The New Groovement:
As you can imagine it has been a tough year for 11-piece funk bands… however, ...
Thu. June 3rd 2021
Online (All Ages)
As you can imagine it has been a tough year for 11-piece funk bands… however, despite the cancelled tours, festivals and local gigs of 2020/2021, Victoria's The New Groovement have managed to maintain their drive through the pandemic. With the support of a FACTOR Artist Development grant, the band hit the Woodshop Recording Studio (Jesse Roper, Jon & Roy, Band of Rascals) in October 2020 and are now fresh off the release of the first single from this session, The Wave. The funky ska/hip-hop track shows the evolution of the band’s sound with an edgier vibe and features MC Shane Blaq on lead vocals and rhymes.
Marking their first public performance in over a year, The New Groovement is thrilled to perform for the first time at the beautiful Farquhar Auditorium at UVic via livestream, sponsored by SoundON. They will also be joined by the original lead vocalist of the band, Theresa Pasaluko. Expect a high-energy performance with a mix of classic tracks from their earlier recordings, “The Orange Album” and “Tired of Waiting” as well as some of their newly recorded material. You’ll be dancing in the living room for sure!