GROOVE 8:  RPM Album Release Concert

Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present

GROOVE 8: RPM Album Release Concert

Keeyen Martin

Sat, June 23, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

$12 adv/$15 dos

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

Groove 8 began in Charlotte NC in 2005 with a collection of the city's best independent jazz musicians collaborating to form the project. the band began performing locally and expanded regionally. Groove 8 focused its sights on the college music scene and released its first album under the name RARE B-SIDE GROOVES in 2007 - a loose collection of original instrumentals popular with its fans. That was followed by DEBUT which became the band's first full length album and was recorded and produced by Groove 8 and Alan Evans (Drummer for Soulive) at his Play On Brother Studio In Massachusetts. In 2012 Groove 8 released CURIOUS POSES which included two vocal tracks for the first time. Most recently the band released for free download a collection of its hits from all three albums entitled REFLECTIONS OF SOUl: THE MIXTAPE SINGLES 2005-2012 this past February.

Jazz funk reminiscent of the 70's and melded with the acid jazz coming from the soul edges of the UK in the 90's. The band blends all of its musical influences into its own powerful original sound. Horns, guitars, percussion, keys, drums and bass. Groove 8 aims to make you move to the sounds of their rhythms. The soundtrack of your soul.
Keeyen Martin
Keeyen Martin
Keeyen Martin is a Charlotte, NC native that has a flair for modernizing and mixing R&B, Pop, Soul and Gospel influences. He travels and performs frequently impacting
audiences of all ages!

Keeyen is a 2013 graduate of Morehouse college, with a BA in Music and Spanish. With a huge heart for youth and the arts, KM has actively taught over 500+ youth and young adults in voice master classes, piano, and performance coaching. Professionally, he has experienced singing background for several established industry artists. A few include: Aretha Franklin, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child, Aloe Blacc, Rueben Studdard, Peabo Bryson, Keke Wyatt, Deitrick Haddon, Donnie McClurkin; along with sharing the stage with Elle Varner, Lalah Hathaway, Common, Stevie Wonder, BeBe, CeCe, and Marvin Winans, Jennifer Holliday & more! With an array of performances under his belt, KM has performed on various platforms from TV One, Trumpet Awards, TBN networks, Vh1 Save The Music, BET networks, and ASCAP. Recently attending The 2018 Grammy Awards, he performed during Grammy Week among many music and entertainment icons.

KM recently released his debut Single “Girl I’m On The Way” which premiered in the top 100 Itunes charts. This song continues to receive rave reviews as it preludes the forthcoming EP, KM Vol. 1. A rising star and passionate artist, Keeyen is ecstatic to be impacting the hearts of many.
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205