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V-Groove

A blues, funk, R&B, soul band.

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Artist Bio

Since 1998, V-Groove has established themselves as one of the premiere bands in the Southeast/Midwest. Their performances show fluency and versatility in the genres of roots music: blues, soul, R&B, funk, and rock. V-Groove is hard to define due to this diversity. The band was even named the best blues band in Louisville more than once by the readers of the LEO Weekly. However, one thing is for sure: everything V-Groove does has energy and will make you move and have a good time. The band plays regularly at venues in their hometown of Louisville, KY, such as Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar and Gerstle’s, as well as performing at other regional venues.

V-Groove has shared the stage with nationally renowned artists including Buddy Guy, Big Bill Morganfield, Ray Fuller & The Blues Rockers, Slash (of Guns ‘n Roses), Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel, The Average White Band, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Tinsley Ellis, Delbert McClinton, Ian Moore, Kid Rock, and Travis Tritt.

The band has performed at events such as Ribberfest Blues Festival in Madison, IN, The Sunset Concert Series and Friday After Five Concert Series in Owensboro, KY, Thunder Over Louisville at Slugger Field, The Kentucky State Fair, Strassenfest, as well as numerous Kentucky Derby Festival Events.

V-Groove works collaboratively with The Greg Foresman Band to host the annual “Jam for a Cure” fundraiser every December to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and was the subject of the documentary, “V-Groove: The American Dance Band”, by the Emmy-award-winning filmmakers at River Run Productions.

Genre A Rootsy Mix of Rockin’ R&B, Funk, and Blues

 

Quotes

  • “The seven piece band was full of smooth grooves and pure funk. They may not have been a pure blues band, but they were a really good band at whatever song they chose.” – www.bluessource.com
  • V-Groove harkens back to a time when bands played with brass sections, complex rhythms and serious soul. Their music covers soul, funk, and blues from Jamiroquai to James Brown.” – Velocity Weekly
  • “Rhythm, blues, and soul songs that will make you move.” – The Courier-Journal
  • “Definitely the hottest band in the region.” – The Messenger-Inquirer”

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Song List

Pick Up The Pieces-Average White Band
Someday Baby-Delbert Mcclinton
Shakey Ground-Delbert Mcclinton
I Wish-Stevie Wonder
Sign Sealed Delivered-Stevie Wonder
Superstitious-Stevie Wonder
Brickhouse-Commodores
Hard To Handle-Otis Redding/Black Crows
Satisfied-Ian Moore
I Wanna Take You Higher-Sly And The Family Stone
Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself-Sly And The Family Stone
If You Want Me To Stay-Sly And The Family Stone
Simple Song-Sly And The Family Stone
Play That Funky Music White Boy-Wild Cherry
Pass The Peas-Maceo Parker
Shake Everything You Got-Maceo Parker
Five-A.J. Croce
Superbad-James Brown
Sex Machine-James Brown
Goodfoot-James Brown
Lets Get It On-Marvin Gaye
Miss You-Rolling Stones
Beast Of Burden-Rolling Stones
Ain’t To Proud To Beg-Rolling Stones/Temptations
Jackie Wilson Said-Van Morrison
Domino-Van Morrison
Days Like This-Van Morrison
Feelin’ Alright-Joe Cocker
You Can Leave Your Hat On-Joe Cocker
Pretzel Logic-Steely Dan
Will It Go Round In Circles-Billy Preston
Nothin’ From Nothin’-Billy Preston
What Is Hip-Tower Of Power
There’s Only So Much Oil-Tower Of Power
Nothin’ Really Matters-John Cleary And The Gentlemen Monsters
Just Kissed My Baby-John Cleary And The Gentlemen Monsters
Capricorn Day-Jamiraqui
Right Place At The Wrong Time-Dr. John
I’ll Take You There-Staple Sisters
Shining Star-Earth Wind And Fire
Use Me-Bill Whithers
Soul Man-The Blues Brothers
Who’s Makin’ Love-The Blues Brothers
Tell Me Something Good-Chaka Khan/Rufus
Big And Hot-The Love Dogs
Groove Me-King Floyd
Goodtime-Arch Angels
Let’s Stay Together-Al Green
Love And Happiness-Al Green
Crossfire-Stevie Ray Vaughn
Its Your Thing-Isley Brothers/Jackson 5
I Play The Blues For You-Johnny Lang
I’ll Do Anything For You-Charles Wright
Express Yourself-Charles Wright
Tempted-Squeeze