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SHAREEF KEYES & THE GROOVE RELEASE NEW LP COOKING SOMETHING

Brooklyn raised singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Shareef Keyes, unites a collective sound of funk, hip-hop, and alternative R&B with the help of a twelve-piece band of New York City’s finest young artists hailing from Juilliard, The New School, and Berklee College of Music, ultimately creating Shareef Keyes & The Groove. Inspired by Parliament-Funkadelic, James Brown, and Wu-Tang, Keyes & The GrooveGrooveHarlem Arts Festival, Pianos, Bowery Electric, Public Factory, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Webster Hallhave played memorable performances for crowds at Hall . Last year, the 25-year-old creative notably opened for jazz-funk pioneer Roy Ayers in front of a sold-out crowd at Brooklyn’s BRIC House.

Today, Keyes & The Groove are thrilled to reveal the next chapter of their discography with new LP, Cooking Something. A project four-years in the making, the album is curated by Keyes and his older brother, Glo’. Cooking Something hones in on the band’s distinctive sound of fusing 70s jazz-funk influences with a modern hip-hop undertone. A cohesive project from beginning to end, the LP holds a savory catalog of tracks like, “Potato Salad,” “Macaroni and Cheese,” “Cornbread,” and the legendary Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang lends some bars on LP cut “Spaghetti Fettuccine.”  Providing a sonic palette to accompany the album’s title, as well as a number of Keyes orchestrated segues, the project proves a masterful fusion of a nostalgia inducing throwback sounds and modern influences that jazz heads, hip-hop enthusiasts, and R&B experts alike will find solace in. nostalgia inducing throwback sounds and modern influences that jazz heads, hip-hop enthusiasts, and R&B experts alike will find solace in.

In addition, Keyes has provided the first of a coming set of visual components to the album with the animated music video for his Ghostface Killah featuring track “Spaghetti Fettuccine. Watch here.

Fans will also have a chance to see Shareef Keyes & The Groove live throughout 2018 with soon to-be-announced tour dates. In the meantime, you can catch the band live at the soon to-be-announced tour dates. In the meantime, you can catch the band live at the Cooking Something album release party going downThursday, January 11th at Brooklyn outpost C’Mon Everybody.Find tickets here, and stay funkn’. 

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