Grooveria

Grooveria

 São Paulo, São Paulo, BRA
BandWorldJazz

Grooveria is the perfect blend of Samba & Soul, two of the most prolific music styles in the world. Nice harmonies and vocals with groovy drum beats, solid bass, brazilian percussion, with a slice of guitar, keys, and horns, make the recipe a delight. Grooveria, you owe this to your ears and feet!

Biography

Grooveria is a Brazilian Musical Collective that presents themselves in clubs and theaters around Brazil, mainly in So Paulo, where they ve had the citys most successful night at Na Mata Caf, every Tuesday for 7 years, receiving the Veja So Paulo award for 4 years.

Nowadays they have a Saturday night at Bleecker St for 5 years already, packed every week, displaying their unique sound a mix of the Afro-Brazilian and Afro-American accent, in a joyous show that features versions of classics by both Brazilian and international composers like: Chico Buarque, Jorge Ben, Bob Dylan, amidst some of their own originals.

Grooveria is: the drums and vocals of its leader/founder Tuto Ferraz, with the exact blend of the Groove from America and the Brazilian feel, the percussion of Tubaro, bringing along with him the strong rhythmic tradition of the Schools of Samba, the spicy guitar riffs and energic solos by Leonardo Mendes straight from Bahias most prolific town, Santo Amaro da Purificao, birthplace of names like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Leos father himself, a Multishow awarded composer, Roberto Mendes; and DJ Rick Dub who besides scratching FX, loops and sampled percussion, sings and raps with his unique Dub voice, and Deejays only precious stones after the show, creating an after party of its own!

The Brazilian Combo, makes use of the finest local talent for bass, keys and horns, adding punch to an already beefy presentation!

Its on this jam session environment that their first CD was created, the delicious and vicious #1, featuring 12 songs- originals and remakes- where the sharp music artisans invite some of the guests that have been regularly on their music feast, like Max de Castro, Toninho Horta, Claudio Zoli, RappinHood, Paula Lima, among others.

Sizing their discography is the recently released DVD/CD, Avenida Brasil directed and produced by the multi-awarded Brazilian director/producer Roberto Oliveira, who has worked with Chico Buarque, Elis Regina and Tom Jobim, to name a few; featuring Seu Jorge and Max de Castro, their long time partners as special guests.

The DVD was on the top20 most sold Music DVDs in Brazil for 7 weeks in a row reaching the 12 position.

Grooveria, you owe that to your ears..and feet!

Discography

Grooveria #1 - 2005
Tratore

Avenida Brasil - CD & DVD - 2009
Universal Music/RWR

6 tracks from the first CD had radio airplay all around the globe including major FMs stations as Eldorado FM, Nova Brasil FM, Radio Globo, CBN, USP FM and etc.

the DVD Avenida Brasil was featured in the top 20 sellers of Music DVDs in Brazil for 7 weeks in a row reaching the 12º position.

Set List

• AV BRASIL
• NEGA DO CABELO
• PONTEIO
• KNOCKING
• ZAMBA
• VIM
• NOEL
• BERIMBAU
• SAMBOU
• MENINA MORENA
• JORGE MARA
• BRASIL PANDEIRO
• DEIXA MINA
• CABELO
• CUT
• I SHOT
• GET UP
• DEIXE