Saturday, September 14, 2019 8pm
Rio Lakefront – Gaithersburg, MD
Saturday, September 28, 2019 1:30-2:30pm
Middletown Heritage Fest – Middletown, MD
Saturday, September 28 10pm-1:30am
Twain’s Tavern – Pasadena, MD
Saturday, October 5, 2019 10pm-1:30am
Champions – Frederick, MD
Saturday, October 12, 2019 1-2pm
Leaves & Lager – Frederick, MD
Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:30pm
Wine on the Water Fest – Pasadena, MD
Saturday, November 9 8pm-12am
Vera’s Beach Club – Lusby, MD
Friday, November 29 10pm-1:30am
Union Jack’s Rio – Gaithersburg, MD
Saturday, December 21 10pm-1:30am
Caddie’s Bar & Grill – Bethesda, MD
Friday, August 30, 2019 8:30pm-12:30am
Uptown Alley – Manassas, VA
Saturday, August 24 4-6pm
Big Cork Fest – Rohrersville, MD
Saturday, August 17, 2019 6-9:30pm
Tarara Winery – Leesburg, VA
Saturday, August 10, 2019 9pm-1am
Club Eclipse – Gainesville, VA
Saturday, July 20, 2019 6-9pm
Chesapeake Crab, Wine & Beer Festival – Richmond, VA
Thursday, July 11, 2019 7-9pm
Private Event – New Market, MD
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Private Event – Crofton, MD
Friday, June 14, 2019
Champions – Frederick, MD
Friday, June 7, 2019
Hard Times Four Mile Fork – Fredericksburg, VA
We’re Groovalicious! Baby!
We play that funky music.
The funk is flaming.
Cause that’s the way we like it. Baby!
Don’t be afraid.
Don’t be ashamed.
Don’t freak out!
You’re gonna have a good time! Baby!
Groovalicious will take you back to those care free days of bell bottoms and platforms. Disco balls and glitter. Clams on the half shell and roller skates.
Playing all the hits from the decade of boogie and the dance floor at Studio 54, Groovalicious is the perfect tribute for any theater, club, corporate event, wedding or party.
We are Groovalicious the ultimate disco revival and we are bringin boogie back! Baby!
A Taste of Honey
I Love the Nightlife
Knock on Wood
Ring My Bell
Pick Up the Pieces
Average White Band
You Should Be Dancin
More Than a Woman
Heart of Glass
Kung Fu Fighting
Got to Be Real
I’m Coming Out
Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire
I Will Survive
KC & the Sunshine Band
That’s the Way I Like It
KC & the Sunshine Band
Shake Your Booty
KC & the Sunshine Band
Keep It Comin Love
KC & the Sunshine Band
I Was Made for Loving You
Kool & the Gang
Kool & the Gang
Kool & the Gang
Star Wars (theme)
Shake Your Groove Thing
Peaches & Herb
Give It to Me Baby
Do Ya Think I’m Sexy
We Are Family
Don’t Leave Me This Way
Turn the Beat Around
Vicki Sue Robinson
In the Navy
Play That Funky Music
If I Can’t Have You
The year was 1976. Nay Nay’s daddy-O was an entertainer! She grew up to Get Up And Boogie at a local club he owned and performed in. Pops opened the doors to his club one month after she was born in September. “They used to put me in a basket at the end of the bar and his patrons would all come to see me. No joke! “ She watched him and his band perform disco hits in their silver jumpsuits and Boogie Shoes from the kitchen window while She Worked Hard For The Money washing dishes for tips The Shadow Dancer found her voice and courage to join him on stage singing those same disco, show tunes, jazz, blues and love songs On The Radio. After Boogie Nights she would Turn The Beat Around and sing favorite rock music in classic rock band -Guilty Pleasure and headline with the All Stars as well as some guest appearances with friends in local bands. Her first tape was Van Halen 1984. Sweet Sister Soul got her first taste of playing music in high school as second chair clarinet and the only girl in drum line of the high school marching band. “My other hobbies include creating works of art, home improvement and seeing what musical instrument I can learn next!” Renee Ibanez
The year was 1979. The little Lady Marmalade was in third grade as she sat in her bedroom listening to the record player spin her favorite 45’s. Knock on Wood rang out loudly as she sang the woooooo woo woo woo woo wooooo. Her long braids and dress Mom made showed she was a seventies child. She didn’t know what Disco was let alone that it was a craze sweeping the dance floors of America. When Saturday Night Fever came out in the theaters a couple years before she had begged, “Please Mom, I want to see the Jungle Boogie tooooo!” “No” was the answer because it was rated “R” and that meant no amount of begging would help her funky cause. “I closed myself back in my room and bellowed out I Will Survive!” Until the 80’s rolled around... That’s when sweet and zesty grew into hot-n-spicy. She fell in love with Heavy Metal and all