick House - The Commodores
Bring It On Home - Sam Cooke
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Bustin' Loose - Chuck Brown
Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
By Your Side - Sade
Cake By the Ocean - DNCE
California Gurls - Katy Perry
Can You Stop the Rain - Peabo Bryson
Can't Get Enough of Your Love - Barry White
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Frankie Valli
Candy - Cameo
Carolina Girls - Chairmen of the Board
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Cha Cha Slide - The Allstars
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Classic - MKTO
Come Get it Bae - Pharrell
Come See About Me - The Supremes
Coming Home - Leon Bridges
Cool - The Time
Cool in You - Babyface
Crazy - Britney Spears
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Crazy Love - Brian McKnight
Creep - TLC
Cupid - Sam Cooke
Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love - Usher
Da Butt - EU
Dance to the Music - Sly & The Family Stone
Dancing in the Streets - Martha & The Vandellas
Deja Vu - Beyonce
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
Don't Know Much - Linda Ronstadt
Don't Start Now - Duo Lipa
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Double Dutch Bus - Frankie Smith
Electric Slide - Marcia Griffiths
Everybody Dance Now - C&C Music Factory
Everything - Michael Buble
Fancy - Iggy Azalea
Feels Good - Tony Toni Tone
Feels Like Home - Bonnie Raitt
Finesse - Bruno Mars
Flashlight - Parliament-Funkadelic
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Focus On Me - Ariana Grande
For the Love of Money - The O'Jays
Forget You - Cee-lo Green
Free Falling - John Mayer
Funky Good Time - James Brown
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Get Down Tonight - Kool & The Gang
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Get Ready - The Temptations
Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Low - Teddy Pendergrass
Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Give it To Me Baby - Rick James
Glamorous Life - Sheila E.
God Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holiday
Good Night Sweetheart - David Kersh
Got Faith - Ariana Grande & Stevie Wonder
Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Got to Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
Happy - Pharrell
Happy Feelings - Maze
Happy People - R. Kelly
Hava Nagila - Traditional
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Traditional
Healing - Wynona Judd
Heatwave - Martha & The Vandellas
Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
Hold You In My Arms - Ray Lamontagne
Hole in the Wall - Mel Waiters
Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
Hot In Herre - Nelly
Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor
I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Feel Like Making Love - Roberta Flack
I Have to Say I Love You - Jim Croce
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
I'd Rather - Luther Vandross
I'll Be There - Jackson 5
I'm Better When I'm Dancing - Meghan Trainor
I'm Coming Out - The Supremes
I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
I'm Losing You - The Four Tops
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I've Got a Woman - Ray Charles
In Other Words - Frank Sinatra
In the Mood - Glenn Miller Orchestra
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It Takes Two - Marvin Gaye
It's Love - Jill Scott
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
Joy and Pain - Maze
Juice - Lizzo
Jump, Jive & Wail - Brian Setzer Orchestra
Jungle Love - The Time
Jungle Love - The Time
Just My Imagination - The Temptations
Just My Imagination - The Temptations
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Killing Me Softly - Lauryn Hill
Kiss - Prince
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic feat Bruno Mars
Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool
Let it Whip - Dazz Band
Let me Love You - George Benson
Let's Get It Started - Black-Eyed Peas
Let's Get Loud - Jennifer Lopez
Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye
Let's Groove Tonight - Earth, Wind & Fire
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers
Lookin' for Love - Johnny Lee
Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
Love Shack - The B-52's
Love Won't Let Me Wait - Luther Vandross
Love and Happiness - Al Green
Love on Top - Beyonce
Loving You Easy - Zac Brown Band
Low - Flo Rida
Macarena - Los Del Rios
Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin
Make Someone Happy - Jimmy Durante
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Memories - Elvis Presley
Merry Christmas Baby - Chuck Brown
Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight
Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight
Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway
Miss Grace - The Catalinas
Moon River - Traditional
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr. Magic - Grover Washington
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Best Friend - Tim McGraw
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
My Endless Love - Lionel Richie
My Girl - The Temptations
My Guy - Mary Wells
My Name is Love - Patti Labelle
My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
My Wish - Rascal Flatts
Neither One Of Us - Gladys Knight
Never Knew Love like this before - Stephanie Mills
Never Stop Never Give Up - Brand New Heavies
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Night Moves - Bob Seger
No Diggity - Blackstreet
No One - Alicia Keys
No One In This World - Anita Baker
Oh What a Night - Frankie Valli
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger
Our Love is Here to Stay - Ella Fitzgerald
Oye Como Va - Santana
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Practice What You Preach - Barry White
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Purple Rain - Prince
Reach Out - The Four Tops
Real Love - Mary J. Blige
Remember The Time - Michael Jackson
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You - Miami Sound Machine
Ribbons in the Sky - Stevie Wonder
Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
Separate Ways - Journey
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Sex Machine - James Brown
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - Michael Jackson
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
Sham-A-Lam-A-Ding-Dong - Otis Day & The Knights
She's a Bad Mama Jama - Carl Carlton
Shining Star - The Manhattans
Shout - Isley Brothers
Show Me What You Got - Jay-Z
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Side Show Spell - Blue Magic
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Silent Night - Traditional
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
So Amazing - Luther Vandross
Someone Like You - Van Morrison
Something to Talk About - Bonnie Raitt
Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Stand by Me - Ben E. King
Step in the Name of Love - R. Kelly
Stop In The Name Of Love - The Supremes
Sugar - Maroon 5
Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake
Super Bad - James Brown
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
Takin' Care of Business - Bachman Turner Overdrive
Taking You Home - Don Henley
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf) - Sly & The Family Stone
That's The Way Of The World - Earth, Wind & Fire
That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
The Bird - The Time
The Greatest Love of All - George Benson
The Keeper of the Stars - Tracy Byrd
The Twist - Chubby Checker
The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
There Goes My Baby - Charlie Wilson
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan
This Will Be - Natalie Cole
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
Tik Tok - Kesha
Timber - Pitbull
Top of the World - The Carpenters
Treasure - Bruno Mars
True Companion - Mark Cohn
Truly - The Commodores
Turn Down For What - DJ Snake F/Lil' Jon
Turn the Beat Around - Gloria Estefan
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
Up On The Roof - The Drifters
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We Got it - Immature
What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
When I See You Smile - Bad English
When a Man Loves a Woman - Barry Manilow
Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
Why do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lyman
Wild Thing - The Troggs
Winter Wonderland - Traditional
With This Ring - The Platters
Wobble Dance - V.I.C.
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Word Up - Cameo
Working Day and Night - Michael Jackson
Yeah - Usher
You Are the Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne
You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
You Look Good - Lady Antebellum
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
You're All I Need - Marvin Gaye
You're Just in Love - Ingrid Berlin
You're My Home - Billy Joel
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - Frank Sinatra
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VIDEO (10)

Feature Video
Live: 24K Magic (Bruno Mars)
Live: All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
Live: My Girl (The Temptations)
Live: Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing (SING Soundtrack)
Live: Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Live: Tennessee Whiskey (Chris Stapleton)
Live: Best of My Love (The Emotions)
Live: Timber (Pitbull)
Live: One Hundred Ways (Quincy Jones)

PHOTOS (28)

Affirmative Groove promotional photo formal
Affirmative Groove lead singer sings
Affirmative Groove performs on stage at wedding
Affirmative Groove bride sings with lead singer
Affirmative Groove gets down on stage
Affirmative Groove lead singer dances
Affirmative Groove performs at private event
Affirmative Groove three singers perform live
Affirmative Groove saxophone plays music
Affirmative Groove performs on stage
Affirmative Groove dances and grooves at hotel
Affirmative Groove female vocalist performs

CLIENT REVIEWS (See all 137)

From: Curdts, Peyton
Date: Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 9:19 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino
Hi Mike,
Affirmative Groove was AWESOME! I’ve heard them before so had high expectations, and they certainly delivered! Would highly recommend and will leave a review on The Knot.
Thanks for checkingin.
Peyton


From: Abbey Owen
Date: Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 12:33 PM
Subject: RE: MitchellTharp Wedding w/ Affirmative Groove
To: Andy Jaspen

Hi Andy,
Another successful wedding in the books! Everything went great with Affirmative Groove for Alli + Mark’s big day at the club. They had a blast and the couple was so happy with the entire night! Marrell was easy to work with and communicated with me the entire night. That always makes my job easier on the day of. Thanks again!
Abbey  Abbey Owen
Assistant Director of Special Events
Country Club of Virginia


From: Susan Hancock
Date: Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 9:05 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin Paciocco
Justin!
They were AMAZING! Marrell and his team were so easy to work with!People are still raving about them!I just posted a review on The Knot for you!
Thanks for recommending themthe BEST!
Cheers,
Susan


From: Janice Straske
Date: Fri, May 21, 2021 at 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Andy, 
The band was amazing! I hope that they add Dancing In The Moonlight to their regular playlist they did a great job with it for Elly and Adam's first dance. Everyone danced all night long, and the band really kept things fun and lively. From the 80 year old grandmothers to the 5 year old flower girl, Affirmative Groove was a huge hit!
Thank you so much!
Janice Straske (Elly's mom)



From: Janice Baldwin
Date: Mon, May 10, 2021 at 9:13 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Affirmative Groove was awesome!  They put on a great show it was a fantastic event.  We have heard nothing but compliments.  We have had several guests mention that they would like to book Affirmative Groove for their event.  The band was so easy to work with.   I highly recommend Affirmative Groove!


