The Groove

The Groove

 Miami, Florida, USA
BandR&BSoul

A vibrant mix of classic soul/funk with contemporary twists, this five piece juggernaut pays homage to the genre's innovators such as Curtis Mayfield, Sly Stone, and Stevie Wonder while incorporating modern masterpieces by the likes of D'Angelo, John Legend the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.


Biography

The Groove will get you up and movin' with a little something for every ear. Expect dynamic and diverse sets consisting of Soul/RnB/Rock/Funk tunes ranging from D'Angelo, Anthony Hamilton, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, John Scofield, Jimi Hendrix to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Galactic.

The Groove differentiates themselves by selecting tunes with the goal of playing popular and immediately recognizable songs that are NOT frequently covered by other South Florida groups. They also play a mix of originals that represent their unique blend of Funk/RnB/Soul styles.

And while The Groove does play select popular standard covers that are commonly expected of the genres (such as Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, etc.) they strive to maintain a flexible, varied and unique set, developed with the goal of customizing any given performance to their audience.
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Members
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The Groove consists of seasoned local musicians from a variety of popular South Florida bands including Juke (Stefano Rotati) and 45 Live (Kevin Simonelic, Beto Rubineli). This group is no stranger to the stage, having performed with different acts at events like Miami's annual Carnaval on the Mile, Swamp Stomp Music Festival, Art in the Park, Gulfstream Park's Rocktoberfest, the NASCAR Championships and the Coca Cola Concert and many more.

Discography

Check http://www.reverbnation.com/thegroovefl for some original tracks that represent our more laid back, RnB feel. Keep in mind our live set has plenty of uptempo, lively numbers.

Set List

Below is a just sampling of their range of covers - The Groove has an ever increasing set-list and are constantly adding new tunes and love taking cover requests.

Old School Soul/Funk/RnB:

Serpentine Fire - Earth Wind and Fire
Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth Wind and Fire
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Little Ghetto Boy - Donny Hathaway
Valdez in the Country - Donny Hathaway
Giving Up - Donny Hathaway
Anti Love Song - Betty Davis
Bernadette - Four Tops
Come Together - Beatles
Carry that Weight - Beatles
Golden Slumbers - Beatles
Hard to Handle - Otis Redding
Too Hot to Stop - Bar-Kays

Cissy Strut - The Meters

Modern Funk/Rock/Neo-Soul

Vilified - Galactic
Soul to Squeeze - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Spanish Joint - D'Angelo
She's Always in My Hair - D'Angelo
Chicken Grease - D'Ang