The Lyrical Groove is a band that combines spoken word and live instrumentation, cohesively crafted to inspire and entertain. With a musical style that balances Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, RnB, Gospel and Soul, The Lyrical Groove infuse a potent message with social consciousness and a spiritual awareness that sings to your humanity and moves your soul.
The Lyrical Groove was formed under the motivation of spoken word artist, Kendrick Dial, to have live music accompany his performance of poetry. The pursuit of collaboration then began with Louisiana born friend and drummer, Glenn "GK" Sanders and keyboardist, Mike Smith. The group officially formed in November 2010, after a gig at the Ruby Room in San Diego, Ca. An overwhelming, affirming crowd response cemented in the group's minds what their hearts were warming up to. In July 2011, musical Bay Area native guitarist, Mike "Token" Benedetto, joined by Jacob Miranda on bass and their ultra-talented vocalist Brisa Lauren in 2012.
The Lyrical Groove are currently working on their first full length album, which will be catalogue of spoken words and songs that mirror the genres that inspire the band. The Lyrical Groove have been one of San Diego's hardest working bands over the last 3 years, doing many community centered events ranging from the YMCA's MLK Breakfast, the Museum of Contemporary Arts (quarterly events), and the National Association of Mental Illness Annual Race. The Lyrical Groove is a band with a sound that transcends life. If music is one of the most barrier bridging elements of life, then the Lyrical Groove is a band that embodies that same sentiment. If you are a lover of musicianship, lyrical inspiration and wit, along with a breathtaking performance, then the Lyrical Groove is the band for you.
The Lyrical Groove have performed all over San Diego, CA at a collage of events ranging from fund-raisers, church and youth programs, music concerts, wine tastings, to numerous events/venues such as the San San Diego Indiefest, Onyx Room, Humphreys Backstage Lounge, Winston’s, The House of Blues, Anthologys and many more.