Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies and The New Groovement at Capitol Music Club
March 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parab Poet and the Hip Hop Hippies with support from The New Groovement (as part of the Tired of Waiting Album Tour)
Thurs. March 22, 2018
Capitol Music Club
TIcket info coming soon
PARAB POET AND THE HIP HOP HIPPIES
The Hip Hop Hippies began forming in 2012 after Parab Poet began including alternate instruments into his hip hop music… starting with only live percussion acompanying the poet and his dj ‘dj chaps’, it soon after began evolving into a beautiful array of musical instruments including a groovy bassist, a vibey violinist, a mandolin & glockenspiel guitarist, a low end soul drummer , a percussionist from the future, a snare cymbal specialist, and a touch of trumpet… these alternate instruments mixed with a turntablist and an emcee has created something quite unique and flavourful. Making quite a buzz in their home city, they have played many a shows in the last 12 months including the 2014 Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. Having opportunity, they have also played in there neighboring provinces (alberta & british columbia) at festivals… Originally taking hip hop songs written by parab poet, they have together transformed them into organic acoustic live hip hop with a twist of experimental folk rap. Something to definitely check out! Poised for the next step, this band of hippies is preparing to play shows and entertain crowds with their positive vibes and happy faces…
The New Groovement is thrilled to announce the release and tour of their new 5 track EP album, ‘Tired of Waiting’.
Featuring sultry singing, clever raps, vibrant horns, and the catchy, danceable sound that has become synonymous with The New Groovement, ‘Tired of Waiting’ is guaranteed to get you moving. To celebrate the release of this project, NGM is bringing the funk takeover to you!
THE NEW GROOVEMENT
What happens when you mix sweet R&B and sultry soul together with a splash of hip-hop, and then add a generous helping of funk? You get a genre-bending mash-up of the funkiest, hard-groovin’, booty-shaking dance music that is The New Groovement. Eleven members work their collective magic to create the group’s powerhouse sound. At the forefront of the band is the radiant Steph Wisla with her beautifully commanding voice, and Danimal, her ever-clever partner-in-rhyme, spittin’ both playful and poignant rap lyrics. Funky rhythms get you on your feet while the big-band style horn section raises the roof with their jazzy licks and uber groovy dance moves. With the New Groovement it’s not just a band – it’s an experience!
The New Groovement has made their mark on BC’s music scene, having been nominated for Urban Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, winning Album of the Year at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, and opening for acclaimed acts such as Booker T. Jones and Five Alarm Funk. They are found regularly wowing crowds at the region’s biggest festivals and touring Western Canada, and have reached the Top 30 charts of campus and commercial radio stations across Canada (including being selected as The Zone band-of-the-month in Victoria). The band finished their first full-length studio album (The Orange Album) in 2015 with exciting new material to be released in the spring of 2018.
NGM is Reuven Sussman (drums), Tejas Collison (bass), Ben Scotney (guitar), Geoff Mason (timbales/drums), Kim Maddin (congas/percussion), Steph Wisla (lead vocals), Danimal House (vocals/emcee), David Chase (trumpet), Jason Dolynny (trombone), Jonnie Bridgeman (sax), and Brad Justason (sax).