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There’s a new sound taking over the town known as Boston. If you’re by the banks of the Charles River as the moon glows over the muddy waters you very well may hear some thick, groovy beats banging out a trail for raw guitar licks and a soul-drenched Hammond organ. Yes indeed, ladies and gentleman who are down with the funk, the rock and the soul, you have your new favorite band: Otis Grove. And it just feels so good doesn’t it?
Otis Grove began as a collective experiment in crossing the traditional jazz sound with funk and Hip-Hop rhythms. It was the beginning of a sound based in groove, free in improvisation, yet rooted in songwriting and soulful melodies. Based out of Boston, the band began spreading their sound to New England clubs in 2004. The music, which has since evolved into a unique blend of aggressive high-intensity rock n' roll and soulful organ funk (some fans have started calling it 'The Runk), pays tribute to the masters while consistently pushing itself in new directions.
Six years, over 500 national shows, and one UK tour later, Otis Grove is hitting it harder then ever. The trio - known for their high-energy, dance inducing, dynamic live perfomances - signed with Ropeadope Digital records in early 2008 and our currently promotion there second release on the label, "The Runk".