Boukou Groove

Boukou Groove

 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
BandAlternativeSoul

With the lively international release of their debut LP “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup” & the 2015 Sophomore release of "Let The Groove Ride" Boukou Groove provides audiences with a genre-bending collective, touching on elements of New Orleans style Funk, R&B, Soul and Blues.
Founded on the stage at Tipitinas in New Orleans in 2010, Boukou Groove is the brainchild of singer/producer Donnie Sundal and New Orleans guitar luminary Derwin “Big D” Perkins. Boukougroove.com

Biography

Boukou Groove 

With the lively international release of their debut LP in 2012 “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup” and the 2015 sophomore release "Let The Groove Ride" gives Boukou Groove the ability to maintain a dynamic tour schedule. The band provides audiences with a genre-bending collective, touching on elements of New Orleans style Funk, R&B, Soul and Blues 


Founded on the stage at Tipitinas in NOLA in 2010, Boukou Groove is the brainchild of singer/producer Donnie Sundal and New Orleans guitar luminary Derwin “Big D” Perkins.  Sundal, sharing stages and recording with the likes of Sam Bush, Col.Bruce Hampton and Junior Marvin of The Wailers, creates an infectious blend of energy and enthusiasm as he showcases his multi-octave ranging vocals while sustaining his brand of lavish Moog bass lines.  Big D (Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentleman, Bonnie Raitt and Dr.John) provides his smooth and funky guitar licks largely based on improvisation and feel alone.  Together, no matter what the venue, the band provides their distinguishing style and creates a kinetic environment that’s easily spread throughout the audience.  

As they continue to refine their unique style and build upon the momentum of the release of “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup" with the 2015 release of "Let The Groove Ride", it promises to be an unprecedented year for the band as they continue to log dates at venues and festivals throughout the globe. 


"Together, these guys make some beautiful funky music that gets you feeling like takin’ it easy at the guru café. A favorite song of the band is “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup.” Listening to the groovy song you’ll agree that as far as funk goes, “[They] got just what you need, too much is never enough.” The music has a great rhythm and flow to it that can really give you a kinetic energy to your day"


Alex Diaz Dec '14 Baconandmusic.com


VIE MAGAZINE DOCUMENTARY:  http://youtu.be/bjhhaxq5Txk 


www.boukougroove.com 


www.cdbaby.com/BoukouGroove


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Twitter.com/BoukouGroove 

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Features and Festivals 

Relix Magazine 2013 - USAOctober/Nov .included on compilation Cd

Soul Bag Magazine 2013 France - included on compilation Cd 

Brian Hurst Collection 2013 - UK JazzFm.com

Blues and Soul Magazine  2013- Japan  New Orleans Feat. Included on Compilation Cd 

Bacon and Music Review : Dec 2014 http://baconandmusic.com/?p=1462
Emerald Coast Magazine Dec 2014 http://www.emeraldcoastmagazine.com/December-January-2014/The-Hottest-Thing-on-the-Emerald-Coast-Isnt-Just-The-Weather/#.VMapSJDjtVQ.gmailDowntown Crowd Magazine August 2015
http://issuu.com/ballingerpublishing/docs/aug_2015/1
LivefoLiveMusic.com Full Length Live Video "Let The Groove Ride" Nov 2015

Spotify.com 2015- Boukou Groove's original "Two To Tango" - "A Lil Boukou In Your Cup" Cd - 605,000+plays

Brian Hurst Hurst Collection Volume 3 2016

30A Songwriters Festival 30A Fl 2010 -2015

Bayfest Mobile Al 2013 & 2014

Riverbend Festival Chattanooga Tn 2014

Destin Seafood Festival 2013 2014

Spirit of the Suwannee Disc Jam Series Live Oak Fl 2013

Peter Barakans Live Magic in Japan 2014 and 2015

Blue Note Tokyo 2 Shows Oct 2015

Peter Barakan's Live Magic Extra - Matsue Japan Oct '15 

Relix Magazine ReverbNation Spotlight Jan/Feb 2016

Boukou Grooves song "Stay Broke" was voted 2014 Song of The Year by Peter Barakan in Tokyo Japan.

Peter Barakan's 2016 Top 10 New Albums - Let The Groove Ride  

Discography

Relix Magazine "On the Rise" band and included on the Nov /Dec 2013 compilation CD "I'll Take you There"

Soul Bag Magazine from France full Cd write up

Radio airplay on Greenarrow in Madison WI , New Orleans Radio Nola .

Soulandjazz.fm Hurst compilation Cd "I'll take you there"

Blues and Soul Magazine in Japan the Song "Walkin Talkin" included on the compilation Cd

"A Lil Boukou In Your Cup" debut Cd release