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Groovascape

Salem, Virginia, United States | SELF

Salem, Virginia, United States | SELF
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FROM THE ROANOKE TIMES REVIEW OF TIM REYNOLDS AND GROOVA SCAPE: "Roanoke jam band Groova Scape opened the show with a 40-minute set full of long tunes with good guitar solos by Henry Lazenby, who also played keyboards. The band’s all-original show began with “Revolution,” which had a Parliament-Funkadelic style keyboard intro, and plenty of busy percussion from drummer Robert Prescott and conga player Chad Merson. Bassist Marcus Morris’ vocals were strong and solid for most of the set, and Lazenby tore through plenty of blues-rock inflected leads colored with electronic effects. Other crowd favorites included the instrumental “Last Monkey in Space,” and the 60s-sounding jam groove of “Just Another Ploy For The Man To Keep A Brotha Down.” Groova is young, talented, and doesn’t head into train wrecks — which is easy enough to do when you’re experimenting. Still, the band is all about its influences now. If the band sticks together and stays serious, it could become an original force." - Roanoke Times


"These guys can bring serious funk."

— Tad Dickens, music writer
Roanoke Times - Roanoke Times


"Great musicianship, creative song writing... a pleasure to listen to and work with" — Scott Moss, organizer and promoter for Day Glo Music Festival. - Festival Site


FROM THE ROANOKE TIMES REVIEW OF TIM REYNOLDS AND GROOVA SCAPE: "Roanoke jam band Groova Scape opened the show with a 40-minute set full of long tunes with good guitar solos by Henry Lazenby, who also played keyboards. The band’s all-original show began with “Revolution,” which had a Parliament-Funkadelic style keyboard intro, and plenty of busy percussion from drummer Robert Prescott and conga player Chad Merson. Bassist Marcus Morris’ vocals were strong and solid for most of the set, and Lazenby tore through plenty of blues-rock inflected leads colored with electronic effects. Other crowd favorites included the instrumental “Last Monkey in Space,” and the 60s-sounding jam groove of “Just Another Ploy For The Man To Keep A Brotha Down.” Groova is young, talented, and doesn’t head into train wrecks — which is easy enough to do when you’re experimenting. Still, the band is all about its influences now. If the band sticks together and stays serious, it could become an original force." - Roanoke Times


Jason Martin, owner of Martin's Downtown Bar and Grill, on Groova Scape, Oct. 09: "Great energy and cohesiveness is evident in every live performance. The crowd here at Martin's always seems to respond well to their infectious jams." - Roanoke Times


Jason Martin, owner of Martin's Downtown Bar and Grill, on Groova Scape, Oct. 09: "Great energy and cohesiveness is evident in every live performance. The crowd here at Martin's always seems to respond well to their infectious jams." - Roanoke Times


Discography

GROOVASCAPE'S music highlighted the Fox radio series, Blue Ridge Live, on WPIN BLACKSBURG, Va. The band has multiple appearances on college radio at Virignia Tech and Radford University. They offer a wide array of originals in "Gracias", "Power Down," "Grits" "The Revolution," "Bottle of Red," "Blue Mountain," "Just Another Ploy (To Keep A Brother Down)," "Blue Tail Skink," "Soular Flare," "Buckwheat," "My Old Lady," "Last Monkey In Space," "Archimedes Point," "Coming Home," "Last Flight Out," "Tributary," among others. Our Covers include Cake, Phish, Sublime, Allman Brothers, Dispatch, John Prine, Marley, Hendrix, Santana, Tracy Chapman, Creedence, Rusted Root, Grateful Dead, among others.

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With excellent musicianship and strong vocals, Groova Scape moves between a variety of musical styles during a show, and has tremendous fun with its funk-rock-reggae-jazz format. There are also hints of electronica and even Southern Rock.
Groova has gotten recognition and has begun to make major moves as a result. Increasingly, Groova has been asked to open for national acts, Tim Reynolds and TR3 (twice), EOTO (String Cheese), RAQ, The Bridge, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, U-Melt, Basshound (twice) and a host of others.