Bio

GROOVESTICK is a hard-hitting progressive funk group laced in deep pocket rhythms and illustrious harmonic layers based in Albany, NY. Made up of members of local powerhouse prog groups Dirty Paris, Timbre Coup and Way Down these guys are rippin’ at their respective crafts and ready to steal your face. Formed by Chris Carballeira on Hammond Organ/Keyboards, Dan Gerken on Bass/Vocals, Justin Henricks on Guitar, Kevin Urvalek on Drum Kit and Dan Klug on Percussion, this quintet is making feet move and booties shake wherever they lay it down, bringing a straight funk and soul vibe along with a progressive and unique style of writing that’s tight and heavy enough to blow up a small island.

With hundreds of shows under their belts with previous groups, this lineup is seasoned in live music and improvisation. The raw energy onstage couples with modern and deep composition to provide a clean and thought-provoking performance, all the while insuring that the party keeps on bumping. There can be no doubt that GROOVESTICK is a band to come dance with more than once……

With influences ranging from P-Funk, Chick Corea and Jimmy Smith all the way to Soulive, Dumpstaphunk, Umphreys Mcgee and The New Deal this group of young musicians will throw a party that even your grandma will funk with.