Here's a clip of Groove Depot at Lazybones Lounge in June 2017!
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Soul. Boogaloo. Funk. Reggae. Blues. Catchy tunes from Blue Note Records, contagious grooves from Kingston Jamaica, irresistible jams from New Orleans.
It's all gonna be played by this band!
So, who's in this band?
It depends on where, when & how ...
Illya Szwec's Groove Depot is like a revolving door, and you could expect to see & hear musicians that work with the likes of Karise Eden, Jimmy Barnes, Mental As Anything, Guy Sebastian, Katie Noonan, Mahalia Barnes & Kingtide up there onstage getting lowdown and funky with the Groove Depot!
- singers like Pat Powell, Troy Blanch & Steph Marchant
- keyboard players like Clayton Doley, Lachy Doley, Sam Boyd & Rob Woolf
- bass players like Vito Portolesi, Rowan Lane & Jan Bangma
- drummers like Jacob Cook, Declan Kelly, Terepai Richmond, George Brugmans, Jamie Cameron & Miles Thomas
But no matter who is in the band, the music's gonna be good. Real good!
The past few years have seen Illya Szwec's Groove Depot hold down residencies and regular gigs around the city of Sydney. People inside places like LazyBones Lounge, B.E.D, The Mac, Sydney Brewery, The Basement, Avalon Bowls, The Newport, The Blue Chip Bar, The Townie, The Coopers Arms, The Rose of Australia and The Bald Rock Hotel have got low down!
The band have twice opened up for visiting US bluesman Lynwood Slim, and his all-star band of Alex Schultz, Kirk Eli Fletcher & Richard Innes - on their 2001 and 2005 Australian tours.
And the folks at the 2014 & 2015 Thredbo Jazz Festival, 2014 Bellingen Jazz Festival and 2015 Great Southern Blues & Roots Festival in Narooma had a ball grooving to the band!