Grand Union

Grand Union


Grand Union, six players organically grown in the Willamette Valley. Their project: a neo soul for Portland; spinning a retro R&B and soul element with a modern more pop groove oriented sound. They bring a little of the past to the present in their original sound.


Grand Union was formed in late 2005 by songwriters David (MelloD) McCormick (vox, perc, guit), Jerome Monaco (guit, vox), and Steve Aman (keys, vox). Recruiting seasoned tour drummer Mike Montgomery (Uprite Dub Orchestra, Warsaw Poland Bros, Purusa) and local bassist Anthony Wagner they had almost crafted the group that would transmit their soulful studio sound to the stage. Golden-voiced jazz singer and American Idol (Season 4, Feb 2005) semifinalist Ross Williams completed the sound and the newly formed Grand Union burst from Portland's underground house-party scene into the clubs.

Ross' soulful voice and the band's commitment to the groove brought audiences to the dance floor and quickly made Grand Union a presence in Portland's live music scene. Earning a headlining spot at Portland's Goodfoot Lounge in mid May 2006 has only driven the band's ambitions to expand the party across the West.

Get ready for the release of Grand Union's 9 song
"Take Him Out" EP (now in post production) and four state Summer 2006 CD release tour. For Grand Union, it seems to be all coming together..."


Grand Union Demo - released Dec. 2005
Grand Union's 1st Album - Take Him Out - Summer 2006

Set List

Our set includes primarily danceable original material. We sprinkle in the occasional cover tunes to taste. If we're playing for extended periods the covers move to 20% of the set. Artist that we cover include Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, other 70's funky soul names.

We play anywhere from 1 hour showcase events of original music to 3 hour house band performances using original and cover material.

Satelite House - Orig
Told How to Feel - Orig
Use Me - B. Withers
Strength, Courage, and Wisdom - I. Arie
Bright Eyes - Orig
Masterblaster - S. Wonder
Fool of a Man - Orig
Atmosphere - Orig
Take Him Out - Orig
Boogie On Reggae Woman - S. Wonder
I Can't Remember - Orig
Kills Me - Orig