From: Rusty Goudelock
Date: Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 10:04 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Mike, 
I will let Anne Elise or Davis reply separately.  But, from my perspective, Affirmative Groove was extraordinary!  They were professional, receptive, adaptive and courteous to work with in every way.  The dance floor was full from the very first song until the very last one, and the guests were begging for more when they finished.  We could not have been more pleased. 
Thank you, 
Rusty Goudelock



From: Maggie Wilson
Date: Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hey Andrew,
Affirmative Groove was the hit of the party!!! So many people asked us where they are from and commented on how incredible they are! I have no constructive criticism, just praise for them making it a memorable experience on the dance floor and taking our party to the next level. It would’ve been boring without them there to bump up the party! We loved having them be a part of our wedding! I would recommend them to anyone. 
All the best,
Maggie Finley



From: Tricia Cross
Date: Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Dear Mike:
As mother of the bride and the one who paid for the band this is my review!!!  This band, Affirmative Groove, was the BEST BAND EVER!!!  The music for the wedding was perfect, the music during cocktail hour was great, but the BAND all together was the best ever.  Their music was what everyone wanted to dance to, they interacted with the crowd, played requests, to my knowledge they only took a few short breaks.  Our guests have spoken about how great our band was and everyone wants to know how to contact them.  I even got some cards from the lead singer before they left.  They were all very courteous, thoughtful to the guests, and they even tried to clean up water bottles from the stage.  Thank you so much for getting this band on such a quick notice.  They were awesome. 
I will make sure that Magen & Alec post a review for you on the wire! 
Thanks again!
Tricia Cross



From: Heather
Date: Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Andrew, 
It didn’t take me long to find Sam Hill Entertainment and choose Affirmative Groove for our wedding band. First, the Sam Hill website was extremely to use and broke down all of their bands and what they offered. It was also easy to find clips of the band performing. Overall we decided to go with Affirmative Groove because of their sound and that there was no detectable autotuning. The process of booking the band, making payments, and communicating was a simple as it could get short of doing everything in person. 
On the day of our wedding Affirmative Groove provided an 8 piece live band for the reception and a keyboard accompaniment during the cocktail hour. We would first like to compliment the band on their abilities and sound, we couldn’t have asked for a better band to share in our celebration. They sang our first dance song ‘At Last’ by Etta James flawlessly as well as the song chosen for the father/daughter dance ‘My Girl’ by the Temptations. 
While we were not able to have the larger wedding we originally wanted due to COVID19 pandemic, Affirmative Groove all but ensured a party. All of our guests complimented us on the band and how well they sounded! I can say this without hesitation, my husband and I would 100% choose Affirmative Groove for an event again and would encourage anyone looking for a wedding band to do the same. They made our day even more special and memorable. 
Thank you for everything! 
Heather and Ryan


From: Kate Buzzelli
Date: Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Justin, 
Thank you for reaching out and apologies for the delay in responding as we just returned from our honeymoon! Our wedding was absolutely perfect, and much of the fun was due to Affirmative Groove. To be honest, I had lowered my expectations as to what a covid wedding would be like, but they somehow managed to keep a lively atmosphere and got the crowd to socially distantly dance all night long. We had an amazing night, and they were a pleasure to work with. I would recommend both Sam Hill and Affirmative Groove to friends and family in the future, and would be glad to post my feedback on the Knot as well.
Thanks so much, 
Kate & Rob



From: Megan Fricke
Date: Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
Thank you for following up with us after our big day! I wanted to write you a quick note to let you know that we couldn't have been happier with Affirmative Groove or our experience working with the entire group at Sam Hill Entertainment.
Marrell was an absolute pleasure to work with and accommodated all of our requests to a T. With all of the changes that had to happen for our wedding, it was so wonderful to be able to have the band there that we had our hearts set on from the beginning.
Thank you again!
All the best,
Megan


From: Tara Wolicki
Date: Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 4:27 PM
Subject: RE: Feb 7th event
To: Andy Jaspen

Andy,
Friday night went great with Affirmative Groove! They were real champs and went with the flow. They were fun, upbeat and all of the musicians were great. They were a good fit for that sized crowd and they rocked it!
Tara E. Wolicki, CMP
TOWNEBANK
Assistant Vice President and Event Manager



From: Landon Hinton
Date: Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Andrew, 
Everything was great with the band.  We really appreciate it!  Marrell and his team were great to work with and accommodated our requests. They kept the party going all night long!  
Also thanks to you and your team for what you all did.  The process was very smooth and easy!
Best, 
Landon Hinton


From: Claiborne Fletcher
Date: Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Mike,
Matt and I had the best wedding we could have ever imagined and Affirmative Groove played a large part in that! Working with Marrell and the band was a pleasure, and Hotel Roanoke expressed that to my mom afterwards as well, they followed everything that the hotel requested for timing and set up. 
Marrell and I spoke before the wedding and he absolutely listened to all of my requests. I let him know that I was wearing sneakers to my reception because I planned to be on the dance floor all night and he totally made that happen with their fun and upbeat set list! I loved that Marrell kept celebrating our marriage throughout by mentioning Matt and I by name, it felt very personal! I have nothing but positive things to say about working with Affirmative Groove!
Multiple people have asked me about the band since the wedding, so I am hopeful this won’t be their last trip to Roanoke for an event!! 
Best,
Claiborne and Matt Montgomery


They were even better than we remembered! Couldn't possibly be more satisfied with their performance. They exceeded all expectations which were high after seeing them perform at a friends wedding. Professional, Classy and an absolute blast! I'm already begging my husband to book them for any celebratory events we have later in life. We will HIGHLY recommend them to all family and friends.
Mary Sheldon Boney
Bride, 12/8/19 at Pippin Hill Vineyard (North Garden, VA)


From: Mary Sheldon Boney
Date: December 29, 2019 at 2:40:43 PM EST
To: Marrell Elam
Subject: Re: Thank you for utilizing our services ~ Affirmative Groove

Thank you for an absolutely incredible performance. I sent some very positive feedback to your management at Sam Hill Entertainment. I'm already begging my husband to book you for our next celebratory life event! Thank you again, EPIC performance. All of our friends and family have not stopped talking about how great the band was!You all superseded all expectations, even better than we remembered! You all have an incredible gift, thank you so much for sharing it with us and making our reception everything that we hoped it would be. Hope all of you had wonderful holidays.
Mary Sheldon


From: Kate Phillips
Date: Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
Clients loved Affirmative Groove & they were easy to work with!
Thanks for checking in!
Kate
Kate Phillips Events



From: Maria Elisa Finegan
Date: Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew Juge
Hi Andrew,
Affirmative Groove did a great job for Alex & Whit’s reception.  Everyone enjoyed dancing and I got so many positive comments from guests asking about them & where they were from.  We will definitely pass on their information.Everyone loved them!!Thank you!Maria
Elisa



From: Tarah Carlow
Date: Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove follow up
To: Andy Jaspen

Hi Andy,
Thank you for the follow up on Affirmative Groove at the Children's Hospital gala.  We did have a wonderful event, and a large part of it was due to the band.  They were very easy to work with and did a fantastic job and were very professional.
We will definitely pass their (and your) info along to our next Ball Chairs.
Take care,
Tarah Carlow
CoChair, Children's Hospital of Richmond Foundation Gala



From: John Miller
Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To:
Hi Justin,
Affirmative Groove was great. There were a number of old coots my age (6575) who were up and out of their chairs dancing to what we felt was our music (from 40 years ago). My brother has had 5 hip replacements on one leg, one on the other, and he was up dancing! They played slower music at a reasonable volume during dinner and then cranked it up afterwards for the real dancing. They used Kelly's song list (as best as I could tell), learned and performed Kelly and Josh's John Legend bride/groom dance song. Great performance from them. I'm glad Kelly and Josh selected them (they're biking in Italy right now).
Sam Hill was easy to deal with: answered our questions, timely responses, easy to do the transactions.
Thanks very much. The band made the night.
Best,
John Miller



From: Staud, Jacquie
Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Justin,
Everything was wonderful and we can’t thank you all enough! I would love to have the band back for another event at some point. I thought the band did great with every detail of the night and they were very entertaining!! We will definitely recommend the band to all of our friends and family! Thanks for everything!
Jacquie and Matt



From: Becky Danker
Date: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
e couldn't have asked for a better band then Affirmative Groove. Marrell and the rest of the band put on an INCREDIBLE performance and had our guests on their feet dancing all night! They had some choreographed moves which really elevated their performance and they looked and sounded great.
Working with Affirmative Groove was so easy; the band was quick to respond to emails and played our first dance songs exactly as we wanted them. Our guests were blown away by the band and are is asking where and how we found Affirmative Groove. Needless to say, we are singing Sam Hill Entertainment and Affirmative Groove's praises and are passing info along to everyone who asks! Thanks again!
Fondly,
Becky Reagan


From: Angie Cerimele
Date: Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Justin.
Thank you! Everything went very well and Affirmative Groove’s was absolutely amazing and everyone was thrilled about having them!
We didn’t have any problems to report, and everyone was very responsive. Thank you so much for everything!
Best,
Angie


From: Emily Finn
Date: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 9:45 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove follow up July 20 WamplerBailey wedding
To: Andy Jaspen

Hi AJ,
Affirmative Groove were absolutely wonderful at the WamplerBailey wedding!! Thank you so much for checking in. We cannot wait to work with them again!
Best,
Emily Finn
Wedding and Event Planner | Farmington Country Club


From: Lisa Braden
Date: Tue, May 28, 2019 at 9:52 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino

Hello Mike,

Memorial Day went wonderful with Affirmative Groove. As always, they were fantastic! We would like to book them again for next Memorial Day if they are willing to spend it with us again!

