KonstantGroove

KonstantGroove

BandR&BPop

The power of Earth Wind And Fire, the soul of Stevie Wonder and a passion that is second to none can be found in KonstantGroove This is a band that you must experience!!

Biography

KONSTANTGROOVE...... Konstant-adj.constant/ A continuous rhythmic pulse. Never ending. Without Fail... Groove- n.-gruve/ A deeply embedded track formed from continuous pressure. A varying systematic pulse that makes one move. KonstantGroove- A multi-dimensional company that provides entertainment for occasions. Under it's umbrella, services such as musical production, promotions, and artist management can be found. For 10 years this company has supplied the perfect musical backdrop for local and national artist as well.This phenomenon has been described as more than an entertainment company, more than an ensemble, more than your average musical unit. KonstantGroove is a musical experience that is designed to motivate and uplift. It is compiled of well seasoned musicians whose passion and love for their crafts are well blended and wonderfully displayed. They have provided the musical ambiance for stages across the country. Their sound has been captured within the walls of venues such as Green Dolphin Street, Blu 47, The Park West and The House Of Blues just to name a few. KonstantGroove became one of the most sought after musical resources for musical acts and recording artist across the country. You can catch them performing around the city with acts such as SpQ-Her, Mason, Prime Meridian, Alfonzo Hunter, Molina Moye and Atlanta's own Rahbi, Malachi And Abyss. They have appeared regularly on The WGN Morning Show along with yearly appearances at The Taste Of Chicago, and most awards ceremonies.

SWAYLO
Positive waves of energy displayed through eclectic, melodic, poetic delivery She defines the ebb and flow of femininity against the changing waves of time. With a unique blend of eclectic soul filled messages of love and life and haunting rhythmic pulses, she speaks in the familiar tongues of her ancestors and pulls strength from the heavens that house the stars of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Donny Hathaway. Her voice sings of the human situation with a sometimes light, sometimes dark but always kindred sense of urgency. She found a love for singing in church at the early age of five and began her vocal training at the age of seven. At fifteen she decided that it was time to place her thoughts on paper and began writing poetry. She later decided that her words would best be framed in melody. She formed and performed with several groups during her high school years, displaying her classical training and technique. During this time her talent was also showcased through performances with a Chicago based Gospel Choir. She continued her education carrying her love for music while honing her craft through out her college years. She has performed on several stages throughout the Chicago land area with her backing band Konstant Groove including the WGN Morning Show and the main stage of Taste of Chicago 2005. They have been considered a wonderful ambiance for dinner guests and a great motivation for dance crowds at the Negro League Café, Blu 47, and Sheraton Hotel in Chicago, Crystal Lakes Porters Oyster Bar and Nicks Fish Market of Rosemont, Illinois. When they are together, it is plain to see that they are family. Swaylo has had the opportunity to write for and work with a variety of other phenomenal bands and artist that in her own words have inspired her tremendously. Her current dance singles Shame ( Blackstone Recordings ), Slowly (Kenlou Records) and Follow Me (Shelter Records) can be found coating the walls of dance clubs on the home front as well as over seas. She also has music placed with the New York based label Phuture Sole records and she has been invited to be a featured performer during 2007's Winter Music Conference held in Miami. Her writing and vocal style has been notably described as UNIVERSOULY AFRO LA- CENTRIC. Her voice has been compared to a wide range of artist stemming from Minnie Ripperton to Cassandra Wilson. She has also been known to visit the vocal style of Phillip Bailey during her live performances with an effortless sincerity that displays every ounce of passion that she holds for the sound of music. She is a singing, song-writing poet that invites you into her world and wraps you in the fine linen of home woven understanding. Her lyrics compel you to examine and accept who you are and the infinite possibilities that lie within. She finds comfort and creates when ever and where ever she can. Whether it be within the small confines of recording studios or bare foot on the stages of such venues as The Green Dolphin Street or the House of Blues, she will always make herself at home enough to share with those that are gifted with an ear that will allow their minds to see through sound.

Discography

Run Away and Hide- L'amour Records
Daydream In color
Talk to me- Naked Soul
Slowly- Kenlou Recordings
Shame- Blackstone Records
Follow Me- Shelter Records
Soul Heights- Black Ressurection CD ( Lifeline Records
Stargate-Black Ressurection CD ( Lifeline Records
Out of My Mind-Black Ressurection CD ( Lifeline Records
You Remind Me- Phuture Sole Records( West End Records)

Set List

An average performance time is either (3) forty five minute sets for restaurants or dance clubs. Festival performance times usually range from (1) one hour or (1) hour and a half set. Our repertoire consists of both original and cover tunes. We provide the type of music that coincides with the feel and theme of the event.
Our original music comes from our current CD entitled " Daydream in Color". There are 13 songs on the CD. A sample of the cover tunes that we perform are listed below.

Cover tunes:

What you won't do for Love (Bobby Caldwell)

Georgie Porgie (ToTo)

Here we Go (Minnie Ripperton)

Pappillon (Chaka Khan)

Don't know why (Norah Jones)

Summertime (Billie Holliday)

Misty (" ")

I'm every woman (Chaka Khan)

Fly me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)

At Last (E James)

A Train (Coltrain)

Dance With My Father (Luther Vandrose)

Human Nature (Micheal Jackson)

Sarah Smile (Hall & Oats)

Mama Used To Say (Junior)