Sunday, December 12, 2010

Del's Groove - At The Paddock!

........It was an AWESOME time at The Paddock on December 4th! Del's Groove kicked it out for a rare club appearance. In addition celebrating bandleader Del's birthday was also Donna, Debbie, Donnalee & Nancy. Thank you ALL for supporting us and thanks to Dianna for taking all those photo's! I can't finish before I also give a shout out to the Del Pizzo family and my bff Eileen and her buea Ed, my girlie weekend fabulous ladies and the best bunch of bandmates a girl could ask for! Thank you to The Paddock for having us, please stop in for a bite, great food, great peeps.. see you again on April 2nd, 2011!

We Love you guys!!
Happy Holidays from Del's Groove! Delsdiva

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Person!

........Well, I can honestly say, there is nothing like a military wedding! Nothing like that romantic, grand entrance! Elizabeth & Joseph were married on November 12th at St. Denis Church in Havertown Pa. Bandleader, Emanuel DelPizzo had the privilege to play trumpet at the church, then drums at The Overbrook Golf Club with Del's Groove.

When our bride and groom were announced, their entrance took my breath away, all those ever so handsome men in white uniforms, well, it was spectacular. Elizabeth & Joseph danced their first dance to Crazy Love, by Van Morrison, soulfully sung by Philip Joseph. You are the Sunshine of my life was the perfect choice for Liz and her dad, and Joe and his mom danced to one of our favorite classics, Wonderful World, performed by our guitarist Raymond Smith.

All I can tell you is, once we started playing, we never saw the dancefloor, as it was lined with stepping feet every moment. Del's Groove performed everything from the requested Mummers Strut, Polkas, In the mood to Lady Gaga and every age, at every minute, was moving! We get to see some of those same faces in June 2011 when Del's Groove will once again Rock the Reception of Liz's sister Anne! We are so looking forward to it!

Many thanks & blessings to the the Bongiovanni & Person families & friends, it was our pleasure to be a part of your special day!

All the best,

Susan (delsdiva) of Del's Groove

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stephanie & Nick Gallo!

..............Sweeter than the candy table was our bride and groom Stephanie & Nick! Del's Groove had the honor of performing at their reception at the beautiful Mendenhall Inn. The grand ballroom, welcoming and warm was beautifully decorated. The grand staircase is the perfect entrance for welcoming the bridal party. Parents of Stephanie & Nick were so accommodating along with the staff at The Mendenhall. Stephanie's mom & dad, Richard & Teresa and myself had a great chat about their old neighborhood, which is where I live.

.............After the bridal party intros, Nick & Steph danced their first dance to Etta James - At Last, I finally got to sing the first dance! Not to mention, one of my favorites. It took no time to get this reception rockin! I must say, this couple had friends and family that danced their feet off, and, some were dancing in the air! Please enjoy the many photos taken by photographer David Zaveloff, as a matter of fact, we even got one of him hard at work...see if you can spot him! You can visit David at and view his beautiful work.

All the Best to Stephanie & Nick, thank you for having Del's Groove!

Special mention to a beautiful venue for any occasion.

Hugs - Susan of Del's Groove, "The Wedding Singer"

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Beke Beau - Make Up Artist

..........In between my "Wedding Singer" entries, I hope to introduce to you some of the wonderfully talented vendors that Del's Groove gets the pleasure to meet and work with. This entry is about Make-Up Artist Beke Beau. Taken from her bio,
Béke is characteristically philosophical about the power of the make-up: "I love what it does when it’s done beautifully—make-up can boost confidence and promote a positive self-image, inspiring a woman to feel more powerful. I get excited about my role in each transformation.”
Béke’s other passion is in doing her part to help preserve the environment through exploring the use of safe, natural and cruelty-free products. She insists that “women can look every bit as glamorous without the chemical preservatives and other ingredients that raise health concerns.”

On November 4th, Beke had her second open house at her Studio located at 76 Rittenhouse Pl, Suite 204 in Ardmore Pa. With bubbly in tow, Bandleader Emanuel Del Pizzo, his lovely wife Teresa and myself stopped by for a meet. It was great to meet Beke, I would be lying to you if I was not thinking to myself, gee, was she thinking my make-up looked like crap? Well, if I ever have a special event, I certainly would book her. Also, a little known fact that Beke told me, she herself is also a singer! A duel Diva herself. It was a pleasure meeting Beke, look forward to next time, please visit her website . Also at the open house were two other lovely ladies &

Girls Rock!