New Orleans | Funk | Soul | Jam
With the lively international release of their debut LP in 2012 “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup” and the 2015 sophomore release “Let The Groove Ride” gives Boukou Groove the ability to maintain a dynamic tour schedule. The band provides audiences with a genre-bending collective, touching on elements of New Orleans Funk, R&B, Soul and Blues. Founded on the stage at Tipitinas in NOLA in 2010, Boukou Groove is the brainchild of singer/producer Donnie Sundal and New Orleans guitar luminary Derwin “Big D” Perkins. Sundal, sharing stages and recording with the likes of Sam Bush, Col.Bruce Hampton and Nigel Hall of Lettuce creates an infectious blend of energy and enthusiasm as he showcases his multi-octave ranging vocals while sustaining his brand of lavish Moog bass lines. Big D (Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentleman, Bonnie Raitt and Dr.John) provides his smooth and funky guitar licks largely based on improvisation and feel alone. Together, no matter what the venue, the band provides their distinguishing style and creates a kinetic environment that’s easily spread throughout the audience.
As they continue to refine their unique style and build upon the momentum of the release of “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup” with the 2015 release of “Let The Groove Ride”, 2016 promises to be an unprecedented year for the band as they continue to log dates at venues and festivals throughout the globe.
“Together, these guys make some beautiful funky music”. A favorite song of the band is “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup.” Listening to the groovy song you’ll agree that as far as funk goes, “[They] got just what you need, too much is never enough.” The music has a great rhythm and flow to it that can really give you a kinetic energy to your day”
Alex Diaz Dec ’14 Baconandmusic.com
VIE MAGAZINE DOCUMENTARY: http://youtu.be/bjhhaxq5Txk
LivefoLiveMusic.com Full Length Live Video “Let The Groove Ride” Nov 2015 http://youtu.be/FlpKF-
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You- Live 3/16 feat Eric Benny Bloom of Lettuce http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Features and Festivals:
Relix Magazine 2013 – USAOctober/Nov .included on compilation Cd
Soul Bag Magazine 2013 France – included on compilation Cd
Brian Hurst Collection 2013 – UK JazzFm.com
Blues and Soul Magazine 2013- Japan New Orleans Feat. Included on Compilation Cd
Bacon and Music Review : Dec 2014 http://baconandmusic.com/
Emerald Coast Magazine Dec 2014 http://www.
Downtown Crowd Magazine August 2015
Spotify.com 2015- Boukou Groove’s original “Two To Tango” – “A Lil Boukou In Your Cup” Cd – 845,000+ plays
Relix/ReverbNation Spotlight Page Jan/Feb 2016
2016 Brian Hurst Volume 3 UK Jazzfm.com
Blues and Soul Magazine France – Album Review “Let The Groove Ride” 2016
Bear Creek Bayou Music Fest 2016
PoBoy Festival New Orleans Kick Off Party 2016
30A Songwriters Festival 30A Fl 2010 -2015
Bayfest Mobile Al 2013 & 2014
Riverbend Festival Chattanooga Tn 2014
Destin Seafood Festival 2013 2014
Spirit of the Suwannee Disc Jam Series Live Oak Fl 2013
Peter Barakans Live Magic in Japan 2014 and 2015
Blue Note Tokyo 2 Shows Oct 2015
Peter Barakan’s Live Magic Extra – Matsue Japan Oct ’15
LivefoLiveMusic.com Full Length Live Video “Let The Groove Ride” Nov 2015
Boukou Grooves song “Stay Broke” was voted 2014 Song of The Year by Peter Barakan in Tokyo Japan.
2015 Peter Barakans Top 10 albums of the Year – “Let The Groove Ride” Japan
THANK YOU – to everyone , locals and tourist who pack out the Hub 30A ! Nola’s Funk Master, Ivan Neville shared the stage with Boukou Grooves’ Donnie Sundal, Big D Perkins and New Orleans Drummer Deven Trusclair. Huge Shoutout to Shelly Swanger for capturing the night!
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