Have a great day!

Lisa Braden
Director of Activities and Communications
Regency at Dominion Valley Owners Association


From: Mary Elliiott
Date: Tue, May 14, 2019 at 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Andy,
Flawless!! Affirmative Groove was fantastic, kept the dance floor packed. Sam Hill Entertainment was very good to work with, communication was excellent.
We had several friends who have inquired about Affirmative Groove and some who secured their card. Great choice for a band!
Thank you for all your help and guidance,
Mary Elliott


From: Michaela Brannock
Date: Wed, May 1, 2019 at 8:36 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Justin,
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Affirmative Groove. I've received many texts the next day saying how awesome the band was, the dance floor was rocking the whole night!
Thanks,
Michaela Brannock


Marrell and his crew put on a great show! I love working with Affirmative Groove on weddings because I know I never have to worry about anything. Looking forward to their return!
Heather Scott
The Commonwealth Club, Richmond VA
3/19/19 SchillingHavermann Wedding




From: Russell Raymond
Date: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Andrew: my daughter made all the arrangements so she can comment on her experience with Sam Hill. I think it was a very favorable one.
However, I can comment on the band itself and Marrell and his lovely wife. They were fantastic. They came in, set up very quietly while we were getting ready for the wedding, and the choice of music was outstanding. They even put together a two song medley that I requested for the father daughter dance. They excited our guests immediately and almost 100% of the attendees were on the dance floor most of the reception. I thanked Marrell several times on stage. Honestly, we could not have expected more. I have communicated our gratitude to Marrell as well. It should be mentioned that all the members of the band were very cordial and kind. I made a point of saying hello to several of them.
Sincerely,
Russ Raymond



From: Dan Coats
Date: Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainmen
Andrew,
Affirmative Groove absolutely nailed it. Elizabeth and I couldn’t have been happier with Marrell MCing our wedding and his band’s performance. We are so thankful Affirmative Groove was a part of our wedding. Our guests were raving about them.
Best Regards,
Dan Coats


From: Maria Belcher
Date: Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 1:20 PM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove follow up
To: Andy Jaspen
Hey Andy,
Thanks so much! The event was a huge success – and Affirmative Groove was awesome, as always! Cannot say enough positive things about the band's professionalism, energy on stage, everything! Highly recommend them. Will definitely keep them in mind for next year as well!

Maria Belcher
Donor Relations & Events Specialist
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences


From: Emily Stroud
Date: December 30, 2018 at 5:41:05 PM EST
To: Marrell Elam
Cc: justin@samhillbands.com
Subject: Re: Thank you for utilizing our services ~ Affirmative Groove
Marrell
I just wanted to let you know that you guys just totally blew us away. The music was fantastic and the performance style and coordination was incredible. We don’t think we’ve ever heard a band that is even close to your level of quality. Even my 88 year old grandmother danced all night, and I truly haven’t seen her dance in years... it brought so much joy to me and to my family.
From the bottom of our hearts, many thanks to you and your talented band members you made our wedding so special!
All the best,
Chase and Nick



From: Tanya Cornwell
Date: Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino

They were wonderful and the guests had an amazing night! I would love to book them again!!
Thanks,
Tanya Cornwell
Starry Night Events


From: Dan Malkin
Date: Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 5:57 PM
Subject: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike at Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Mike,
I wanted to thank you and your team for working with us in regards to the band at our wedding. You and everyone else at Sam Hill were great throughout the process.
In terms of the band...
Affirmative Groove were absolutely amazing. All of our guests were raving all night and again at our goodbye brunch yesterday morning and once again into today. I’m not just saying that because it was our wedding but their performance was impeccable, completely blew my expectations away. We spent hours going through band video’s when making a decision (as you well know since you answered about 60+ emails from me!) and could not be more thrilled with our choice. From learning a few songs for us, to playing non stop and dancing up a storm they really were incredible on all levels.
If there’s a review website that I can leave a write up on please let me know.
Thank you to everyone on your team and at Affirmative Groove for making our night that much more special.
All the best,
Dan & Sarah



From: Grace Winston
Date: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 9:57 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Andrew,
The band was FABULOUS and we all can’t say enough about them! Affirmative Groove was amazing and we would recommend them as well as Sam Hill’s services to anyone that needs a band in the future. Thanks again!
Grace and Matt


From: Alexandria Noble
Date: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 9:28 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino

Mike,
Affirmative Groove was AMAZING on Saturday such a pleasure to work with and really made the party. As always, thank you for everything!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Best,
Alex


5star review on TheKnot.com
posted on 11/2/18:
Affirmative Groove made our wedding was so great! Everyone adored them, we do not have a single complaint or suggestion because they were pretty much perfect. They were spot on with the music and kept the party super alive. Working with them has truly been a pleasure, and we hope to work with them again in the future! Definitely try to see them if they’re ever near you, they will blow you away!


From: Chelsie Proctor
Date: Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Andy,
The wedding was so great! Everyone adored Affirmative Groove. We don't have a single complaint or suggestion because they were pretty much perfect. They were spot on with the music and kept the party super alive. Working with you guys has truly been a pleasure, and we hope to work with you again in the future!
Thank You,
Chelsie


From: Calder Clark
Date: Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 10:53 AM
Subject: Fwd: Thank you for utilizing our services ~ Affirmative Groove
To: Andy Jaspen; Marrell Elam

Dear Marrell,
From the client and all of us at Calder Clark Designs, we are super thrilled with having met you and heard you play. Your attitude was nothing short of fantastic, and your performance was overthetop fab! I loved the guys and girls in the band they were funny, gracious, polished, and chill. Great dance moves, great voices, just an allaround joy.
I will tell Caitlin Whiteside on my staff that you are our new goto when she’s pushing bands in front of our future clients! I can’t say enough about y’all.
Have a wonderful week, and take care!
Calder Clark


From: Tracy Campany
Date: Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 12:44 PM
Subject: Affirmative Groove and the September 13 event
To: Mike Miglino
Hi Mike,
I can’t say enough about how fantastic Affirmative Groove was!
They were professional and accommodating on every count. They delivered an AMAZING performance in the face of a crowd that’s generally very serious.
I’m so glad we booked them! It was a real pleasure working with you and with Affirmative Groove.
Best regards,
Tracy Campany
Event Coordinator



From: Nathalie Celcis
Date: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 5:20 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Mike!
I know its been a while but I wanted to leave my feedback on Affirmative Groove on the Knot and Wedding Wire and also let you know directly.
We hired Affirmative Groove for our February wedding and my goodness they are handsdown the best wedding band I have ever seen! They kept the seats empty all night long and made the wedding such a fun experience for our family and friends. Hire Affirmative Groove and don't shop around. They are worth every penny!
Thank you for being so accommodating and great to work with! Professional top to bottom!
Thank you!
Nathalie


From: Justin Masters
Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 9:54 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Andy,
Thanks for checking in. From a groom's perspective, everything went extremely well: the band arrived and set up without a problem, they got the hora / fatherdaughter dance / motherson dance, they played all of our musthaves and used their judgment to add in a few extra songs throughout the night. Overall, they helped make the night a great party, which is exactly what we wanted.
We were all getting compliments and enthusiasm from a lot of our guests throughout the night that the band was excellent, including comments along the lines of it was fun to even just watch and listen when I wasn't dancing. I wholeheartedly agree! I will definitely pass along the word to anyone looking for a band for a private event.
Thanks for making this easy and fun for us.
Cheers,
Justin


From: Amy Arons
Date: Wed, May 30, 2018 at 10:09 AM
Subject: Our daughter's wedding May 27, 2018 Pippin Hill
To: Marrell

Marrell,
Well, Affirmative Groove really knocked it out of the ball park! We have had only RAVE reviews of the band! Each and every guest commented on how fabulous you were!
Alison and Phil, and my husband and I were overwhelmingly pleased with your performance. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. The dance floor was full the entire evening! With hearts full, we thank you and the band members for a night to remember. You were FABULOUS!
Amy & Barry Arons




From: Lisa Braden
Date: Tue, May 29, 2018 at 12:51 PM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino

AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! As usual, they were fantastic. Marrell was on his game last night. We would like to book them again for next Memorial Day. At your convenience, send me a contract. Let’s just do it!
Hope you are having a great day!
Lisa Braden
Director of Activities and Communications
Regency at Dominion Valley Owners Association



From: Nica Lewis
Date: Tue, May 22, 2018 at 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: SeeBruse Wedding
To: Andrew Juge
Andrew,
One word to sum up Affirmative Groove, PHENOMENAL!!

Everything went very well. The Bride and Groom along with his parents were very satisfied with their performance.
Nica



From: Alana Futcher
Date: Tue, May 15, 2018 at 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike!
They were AMAZING! Marrell was great to communicate with throughout the course of the event and was flexible with mc’ing which is always helpful!
Thank you!!


