The Lyrical Groove is an award-winning band that combines spoken word and live instrumentation, cohesively crafted to inspire and entertain. Blending a musical style that balances elements of Spoken Word, Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, R&B, Gospel and Soul, The Lyrical Groove (LG) infuse a potent message with social justice, examining relationship and a spiritual awareness that sings to your humanity and moves your soul. This is music that goes beyond the surface that keeps in tune with a powerful groove. In 2014, LG won a San Diego Music award for Best Hip Hop/Soul Artist Album and 2013 they won a SDMA for Best Hip Hop/Soul artist. They have become known as one of San Diego's jewels. LG is currently beginning to explore the world outside of San Diego. In August 2015, the will be one of the featured artist at the Cutting Edge conference held in New Orleans.
The Lyrical Groove is released their debut album Spoken Soul:Music for Life on February 6, 2015 at the House of Blues San Diego, Ca. The Lyrical Groove was formed under the motivation of spoken word artist, Kendrick Dial, to have live music accompany his performance poetry and it turned into so much more. The pursuit of collaboration then began with Louisiana born friend and drummer, Glenn “GK” Sanders and Memphis native 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, Bay area guitarist, Mike “Token” Benedetto joined, followed by Jacob Miranda on bass and their ultra-talented vocalist Brisa Lauren in 2012.
Ode to Outkast
Lovelight Show with Miki Vale & Queen Kandi Cole
Lyrical Groove on Tonight in San Diego (Starts at 14:30)
Videos (Live Performances)
Never Enough (Original)
Eryka Hill /Killing me Softly
How Many Different Ways (Original)
Mystery of Iniquity by Lauryn Hill (rearranged by LG)
LG Covers The ROOTS – The Seed 2.0