Boukou Groove Bio
With the lively international release of their debut LP “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup” and the ability to maintain a dynamic tour schedule, Boukou Groove provides audiences with a genre-bending collective, touching on elements of New Orleans style Funk, R&B, Soul and Blues
Founded on the stage at Tipitinas in NOLA in 2010, Boukou Groove is the brainchild of singer/producer Donnie Sundal and New Orleans guitar luminary Derwin “Big D” Perkins. Sundal, sharing stages and recording with the likes of Sam Bush, Col.Bruce Hampton, Eric Lindell and Junior Marvin of The Wailers, creates an infectious blend of energy and enthusiasm as he showcases his multi-octave ranging vocals while sustaining his brand of lavish Moog bass lines. Big D (Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentleman, Bonnie Raitt and Dr.John) provides his smooth and funky guitar licks largely based on improvisation and feel alone. Together, no matter what the venue, the band provides their distinguishing style and creates a kinetic environment that’s easily spread throughout the audience.
As they continue to refine their unique style and build upon the momentum of the release of “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup,” 2015 promises to be an unprecedented year for the band as they release their sophomore Cd and continue to log dates at venues and festivals throughout the globe.
VIE MAGAZINE DOCUMENTARY: http://youtu.be/bjhhaxq5Txk
Features and Festivals
Relix Magazine 2013 - USAOctober/Nov .included on compilation Cd
Soul Bag Magazine 2013 France - included on compilation Cd
Brian Hurst Collection 2013 - UK JazzFm.com
Blues and Soul Magazine 2013- Japan New Orleans Feat. Included on Compilation Cd
Bacon and Music Review : Dec 2014 http://baconandmusic.com/?p=1462
Emerald Coast Magazine Dec 2014 http://www.emeraldcoastmagazine.com/December-January-2014/The-Hottest-Thing-on-the-Emerald-Coast-Isnt-Just-The-Weather/#.VMapSJDjtVQ.gmail
30A Songwriters Festival 30A Fl 2010 -2015
Bayfest Mobile Al 2013 & 2014
Riverbend Festival Chattanooga Tn 2014
Destin Seafood Festival 2013 2014
Spirit of the Suwannee Disc Jam Series Live Oak Fl 2013
Peter Barakans Live Magic in Japan 2014 and Oct 24 2015
Peter Barakans Live Magic Extra in Matsue Oct 25 2015
Blue Note Tokyo Oct 27
Boukou Grooves song "Stay Broke" was voted 2014 Song of The Year by Peter Barakan in Tokyo Japan.