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GrooveSession + Hoopty at Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

March 22, 2018
8:00 pm
Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents a night of serious funk with GROOVESESSION and HOOPTY! ABOUT GROOVESESSION: The power of GrooveSession is a contagious verve in sound. Move your body, your soul, and your heart with music. Such a uniquely broad depth in their song writing, GrooveSession is a true stand out that you will remember. Made up of three master musicians, GrooveSession is led by an inspirational and talented singing drummer for the ages, Manny Sanchez, along with his younger brother, Ronnie Sanchez, on bass guitar with a signature fat tone and strong jazz fusion influence, to be rounded out and completed by their true other brother, the maestro Sarven Manguiat, who has chops, style, and phonetic flavor as verifiable as any player on the scene. Mind, body, and sound, GrooveSession brings a multi-genre blend of rock n' roll that they simply call "movin' groovin' music." Three part harmonies and tuned to 432Hz, this band is about the Earth's natural vibration and healing properties that positive music and intention bring to life! Playing music they love and sharing their energy with a quest to end the jammin' famine. This completely do-it-yourself trio has been booking, writing, touring and playing across the USA for the past 10 years, performing over 2,333 dates while opening for and playing with many of today's greatest bands and musicians. Catch a session... Presently recording their fifth studio release "Free As You Wanna Be" due out by the end of 2017 following their highly acclaimed album, "California Hurricane"(2015). The group is definitely building momentum largely from receiving word of mouth recognition from fans across the country. GrooveSession is actively seeking support from high end agencies to assist them to get their music and show to the masses worldwide. ABOUT HOOPTY: Hoopty: Intoxicating 98 proof instrumental jazz funk. Simultaneously sophisticated and low down, slick and raw, tight and unhinged, Hoopty marries the depth and intrigue of jazz with the nasty simplicity of funk. Just like a funky ol' car that someone dressed up with some chrome and bling, Hoopty takes the funk and slicks it up with some sophisticated jazz. At once equally pleasing to the mind and the booty, Hoopty delivers infectious grooves for your butt, bebop for your brain, soaring solos for your soul and funky uplift for your spirit. Hoopty will cleanse your funky chakras! Since its inception in 2012, Hoopty has been storming stages with its tightly crafted original songs and exciting live performances, many times complimented by Go Go dancers and ecstatically grooving crowds. In addition to regularly performing at premier venues and festivals, Hoopty has also been in heavy rotation on internet radio stations like Funk Republic Radio, as well as on traditional radio stations like KSJS 90.5 and KZSC 88.1. Hoopty has been variably described as "Deep Funk favorites" (Jazz Times magazine), "sophisto-funk," and as a cross between "Frank Zappa and P-Funk." We describe ourselves as Neo-Vintage Funk: Drawing from the past, while pushing funk forward. From the Mothership to Maceo, from the Meters to the Mahavishnu, Hoopty has drawn from the lineage of funkespians and conjured up its own uniquely kinky contribution. Hoopty provides danceable, deep grooves, singable, memorable melodies, and ripping solos, all played by musicians at the top of their craft. Musically complex and accessible at the same time, Hoopty appeals to those just wanting to shake their booty, and to those looking for far deeper music. Come down and get a taste, your funky palate will surely be satisfied!

Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
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