Tired of Waiting Album Release Party
The New Groovement are thrilled to announce the release of our new 5 track EP Tired of Waiting. Featuring sultry singing, clever raps, vibrant horns, and the catchy, danceable sound that has become synonymous with The New Groovement, Tired of Waiting is guaranteed to get you moving. To celebrate the release of this project, we are hosting a Funk Takeover at the Capital Ballroom featuring some of the funkiest DJs from around the world and one of the only bands in town even bigger than we are! The Tired of Waiting Album Release Funk Takeover is presented by The Zone 91.3 with support from BC Smoke Shop.
Advance tickets $15 - available at Lyle's Place, BC Smoke Shop and online.
THE NEW GROOVEMENT
What happens when you mix sweet R&B and sultry soul together with a splash of hip-hop, and then add a generous helping of funk? You get a genre-bending mash-up of the funkiest, hard-groovin, booty-shaking dance music that is The New Groovement. Eleven members work their collective magic to create the groups powerhouse sound. At the forefront of the band is the radiant Steph Wisla with her beautifully commanding voice, and Danimal, her ever-clever partner-in-rhyme, spittin both playful and poignant rap lyrics. Funky rhythms get you on your feet while the big-band style horn section raises the roof with their jazzy licks and uber groovy dance moves. With the New Groovement its not just a band - its an experience!
The New Groovement has made their mark on BCs music scene, having been nominated for Urban Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, winning Album of the Year at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, and opening for acclaimed acts such as Booker T. Jones and Five Alarm Funk. They are found regularly wowing crowds at the regions biggest festivals and touring Western Canada, and have reached the Top 30 charts of campus and commercial radio stations across Canada (including being selected as The Zone band-of-the-month in Victoria). The band finished their first full-length studio album (The Orange Album) in 2015 with exciting new material to be released in the spring of 2018.
NGM is Reuven Sussman (drums), Tejas Collison (bass), Ben Scotney (guitar), Geoff Mason (timbales/drums), Kim Maddin (congas/percussion), Steph Wisla (lead vocals), Danimal House (vocals/emcee), David Chase (trumpet), Jason Dolynny (trombone), Jonnie Bridgeman (sax), and Brad Justason (sax).
Lost in Michael Jacksons woodland estate young Will Williamson was a happy soul, breast fed and reared by a family of disco Llamas, hed canter hither and tither to his hearts content, chewing on the lush grass and shrubs planted way back in the Motown days.
Until the day the bulldozers arrived to clear the estate and mine the fabled Tree of Soul. Outraged, the Llamas quickly militarised and Will found himself leading the Llama army against the machines. Sadly for Will and the Llamas, they were trained in combat by Bubbles, Michael Jacksons favourite monkey and could only offer thrown semen and faeces against their metal foe and it was over as soon as it began. But as is the way with super heroes, Will didnt die. He was spirited away and placed in a montage, where over the years he grew strong, running along beaches and up and down steps to Bill Contis Theme from Rocky.
Ladies and Gentlemen. Father Funk is here! The Legend is born!
His formula for dance floor destruction includes energetic DJ sets and productions crammed with big bass, big beats and the biggest, funkiest samples sucked from the green sweetness of his youthful Llama days. Hes supported some of the biggest names in Breaks and Ghetto Funk and topped the Juno Breakbeat charts also crashing his way onto the Juno Best of 2013 reggae chart with his remix of Cedar Seniors Funk Im Kickin.
Harnessing all his production skills he spent 2013 blowing the back doors off the festival circuit with appearances at Sunrise, Beatherder, Solfest and Kendal Calling. 2014 has seen Father Funk release his debut EP on Ghetto Funk to widespread acclaim and once again topping the Juno Breakbeat charts.
Raised by Llamas in the garden of funk and soul, attacked by machines, taught by monkeys, a Rocky montage and hes still only 20 years old! Father Funk is a superhero. Big with the bass and big with the beats, hes one of the Ghetto Funk scenes sharpest up and coming talents
THE LEG UP PROGRAM
The Leg-Up Program is a collaboration of Victoria artists that dates back to 2010. Members of Rocky Mountain Rebel Music teamed up with the Pocket Kings to rock a few shows. Half of Everybody Left was drafted into service. The shows were rocked. Then they disappeared....
In 2013 they re-emerged with a vengeance as the VSS All Stars. Keeping their numbers in the double digits, the All Stars headlined the Vining Street Block Party.
The Team has had members representing many Victoria acts from the present and past such as: Rocky Mountain Rebel Music, Pocket Kings, Everybody Left, Devine Element, Shoestring Bourbon, Sweat Leaf, The Millions, DirtMerger, The Racket*, Bored of Directors, Blackwood Kings, The Chantrelles, Warbuck, The Millions and more.
THE FUNKEE WADD
The Funkee Wadd, born of an extraordinary man deemed Montgomery, and an angelic being by the name Of Mary-Helen, he has come to the western coast of British Columbia to bring one thing, and one thing only, Bass. With a focus on the funk and breaks, he is no stranger to elevating a dance floor with the likes of jungle, fist pumping electro, sexy jacking house, soulful bass music, the glitchiest of glitch hop and anything else that may cause a booty popping effect or head banging tendencies. The Funkee Wadd has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many acts such as The Funk Hunters, Stickybuds, Mat The Alien, JFB, Souls Of Mischief, Slynk, A Skillz, SkiiTour, Father Funk, WBBL, Featurecast, and many, many other talented individuals. For the past 2 years, The Funkee Wadd headed to England to play the Ghetto Funk Shindig Weekender, as well as perform at many festivals around Alberta and BC, such as Center Of Gravity, Elecric Love Music Festival, Tall Tree Music Festival, Astral Harvest, Shambhala, Atmosphere, and many more. The Funkee Wadd and his golden(Steel) Harmonica are known for causing a dance floor to get all types of wiggly, and will always make sure you leave the floor weak in the knees and fiending for more.
Capital Ballroom (formerly Sugar) (View)
858 Yates St
Victoria, BC V8W 1L8
|Minimum Age: 19|
|Kid Friendly: No|