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Lani Grooves / Bio

Indie artist Lani Grooves is bringing a funky uplifting sound infused with soul, r&b, and rock.

Iwalani began in the indie music scene in 2004 as a singer-songwriter playing acoustic guitar and producing beats. After writing songs, going to open mics to perform and share the music with people, LaniGrooves linked up with bassist, Manny San Gabriel and put together a two person ensemble with drum tracks and instrumentals. Shows were performed with live guitar and bass and in 2008 LaniGrooves began playing with a live drummer, Evan Bayless, for an alternative R&B/rock sound.

LaniGrooves also performs with 2 other Bay Area bands. She plays guitar and sings vocals with Mack Mistress & The Electric Affair, a bay area based all female hip-hop/rock band. Check out http://www.misstressentertainment.com for more info on "The Electric Affair"

LaniGrooves also sings with Tripknight, a bay area based triphop/electronica/blues band.

Check out http://www.tripknight.blogspot.com/ for more info on "Tripknight"

Some artists that have inspired are Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Roisin Murphy, Mary J. Blige, TLC, Left Eye, Stevie Wonder, Tupac, Alicia Keys, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, The Beatles and so many more...

General Info

Band Members
Iwalani-Guitar/Vocals, Manny San Gabriel-Bass, Evan Bayless-Drums
Artist Name
Lani Grooves
Profile Page
Active Since
R&B/Soul / Indie Rock / Acoustic

Contact Info

Oakland, CA