Who Are We?

Ascension Groove showcases some of Toronto’s premier musicians. The band draws from the diverse musical styles of all its members as well as the band's clients.

Ascension Groove Band delivers high energy, show stopping live musical entertainment for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, galas, private and corporate events. Simply put they ROCK THE HOUSE! Founded and led by Joe Palawan, they are comprised of some of the best singers and talent in the Toronto music industry and regarded as one of the city's premiere wedding and corporate bands. They have performed on Broadway and have had club and chart success Europe, Asia and the Middle East, to the luxury cruise lines of the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Alaska Panhandle.

Known for the authentic sounds of Motown, R&B, Soul Funk, Jazz and Rock, they are also on the pulse of what’s new and current in today’s market. Ascension Groove Band also performs in Italian and Spanish. They strive to create an immersed experience for clients that are of the highest caliber. Whether you want a soloist or an 11 piece superband fronted by 3 stellar vocalists and a “killer” horn section for your wedding or event, Ascension Groove Band not only provides great music but will cater to your specific needs and create a customized package for you which includes a photographer/videographer at a preferred rate, professional sound, lighting and DJ services so you don't have to hire another music provider. We can make a playlist of the songs that you want to hear between breaks..

Ascension Groove Band, creating special moments and will leave a lasting impression so positive that you’ll want to see them again and again.
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Dear Joe Palawan,

On behalf of the Mlla Leonardo Gambin Charity, the Board of Directors and Oak Leaf Gala Commitlee, we would like to thank you for the wonderful services you provided for this year's Oak Leaf Gala. We know that this gala would not be possible without the aid of so many people and companies who contribute to a wonderful evening. Enclosed you will find your Cheque for the services you provided. And once again thank you.

Jerry Buligan


Hi Joe

I just wanted to send you my deep gratitude for your performance at our wedding! You guys were amazing and everyone is still talking about how amazing you were! I wish we could throw a party with you every New Years Eve! Maybe for our 10 year anniversary! haha Just wanted you to know how grateful we are and how happy we are that we found you! We will spread the good word

Take care


Hi Joe,

Just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for Saturday!! The band was beyond amazing and we have had tons of positive feedback about how great you were!!

Lovely working with you and all the best!



Wedding August 22/15
This was the best party band I've ever heard.... and I've heard a lot of bands around the world. (Plus I'm in a band.) Awesome music selection. Tight rythmically with world class percussion and bass combo. The vocals were spectacular -- both male and female leads. Trumpet was the best guy I've heard since Al Hurt. Keys were complex and perfect. Loved the lead guitar and the sweet Telecaster sound. Man did we have fun!




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Get In Touch

If you would like to request a quote or book us for an event, please use this form and submit your information below. You can also contact Joe Palawan at at 416-509-3863 for further information, upcoming events and for price quotes.