Grooveback

Grooveback

 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, CAN
BandRockFunk

Grooveback is a Funk Rock ensemble hailing from the Maritime Province of Nova Scotia, and proud of it! Groovebacks live shows are a full out rockin party Their mix of Seedy Rock & Raw Funk always leaves fans dancing their way out of the venue. Their on a soul mission to bring the Groove Back in rock

Biography

Grooveback is a four piece group consisting of Steven Auld (lead vocals), Mathew Brennan (guitar/backing vocals), Jared Stanley (bass) and Jay Macleod (drums).
Their musical sound and style is hard to label under any certain genre, but if need be it can be classed as Funk Rock, or the coined phrase, "Groove Rock". These boys deliver a combination of raw power and rhymthic melodies. They bring a natural vibe to the audience; connecting the people to the music, capturing a sense of freedom which moves from your mind down to your feet, igniting your instinct to dance. A feeling not often exposed.
The vocals from Steven Auld are powerful, filling any room, yet delivering a smooth flow to his compelling lyrics. He may present the audience with a poetic story, or a chorus to pump you up and open your mind. On either occasion he is a force to be reckoned with.
Mat's passionate guitar riffs with their melodic comfort give a natural evolution to the compositions, bringing the songs to a higher plateau. But just when you think the music has reached its peak, Mat takes the sound one step further by combining his vocal harmonies in contrast to the lead vocals. Mat's musical style is rare and purposeful, a sought-after sound that is few and far between.
The sound of Jared's bass guitar is that of a bare-knuckle boxer: swift, hard and leaving you dazed. His multi-instrumental talents shine through his bass style, bringing elements of guitar and percussion to his four stringed friend. This empowering sound combined with the drumming style of Jay Macleod gives the explosive nature associated with Grooveback's rhythm section.
The hypnotic beats sung by Jay and his drums instigate an eruption on the dance floor. Tight in sound, yet overflowing with primal rhythm. Jay gives the music a shape and body that floats among the crowd infecting everyone it touches. Combining inspiration from a variety of musical genres and artistic mediums he keeps a common goal in focus: to give the crowd a show that will keep them coming back for more.
This group of longtime close friends, raised in rural mainland Nova Scotia, were brought up on values of family, friends, and a common love for music which is as strong as an Atlantic winter. For many years the boy's weekends consisted of open jams, close friends, and unforgettable times. Once realizing their natural connection and fluent ability to create music, the boys decided to mold their methods and focus on writing material which shares their personal experiences in life and music with the ears and minds of those who listen.

Discography

Grooveback - Grooveback (JULY 2010)
12 Track Debut Release
Recorded at Highball Sound Productions
(highballsound.ca)
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Produced by Bryan Melanson & Grooveback

Grooveback - The Natural EP (DEMO 2008)
Recorded at Highball Sound Productions
(highballsound.ca)
Antigonish, Nova Scotia

BIGDOG 100.9FM "Dog Demos" Contest Winners. Included 1 hour on air interview/performance. Airplay of songs from EP.

CFRC 101.9FM Featured artist on "Saltwater Music"

"Be Yourself" was Producer's Pick on The East Coast Countdown

15th Annual Riverfront Jubilee (Sat night closing act)
New Glasgow's Riverfront Canada Day Celebrations (headliner)
New Glasgow's Concert by the River Series
11th & 12th Annual Spring Biker Bash

Winner of KROCK 89.3FM "The Valley"
Battle Of The Bands 2010

Set List

Grooveback performs live shows up to 4 hours. All original songs but cover songs in our set list would include modern artists such as 'The Red Hot Chili Peppers' to 'Queens of the Stone Age',
And classic artists such as 'The Doors' to 'The Beatles'.
Grooveback's original material is a blend of Rock and Funk, hence the genre 'Funk Rock', but the boys prefer to label it 'Groove Rock'. Their high energy, up-beat live performances gives audiences little choice but to move their bodies, a feeling everyone should expierence! Their focus is to bring the groove back into modern rock.