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Groovenik - Choose Your Frame


Choose Your Frame


Released: 15th March 2010 | 16 track funk album
In 2005 Groovenik held a sold out launnch event, at the prestigious venue The Sage Gateshead, then racked up some high profile support gigs includi ing Gwen McCrae, Bonobo, Quantic Soul Orchest tra, Kokolo, New Mastersounds and Antibalas. Also winnning a national competition with PRS and the Eddinburgh fringe, the band then honed their unique blend of Funk, Soul, Jazz, Hip hop, Latin and Afro music with concerts in the North East and a self promoted UK tour. Founding member Richard Owen (Bass) and Nicky y Ortega (Drums) then mmade some major line up changes to the band, en nlisting Ruth Silversides (V Vocals) and Lloyd Wright (Guitar) to join the grou up. The new Groovenik began what would become a two year developme ent and production for th his exciting new album. It took almost 500 hours in Richard's home studio, 200 cups of herbal tea, 233 musicians and a great deal of determination to o complete this ambitious prroject. The industry reaction shows it was time w well spent.Choose Your Frame features the Groo ovenik horns and many talented guest musicians from the North East, including rapper Drop Dead Fred from m The 27 Club, vocalist Brooke MacArthur, percussionist Brendan Murphy and saxophonist Dave Wilde. This is an independent release produuced in the North East of England. With 13 so ngs and 3 remixes (from producers Mike TV and Tim Shaw) the e album defines the funky yet diverse sound of Groovenik.
"Superb stuff from these Geordie funksters. Cuts galore for the record box for months to come."
Diesler, Freestyle Records
"Very tight… some of the grooves are very solid indeed."
Lack of Afro, Freestyle Records
"Really interesting album – ‘Falling Down’ has to be one of my current favourite tracks anywhere right now."
DJ Andy Smith, Portishead
"Really good...there's some nice classic acid jazz style stuff on it."
Eddie Piller, Acid Jazz
"Emergency on planet toon. Great funky release from Newcastle’s Groovenik."
Smoove, Jalapeno Records
"Newcastle based Groovenik are like a well–oiled machine, but fluid with it. This is funk of the slinkiest variety...Marvellous stuff."
GM, Crack Magazine