From: Colleen Mollison
Date: Wed, May 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Justin,
Thank you for reaching out. The band was absolutely amazing; our guests are still talking about how great they were! They kept the party going all night with their great selection of music and their amazing dance moves. My dad commented that they played the traditional love songs at the very beginning while people were mingling and getting food, and then switched to more party songs as the night progressed. Clearly, they had done this before! I appreciate how easy it was to work with them. They reached out by email to have me fill out a questionnaire to better plan for the wedding, and then also gave us their direct phone number so we could call if we had any questions or concerns.
Thank you for all of your help during the planning process. Booking the band was the easiest thing we did!
Regards,
Colleen


From: Kiri Hahn
Date: April 25, 2018 at 6:42:07 PM EDT
To: Marrell Elam
Subject: Re: Thank you for utilizing our services ~ Affirmative Groove
Marell,
Davis and I can't thank you and the entire Affirmative Groove band enough for such fun night. We cannot tell you how many wedding guests requested your name and were so impressed with you energy & talents. We couldn't have chosen a better band and couldn't believe you guys didn't take a break...rockstars! On a personal note, Davis and I were so happy you incorporated our song preferences while expertly playing a mix of old, new, fast and slow songs. We will not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family and hope to utilize your band again in the future.!
Best,
Kiri & Davis



From: Cindy Savage
Date: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Andrew, Affirmative Groove was awesome! Blair wanted people to be on the dance floor and they were definitely on the dance floor. This was first time using Sam Hill and we were definitely happy! Thank you! It was such a fun evening and I know a lot of it has to do with having Affirmative Groove as our band.
Cindy Savage



From: Beverly Johnson
Date: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Fantastic! Affirmative Groove and Marell Elam were so wonderful at our daughter's wedding reception. The crowd loved them, stayed on the dance floor all night long and asked repeatedly, Who is the band? Where did you find them?
We have already given your contact information to a future bride and groom. Thanks for making our celebration such a happy time!
Sincerely,
The Johnsons and Beasleys



From: Paul Bates
Date: Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 8:44 AM
Subject: Affirmative Groove brilliant!
To: mike @ sam hill entertainment

Mike,
Just a short note, ‘hot off the press’ to say how fantastic Affirmative Groove were at our Winter Ball last night. Ultra professional and EXTREMELY talented musicians led brilliantly by Marrell who was forward leaning and flexible. The sound from the band is phenomenal and they played such a wide range of music the dance floor was full the entire night. So many of our guests approached me to say how brilliant Affirmative Groove were a point echoed by the hotel event manager who I suspect has seen many groups This band could play and sing the phone book and everyone would be dancing! I will be telling everybody If you want a sure fire hit for any event, book Affirmative Groove!
Regards
Paul Bates
President of the Washington Association of Military Attaches Winter Ball Committee


From: Katherine Dorey
Date: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: Thank you for utilizing our services
To: Marrell Elam

Marrell
Wow! Thank you and your team SO much we had the best experience with Affirmative Groove! ! We had absolutely the best night of our lives. One of our main goals was to have the dance floor packed the entire eveningand it truly couldn't have been better. You all brought so much energy and enthusiasm and made the night all the more memorable. The last dancethe one that was going to be private (thank you for indulging that last min switch!)was quite possibly the hit of the evening and was the best note to end on. Everyone was asking us who the band wasso hopefully we get to see you all play again soon!
Katherine & Adam


From: Barbara Pollygus
Date: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove follow up
To: Andy Jaspen

Andy,
Affirmative Grove did a great job at the Four Ball !! The members loved them and they kept everyone on the floor to the every end.
The variety of music was spot on and I loved how they got out in the crowd!!! Hopefully they will be available for one of our club events next year.

Barbara Pollygus
Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club




From: Janet Penuel
Date: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

I really can't say enough about how much I enjoyed Affirmative Groove. The music was great! The entertainment was wonderful! Just what we were looking for in a band. I have no complaints at all! Just wonderful praises. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone who is looking a band who not only is great but helped in every way to make it a special night for Kristen and Steven. They certainly made our special day complete! I could have listened to them on and on!! They were truly awesome. I am so very glad we chose them to share in this special day.
Janet Penuel


From: Cinda Hoege
Date: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 8:13 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove follow up
To: Andy Jaspen

Hi Andy,

Thank for checking in. Affirmative Groove was great at Lindsay's wedding! Absolutely loved them! I will definitely be recommending them to my clients in the future. They sounded fabulous!

Thanks, Andy!
Cinda Hoege
White Birch Events



From: Katie Ross
Date: Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Good evening Andrew!
You and the rest of the Affirmative Groove team were amazing. For the moments I had on the dance floor, I had a blast. Red Hot Mama (the song they learned for Bobby and I) was great! Everyone really enjoyed that song and added a special touch to the night. People told me they felt like they were at a concert. You all were a big reason for the success of the night. Thank you again for everything!!
I would love to share my amazing experience with others.
Please thank everyone who made our wedding night so much fun and very memorable. We hope to groove to you all in the future!
Kindest Regards
Katie Ross


From: Warlick, Corey
Date: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 1:15 PM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove for NC Bankers last Fri 6/23
To: Andy Jaspen

Andy,

Affirmative Groove did a great job last week for the NC Bankers Association. Marrell is amazing to work with great guy! Their jazz set is the best I have heard in 7 years at The Greenbrier.

Thanks for asking. I’d love to have them back.


Corey Warlick
Manager of Music & Entertainment
The Greenbrier Resort



From: Natalie Jones
Date: Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
Everything went wonderfully! Affirmative Groove was amazing! They did such a great job, the dance floor was completely packed the entire night! They played the special songs we requested, accommodated a special song sung by one of my bridesmaids, and kept the party going all night long. I was beyond pleased with their performance and how everything went! I would be happy to recommend them in the future and will be sure to share my experience with them!
Thank you,
Natalie Jones



From: Lisa Braden
Date: Wed, May 31, 2017 at 9:38 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino

Hello Mike,

Affirmative Groove is definitely our favorite band at Regency. The residents love them!!! Marrell is always professional and very easy to work with. Thank you so much for checking with me. I am always willing to help with anything regarding this band.

Have a great day!

Lisa Braden
Director of Activities and Communications
Regency at Dominion Valley Owners Association



From: Mercedes Mosby
Date: Mon, May 8, 2017 at 8:12 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino

Mike,
Marrell and the band were great! They know their audience and played like there was no tomorrow! Our Dinner Dance Club would recommend them again for sure. They were professional, yet personable! Music was great!
Thanks,
Mercedes
Sent from my iPhone


From: Madison Rogers
Date: Wed, May 3, 2017 at 9:03 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Cc: Becky Rogers
Hi Justin,
Thanks so much! We had a wonderful time. Affirmative Groove was the BEST!! Very interactive with the crowd, great song list, and wonderful singing. I would keep them high on your list of bands for people to look into for future weddings.
Thanks so much,
Madison


From: Nguyen, Elsa TuongVi
Date: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: 4/1 Affirmative Groove
To: Justin Paciocco
Hi Justin!
So sorry for the delayed response. We LOVED Affirmative Groove. So many people told me how it was the best band we ever got to perform for one of our formals! No complaints. Even the girls dates in fraternities were interested in getting their business cards for the future. Thank you so much for making it so easy to book them. I really enjoyed my experience working with Sam Hill.
Best,
Elsa Nguyen


From: Joyce Blight
Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Dear Justin
Our dealings with Sam Hill Entertainment and with Affirmative Groove have been very professional. We appreciated all the timely follow up to each stage of the contract.
We enjoyed every minute of the band's performance. We have had tons of compliments on how much fun our wedding guests had listening and dancing to Affirmative Groove. As my husband put it, If you don't want to hit the dance floor with Affirmative Groove playing, you might as well close the lid on your coffin.
We would be pleased to recommend Sam Hill Entertainment and Affirmative Groove to anyone.
Sincerely,
Joyce Blight



From: Sue Kallamadi
Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Mike,
We just got back from our honeymoon and are catching up. Everything was amazing, and Affirmative Groove was one of the highlights of our reception. They were INCREDIBLE, brought so much energy, were so nice and just perfect. All the guests raved about them and had such an amazing time. Thank you so much for all your help, it was such a wonderful time!
My Best,
Sue


From: Mallory Smith
Date: Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: Photos of Your Wedding Band
To: Andy @ Sam Hill

HI Andy,
I just wanted to let you know that Affirmative Groove was such a great band to work with for our wedding! They made the reception so much fun! Marrell was so communicative and did an amazing job. The band had great energy the whole night and kept our guests (of all ages!) on the dance floor. I'm so glad we worked with you guys and hope I'll have an occasion to hear them play again sometime. Our photographer got some great shots of them, too.

Many thanks,
Mallory




From: Erin Daniel
Date: Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Mike the band was absolutely amazing! our guests are still talking about them they really played a big part in making our wedding day one to remember! Working with you was very easy & stress free ... everything a bride could hope for! Once I have some time to sit down and not just wing feedback to check the box, I will absolutely leave nothing but positive thoughts about our experience of working with you!
Erin


From: Mallory Smith
Date: December 19, 2016
To: Marrell Elam
Subject: Re: Thank you from Affirmative Groove
Hi Marrell,
We had an absolute blast on Saturday and are so happy that you all could perform at our wedding! You all made the evening so much fun and it wouldn't have been the same without you! We enjoyed the variety of songs and especially appreciate you putting together the special father/daughter combination for us! Thank you for coming down and I hope that you enjoyed the evening too!!
Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
Mallory and Ryan


From: Laura Elizabeth Mann
Date: Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 4:22 PM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Justin,
The band was outstanding! They had everyone on the dance floor. They were wonderful and I was able to drop in and talk to them before they played and they were all so nice. Very talented and I’ll certainly recommend.

