GrooveYard

GrooveYard is a sizzling, soulful band that puts its own unique spin on a wide array of music, and is centred on the talents of 1996 JUNO Award winners, and four-time JUNO nominees Michael Occhipinti and Paul Neufeld of the group NOJO (Neufeld-Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra), the Colour of Soul's Lester McLean on vocals and saxophone, and the rhythm section of Mike Pellarin (bass) and Doan Pham (drums).

GrooveYard performs in a variety of settings, including corporate functions, weddings, local music clubs, and private parties. The group ranges in size from a quintet to a larger band that can include an additional female vocalist and a great R&B horn section. The versatility and skills of the musicians in the band allow GrooveYard to effortlessly switch from elegant jazz to funky dance music, and audiences are always impressed by the repertoire of the band and the high level of musicianship with which it is performed. Frontman Lester McLean is doubly gifted with a dynamic singing voice and a natural gift for getting audiences to have a great time, which is what GrooveYard is all about.

GrooveYard has a great word-of-mouth reputation, and some of the band's clients include The Toronto Raptors, TSN, Global Televison, World Partnership Walk, Unisource, and numerous clients with happy memories of their private parties and weddings.

GrooveYard has a versatile repertoire that draws on classic R&B, soul, reggae, and jazz, and while some titles may not be familiar as dance music, GrooveYard loves to put a new groove to the unexpected.

GrooveYard will also personalize its repertoire to accommodate everything from ceremonial music to specific requests for bridal dances to simply ensuring that your favourite songs get performed.

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