Groove 8 began in Charlotte NC in 2005 with a collection of the city’s best independent jazz musicians collaborating to form the project. the band began performing locally and expanded regionally. Groove 8 focused its sights on the college music scene and released its first album under the name Rare B-Side Grooves in 2007 – a loose collection of original instrumentals popular with its fans. That was followed by Debut which became the band’s first full length album and was recorded and produced by Groove 8 and Alan Evans (Drummer for Soulive) at his Play On Brother Studio In Massachusetts. In 2012 Groove 8 released Curious Poses which included two vocal tracks for the first time. Most recently the band released for free download a collection of its hits from all three albums entitled Reflection of Soul: The Mixtape Singles in February.
Jazz funk reminiscent of the 70’s and melded with the acid jazz coming from the soul edges of the UK in the 90’s. The band blends all of its musical influences into its own powerful original sound. Horns, guitars, percussion, keys, drums and bass. Groove 8 aims to make you move to the sounds of their rhythms. The soundtrack of your soul.