Marvin & The Grooves were formed in 2011 when lifelong school friends Keith, Gary & Stuart all decided to pack in the day job and take up music on a full time basis. A strong love of music and live performance led to the guys initially playing songs for fun in rehearsals and then into pubs around Dublin and Leinster. As the set list became more and more expansive along with incredible audience reaction & feedback, demand from pubs and clubs grew and grew. In early 2013, the final two pieces of the jigsaw were put into place when Guitar Wizard/Sound Guru, Al Moriarty, and one of Dublin’s finest session keyboard players, Paul Dempsey joined the group.
Today, Marvin & The Grooves have developed into a highly in-demand wedding/party band who can be found jamming dancefloors all over Ireland week after week, month after month. On top of the musicianship and clever song choices what really sets Marvin & The Grooves apart is their level of professionalism away from the stage. No small detail is left to chance. No request too small or insignificant. Love a certain song and want to hear it? No problem. HATE a certain song and definitely DO NOT want to hear it? Again, no problem. After all, it is YOUR wedding day!
— Lead Vocals & Guitar
Keith has been performing for over 15 years in everything from Tribute Acts (The Lizzy Experience) to writing & performing original music as a solo artist. With a voice as smooth as silk, there simply isn’t a song that Keith cannot sing! He also possesses a lovely beard.
— Drums & Vocals
An outstanding session & live player with experience playing with Thin Lizzy, Oasis & U2 Tribute bands. Stu loves to makes your toes tap and your hands clap!
— Lead Guitar & Vocals
A rocker at heart, Al loves nothing more than ripping into a beefy riff or an elaborate solo. With touring experience in many cover bands in Europe and in Austraila as well Tribute Band experience back home here in Ireland with Oazis, Al can switch from being Chuck Berry to Mark Knopfler without blinking an eye lid!
— Keys & Vocals
Soulful piano parts, cheesy 80s synth & bad jokes are just some of the things Paul brings to Marvin & The Grooves! Paul has toured extensively throughout Europe & South Africa as well recording many original albums and singles back home here in Ireland.
— Bass Guitar & Vocals
The funkmeister general of Marvin. Gary denies this but we are convinced he was kidnapped by Sly & The Family Stone as a child and raised on a strict diet of funk & soul! A well-known session player, Gary has played with many of Ireland’s top party bands.
This is something that can be a little over looked at times and without going into all of the boring details of every lead, nut & bolt used it is just worth noting that when it comes to sound, lighting and equipment nothing but they very, very best will do. Here is a short list of some of the brand names we use
- Allen & Heath
- Mesa Boogie
- Pro Mark