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The New Groovement is high intensity funk machine that blends elements of R&B, soul, and hip hop to create a funk-i-fied feast for the ears. The band’s sound is as unique as it is versatile with its punchy horns, sweet vocals, clever rhymes, and tight percussion. This is energetic, feel-good music that will get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor!
At the forefront of the band are Theresa Pasaluko and her partner-in-rhyme, Danimal House. Together, they can soothe with sultry, sweet ballads or slay with sharp cutting rhymes. Backing them up is a solid rhythm and percussion section that lays down funky beats while the horn section gets crowds going with tasty licks and dance moves that would make James Brown proud.
The New Groovement is a rising star in BC’s music scene, playing all of Southern Vancouver Island’s biggest festivals such as the TD Victoria International Jazz Festival, Victoria Ska Fest, Tall Tree Music Festival, FernFest, Rifflandia, and Canada Day. They also recently concluded their first tour to the mainland, where they performed in Vancouver and headlined the Smithers Midsummer Festival. The group even played to 50,000 people as part of the Victoria Day parade.
This up-and-coming group has quickly made a name for itself with its massive shows and energetic parties; it’s one band you will not want to miss! They are currently working with producer Joby Baker (producer of Alex Cuba’s Grammy-winning album) to record their first full-length studio album (due in 2015).
NGM is Reuven Sussman (drums), Tejas Collison (bass), Ben Scotney (guitar), Geoff Mason (timbales), Kim Maddin (congas), Theresa Pasaluko (lead vocals), Danimal House (vocals/emcee), David Chase (trumpet), Jason Dolynny (trombone), Jonnie Bridgeman (sax), and Brad Justason (sax).