Thanks,
Lauren



From: Meem, Lang
Date: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 2:13 PM
Subject: Thank you for utilizing our services~ Affirmative Groove
To: Marrell Elam
Cc: Andrew Juge
Marrell,

Thank you and Affirmative Groove so much!!!

Many people in The Richmond Cotillion have told me that this was our Best Party yet!! You all were Fantastic!! Your dinner/jazz set to start off with was at the perfect volume level and were great songs to listen to while everyone ate their main course. You then moved into your upbeat dance music and kept the dance floor full all night. You had a great selection of songs and continued making our group very happy dancing “all night long” (which you played as well as Lionel Richie by the way).

I am also happy that I booked 3 horns because your third horn player not only played his horn well but was a good singer too!!

I hope that everyone in the band had fun. I think they did get some energy from us that made them enjoy the night and that made it a night to remember.

I am happy to recommend you anytime!!

Thanks again,

Lang


From: Matt Gaziano
Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Elizabeth Woodward
Cc: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hey Justin,
Affirmative Groove was remarkable! Many of our guests have made a point to tell us how much they enjoyed their song selection and the overall talent of this band. W e absolutely recommend Affirmative Groove to any couple looking for a fun, interactive, and talented band.
All the best,
Matt Gaziano


From: Jessy Campbell
Date: October 11, 2016 at 1:43:32 PM EDT
To: Marrell Elam
Cc: Stephen Wiggins , mydulcinea@aol.com
Subject: Re: Thank you for utilizing our services
Marrell
The band was amazing, definitely the best part of the wedding!!! You guys were so accommodating and everyone that interacted with you mentioned how easy you made things. That was so important on a day where a lot of things weren't going very smoothly, so thank you thank you! We really can't say enough good things and hope you guys enjoyed yourselves, as well!!
Jessy


5Star review on TheKnot.com
posted 09/12/2016
Sam Hill was so easy to work with, from start to finish. The provided us some initial suggestions of bands to look at given our music preferences and our price range. They were incredibly accommodating in helping us pick the band that was the best fit, and we ultimately went with Affirmative Groove. We could not be more thrilled with our experience with Affirmative Groove. Every single guest was up on the dance floor. I would highly recommend working with Sam Hill for your wedding they will go out of their way to ensure you have the right band for your event.


From: Laura Buzzelli
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Andy,
Thanks for the email. We had a great experience working with Affirmative Groove. They were better than we could have asked for! The dance floor was packed all night long, and we had a number of compliments about them from different guests. They even had our older family members dancing and they're notorious for leaving weddings early, and they stayed well in to the night.
Nothing but great things about our time with Affirmative Groove. They were fantastic!
Thanks so much,
Laura



From: Prelletz, Spenser
Date: Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 3:42 PM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino

Hey Mike,

My business partner, Julie, raved about these guys! Great sound, awesome energy, and a batch of the nicest guys you could ever meet. Sounds like she’s 5 stars across the board!

Thanks!

Spenser

SPENSER PRELLETZ | Manager Special Events and Entertainment
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center


From: The Knot Reviews
Date: Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 3:20 PM
Subject: reviewed you on The Knot
To: info@samhillbands.com
Sam Hill Entertainment was very easy to work with! Our band, Affirmative Groove, was out of this world amazing. I can't say enough good things about how they handled our wedding. We had a tent and stage rented for them to perform on; however, our wedding day was met with the largest storm we had had all year. The tent and stage were both unable to be used for safety reasons. Affirmative Groove was SO accommodating and moved to another location on the property. The music made the night. Can't recommend them enough!
Alexis



From: Susan Atkins
Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: juge@samhillbands.com
They were amazing! The heat was horrific but they were real troopers. Everyone loved the music and the show provided by Affermative Groove! I couldn't have asked for more. I highly recommend them to everyone.
Thank you,
Susan Atkins



From: Harris Keefer
Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Andrew,
Affirmative Groove did an amazing job! From the beginning, Marrell was so accommodating and easy to work with. We had absolutely no issues and they learned two new songs so we could have unique songs for our father/daughter and mother/son dance. They were phenomenal at the reception! The majority of our wedding pictures will be from the dance floor because that's where everybody was! People are still talking about how great they were and keep asking where I found them. I couldn't have asked for a better band for my wedding. Thanks again for all of the help I will definitely recommend both you and Affirmative Groove to anybody looking for event entertainment.
Harris



From: Sally Russell
Date: Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 7:45 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Justin,
I am the groom's mom. The band was amazing! So much talent! The best in the background MC's I've every heard, and they made the reception awesome!
The bride's father was against having a band and my son insisted. He changed his mind about 1/3 of the way into the reception. He's a believer now! I have 2 more weddings in my future. Hope Affirmative Groove will still be together when we need them. Thanks so much!
Sally Russell



From: Brian Cognato
Date: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Thanks Mike! We'll be sure to leave a review. We'll get back to you in more detail soon, but I do want to quickly say that the band was AMAZING a highlight from everyone, and both you and Affirmative Groove were a pleasure to work with.
Brian



From: Denise Oldfield
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 10:33 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Mike thanks for your note
Everything went well Affirmative Groove was so great very professional and helped to create an amazing party I would give them a positive reference any time
Denise Oldfield


From: Courtney Spencer
Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andy Jaspen

Hey Andy,l
The Affirmative Groove band presented really well, was incredibly polite, polished, looked and sounded great! We were all so impressed. Marrell is so nice, and the band did a great job playing The Horah, too.
Thank you for following up with me. Hope all is well!
My best,
Courtney Spencer
Merriment Events


From: Shirley Jonas
Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Andy,
Affirmative Groove.... Best Band ever! We all danced the night away. Everyone was raving about the band. The band makes or breaks an event. They definitely made the evening such fun for all of us. I will recommend Affirmative Groove to anyone who mentions needing a band.
Thanks again for making our wedding reception a huge success.
Shirley Jonas, Mother of bride



From: Rezet, Beth E
Date: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 8:25 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Affirmative Groove was absolutely amazing! All night people kept asking where did you ever find them? Marrell was a joy to work with. He was flexible and responsive and a terrific singer and leader. The musicians were phenomenal. I'm so glad that we went with the horns too! And I totally appreciated the tech guy's attention to detail and sound! Sometimes a wedding band is just a wedding band; these guys were actual musicians and proud of their product! I'd hire them again in a heart beat!!! Thank you so much, Beth and Gregg



From: Nancy Stiebel
Date: Wed, May 25, 2016 at 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment Hi Andrew,
We all loved the band at Morgan’s wedding. They played great music, kept the crowd dancing all night long, and played an encore. Marrell did a good job as MC introducing the wedding party and 1st dance. He wore a smile on his face all evening so it looked like the band was enjoying themselves as well. We all would definitely recommend Affirmative Groove if any of our friends are looking for a band!!
Nancy


From: Cary Welsh
Date: May 23, 2016 at 5:09:01 PM EDT
To: Marrell Elam
Subject: Re: Thank You!
Thank you Marrell! You guys are AWESOME!!!! Everyone had a blast! You all are so talented and sounded exactly like the band/person you were covering! Especially Prince and MJ😄!!!😉😉 Really,every song was great and you put in a fabulous show. I'm pretty sure you could tell that everyone was having so much fun.
Like I said, if you're ever in Houston let me know! I'll bring all of my friends to dance!
Take care and many thanks to all of you!!!
Cary Welsh
University of Virginia



From: Brian Hill
Date: Tue, May 17, 2016 at 11:40 AM
Subject: Affirmative Groove
To: Sam Hill
To Whom It May Concern:
Sam Hill is a nobrainer for anyone looking for great entertainment for a wedding! Justin Paciocco was fantastic to work with and very professional. He found us an incredible band (Affirmative Groove) that fit our budget and we could not be happier! We had so much fun dancing the night away! Do yourself a favor and use Sam Hill/Justin Paciocco for your wedding and you will not be disappointed!
Brian and Susan Hill



From: Ibbie Hedrick
Date: Wed, May 4, 2016 at 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: mike@samhillbands.com

Hi Mike

Affirmative Groove was wonderful. We really enjoyed them. They were everything we hoped they would be and we appreciate all their efforts to make the evening a special one. They did a good job following our guidance on what songs we wanted to hear and didn't. We got a lot of compliments on them from our reception guests and would definitely book them for another event in the future.

Thank you!!

Isma Hedrick



From: Hazelgrove, Bruce
Date: Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 2:35 PM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment ,
Andrew,

I told someone earlier today this may have been my best weekend yet, and I’ve had a few really good ones!

Working with Marrell Elam was more than we could have ever expected – as far as I’m concerned, Affirmative Groove performed music for the first 5 dances better than the original artist…and it only got better from there.

Sam Hill made it painless – thanks for the great support –

Best wishes,

Bruce


From: Jennings Whiteway
Date: Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: HapalaFerrell Wedding with Affirmative Groove
To: Andy Jaspen; Marrell Elam

Hi guys!
Thanks for looping back to get feedback after Leigh & Brandon's wedding last Saturday you beat me to the punch. Marrell and the band was absolutely AWESOME and was easy to work with, reviewing things with me before and night of the event and staying on top of emcee notes and timeline. The band really brought great energy to the party and everyone was raving about them. I'd love to work with Affirmative Groove again and will definitely recommend you guys!
Thank you for having a hand in making their day perfection, as the bride quoted!
Fondly,
Jennings Whiteway
Belles and Whistles RVA event planning co.


