|Years active||2006 - Present|
|Kathleen Murray Lead Vocals|
JOHN SEINAR Drums
|Bernie Palo, Ray Cooke, Don Benson|
The Groove Council is a 9-piece band featuring 4 horns and a smokin’ rhythm section. The Council pulls together a group of musicians with assorted backgrounds from all around the Detroit area (and even Canada!) to make up an impressive combined musical resume that spans decades. The band’s remarkable lead singer, Kathleen Murray, has performing for just over ten years and in that short time has already made a name for herself. When you put Kathleen's powerful vocals over a smokin' rhythm section and layer on those horns, you get a delicious blend of soul, R&B, and funk that keeps audiences coming back for more.
There’s a genuine excitement that radiates from the stage and embraces the crowd. It’s all part of what makes the band a favorite at area festivals and keeps them in-demand at local clubs. The band was awarded the 2011 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding R&B Artist/Group and was nominated again in 2012, 2013 & 2014 . Singer Kathleen Murray has earned Detroit Music Award nominations for Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014. In addition to frequent appearances in and around Detroit, the Groove Council is also the back-up band for saxophone legend and Silver Bullet member Alto Reed and his various special guests which have included Dave Mason (Traffic), Mitch Ryder, Otis Day (Animal House ) and Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk).