Haven't posted for a while but wanted to let you know that Groove Corporation will be at StoneWall's Friday January 21. Roughly a 9:30 or 9:45 start. We have been woodshedding and rehearsing over the holidays and have got some new tunes for you to hear.
Stonewalls Restaurant/Sports Bar
Friday, January 21st, 2011 - 9:30pm
339 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 3K5
Phone: 905.577.0808 • Fax: 905.577.0807
Golden Horseshoe-based blues/funk/r' n'b/soul group Groove Corporation proudly releases their first video to support the song "Blind Man with a Cigarette" from their debut CD "Record Prophets".
The song is danceable funky blues in style, with lyrics that constitute a warning from a caring friend about living a reckless life with no regard to who gets hurt, like a "blind man with a cigarette", or a "mad bull in a china shop".
Beautifully filmed in natural light by Kevin Staye (Left of Normal Productions) , in the very same space the album was recorded (bassist Steve Hilbert's historic stone home in downtown Hamilton ), the video captures the joy this band feels when they perform together.
Groovecorp has kept busy over the winter months and economic downturn by writing material for their next CD, and filming the video for "Blind Man with a Cigarette". They also garnered two Hamilton Music Award nominations, one for Blues Recording of the Year, and Lily Sazz for Keyboard Player of the Year.
The CD Record Prophets is available through CD Baby, iTunes, and other online sources. Watch for Groove Corporation at the Beaches Jazz Festival (Toronto), the Corktown (Hamilton), Brando's (Brantford), and lots more to come.
For More Information: http://www.groovecorporation.com/
As the Principal Producer of this album I am very pleased with the nomination for "Blues Recording of the Year". I also send my congratulations to our keyboard player Lily Sazz, for her nomination as "Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year".
We worked hard on this album! A lot of sweat and hours to make a record that has the element and feeling of the band playing "live", or as our European representative, Peter Holmstedt says:
"It is really great to hear an album where the songs, the performance, the overall feeling, really creates a "picture" for the listener."
I want to mention my co-producer and engineer Ian Nielsen who put in many hours and over 300 Tim Horton's coffees' to achieve this recording. lol
Thanks Ian, and enjoy the nomination!
We had a great day shooting the video! Keven and video crew were awesome to work with and the band had a wonderful time hamming it up throughout the shoot. I'll post more when I have more, but this and the shots below will give you an idea of what Groove Corporation has been up too! You can get more information and sample some tracks at:
We are just getting ready to shoot the new Groove Corporation video this Saturday. The tune is an original called "Blind Man with a Cigarette" written by Lily, LX, and Kim. The song is from the new "Record Prophets" CD. We are shooting the video in the same location as the images above. We are all looking forward to having a lot of fun recording this video. I'll update when we have something to look at! Tunes at www.myspace.com/groovecorporation and easy album purchase at www.cdbaby.com/cd/groovecorp
Young Street is off James Street South, before you get to St. Joe's. Just turn left (East) on Young from James as you travel South, and follow it down. Easy! (If you're coming from the east, just follow King St, turn left on Walnut, and left on Young)