From: Megan Jinks
Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 8:29 AM
Subject: Re: high school dance w/ Affirmative Groove
To: Andy Jaspen

Hi Andy,
Thanks for your email. Affirmative Groove was absolutely great! The kids were raving about them and I even got calls from parents to get the band's name. Our staff said that they heard lots positive comments from kids. I spoke with Marrell beforehand and he showed me playlist and was awesome. We hope to use them again next year!
Thanks again for your help with this.

Megan Jinks
Country Club of Virginia



From: Kathleen Sinn
Date: Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 9:15 AM
Subject: Affirmative Groove Sinn/Martin wedding 11/21/15
Dear Andrew,
Just a note to follow up on the remarkable job Affirmative Groove did at our daughter's wedding 11/21/15. Affirmative Groove rates 6 stars out of 5, instead of 5. They were a breeze to work with prior to the wedding as well as on the wedding day. From the first note they played till the last, the dance floor was packed. A guest commented he hadn't danced in 15 years, but just had to get out on the floor that night. Thank you for helping make the reception a great success. If you are considering booking Affirmative Groove for an event I would highly encourage you to do so and know you won't be disappointed.
Kathy Sinn
Bride's mother



From: Rebecca Sinn
Date: Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
Everything was amazing! Affirmative Groove was so good I cannot tell you how many compliments we've gotten on the band. I wouldn't tell them to change a thing. My experience working with them was great as well!!
Cheers,
Becca



From: Gouge, Catherine
Date: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino

Hello Mike,
Our Anniversary Fundraiser was a great success this weekend! Everyone raved about Affirmative Groove and had fun dancing the night away. Our Mayor, Vivian Jones attended the event and expressed how much she enjoyed their music!
Marrell did a great job communicating with me a few times before the event and the band was very easy to work with once they arrived.
I will definitely keep them in mind for future events and will be happy to recommend them to others.
Thank you!
Cathy Gouge


From: Ryan Allred
Date: Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hey Justin,
My bride and I were extremely happy with our choice of band. We have been to many fun weddings and had high expectations for bands and Affirmative Groove did not disappoint. They were exactly what we wanted. Marrell was extremely professional and was a great band leader. He accommodated a couple of song requests including the Monster Mash (since it was Halloween). They did a great job with it.
Our guests were dancing from the very first song and never left the dance floor. They did a great mix of songs. Especially earlier on they threw in some slow songs and fast songs that guests of all ages enjoyed. They did a great job of picking appropriate songs from all decades. Everybody loved when part of the band came on the dance floor to perform Billie Jean. Marrell's dancing was amazing.
It was nice to have both female and male singers as well as different singers for different style of songs. They definitely exceeded our expectations with the quality of their performance. They played for 3 hours and only took a short setbreak. They elevated their energy throughout the performance. It was perfect for our wedding. We had many of the guests tell us that they were the best band they had seen for a wedding.
I would have to agree with some of the reviews on the website that said that their video of the band does not do them justice. It doesn't do a great job of showing how much energy they bring. We have some videos, even though it might not be the best quality, that we could pass along to you or Marrell.
They were an amazing deal for the price and have already passed their information to a newly engaged couple that are planning to get married in Richmond next year.
Let me know if you need any other feedback.
Thanks,
Ryan Allred



From: Caroline
Date: Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Marrell and Mike,
I wanted to take a moment to thank you. From finding and booking the band to the actual event, everything went great.

Affirmative Groove was AMAZING!! Aaron and I so much fun dancing all night and so did our guests! Marrell was super helpful. He sent us our first dance song ahead of time so we could practice to their version. Marrell helped coordinate the evening and everything went so well. You could tell the band was having fun too! They only took two breaks and during one of the breaks they stayed in the room and listened to the toasts. I could not have asked for anything better.

Thank you for making our wedding day so special!
Thank you,
Caroline



From: Emily McGlaughon
Date: Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Fwd: Thank you
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
Just wanted to send you a quick word/review of Affirmative Groove:
I can't tell you how many compliments we heard throughout the night about Affirmative Groove! They were fabulous and certainly made our night that much more special. Never my love was perfect and I so appreciate them learning it for us. We have a dancing crowd, and they were able to keep the dance floor full all night long. All of the band members (especially Marrell) were awesome entertainers and the female vocalists were exceptional as well. The perfect event band!
Thanks again!
Emily and Martin


From: Bethany Bosley
Date: Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Justin,
We LOVED Affirmative Groove and had a wonderful experience. They are the best wedding band I've ever heard, and for such a great value for their talent I don't know how anyone could pass them up! Our guests could not stop gushing about how fantastic the music and dancing was. Marrell was an awesome emcee for our reception as well, and their entire performance was topnotch. We emailed back and forth with Marrell several times leading up to the wedding with various questions (including a few last minute changes), and he was always quick to respond and very professional and accommodating. They nailed our first dance song (which I believe they had to learn), and we had a blast the entire evening.
We are very pleased with how it went! Please pass along my appreciation and thanks to the band members, as well. Highly recommend them to others!
Best,
Bethany



From: Megan Barrera
Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 9:37 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Justin,
Thank you for well wishes!
We could not have been more pleased with our experience with Affirmative Groove! Everyone was such a pleasure to work with and their energy was completely infectious. We had guests who normally would never be found out on the dance floor who danced the night away. Brenden's grandmother danced so much that she visited her doctor a few days later still sore from all her time spent on the dance floor! I danced so hard, I ripped my wedding dress in multiple places! They were, without a doubt, the highlight of our wedding. We would recommend them to anyone and everyone looking for a truly unforgettable performance. They are PERFECTION!
Thanks again,


From: Susan Ziff
Date: Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 7:51 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Thank you, Justin!
I absolutely loved Affirmative Groove. I cannot say enough positive things about them. Everyone was saying how fantastic they were and asked where I found them. They were the life of the party, they kept everyone on the dance floor (even the older crowd!), and their energy was amazing. We loved their dancing! Plus, they went with the flow and took a few unexpected moments like pros. For example, my carefully planned agenda pretty much went out the window because as soon as the band started playing and people were done with dinner, folks were on the dance floor. So Marrell and the band just went with it, and took their breaks later. It all worked out. And, at one point, someone took the mic and wanted to lead a tune to celebrate my parents, and asked the band to join in and back him up. Again, they caught on quickly and joined in. I had no clue that was going to happen, but they didn't complain.
I would highly recommend them to anyone, and would be happy to post on your web site to provide a written recommendation. I have another friend getting married in this area in the coming year, so I will definitely pass on Sam Hill's web site and contact info to them.
Thank you so much and for being so easy to work with!
Susan



From: mcglaughon
Date: Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino
Hi Mike,
Thanks for your email. Just wanted to let you know we could not have been more pleased with Affirmative Groove.
Emily and Martin had requested Never my Love for their first dance. We were blown away when they started to play it. It sounded amazing and the girl that did vocals was unbelievable. From beginning to end the band was incredible.
Thanks again for your help in securing such amazing talent for our daughters special day. From our first contact with you and your agency; until the band played their last song, we simply could not have been more pleased with the results! Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Connie McGlaughon



From: Margaret Jennette
Date: Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 8:52 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
Thanks so much for your email. We absolutely loved Affirmative Groove! Not only were they accommodating and a pleasure to work with, the music was fantastic. The guests were dancing all night and the band was so much fun and talented! I have already recommended them to another bride, and will continue to pass their info on. Thank you for all of your help throughout our booking process!
Thanks!
Margaret Jennette



From: MeganBrette Hamilton
Date: Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 11:12 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
Affirmative Groove was AWESOME! Just what we had all hoped for:) Marrell was just so kind and thoughtful throughout the entire time I was in contact with him. The guests loved them so much, they just can't stop talking about them. It was their energy, their voices, their entertainment style, everything was just on point. We made sure to go up and personally thank them afterwards. And, due to some timeline issues with the wedding, they decided to stay longer for us and I can't thank them enough for doing that. People stayed on the floor the entire time Affirmative Groove was there. So, yes, positive wonderful experience. Thank you!
~MeganBrette


From: Kim Moody
Date: Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: SchwabentonMosley Wedding with Affirmative Groove
To: Andy Jaspen

Hey Andy
As usual Affirmative Groove was EXCELLENT! Marrell was fantastic about making announcements and helping with all of the emceeing aspects as well!
The family is in love with them and hopes to have them for a fundraising event at the local private school. The headmaster was in attendance at the Schwabenton's wedding and has ask me to help with the event planning for that, so once we have a contract in place I will be in touch with more details.
Kindly,
Kim
Kim Moody Design
www.kimmoodydesign.com



From: LuAnn McIver
Date: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Mike,
Hope you are well! We are so pleased that Affirmative Groove was Brooke's choice for her wedding! TONS of people kept asking about the band and wanted to know where we got them! The nice thing about it was that people of ALL ages enjoyed the music. Marrell is absolutely precious...you just wanna hug him! He was responsive to every question, call or email that we had. Their music and style was loved by all, and wish that I could hear them again sometime! Bottom line, Affirmative Groove was the perfect choice in every aspect for Brooke's wedding! We loved them!
Blessings,
LuAnn McIver


From: Cathi Biederman
Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Justin,
Our experience with Affirmative Groove was epic. They, by far, exceeded our expectations. Everyone who attended the wedding commented that they were The BEST band they had ever heard.

