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“You and your team are absolutely amazing. The music was sensational! There was absolutely nothing I could have changed to make it any better!”

PA to Managing Director
Amalgamated Holdings Limited

Teaming a veteran DJ with a talented collective of Sydney’s finest musicians and vocalists, The Groove Academy have been one of Australia’s most in-demand acts since forming in 2007. Whether performing as a DJ/MC duo or an exhilarating eight-piece band, they’re a regular feature at some of the country’s most exclusive gala dinners, awards nights, media events and private parties. Their credibility extends from the corporate world into clubland, where they held down an 11-month residency at Ivy, Sydney’s premier nightclub. And it now extends beyond Australia to Bali, with bookings at Karma Kandara’s Karma Beach Club, and Seminyak’s famous Ku De Ta, underlining their international appeal.

The group is led by musical director, Scott Pullen, a DJ with over 20 years of experience both in Australia and overseas who was recently selected by global clubbing brand Hed Kandi, as a resident DJ for their Australian arm. “We cover all styles,” he says of their approach whether in duo or big band mode, “but we always focus on rocking the crowd in front of us.” The group’s crowd-rocking recipe is simple but effective as they deliver a seamless blend of dancefloor anthems and pop hits both past and present – some sounding like carbon replicas of the originals and others given a contemporary live re-work. His band features a roster of some of Australia’s most accomplished performers, fronted by a revolving cast of fine female vocalists including festival regular and certified party starter Muma Megs, Chloe West, Michelle Martinez (The Voice) and Sharon Muscat. Pullen holds down the groove with support from drummer Warren Jackson (Dream Delay/Deni Hines/Jenny Morris), percussionist Adam Morris, with a super tight 3 piece horn section made up of Saxter (King Tide) on sax, trumpeter Nick Garbett and John Hibbard on trombone.

The Groove Academy regularly perform in seven or eight-piece mode at the Star Event Centre, where they’re a preferred supplier for large events, though they’re coveted across Sydney – and indeed, the rest of Australia. In recent times they’ve played alongside chart-topping pop star Jessica Mauboy, at Palazzo Versace, for New Year’s Eve 2013, at an exclusive party at Fairmont Resort, for internationally renowned French fashion house Chanel, and been flown to Melbourne to perform at the National Gallery of Victoria, for Mercedes-Benz. The Groove Academy’s honour roll reads like a Who’s Who of corporate Australia, with the Gentleman Jack Embassy Launch, Qantas Platinum Club Dinner , Paspaley Polo In The City, Seven Network Logies After Party, South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Red & Green Ball, Veuve Clicquot’s ‘Clicquot in the Snow’ & The Prime Minister’s Mid Winter Ball just some of the events where they’ve thrilled guests. The Groove Academy were recently selected as finalists in the ‘Best Achievement in Entertainment category at the 2014 Australian Event Awards.

The Groove Academy’s ability to tailor their line-up and sound to work any venue or demographic has seen them become a highly coveted act, with festivals, clubs and companies alike falling over each other to book them well in advance.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you so much for creating the incredible live soundtrack for the Gentleman Jack Embassy Party. You are a class act!”

Alex Zabotto-Bentley
Director, AZB Creative

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

Senior Events Manager
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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

Dave Robledo
Manager, Ivy


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…the dance floor was packed

“...the dance floor was packed and you were all such a dream to work with. I’ve had fantastic feedback from our attendees on the Groove Academy. Well done!”
Senior Events Manager, Commonwealth Bank
The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T01:02:59+00:00
Senior Events Manager, Commonwealth Bank
“...the dance floor was packed and you were all such a dream to work with. I’ve had fantastic feedback from our attendees on the Groove Academy. Well done!”

…the Groove Academy is our number 1 go to booking

"The Groove Academy is our favourite all star band. CI events are always booking great bands Australia wide, but the Groove Academy is our number 1 go to booking." read more
Producer, CI Events
The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T01:03:54+00:00
Producer, CI Events
"The Groove Academy is our favourite all star band. CI events are always booking great bands Australia wide, but the Groove Academy is our number 1 go to booking." read more

You guys were awesome

“You guys were awesome and the feedback was great!”

General Manager – Ravesis

The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T01:04:29+00:00

General Manager – Ravesis

“You guys were awesome and the feedback was great!”

… such a huge success

"A big thank you to Scott and his team at the Groove Academy for making this year’s Spring Lawn Party at the AJC, such a huge success for Tooheys New." read more
Premium Beer Sales Executive Tooheys Pty Ltd
The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T01:05:31+00:00
Premium Beer Sales Executive Tooheys Pty Ltd
"A big thank you to Scott and his team at the Groove Academy for making this year’s Spring Lawn Party at the AJC, such a huge success for Tooheys New." read more

… professional, stylish and most importantly sounded absolutely great

“The Groove Academy followed our brief to the letter; they were professional, stylish and most importantly sounded absolutely great! read more
Manager, Corporate & Special Events Arinex
The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T01:07:06+00:00
Manager, Corporate & Special Events Arinex
“The Groove Academy followed our brief to the letter; they were professional, stylish and most importantly sounded absolutely great! read more

