Groove Stu, (pronounced stew) combining Reggae, Hip-hop, R & B, Jazz/Funk and old style soul in heretofore unheard of combinations, GROOVE STU are the versatile architects of the "Urban Soul Movement." Not content to construct songs on the foundation of one genre, GROOVE STU sews a million threads of rhythmic interconnectivity with ethereal hooks that still seem to cook the sidewalks with passion and distinctiveness. While hip-hop energy percolates through the seams of each track, GROOVE STU's expert instrumentalists ground each song with a bed of funk worn musicality. Just recently they had the #1 song in the Neo-Soul Category on www.spinner.com (Internet radio through Netscape radio.) Musical influences: Earth Wind & Fire, Anita Baker, Prince, the Roots & Maze featuring Frankie Beverly)
Groove Stu been exposing audiences to their musical flavor throughout the East coast. Like Tribeca Blues, Soul Café and Le Bar Bat in New York, the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, the Black Lily Showcase in Philly, Baltimore's Artscape and the African American Heritage Festival. Samples of their musical expertise has also been tasted at venues in the Baltimore/Washington area such as the Cada Vez, Paloma's, Jordan's, Andalu, Bohager's, the Five Seasons and Fletcher's.
The versatility and individual styling of its members make for smooth and fluent interpretations of many musical styles. Lead vocalist Tiffany Gilliam-Countess has a voice sent from Heaven. (Cross between Jill Scott and Chaka Khan) Tiffany has work with Jive recording artist Joe. Other members include, Bass guitarist/Producer Myron Missouri who has worked with MCA recording superstar Patti LaBelle. Guitarist/producer Jefre' L. has worked with Frankie Beverly and Maze. Keyboardist/vocalist Omar Sharif is a talented songwriter/producer that added his Maxwell vibe to the debut album, "Authentic 4.10 Sessions". He's also featured on the jazz release album by Full Circle. Jerrod Simpson of PX, (Blankman) brings the hip-hop ingredient to the Stu and is working on his upcoming solo rap release on Street Legal Entertainment. Add drummer Robert Levine, keyboardist Ramel Nicholson, trombonist Nic B. and vocalist Jerrita Davis to the mixture for the perfect blend of rhythmic seasoning and melodic coloring.
Add all these ingredients to your concert, party, favorite club or special event, stir and bring to a boil for about an hour and you will have one incredible soul groove experience. Come and enjoy the spicy musical brew of Groove Stu as they take you on a journey like no other!
For more information visit www.groovestu.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-483-6904