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Boukou Groove - New Orleans Funk and Rootsy Southern Soul !NOLA Monster guitarist Derwin "Big D" Perkins, Soul singer ,Keys and Moog Bass player ,Donnie Sundal and a Funk drummer Jimmy Hill! They have created an original Funk,R&B,Soul sound that makes you groove..
Boukou Groove in the past year has been joined on stage while on tour throughout the Eastern Seaboard,Texas,New Orleans for by many great artist such as Junior Marvin of the Wailers, Sam Bush, Otis Clay,Nigel Hall, Khris Royal, Col.Bruce Hampton, drummers Raymond Weber,Jimmy Boo Hill,Jeffery "Jellybean" Alexander and Terence Higgins.
In 2013 their Cd "A Lil Boukou In Your Cup" has been featured in VIE magazine, Soul Bag Magazine in France, Blues and Soul Magazine in Japan and the Oct/Nov issue of Relix Magazine. Invited on the stage for Bayfest in Mobile and Spirit of the Suwannee Disc Jam Series.
Oct 30- Nov 20 2013 residency at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans.
In October 2014 Will be back on the Miller Lite Stage at Bayfestin Mobile AL & will be on tour in Japan
DERWIN "BIG D" PERKINS
NOLA born and raised guitarist.
Big D's career began in church. It wasn't long after, that his uncompromising guitar style was noticed NOLAS top acts.He is an integral part of the New Orleans music scene, recording and sharing the stage with artist such as the late Raymond Myles, Jon Cleary, Bonnie Raitt, Davell Crawford, N'Dea Davenport, The Neville Brothers, Dia-mon, Anthony Bailey, Lil Romeo and Marva Wright just to name a few. Along with playing he has also become a sought out Songwriter and Producer .
His voice and sound is soulful, funky, and always rock solid. Donnie’s ability to weave seamlessly among genres, allowing him to perform with many of today’s well known artists, Junior Marvin (Bob Marley and the Wailers), Sam Bush,Randell Bramblett,Eric Lindell. In 2010 earned an endorsement from Moog Music.
After attending Berklee College of Music and touring Canada, Donnie settled Atlanta where his band opened for reggae acts such as Jimmy Cliff, Third World, and Burning Spear. In 2006 opened, Neptone Recording Studio in Destin Fl.