Friday, August 19, 2011

Nicole & Chad! Del's Groove Rocking the reception at Founders Hall at Haverford College!

It was a hot and humid day on July 23rd but you could not tell by the packed dance floor! Del's Groove had the privilege to perform at Nicole & Chads reception. Bride Nicole, is a colleague of bandleader Emanuel DelPizzo at Malvern Prep, so that being said, I love seeing many familiar faces from Del's Groove past performances. Founders Hall with its high ceilings and ornate windows was the perfect venue for this fun loving couple. Nicole and Chad danced their first dance to True Companion by Marc Cohn performed perfectly by Del's Groove. Chad wanted his special moment on the floor with Sabine, some call Beanie, so this groom chose Surfer Girl to dance with his new stepdaughter.

I loved the fact this reception was so kid friendly, there were all kinds of treats and props at the kids table, I just had to tweet that with a photo before the party started. What a party indeed! Who knew there was going to be all this talent in one room! You can see, not only was Nicole an experienced belly dancer as she joined her class on the floor at the beginning of the evening, but, Chad got all his former band mates of Stiltwalker together to do a few tunes! The guests were thrilled to see them perform and we certainly enjoyed them as well, they Rocked!

Special thanks to Robert Colameco Photography for the additional photos..

Thank you Chad & Nicole for having Del's Groove! We loved sharing your special day with you, your family and all your friends!

Till next time...all the best!

Susan (delsdiva)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

6th Annual MannyPalooza! With Del's Groove!

This was not my first MannyPalooza, and not my 6th, even though on July 17 the streets of Ardmore were RoCkIn! The 6th Annual MannyPalooza took place on this hot summer day and the heat in the street kept the crowd on their feet dancing to the sounds of Del's Groove! What is MannyPalooza you ask? (for those less fortunate to never have attended) MannyPalooza is a block party organized by bandleader Emanuel (Del), his family and neighbors. Featuring a Crab Feast and all kinds of foods, water ice, and just plain onld fun for the whole family. For the past several years the proceeds are donated to MusicWorks which Del's Groove is thrilled they can help out!

Everyone said this was the best MannyPalooza ever, but funny thing...everyone says that after every one, every year! Guest performers entertained in between Del's Groove, and sitting in with us for another year was Kim with her rendition of Celo Greens' Forget You! Way to go Kim! Del's Groove were also fortunate to have Tony Del Pizzo filling in for vacationing Raymond...who honestly knocked our socks off! On his way to his first year at Dukane U! All the best to you Tony, your are an excellent musician!! Rock On!

Avalon Yacht Club Del's Groove RoCkS the Commodore Ball!

Once again Del's Groove had the privilege to perform at Avalon Yacht Club on July 16th for the Commodore Ball! Lovely to see all the familiar faces and smiles of the club's members. We also would like to thank the members and staff for the warm hospitality. Avalon Yacht Club is also the perfect venue and background for your wedding, for more info, please contact them at

Till next time!

All the best from Del's Groove!