My dealings with Marrell Elam prior to the wedding were very pleasant. He was very nice and attentive to our wishes. The other band members were also very friendly and warm.
I would rate them 5 out of 5 stars, and would absolutely recommend them to friends.
Cathi



From: Cameron Elizabeth Goodman
Date: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 11:18 PM
Subject: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike Miglino
Hey Mike,
I just wanted to give you a shining letter of recommendation for Affirmative Groove!
I haven't stopped receiving compliments about the band. They were charming, charismatic, fun and talented. They were laid back and professional. They were just wonderful from beginning to end and everyone really loved them especially me.
I wish I could come up with more and more reasons as to why they were so special and my lack of words right now is disappointing because they deserve ten pages of praises here. They really are a fabulous band and I will recommend them to every big event that we have. They are just so fun, and so exciting. Everyone loved them.
: )

Thank you so much!
Cameron



From: Charles Mooring
Date: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Mike
Affirmative Groove was fantastic. Their music and performance was amazing. What was just as important was their attitude. So polite and accommodating. People were so impressed with all the above and for sure we will pass their information along whenever we can.
Thanks. Charles Mooring


From: Liz Forman
Date: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Dear Andy:
Marrell and Affirmative Groove were the BEST!!!! I simply don't have words to say how much everyone loved them. So professional and so talented. Again, the BEST!!!!!!!
When I get back to blogging next week (The Classic Preppy), I am going to feature them.
Thank you!!!!!! Liz



From: Laurie Bendall
Date: Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 8:36 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hey Mike – They were awesome! They even learned our first dance (which was a Martina McBride song)!

Everything went really smooth, people were dancing until the very end (a LOT of people). They were very professional. I would highly recommend them for any wedding or similar event!

Laurie Bendall
Crimson Consulting



From: Sara Hutter
Date: Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi, Mike
I'm finding it hard to get into words just how awesome Affirmative Groove is, but here goes!
Over the years, my husband I have caught a ton of Sam Hill bands live in action at both friends' weddings and local events. Affirmative Groove is hands down our favorite of the bands you represent! We were actually planning to book a different band for our June wedding, but after Affirmative Groove brought the house down at my sister's wedding last September, we quickly lined them up for a repeat performance and now can't imagine our reception without them.
Marrell couldn't be nicer, is so quick to respond to messages, and kept complete control over our reception schedule (seriously we'd have missed the cake cutting had he not tracked me down to touch base!). The band is just so full of personality and energy and has an amazingly wide range of talent. From playing soft jazz during the cocktail hour, to learning and playing our first dance song (The Zombies), to mixing older classics with newer contemporary songs so flawlessly, Affirmative Groove gets literally everyone on the dance floor. They even got my 62 year old father out there gatoring to Shout twice! Just incredible!
We couldn't be more appreciative of Marrell and his crew. They helped us throw one incredible and memorable party for our friends and family and made our big day even that much more special.
My one and only suggestion is to maybe see if you can work with another wedding / event to record some live demos. They just kill it live and I don't think the online demos do them proper justice.
Thanks so much!
Sara




From: Elizabeth Hutter
Date: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 8:40 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hey Mike,
I just have to say...Affirmative Groove is, hands down, the BEST wedding band I have ever experienced! This is the second time in nine months we have used them and I have nothing but the highest level of praise for them!!! Not only is Marrell an absolute delight to work with, the entire band are so accommodating and easy to work with, it makes my job as Mother of the Bride easier knowing they have my back (and my schedule)!!
I actually had some friends ask to be invited to the second wedding purely because they knew just how much fun they were going to have dancing to Affirmative Groove! This band's range of songs from straight up jazz to Motown, to beach music, to the 60's, to current songs is amazing! BUT...what makes them the absolute best is their ability to get every single person at a wedding from the youngest to the oldest out on that dance floor having the time of their lives! My husband has not danced in 34 years!! But he not only was dancing at this wedding...he was on the floor acting like a teenager!
I thank my lucky stars that my youngest daughter found this wonderful band for her wedding and I am ever so grateful that they were available for this second one!! My only suggestion for you would be to possibly do another tape of their songs for the demo. They are SO MUCH better in person than their demo tape would lead you to believe. They are willing to learn new songs (which they did for both girls!) and every singer in the band has an amazing voice!
In the future, whenever I am asked by anyone for a really good band for any event at all...the only band I will ever suggest is Affirmative Groove!! They ROCK!!!
Thanks!
Elizabeth Hutter
P.S. Now that we are through with weddings for awhile...I will also say that I personally believe that they should be charging a whole lot more than they are!! They really are better than other bands I have heard for twice the price they are charging!!



From: Claire Waldrop
Date: Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Andrew,

We have nothing but GREAT things to say about Affirmative Groove! We (and all our wedding guests) are still singing their praises! Preevent the communication with both Sam Hill and Marrell was awesome. We had a to change our special songs (fatherdaughter/ first dance) a few times pretty last minute because my dad had an injury that prevented him from dancing, and the band was super flexible and made the changes flawlessly. During the event, all of our guests danced the night away and had a great time. A band can really make or break the vibe of the wedding, and in our case we felt like Affirmative Groove only took our night to the next notch. Our only suggestion is that Affirmative Groove should charge more, they are well worth the money :)

Thanks for checking in! Pleasure working with you.


From: Rebecca Brewbaker
Date: May 26, 2015 at 4:57:16 PM EDT
To: Marrell Elam
Subject: Re: May 24 Wedding 1st Dance
Marrell,
Wow! We were so delighted with your musicality, personality, and song selection. We had had an amazing band just 5 months ago at our oldest daughters wedding, so were concerned that this might not measure up you did!! Thanks
One thought you were soooo much better than your video led us to believe might think about tweaking that bad boy God bless & thanks for making our great wedding and reception even better
Becky Brewbaker


From: Annie Plummer
Date: Fri, May 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Subject: Plummer/Gill Wedding Affirmative Groove May 2,2015

Marrell,
Once again you and the band were wonderful at our son and daughterinlaw's wedding last weekend! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed you, I think you had almost everyone one on the dance floor including my 88 year old father with his walker!!
You have played at two of our children's weddings and when the third one gets engaged you will be one of the first calls!
Thank you, Thank you,
Annie Plummer


From: Lee Tanenbaum
Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Justin,
Affirmative groove was amazing!!! The kept the dance floor going all night! They learned our first dance song perfectly! I would definitely recommend them to ANYONE AND EVERYONE looking for an awesome party band. My planners also said they were wonderful to work with. Every time I contacted Marrell, he responded very quickly, which was so nice! They really made our reception awesome! We got so many compliments!
Thank you!!




From: Nancy White
Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Andrew,
Thank you for your email. The wedding reception could not have been any more wonderful! The Affirmative Groove band made the night. Many of our guests were asking who the band was and where I found them. Marrell was very accommodating on learning the song for the couples first dance and playing a few of the guest's requests. They had high energy and kept the dance floor full. It was a pleasure to work with Marrell and his band. I would highly recommend this group. Thank you!
Nancy White


From: Missy Gupton
Date: Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 2:16 PM
Subject: AGCVA Party Thank you!!!
To: Marrell Elam; Andy jaspen

Marrell,
I can't say thank you and the band enough! Affirmative Groove was a huge hit at our AGCVA Christmas Party Thursday evening! You and the rest of the members of the band were amazing and fun, and we are all the biggest fans of Affirmative Groove. Thank you just seems so blah with everything y'all did to make sure everyone had fun and enjoyed the party but please know it was a blast and I am forever grateful!
I stepped out on a limb moving the event to a new venue, not having a sit down dinner, and bringing in a band instead of just a piano player. But, I can honestly say it was the best decision ever!
Please relay my most sincere thank you to everyone in the band and I hope to work with all of you again (soon)!
Thank you again, and Merry Christmas!
Sincerely,

Missy Gupton
Associated General Contractors of Virginia



From: Martha Kimbel
Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:16 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Mike,
The band was FABULOUS !!! All my friends kept asking me who they were for their
family weddings in the future. We ALL danced the night away.
Thank you for a great evening!
Blessings,
Martha Kimbel


From: Beki Shaw
To: Andy Jaspen
Date: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 9:32 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove band at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club event

Hi Andy,

Thanks for following up. Everything went great and the Affirmative Groove band was wonderful to work with! I know the guests really enjoyed the group.

I look forward to working with you again in the future as well.

Beki Shaw
Event Coordinator
The Commonwealth Club, Richmond VA


From: Deborah Weng
To: Andy Jaspen
Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
Hi Andy,
We loved Marrell and Affirmative Groove! They had the dance floor packed the entire night and Chris and I were impressed that there were that many good singers in one band. We will definitely recommend them to friends and family.
Is there an address where we can send them a card we'd like to say thank you.
Thanks!
Debbie


From: Heather Scott
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Subject: RE: Affirmative Groove

Andy,

Thanks for following up! I thought Affirmative Groove was awesome! They had the crowd on the dance floor from the first song until the last and everyone looked like they were having such a fun time! Marrell was really great to work with – very professional, accessible and on top of the details. I will definitely be adding Affirmative Groove to my “recommended” list.

Merrell told me they are playing for an event here at the CC on November 15th – so we will be glad to have them on our stage soon.

Thanks again for all of your help in the band selection process!!!

