Planet Groove

GENRE:  Funked up R&B / Soul

Planet Groove is a 7 piece funked up R&B horn band that knows the meaning of the word “groove”. Besides having a rhythm section that is in the pocket all night long, Planet Groove also features a 3 piece horn section, which is unique . Planet Groove also has 6 vocalists which gives them plenty of versatility to cover a wide range of very challenging music. Planet Groove’s energetic stage show appeals to young and old alike because every member of the band agrees that every song that they play must be danceable, and leave an audience, with their heads bobbing, and grinning from ear to ear.

This says it all about Planet Groove. CBS Chicago listed them in the “Top Cover Bands” article.

Funkalicious! This group obviously enjoys their music as much as the guests do. Listen to the sounds of James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Earth Wind and Fire and many more of your favorite artists with the atmosphere of a live band. Dance the night away to the sounds of Planet Groove and relive the funky sounds of the 1970s. Get ready to wig out on the jams of this band.  [Source HERE]


Ben Arcara – Lead Vocals/Percussion
Reed Pauley – Guitar/Lead Vocals
Joe Rocha – Bass/Lead Vocals
Jeff Kissell – Drums
Hugh “Huge Horns” Hiorns – Saxes/Vocals
Matt “West Side” Heitzman – Trumpet
Bill “Woody” Weisshaar – Trombone/Vocals

Booking Agent:  Bill Weisshaar – [email protected]


Planet Groove Partial Song List

Signed Sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder
Can’t Get Next to You- Temptations
Smooth- Santana/Rob Thomas
25 or 6 to 4- Chicago
I Wish- Stevie Wonder
Soul Man- Blues Brothers
Thank You for Lettin Me Be Myself- Sly and the Family Stone
Jump, Jive, and Wail- Brian Setzer
Domino- Van Morrison
I’ll Take You There- Staple Singers
Some Kind of Wonderful- Grand Funk
Why Can’t We Be Friends- War
Play That Funky Music- Wild Cherry
Get Lucky- Daft Punk
Brickhouse- Commodores
Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
Drift Away- Doby Gray
Iko Iko- Dr John
Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding
Everybody Needs Somebody- Blues Brothers
Jungle Boogie- Kool and The GangDance to The Music- Sly and the Family Stone
Round in Circles- Billy Preston
Into The Music- Van Morrison
Dreadlock Holiday- 10 CC
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
You Can’t get What You Want- Joe Jackson
Jackie Wilson Said- Van Morrison
Feels Like Rain- John Hyatt
Right Place Wrong Time- Dr John
Couldn’t Get It Right- Climax Blues Band
Coming Up- Paul McCartney
Make Me Smile- Chicago
Crazy Love- Van Morrison
Everyday People- Sly and the Family Stone
Wild Night- John Cougar Mellencamp
Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is- Chicago
Back to Louisiana- Delbert McClinton
She Caught the Katy- Blues Brothers
Leave Your Hat On- Joe Cocker
Mustang Sally- Various Artists
Feelin Alright- Joe Cocker
Beginnings- Chicago
Treasure- Bruno Mars