Thursday, October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$10 - $12
Groovality is a mixture of Funk, Soul, Blues, Jazz. Pulling from many genres this super group dazzle their fans with their musicality and soulful fortitude.
Simon has had the great honor of performing with The James Brown Band, El Debarge, Elvin Bishop, Pete Escovedo, The Angels, Kim Waters, John Nemeth, Mads Tolling, Tony Lindsay, Tommy Castro, David Grissom, Lady Bianca, Mitch Woods, EC Scott, Zakiya Hooker, Curtis Lawson. In 2012 Simon joined Kim Waters to perform for and honor Quincy Jones on BET’s Black History Month special.
Billy Johnson is not so much smooth as solid – his grooves have an edge to them. His solos are built around ostinato patterns, repeating a phrase with the feet and adding onto it up top. There’s always a connection to the funk in Johnson’s grooves. Johnson performed on Santana’s ‘Milagro’ album in 1992, and the ‘Brothers’ record featuring Carlos and Jorge Santana. He plays the opening cut on Santana’s smash, ‘Supernatural’, the spirited romp (Da Le)Taleo. Billy Johnson has provided a hot rhythmic bedrock – a steady pulse on Put Your Lights On, the powerful tom work on Migra, some slinky funk on Love Of My Life, and the upbeat Latin-infused rock on Maria Maria and Smooth. Billy also toured with and recorded four albums with Frankie Beverly and Maze, including ‘Joy and Pain’, ‘Live In New Orleans’, ‘We Are One’, and ‘Back To Basics’.
Rob Watson has performed with- James Brown,Joe Luis Walker,Robert Randolph,Joss Stone,Joe Sample,Rodney Franklin,Tupak Shakur,Aaron Hall,Pussy Cat Dolls,Peter Erskine,Pete Escovedo.
Paul Branin has achieved an equal level of proficiency on both guitar and sax. He’s worked and toured with Levon Helm of The Band, backed up Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and others while working with Levon, as well as playing with Rick Danko and Garth Hudson. He’s also toured with jazz legends Jimmy McGriff, Hank Crawford, and Jack DeJonette.