the rebellion it brought. The Dancing Queen hadn’t started singing in bands yet but wanted to be a Rockstar! Motley Crue, Ratt, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Dokken and Metallica were now blasting from her room. Cassette tapes and a boom box replacing the 45’s. Upon graduation our Bad Girl began pursuing a music education degree. Surely all of those music classes would propel her to stardom. She joined her first band, Sabadical, as lead singer. “I was in love again...with the stage. I never reached Shining Star status but I have had the privilege of jamming with and knowing some of the most talented musicians in NOVA.” Currently this hot momma is lead singer for 80s hard rock band, The All Stars, original/cover metal band, Isabella’s Furnace 2.0, and now returning to her childhood fave with Groovalicious, the Ultimate Disco Revival. “I’m blessed to be playing with these talented musicians and long time friends.” And we are super jazzed to groove with you too, baby! Can’t wait to Boogie Oogie Oogie with you!!! Stacy Kay Schraa
The year was 1977. Saturday Night Fever was born in Brooklyn and across the Verrazano Bridge in another borough Lady MarmaLaModica debuted into the world with The Hustle as her intro music. She WAS indeed a showgirl... It all started when her Sicilian dad came to the states only to meet her Colombian mom at the famous NYC Copacabana nightclub. They were young and they had each other! Who could ask for more? As a young girl she would Shake her Groove Thing and Boogie Oogie Oogie while her mom vacuumed to the Disco Divas she now knows as her idols Donna Summer, Dianna Ross, Chaka Kahn and Gloria Gaynor! Starting off her young musical life as a trumpet player she traded in her brass... for sultry sass! Once she saw the glittering lights of the disco ball, the Farrah hair flip and the power of platforms, hoops and a jumpsuit.... she was hooked. Which way to Studio 54?! Vicky received a BFA in musical theater but always carried a torch for Blues, R&B, Rock and Disco. She has worked all over the country and hustled belting for the boys and the girls who love them right at home in the NYC nightlife and burlesque scene. Consistently lent her voice to The Stonewall Community Foundation’s Swish Ally Fund as a proud ally for LGBTQ rights, Stronger Together to support the ACLU and City of Hope’s: Broadway Blows Back at the Gershwin Theater. She even managed to survive The World Famous Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater TWICE. Special skills include: 4+ octave range, dialects, sewing, trumpet, boxing, enough Spanish and Italian to get by, very good with children, great cook, and ventriloquist whistle! Vicky Modica
The year was 1977. The Sear’s Toughskin jean jacket was brown and the record patch on the back read “disco kid”! The boy was just eleven years old but he already had the boogie in his soul. Unfortunately, he also had two left feet and spent most of the nights at the Rec center community dance standing in the corner next to the big speaker with the bass thumping in his head. Fast forward to 1980 and high school. We are on the cusp of 80’s hair metal and “my friends ask if I want to start a band”. They need a bass player. What? Are you kidding? A chance for his fingers to get out the groove that his feet could not! The Disco Kid jacket was replaced with a “Death before Disco” t shirt. Proudly displaying a skull pierced by a dagger and a snake crawling through the eye sockets. The hypocrisy was brazen but he was not to be deterred not even by the ridicule of his friend Mike Braxton. “Sharifi bung. Yo grandma.” ? Satin gave way to leather. Bellbottoms became straight leg and platforms descended to capezios. The wristbands could not have enough spikes nor could the hair. Through decades of rocking every stage imaginable on the east coast with great bands like Fever, MisFit, Cyclone Ranger, Bonedance, Punchbuggy, Hot Buttered Elvis and Soul Kitty 6, there was always that burning ember of desire to get the funk out. Fast forward to 2017. Here Come the Mummies are kicking out a crushing set of their own disco/funk/soul. The joint is jumpin! Everyone is smilin! Booties are shakin! A good time is had by all, baby! These mutha funkas are groovy! And the inspiration was born. A call went out. The response was Super Freaky! The Disco Inferno was aflame in the hearts of the masses! Thus Groovalicious was born! A tribute to all things disco. The music. The glitter. The boogie, baby! And we have this man to thank. Or blame? Shahin Sharifi But we just call him Spleef!
