The New Groovement

The New Groovement

Victoria, British Columbia, CAN
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The New Groovement is an eleven-piece funk machine that blends elements of RB, soul, and hip hop to create a funk-i-fied feast for the ears. The bands sound is as unique as it is versatile with its punchy horns, sweet vocals, clever rhymes, and tight percussion. This is energetic, feel-good music that will get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor!

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The New Groovement is an eleven-piece funk machine that blends elements of R&B, soul, and hip hop to create a funk-i-fied feast for the ears. The bands sound is as unique as it is versatile with its punchy horns, sweet vocals, clever rhymes, and tight percussion. This is energetic, feel-good music that will get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor!

At the forefront of the band are Theresa Pasaluko and her partner-in-rhyme, Danimal House. Together, they can soothe with sultry, sweet ballads or slay with sharp cutting rhymes. Backing them up is a solid rhythm and percussion section that loves to lay down funk-a-licious beats while the killer horn section gets the crowd going with tasty licks and dance moves that would make James Brown proud. \

The New Groovement is a rising star in Vancouver Islands music scene, playing popular festivals such as the Victoria International Jazz Festival, Victoria Ska Fest and the Vancouver Island ArtistsFest, as well as headlining FernFest, VinFest and Tofinos Oysterfest. They also regularly play at venues around Victoria such as the Canoe Club, Lucky Bar, Upstairs Lounge, and 9one9. This summer even saw the group play to 50,000 people as part of the Victoria Day parade.

This up-and-coming group has quickly made a name for itself with its massive shows and energetic parties; its one band you will not want to miss this year! Their newest CD release is a live album recorded at the 2013 BC Ska Society Members party.

NGM is Reuven Sussman (drums), Tejas Collison (bass), Ben Scotney (guitar), Geoff Mason (timbales), Kim Maddin (congas), Theresa Pasaluko (lead vocals), Danimal House (vocals/emcee), David Chase (trumpet), Jason Dolynny (trombone), Jonnie Bridgeman (sax), and Brad Justason (sax).

Discography

2012: The New Groovement Self-Titled EP
2013: The New Groovement Live!
2014: New Studio Album

Set List

1. Roll With Me (Runnin’ A Nice Groove)
2. You Got the Feelin'
3. Strange Town (Nifty Metal Funk)
4. Erez' Song
5. Feelin’ Nice
6. Funk Iguana
7. Billie Jean (Michael Jackson Cover)
8. Mr Smooth
9. Dance Heavy
10. Wild Side
11. Hip Hop Styles (Featuring Guest Rappers Freestyling)
12. Captain of the Ride
13. Get Down
14. It’s Alright
15. Get to the Giving
16. Still Smokin’
17. Bad Boys for Life (P. Diddy Cover)
18. Bad News
19. Gold Catz
20. Lightnin’ In Yo’ Pants
21. Sleep Talkin'
22. Fight for Your Right (Beastie Boys Cover)
23. Seven Nation Army (White Stripes Cover)
24. AudioDrown