Abraham Dennis / Vocals,
Kevin O’Toole / Guitar
Elliot Steele / Keys
Jeff Draffin / Bass
Peter Martin / Percussion / Vocals
Tony Parker / Drums
When Chicago-born Abraham Dennis arrived in New York, from Switzerland – where he spent fifteen years fronting various soul bands – word got around that he was looking for a rhythm section, and that “This guy can really SING!”.
There was magic in engineer/percussionist Peter Martin’s studio when Abraham, Kevin O’Toole, the band’s former bassist Mike Colletti , Peter Martin and Tony Parker played together.
There was a “natural groove” so the band became “The Groove”, and their slogan became “Sweet Soul Music”. That’s what they’re doing! Making people smile and dance throughout the Hudson Valley since 2011, with a blend of R&B, Latin and funk, to make you “get up offa’ that thang”.
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