Dec. 3, 2022

Grooving with The GroovaLottos

Grooving with The GroovaLottos

The GroovaLottos was in the house!

Stephanie got to sit down with The Professor and ZYG 808! They talked about the past, present, and future of The Groovalottos!

From their Website:


  1. The GroovaLottos are a multi-Grammy-nominated, soul-funk-Afrobeats jam band, formed in 2009 by veteran touring and studio session players and singers; whose resumes included Motown, Wilson Pickett, Rufus Thomas, Howlin' Wolf, and Angie Stone. Now, as a merry band of frontmen, they turn every show into a party and a revival.
  2. The band is built around a prescribed musical philosophy and work ethic, allowing personnel changes without sacrificing quality.
  3. The band loves playing festivals and concerts, but smaller venues where they can engage and interact with the audience are their favorite gigs.
  4. The current lineup consists of core members: Mwalim, keyboards & vocals; Chuck V., bass, guitar, and vocals; and The ZYG 808, drums, percussion, vibraphone, and vocals. Also in the crew are vocalist & percussionist, Shadowmaster; and bassist Richard Johnson.
  5. Their 2016 debut single "Do You Mind…?" spent 41 weeks in the top ten of the Indie Blues/Americana charts. Their debut album, "Ask Yo' Mama," earned 4 Grammy nominations in Pop and R&B in one year and two more nominations in Rock and R&B the following year.
  6. The current drummer, The ZYG 808, was a student of the band's founding drummer, the late Eddie Ray Johnson.
  7. The GroovaLottos are looking to work with and produce other artists in various genres. They are the house session band and staff producers for Polyphonic Studios in Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts, owned by band keyboardist, Mwalim.

The professor educates Stephanie on Kwanza, and Groovalottos released 7 Lights, a Kwanza song that "doesn't suck."

#GroovaLottos #capecod #kwanza #boombu-Cha #Onomatopoeia #mwalim #zyg808 #polyphonic #afrobeat #soul #funk

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