Jose Thomas & Groove Unction featuring an old friend.
Since the band did not have a vocalist and 2 other regulars with them for the night..they managed to find some talents from the crowd. :) As Kevin put it so well, 'tonight, we're just Groove..without the Unction.' haha. But it was still a great show. :) This gentleman here in the floral shirt used to jam with Jose Thomas when he was 'up and coming' about 20 years ago. :) Before John Thomas was even born it seems, when he and Jose was jamming in Damansara Jaya. :) I have to say he had a very seasoned voice. Wonderful. :) What a treat it was to have heard him sing Summertime during the 2nd half of the session. :) And also another lady sang but i can't remember the name of the song. :)
Most of the crowd had already left, leaving only the true fans of the band. :) Which was not disappointed with songs such as 'Technicolor Nightmare' and other songs which allowed each member to have a solo session of their own. Really a joy to see musicians playing together so well. :) Ended the night with "tanga'..which was played double the usual tempo the band was used to. :) Even Kevin admitted he had some trouble trying to keep up..haha. :) Just amazing. :)
Raimy and I had the privilege to chat with Kevin and also Jose after the gig. Kevin was telling us how each musician practice to prepare themselves for the solo parts of the song and how he had just started playing a few years back. :) Very friendly guy to talk to.. :) Jose on the other hand was telling us about how he would like to be invited to play at LUCT some day to open the minds of the students there to different genre of music. :)
Raimy and i was commenting that there might not be alot of people in LUCT that looks like they are interested in jazz. :) Mostly Hip-hop or Rock. :) But it would be great and a honor for Groove Unction to play at LUCT. :) A great news from Jose was that Groove Unction has been invited to play at the Singapore Jazz Fest this coming October if i'm not mistaken. :) And also a CD can be expected end of the year. :) So great things coming our way. :) Plans for a John Thomas CD and a Jose Thomas CD is in the works after the band's first CD. :)
So if you're free later this evening around 10.30pm, swing over to Alexis Bistro, Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang to catch Jose Thomas and Groove Unction in action. :) As Jose said 'we make music that makes your body parts move' or something like that..haha. :D