The year was 1992 Charlie Parker was blowin on the jambox. It was so fly that daddy-o flipped his lid and was fractured to Pick up the Pieces and play saxophone. Our saxy mutha funka is a freelance axeman in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He sports the tasty chops for any scene and plays a mean popsickle stick. We’re not Jive Talkin when we say it’s outta this world!. Highly trained in jazz music people say he is the cat’s pajamas. This finger zinger ain’t no birdbrain and is also hip to rock, funk, r&b, Boogie Oogie Oogie and anything else that swings. He is copacetic with GROOVY music; no matter what the style and really knows his beeswax. Just give him some heat and dig the smokin as he is trading 4s. Playing music for the rest of his life has been a dream for 26 years, since he was a prom-trotter. Teaching music is another venture. He teaches saxophone and clarinet. This real McCoy knows his onions and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Minor in Jazz Studies at George Mason University and an Associates degree from Northern Virginia Community College. He also got the goods at the University of North Texas, and the Hartt School of Music where he was hittin on all sixes as lead tenor in their award-winning jazz ensembles. And that’s no applesauce, baby! “I would like to thank Bill Jacoby, Dennis Brown, Bryan Kidd, Billy Taylor, Yusef Lateef, and Jim Carroll for all the motivation to get to this point." Those cats are the bee knees, baby! Mike Marolda
The year was 1973. It was in the third grade when a little Armstrong was introduced to the trumpet by his daddy-o who played and sang with traditional jazz bands in merrie olde England. Pops shared his love of jazz by introducing him to great blowers like Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella and tons of others. The next year in school our Trumpeteer began to toot his own horn and loved it! He studied classical trumpet and played in orchestra but always Turned the Beat Around to noodle with big bands, small jazz groups, rock bands and etcetera. Listening to big band wasn’t the coolest thing and he used his pinky hook to expand his range and add the colour of Miles and Coltrane on one side with Earth Wind & Fire on the other. He started his college days in the Manhattan School of Music. At the same time he was in a salsa band that played mostly in Queens. No premature articulation for this eighteen year old who Loved the Nightlife and would gig from evening to dawn. What a Celebration! It was the best of times, baby! After playing the Manhattan Skyline for years he decided to put an end to the Hustle. and family became his focus. But a few years ago the Fire returned and he started playing again! Since then he has played in a long and varied list of groups including a blues band (The Curbfeelers), a reggae band (Nkula), a hip hop jazz pop group (The Pugilists), a big band (Capitol Lab Band), two orchestras and now he has put on his Boogie Shoes and added his Frankenhorn to the Groovalicious monster! Welcome back, baby! Ralph Burrows
The year was undisclosed. Mister musical director recommended the young musician Pick up the Pieces on trombone. “I was the tallest in class and had the longest arms!” Our statuesque hornologist is More Than a Woman of brass, if we’ve Got to be Real a 110% professional. It’s no Jive Talkin! Hailed by the Washington City Paper as “D.C.’s Best Trombonist 2015” and the DistrictNow Blog as “Best Trombonist 2017”. DC based Shannon Gunn is known for her exceptional tone and her grandiose project-du-jour. She runs DC’s premiere all-women jazz orchestra, “Shannon Gunn and the Bullettes,” sporting blown out gigs at the Kennedy Center, Castleton Theatre House, DC Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, Washington Women in Jazz Festival, Takoma Park Jazz Festival, Jazz on Jackson Place, Westminster Jazz Night, Nomadic Jazz, Great Gatsby Inaugural Ball, Goethe Institute, National Jazz Workshop, Gallery O on H, Arts on the Avenue, Bohemian Caverns, and Dardanella. Recently, she traded fours with alto saxophonist Halley Shoenberg to do the Hustle with the Rhythm Queens, a Ladies Night ensemble of in the pocket rhythms and horns dedicated to the swing and Dancin Queen styles of the 20s, 30s, and 40s. She is currently the artist Stayin Alive on Tuesday nights at Columbia Station in Adams Morgan as leader of the “Firebird Organ Trio,” named “DC’s Best Small Ensemble 2016” by the Washington City Paper. Shannon Gunn has laid down chops with the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra ,Reunion Music Society, American Festival Pops Orchestra, Manassas Chorale, at various TV stations such as DCTV, CBS Morning Show in Richmond, WJLA ABC in DC and has subbed in with the DIVA! Jazz Orchestra for Maurice Hines. She earned her Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from George Mason University and also attended James Madison University and Michigan State University where she was lead slip horn player! And this Tromboness still has time to Play that Funky Music with Groovalicious! Her Heart of Glass is in Virginia with her husband, Timothy, and her dog, Faith.
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The year was 1994. Disco had come and gone. Crushed under the grinding gears of the Metal Gods in the 80 & 90’s. Feared and buried in the depths of time with the dinosaurs. Almost forgotten! But… The Boogie would not go quietly into the Night, baby! In the northern suburbs of Chicago a little bundle of Van Boogie enters the world. Our little Van Beethoven started learning piano at an early age. Groovin on momma’s old upright nonstop until his parents got him a digital piano with headphones! Learning songs by ear had always been his strong suit. At the age of four the first of which was “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. Soon he began composing. At first in a contemporary George Winstonesque type of style and then “I started playing Chopin and Liszt and my composition style changed dramatically.” Very van swanky, baby! Young Van Halen picked up momma’s old guitar when he was around twelve years old and started a band in his senior year of high school with a good friend and went on to write over twenty songs. When it was time for college he decided to Van Gogh to Notre Dame where he studied engineering and music. He then studied abroad in the Boogie Wonderland down under of Australia where he wrote his world famous dissertation on the cultural phenomenon of the dingo eating baby account. Maybe the Disco ate your baby? Baby! In 2016 he released a number of self-produced covers on a YouTube channel. Using his knowledge of Logic Pro X and Ableton he produced two songs under the stage name NVIUS. After graduation he moved to Fairfax, VA to work as an engineer for a contractor where he answered a call on the Groove Line about a band that was a double scoop of Funky smothered in a whole lotta Groovy! It sounded so Groovalicious he had to try a taste. “Even though I wasn’t around for the disco era, September by Earth Wind and Fire is still one of my favorite songs!” Nick Van Lieshout