Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto

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Last Show: Friday 28 th April 2017

PizzaExpress Live (Birmingham)

Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto make their début at Birmingham PizzaExpress having played gigs and festivals up and down the country over the last 5 years. It promises to be an  evening of eclectic tunes that you'll know but can’t quite remember where from! And in addition, soul funk classics to make you light up and smile from within. The band are currently looking to record a brand new studio album due to come out in late 2017/18. The album will be a collection of classics and a couple of new compositions from the bands creative sessions. Performed by some of Birmingham's very best musicians with CVs ranging from Ruby Turner, Steve Gibbons, Robert Plant, Robbie Williams. With their special guest female vocalist, the youthful Miss Grace Brown delivering the sophisticated Moseley vibe - This will complete a funky, groovy start to your Bank Holiday Weekend!

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Primarily a 6 piece instrumental Acid Jazz outfit playing eclectic tunes from the 60/70s genre right up to contemporary jazz funk. Performed by a line up of potentially Birmingham's best musicians, creating a groove that captivates an audience. Founded in February 2012 in the back streets of Harborne, the band is a coming together of mainly two groups who have collaborated in sessions with each other over the years as part of the music fraternity around Birmingham and the west midlands. This amazing group who’s CV covers a wealth of musical styles and highly rated collaborations promises to wow listeners with a special experience of raw talented performances. With appearances at major festivals and top quality venues the band has a wealth of experience and all cut their teeth with established musicians and collectives in many genre's of music, bringing these influences into Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto's performance.

Grace Brown is a young highly talented vocalist from the cool streets of Moseley. She has extensive performing experience for her age and raises the bar when performing with any band she sings with. Highly capable and mature in her persona she warms audiences with her enthusiastic and open approach during performances in addition to the sophisticated and quality delivery of vocals. Grace is one of Lucas D & The Groove Ghetto's esteemed guest vocalist who will be performing with them.

Band Lineup

Grace Brown (vocals)

Paul Wakelin (trumpet/flugel/percussion)

Luke Shingler (tenor sax/flute)

Bob Wilson (guitars)

Jonny Bates (keys)

Frank Walker (bass)

Toby Wilson (drums)