PALMA GROOVE PROJECT was formed by Orlando Lund, and Sheela Gathright. PGP is a vehicle for the writing, production and performance of their own original material. Orlando and Sheela's songs are a soulful, funky and melodic collaboration.
Orlando is linked with the famously 'off the wall' soul-funk-jazz collective "The Big Cheese All Stars", which he formed in the early 90s. They toured with the likes of Roy Ayers, Gil Scott Heron, James Brown, Fred Wesley etc. In 1995 the Big Cheese All Stars released the seminal double album "Prawns". It is regarded as an Acid Jazz classic with a twist of PFunk and a heavy dose of Soul.
Orlando plays a variety of instruments – guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion, vocals - and has contributed ALL of the instrumental parts and programming, as well as many backing vocal parts to the new PALMA GROOVE PROJECT album.
Sheela Gathright is originally from New York, and is a soul-singer-extraordinaire. Her amazing talent runs in the family. Sheela is the daughter of Willie Wright, enigmatic soul artist and songwriter from the 70s. Sheela's animated, charismatic, and soulful live performances thrill audiences wherever she appears.
The Palma Groove Project live band comprises Sheela Gathright - lead vocal; Orlando Lund - lead guitar, backing vocals; Pablo Di Salvo - electric bass; Pep Lluis Garcia - percussion; Richard Vinton - keyboards, backing vocals; Jaume Ginard - Drums.