The Common Groove

The Common Groove


The Common Groove plays rock/alternative music that highlights the strong vocal and writing talents of the band, and also the melodic crunchy rock guitar that keeps people moving!!


The Common Groove was originally started as a 3 piece band, with the intent of focusing on writing and playing original material. Over the last 6 years or so, the band has stayed true to writing, playing and recording their original material. The original songs are filled with melodic chord structures and rich vocal harmonies. Adding selected cover songs to their set list that showcase the talents of the band opened up many more venues where people could hear some of their favorite songs, but also allowed the band to gain a following of loyal fans that support their original material.

The influences of the band go in all different directions, but all come together with a single goal and that is to write good music, and entertain the hell out of whoever sees them!!


Piece of Mind

Written By: Bob Arndt

A little ray of sunshine
falls across my front porch
early morning summer days
they drift by
A little piece of mind
to break apart the day
as it goes by, it all fades away
I hear the laughs outside
kids playin in the street
a little monkey in the middle
with no shoes on their feet
the paperboy just walked by
not a care in the world
for a second we met eyes
and I think he understood..

People say they don=t mind
the weight of the world
or maybe just a little
push when they could
take off the blinders
and look to the side
forget about the middle
theres more in your life
And even if you don=t try
remember what they say
its once in a lifetime
with a small price to pay
the paperboy just walked by
not a care in the world
for a second we met eyes
and I think he understood

summer days they drift by and I dont know
how many more ill see
before they change their minds and pass me by
I wake up and I look down on my front porch
For that early morning piece of mind


Written By: Bob Arndt

some people like to drink their water
I like to drink wine
put a little penny in my pocket
I hope that it shines
some people they don't know their feelings
but I think I know mine
the road is gone but not forgotten
and someday we might find
what makes us shine

driving through my hometown in the morning
this song was on my mind
I pulled a shiny penny from my pocket
the past was far behind
the day I finally turned that corner
its still fresh in my mind
the road is gone but not forgotten
and someday we might find
what makes us shine

you cant conceive it
you cant believe it
what makes us shine


The Common Groove released their self-titled CD in 2007 and have been featured at, as well as been covered in Review Magazine - see the press page for the article.

Set List

Our set lists vary from night to night as we like to change and play what we feel is the right thing for the room/crowd. We typically play 3-5 original songs per set, and try to hit many different genres with the cover songs we choose. Here is our current set list:

Current Set List:
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hypnotize - System Of A Down
What's the Frequency Kenneth - REM
Better Man - Pearl Jam
Falls Apart - Sugar Ray
Round Here - Counting Crows
Warning - Green Day
American Idiot - Green Day
Dock of the Bay - Pearl Jam
Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
Zephyr Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Got You Where I Want You - The Flys
Free - Train
Wild Nights - John Mellencamp
When I'm Gone - No Address
Be My Girl - Jet
Beverly Hills - Weezer
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Collide - Howie Day
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Long Day - Matchbox 20
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Beautiful - James Blunt