Keith Grooves - Smooth Surface
My music is a mixture of R&B, Soul and Jazz. I feature various vocalists and instrumentalists within
|Guitar ability:||Beginner||Vocal ability:||Lead singer
|Bass Guitar ability:||Beginner||Vocal range:||Tenor
|Drumming ability:||Expert||Composer ability:||Expert
|Percussion ability:||Expert||Producer ability:||Expert
|Keyboard ability:||Intermediate||Like to join a band:||Yes
NYC. Native, Keith Grooves started playing drums at age 10. He Matured quickly in his teens and played
throughout the city with various artists. At age 16, Keith assembled a select group and entered a City-Wide talent competition, where his group won the contest and was then brought to the attention of Bob Schwaid and Erick King, who at the time were handling R&B,Disco Star Evelyn ''Champagne"" King (Shame)1979 RCA, I'm In Love 1981 RCA. The group was then signed to there production company Sight & Sound Management. Keith's band would on ocassion open shows for Ms. King as well as the Drifters'' and The Jimmy Castor Bunch''.
Keith continued his career working with such artists as Actor/Dancer- Obba Babatunde,Jazz Artist George Benson, Keyboardist Bernard Wright,Vocalist Audrey Wheeler(Jeff Lorber Fusion, Chaka Khan),Vocalist Fonzi Thornton(Luther Vandross) and Vocalist Tawahta Agee an original member of the R&B group Mtume.
Keith also played drums for Jessie D''
who was lead singerof the popular Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Recording group: Force MD'S. In 1989, Keith Embarked on a recording project, Quest for Excellence, which was signed to Independent Record label Midtown Records. This endeavor enjoyed regional and club success and was given a great review in Billboard Mag. (August 1989)
In 1997, Keith was signed to Austrilian Record label Odessa Records as an Artist, Producer,Remixer and is enjoying the success of 4songs on 4compilations released in Japan and Germany