Always Musical, Groove Kitchen is ready to make you dance!
Groove Kitchen is a funky, soulful dance band with a bit of Latin thrown in for good measure.
As one of the city's most in-demand bands, GK has played many Victoria nightclubs as well as such high-profile events as the Victoria International Jazz Festival, Blues Bash, the Moss Street Paint Inn and the Dragon Boat Festival.
We play our own interpretations of tunes by Maceo Parker, James Brown, Average White Band, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bruno Mars, Cake, Steely Dan, Rolling Stones, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson and more. The group is driven by keys, horns and a funky rhythm section. This band is suitable for dance/party type occasions - this ain't dinner music, it’s DANCING music!
If the song doesn't FILL the dance floor, we cut it! You can rest assured, your event will be a success.
Thank you so much for Saturday I have only heard great feedback about Groove Kitchen. You certainly lived up to the promise and got everyone up and dancing. Please pass on my thanks to the entire band.
Dedicated to our craft of making your party LIT, Groove Kitchen brings all the flavours!
Guitar & Vocals
The original holder of the "Diamond" handle, Dave was actually a finalist to be the original lead singer of Van Halen, even though he was only 5 years old at the time, but the imposter that everyone has come to know as Diamond Dave took advantage of his superior size and locked real Diamond in his locker so he missed the final audition. The rest is history.
Drums & Vocals
Born in Guatemala/raised in NJ, Pete "Pedro" Arbour began his musical quest at age 4 on the piano. He later switched to drums around age 12, was already capable of subbing on tympani for the Drew University orchestra by 13, and has been moving upwards ever since on several instruments, as well as vocals, in a variety of situations/genres. Having shared the stage with touring members of big funk acts such as Parliament and James Brown, working as a studio musician and composer, and playing with countless tri-state area groups, he now gigs relentlessly here in Canada with acts ranging from local yahoos Coco Jafro to the Timebenders Next Wave, and records regularly. Pedro's strong vocal presence and seasoned frontman ability, coupled with his expert chops and precise timing on the kit, guarantees that Groove Kitchen's dishes get served muy caliente con un sabor perfecto!
Keys & Lead Maracas
Adrian Chamberlain has been playing keyboards in Victoria soul and funk bands for more than two decades. His past bands include Soul Station and the Soul Shakers. He has played most of the clubs and festivals in Victoria.
Bass & Vocals
Over the past 30 years Steven Moyer has been delivering bass and vocals (live and studio) in a variety of groups, from jazz to R&B. Original music projects have also filled out a busy musical career. Working with percussionist Pete Arbour, Steve is laying down GK's funky bottom end.
Eric "The Red" Hughes
Alto & Tenor Sax
Originally joining the band as the lead tambourine player, Eric decided he would switch to his secondary instrument, saxophone, while still maintainging his all important job of "GoGo Guy". Check out the solos! That's what Eric loves to do!