The New Groovement
Performance Stage: TD Main Stage
Performance Time: 5:00 pm
The New Groovement seamlessly blends elements of R&B, soul, and hip hop to create a ‘funk-ified’ feast for the ears that is as unique as it is versatile. Punchy horns, sweet vocals, clever rhymes, and tight percussion combine to create energetic, feel-good music that will get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor!
At the forefront of the band are Steph Wisla and her partner-in-rhyme Danimal House. Together, they can soothe with sultry, sweet ballads or slay with sharp cutting rhymes. Backing them up is a solid rhythm and percussion section that lays down funky beats while the horn section dishes out tasty licks and dance moves that would make James Brown proud.
The New Groovement is a rising star on BC’s music scene and is currently nominated for Urban Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. The band captured Album of The Year at the Vancouver Island Music Awards. Their first full-length studio album (The Orange Album) was released with the help of Vancouver Island producer, Joby Baker, producer of Alex Cuba’s Grammy-winning albums.
NGM is Reuven Sussman (drums), Tejas Collison (bass), Ben Scotney (guitar), Geoff Mason (timbales), Kim Maddin (congas), Steph Wisla (lead vocals), Danimal House (vocals/emcee), David Chase (trumpet), Jason Dolynny (trombone), Jonnie Bridgeman (sax), and Brad Justason (sax).