Heather Scott
The Commonwealth Club, Richmond VA



From: Dave Inman
Date: Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hey Justin,
Just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for the recommendation on Affirmative Groove. They were great, and you were right about Marrellfantastic frontman.
There was a block party taking place on the opposite side of the alley from our reception; no way of knowing it was going to happen, but we ended up having competing bands. Affirmative Groove won the battle hands down, as it turned out that people left their block party to come dance in the alley outside our venue. They were awesome. It's easy for me to say now that I'm finished paying for it, but in retrospect a band of their quality could easily have commanded a higher fee. They'd have been out of our price range, but I could see someone paying twice what we did to get that kind of performance.
Thanks again for setting us up with these guys. Let me know if you're ever down in Richmond; would be good to catch up in person.
Take care,
Dave



From: Molly Hutter
Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Mike,
Affirmative Groove was AMAZING!!!!! Better than we could've imagined. They looked great, sounded fantastic, and were so fun. Logisticswise, everything flowed smoothly with the first dance, fatherdaughter dance, cutting the cake, the bouquet toss, etc., thanks to their friendly direction. We loved their range of songs, plus it seemed as though they read our crowd well and tailored their song choices accordingly. And little details made it even better: they played a sassy song during the garter removal/toss, Marrell did an awesome Michael Jackson impersonation, and the whole band used props we'd made for the dance floor. By the end of the night, the dance floor was filled and guests were literally chanting One more song!—which they obliged :)
The band was one of, if not the, highlight of the reception; we'll for sure recommend them, as well as Sam Hill, to any friends getting married in Virginia. THANK YOU for connecting us! We appreciate it very much!
All the best,
Molly


From: Karen Fletcher
Date: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andy Jaspen @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Good Morning Andy!
Just coming off the high of this past weekend to have enough where with all to write this note!
I am sure all of your parties must walk away feeling this way...but Affirmative Groove truly made us feel as though we were the “only show in town”!!
Saturday night was magical...not only did Affirmative Groove offer 1st class music and entertainment, but also Marrell’s sweet spirit and kindness resonates throughout the entire band.
Thanks so much!
Karen Fletcher (Mother of the Groom)


From: Rachel Rohrer
Date: Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 3:17 PM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Thanks for the email, Justin. We have nothing but amazing things to say about Affirmative Groove. Morrell and the rest of the band were not only incredibly talented, a ton of fun, and easy to work with, but also as humble and gracious as possible. We could not have asked for a better group of people to share this night with us. A relative who is in the music scene in New York described them as the best wedding band he has ever experienced. He was blown away by their musical ability. Their breadth of musical genres and decades provided the perfect dancing atmosphere. Their ability to get people on the dance floor and keep them there helped with the celebratory atmosphere that accompanies this happy day! Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing Affirmative Groove in the future.
Phil and Rachel Rohrer



From: Peggy Fuller
Date: Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Andrew

Affirmative Groove did a GREAT job at Jane and Michael's wedding last weekend. They were friendly, professional, and great musicians. The dance floor was full all night, and our friends of all ages were having a great time scuffing up the tiles!

Please thank the band again for us. I know of two people who are considering them now for their events, so I hope you will get more bookings. If you ever need a recommendation, please feel free to give out my name.

Thank you again for helping to make my daughter's wedding dreams come true!

Peggy Fuller



From: Jane Fuller
Date: Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
Affirmative Groove was AMAZING. The band was so easy to work with and extremely responsive. I sent them a list of songs we wanted to hear about a month ahead of time, and they played every single one of them the night of the wedding. Their outfits, dancing, etc it was all perfect. They had the entire wedding reception on the dance floor all night. We had many people tell us it was the best band they had ever heard at a wedding. We loved them. Thanks for recommending them!
Jane Fuller


Hello MIke,
Thank you for checking in, We LOVED Affirmative Groove,
Marrell was always responsive to my emails, he was accommodating, seemed excited to be a part of our special day. He got the crowd onto the dance floor all night long, made the announcements we needed him to and he actually got on the dance floor and showed every the line dance. So fun. I would recommend them anytime and the young kids commented on the band as well as the adults.
So glad we had them there.
Amy Ziegler



From: Deborah Riddell
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2014 5:29 PM
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove

Mike, the band was great! Our guest totally enjoyed the music, and the dance floor was crowded with every song. The lead singer, Morrel was a great entertainer with his dance moves. I guess you can tell we were very happy with the band.
This is the second time we have worked with Sam Hill Entertainment, and both were great experiences!
Thanks for all your help!
Debbie Riddell



From: Shanley
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:58 AM
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
Hello Andrew!
Oh my goodness!! Everyone was in love with the band!! Affirmative Groove was amazing! They kept everyone dancing and I heard nothing but guests singing their praises. They are really true entertainers!!!
As far as working with them prior to the wedding. Marrell was wonderful. Michelle, my wedding planner, did not have one bad thing to say.
Thank you for all your contact and assistance! Affirmative Groove was by far one of the best bands I have every heard play at a wedding and I'd recommend them to any bride and groom looking for a band that will keep their guests dancing the night away!
Very Respectfully,
Shanley
Ensign, MC, United States Navy Reserve




From: Joe Mondelli
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2014 9:50 AM
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove
Hi Mike,
First let me just say this brief note will be replaced with a full letter of praise for the outstanding performance of Affirmative Groove on every level. I will also be very happy to accept any and all calls from potential customers for this band. Having owned and managed a facility that handled 3 to 4 weddings per weekend for over 20 years, experiencing hundreds of bands including the weddings of Nina's older sisters, Affirmative Groove is hands down the best dance band I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying.
Joe Mondelli



From: herman daniel
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 4:35 PM
To: Andy Jaspen @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove

Andy,
Marrell and the gang from Affirmative Groove rocked the socks off everyone! All the guests said the band made the party and wife and I both agree!! We have 2 more daughters and 1 son to marry off. We are looking forward to hiring Affirmative Groove again.
Dan and Barbara Daniel


From: Katie Rosenberg
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2014 10:22 AM
To: Andy Jaspen @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: Affirmative Groove on NYE
Andy,
Affirmative Groove was amazing on new years eve! Thank You for all Your help!

Katie Rosenberg, event manager
CrossKeys Vineyards


From: Kyle Hetherington [
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:50 PM
To: Justin@samhillbands.com
Subject: Re: 10/5

Hey Justin,

Affirmative Groove was absolutely amazing! Thanks for hooking that up.
Thanks and I look forward to working with you and the band again in the future.

Kyle P. Hetherington
Washington and Lee University '14


August 21, 2013
This is a letter of recommendation for the group Affirmative Groove:
I booked the Affirmative Grooves for a Birthday Party and they were a hit. They left us tired and exhausted from dancing all night long.
I have been following this group for about one year and its been such an experience.The atmosphere is so classy and filled with good people. I've drove two hours to come and enjoy the great sounds of Affirmative Groove. The group leader Marell is a great performer who knows how to move the crowd, While traveling in the Richmond metro area; I make it my business to seek the date,time and place of their events. If you never heard this group make sure you go see them live . You will have the time of your life!

Ms. Katrice Allen


Affirmative Groove is a tremendous band of talented musicians who willingly share their gifts and talents with young children with an interest in the performing arts. The band performed during a performing arts camp and readily drew the students in with vocal instruction, introductions to the instruments, and performance tips. The band is high energy and provided a variety of musical styles and selections. I would highly recommend Affirmative Groove for any party or special event. They are extremely talented and entertaining and would bring fun, excitement and good times to any event.
Stephanie Coleman
Hanover Academy
Performing Arts Camp Coordinator


August 20, 2013
We have used Affirmative Groove for numerous events in the past. We can attest that they are professional and are precise in providing the best musical entertainment for our clients.
We are event planners specializing in weddings and corporate events. We provide the best of the best vendors, entertainers, caterers to make our client’s event a true success. Working with Marrell Elam has been a great partnership for us to have. He’s extremely entertaining, very charismatic and engaging. All our clients have nothing but praises for his musical talent and the professionalism of his band, which has been noted on multiple occasions.
Cheers,
Karla Walter
President, Sensibly Chic Events










































































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She's a Bad Mama Jama
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Why do Fools Fall in Love
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Give it To Me Baby
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Got to Be Real
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I Will Survive
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Can You Stop the Rain
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I Feel Like Making Love
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We Are Family
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Best of My Love
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Dock of the Bay
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I Want You Back
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Coming Home

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Love on Top
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Step in the Name of Love
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Yeah
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Everything
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Forget You
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Free Falling
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Real Love
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It's Love
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I'm Better When I'm Dancing
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Never Knew Love like this before
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I'm Every Woman
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Hot Hot Hot
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A Fool in Love

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You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
Fly Me to the Moon
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The Way You Look Tonight
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Let me Love You
The Greatest Love of All
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In the Mood
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You're Just in Love
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Make Someone Happy
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When I Fall In Love
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Girl From Ipanema
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This Will Be
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Our Love is Here to Stay

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Midnight Train To Georgia
Neither One Of Us
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Don't Know Much
Somewhere Out There
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Sexual Healing
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Let's Stay Together
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What You Won't Do For Love
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Dock of the Bay
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Georgia On My Mind
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Unchained Melody
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I'll Be There
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Can't Help Falling In Love
Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight
Etta James
At Last
The Temptations
Just My Imagination
Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud

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Never Stop Never Give Up
C&C Music Factory
Everybody Dance Now
Ini Kamoze
Hotstepper
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Killing Me Softly
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Bob Carlisle
Butterfly Kisses
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Give It Away
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This Is How We Do It
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No Diggity
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I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing
Babyface
Cool in You

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God Bless the Broken Road
My Wish
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Healing
Lee Ann Womack
I Hope You Dance
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The Keeper of the Stars
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My Best Friend
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Tennessee Whiskey
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Loving You Easy

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Baby It's Cold Outside
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Merry Christmas Baby

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Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
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Turn the Beat Around

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Wagon Wheel

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Hava Nagila