… I can be 100% confident that my clients will be thrilled

"It’s a privilege to work with Scott because I can be 100% confident that my client’s will be thrilled with his talent & easy going nature, & that’s what has made him my first port of call for my client’s music requirements." read more
Function & Event Manager The Arthouse Hotel
The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T01:08:25+00:00
Function & Event Manager The Arthouse Hotel
"It’s a privilege to work with Scott because I can be 100% confident that my client’s will be thrilled with his talent & easy going nature, & that’s what has made him my first port of call for my client’s music requirements." read more

The Groove Academy’s music has been perfect…

"It's always a pleasure working with The Groove Academy. Scott's professional and adaptable attitude and attention to detail makes my job at PricewaterhouseCoopers so much easier." read more
Senior Event Coordinator PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia
The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T12:23:57+00:00
Senior Event Coordinator PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia
"It's always a pleasure working with The Groove Academy. Scott's professional and adaptable attitude and attention to detail makes my job at PricewaterhouseCoopers so much easier." read more

…an amazing ability to read a crowd & play music accordingly

“My professional relations with Scott were nothing but pleasurable. He is a highly organized, pleasant & cooperative worker & his reliability & affable nature made him a delight to work with." read more
Project Coordinator Cultural Affairs & Events City Of Sydney
The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T12:24:54+00:00
Project Coordinator Cultural Affairs & Events City Of Sydney
“My professional relations with Scott were nothing but pleasurable. He is a highly organized, pleasant & cooperative worker & his reliability & affable nature made him a delight to work with." read more

Thank you for the wonderful music

“Thank you for the wonderful music and entertainment you and the Groove Academy have supplied to my clients in the past year. My clients have all expressed the ease and understanding that you brought to the event, helping tailor the music to reflect their tastes.” read more
Susan Stanford Events
The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T12:28:11+00:00
Susan Stanford Events
“Thank you for the wonderful music and entertainment you and the Groove Academy have supplied to my clients in the past year. My clients have all expressed the ease and understanding that you brought to the event, helping tailor the music to reflect their tastes.” read more

Thank you once again for your brilliant entertainment

“We received numerous compliments from our guests who enjoyed your performances. Thank you once again for your brilliant entertainment at the event industry networking functionRead more
Event Manager Sydney Event Showcase
The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T12:29:09+00:00
Event Manager Sydney Event Showcase
“We received numerous compliments from our guests who enjoyed your performances. Thank you once again for your brilliant entertainment at the event industry networking functionRead more

The music was just right

“Thank you to you & the band for an amazing night. The music was just right & had everyone dancing & celebrating the winners &Read more
General Manager Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia
The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T12:29:37+00:00
General Manager Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia
“Thank you to you & the band for an amazing night. The music was just right & had everyone dancing & celebrating the winners &Read more

You and your team are amazing…

“You and your team are absolutely amazing. The music was sensational! There was absolutely nothing I could have changed to make it any better!”

PA to Managing Director Amalgamated Holdings Limited

The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T00:05:59+00:00

PA to Managing Director Amalgamated Holdings Limited

“You and your team are absolutely amazing. The music was sensational! There was absolutely nothing I could have changed to make it any better!”

…you are a class act!

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

Alex Zabotto-Bentley

The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T00:07:08+00:00

Alex Zabotto-Bentley

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

The Groove Academy brings Thredbo alive

Wow! The Groove Academy brings Thredbo alive. These guys have transformed the poolside après and lounge bar into an entertainment destination. read more

General Manager, Thredbo Alpine Hotel

The Groove Academy
2015-02-24T00:18:22+00:00

General Manager, Thredbo Alpine Hotel

Wow! The Groove Academy brings Thredbo alive. These guys have transformed the poolside après and lounge bar into an entertainment destination. read more

We can thank you enough for making our wedding so special.

"We knew when we booked The Groove Academy to perform at our wedding that we were in for a great night! You guys had the dance floor full from your first song to the very last. We can thank you enough for making our wedding so special."

Cassandra & Mike

2015-02-26T11:41:35+00:00

Cassandra & Mike

“We knew when we booked The Groove Academy to perform at our wedding that we were in for a great night! You guys had theRead more

All of our friend’s want to book you for their wedding.

"Thank you so much for arranging the entertainment for our wedding. The band were beyond our expectations. All of our friend’s want to book you for their wedding. Thank you so much!"

Julie & Robert

2015-02-26T11:41:57+00:00

Julie & Robert

“Thank you so much for arranging the entertainment for our wedding. The band were beyond our expectations. All of our friend’s want to book youRead more

…we both burst into tears of joy.

"When your band performed our special song for a first dance, we both burst into tears of joy. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn it for us."

Melanie & Frank

2015-02-26T11:42:23+00:00

Melanie & Frank

“When your band performed our special song for a first dance, we both burst into tears of joy. Thank you so much for taking theRead more

Thank you for creating such an amazing party vibe.

"Wow! Everyone has been raving to us about how good the band was as our wedding. Thank you for creating such an amazing party vibe. We will remember our wedding for many years to come thanks to you & your band."

Elizabeth & Geoffrey

2015-02-26T11:42:40+00:00

Elizabeth & Geoffrey

“Wow! Everyone has been raving to us about how good the band was as our wedding. Thank you for creating such an amazing party vibe.Read more