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Boukou Groove / Press

"I'll Take You There" very rarely does a tune stop me dead in my tracks..this here has completely blown me clean away..RAW, FRESH, SOUL/BLUES ..BOUKOU GROOVE you have a new fan. guitar to die for and my god what a VOICE

Boo Taylor - FACEBOOK

“Chris Philips LOVING this ne Boukou Groove album. Check it out on iTunes and their website at www.boukougroove.com It's like a lil' bit D'Angelo' a lil' bit Prince, a lil' bit Curtis Mayfield all wrapped up in one with some bluesy licks.”

“Remarkable album in which singer/ keyboardist/composer/producer Donnie Sundal sets the bar very high and flies right over it. Funky, hook-filled and fun music that boasts a much-welcome loosening up from Sundal (“Jump Back in Your Pants,” “Stay Broke”) and enough awesome fretwork on every track to convince you Derwin “Big D” Perkins is a Guitar God even if he doesn’t wanna be one. Plus support from Jon Cleary, Sam Bush, Junior Marvin and many others—all of them should be proud to have this in their discographies. ”

“ Tonite...Boukou Groove f Donnie Sundal...funky fine fantasticness and Brandon Montalto's Birthday Bash...fun is mandatory... — at Pandora's of Grayton Beach.”

“As for live music, Chris, like all of the ogres has an addiction. He can often be found listening to James Adkins, one of his favorite local musical talents, wherever he’s playing. He recently saw Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers at the Blue Nile in New Orleans. Also, he never misses a chance to see his pals Boukou Groove play. Usually, however, this requires a trip to Destin or South Walton but he says “It’s well worth it to hear some real New Orleans Funk.””


Julian Junior Marvin - Facebook

“Took a little time out yesterday to enjoy a fabulous evening in Grayton Beach. All I can say is Sam Bush + Red Bar = WOW what a night! You may recall that the Red Bar is no stranger to musical super talent with Sara Evans to sing some Patsy Cline and Jason Aldean showing love on CMT. Word got out that he was going to pop in and jam out Sunday night and that he did. Jess with Proffitt PR has been working with Sam this weekend for an event and even got to witness some musical synergy as he and local musician Donnie Sundal recorded some tracks yesterday. What a talent Sam is.There's something about live music that always gets me. It adds a little buzz to the air and a feeling of excitement, like anything can happen. Add fun players like Boukou Groove, amazing guitar talent, sweet lyrics and an awesome intimate setting like the Red Bar, and it feels like magic. It was truly enchanting and soulful and magnetic all at once. It's safe to say this Sunday Fun Day hit the perfect note. ”

"Waiting for You" is a great song, Boukou Groove. I wish you the best in music, and have a great day! -Ben Aaron


“Boukou Groove featuring Derwin "Big D" Perkins and Donnie Sundal is a soulful New Orleans funk band.DERWIN "BIG D " PERKINS New Orleans born and raised guitarist. DONNIE SUNDAL - can sing the hell out of anything. A great time was had by all!!!”

“Hands down,you guys are the best band I have heard in years....Y'all killed it at Pier Park this summer.”

Tommy Ducharme - Fan

“The Rooster’s 10th anniversary party has been scheduled for September 17th. This is going to be a party that you are not going to want to miss! The parking lot will be roped off and tents will be covering the area! Jay Storm kicks off at 12:00 and will play until the start of the UT/Florida game. TV’s will be set up outside so you can watch the game inside or out. After the game Boukou Groove will take the stage and play well into the night. We will also have all you can eat food from 12-7, 2 beer trucks, cornhole, and so much more! Make plans now to attend. 21+ only.”

“Fish House baby!! The band was great!!”

Lisa M. - Pensacola Fish House

“Tonight We are Very Pleased to Welcome back Donnie Sundal & Big D. Derwin Perkins to the FunkyBlues Shack Baytowne!! Two of our most favorite players together as Boukou Groove!! showtime 9 p.m.!! see ya there!”

Ben Blumberg - Funky Blues Shack - Baytowne

“Boukou Groove - finalist in the Performance Category to compete in Nashville Connection Celebrity Judge Competition on 3.17.11.. also a part of the The Nashville Connection Heroes Salute.”

“Thank you for stopping by The Old Crow and playing for us. We still feel the soul and can't wait for you guys to return.....”

Jim Bryan - Old Crow Bar -Atlanta Ga

"playing a place that dancers were nearly falling on the band while going crazy on the dance floor. The place was FitzGerald’s sidebar, the small room across the parking lot from the main room. Boukou Groove from New Orleans began the evening opening for Mr. Blotto in the main room, then moved next door for a wild late night set joined by Curt Morrison of Tributosaurus. That was a lot of groove alright.

Tom Marker - 93 XRT -FM Chicago


“Boukou Groove is a trio made up of Donnie Sundal on keys, and accomplished New Orleans musicians, Jeffery “Jellybean” Alexander on the drums and Derwin “Big D” Perkins on the guitar. Their talents combine to form a soul funk sound with a bit of a New Orleans edge.”

“Just saw these guys at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn IL.......Tight vocals and great performance!”

flysforfree2 - Youtube

“More to GrOOve you, more to move you...take a ride with your soul down the road to funksville.Looking forward to following the success of Boukou Groove! ”

“Rodeo begins with a bang at HarborFest | harborfest,. Saturday, the main Village Stage, will feature live performances by Donnie Sundal and his new band, Boukou Groove, from 3-5 pm NEWS September 28, 2010”

“The Pensacola Fish House is excited to announce the two-night performance of Boukou Groove on the stage of the Deck Bar October 8 and 9, 2010. Boukou Groove is a new collaboration between Donnie Sundal, Derwin "Big D" Perkins, and Jeffrey "Jellybean" Alexander that explores and combines the strong grooves of New Orleans blues/funk with clean, crisp jazz and soothing, soulful vocals with underlying reggae elements!”