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Blinding psychedelic hip-hop blues... joyous filthy ramalama funk... boiling dub-hop rock 'n' roll grooves... calypso-ska hysteria on a Saturday night congo round the perimter of the entire planet earth... "This is definitely," says Tom Findlay, "the least noodly record we've ever made. Its a funk album, really, with proper songs."

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Groove Armada 2003 tour in the US and Canada now

April 15 Toronto, Opera House
April 19 Chicago, Park West
April 21 Vancouver, Commodore
April 22 Seattle, Show Box
April 24 Los Angeles, Palace
April 25 San Francisco, Ruby Skye
April 26 Palm Springs, Coachella


The Groove Armada story...

They had us "Shakin' That Ass" to their groundbreaking dance hit "I See You Baby" and their first album "Vertigo", then set sail with their spectacular, subtle and sublime "Goodbye Country, Hello Nightclub." Superstylin' their way through countless remixes, Groove Armada's signature style can now be heard on their latest full length, "Love Box", and in their DJ sets and live shows as their tour the world.

Groove Armadal began some 7 years ago when Tom Findlay and Andy Cato were introduced through friends and instantly found they a shared love of jazz, funk, disco and real house. Andy began his musical career in a local brass band, from which he progressed to become the UK's Young Jazz Musician Of The Year. "My whole youth was filled with music in school," recalls Andy, who plays a variety of instruments, including trombone, keyboards, and bass guitar.

Tom, DJing as well as picking up skills on bass and trumpet, relocated from Cambridge to Manchester where he promoted a series of successful nights, and honed his considerable talents as a live musician with some of the area's finest Funk outfits. Soon Andy decamped to London where he set up the Skinnymalinky label. Tom then moved to London and the two hooked up and began a club night under the name of 'Captain Sensual at the Helm of the Groove Armada', taking their name from a Kitsch '70's disco club night.

Soon they embarked on the idea for the Groove Armada project, with their first single "At The River" in 1997. Originally a limited 7" release of 500 copies, the funky fireside dub of "At The River" caused mass hysteria amongst the UK's music press. "Spotters are swapping their grandmothers for copies of it", said Kevin Braddock at the NME. That same year,they released their debut album 'Northern Star'. Combining jazz and funk influences with house rhythms and technology, the album received high praise in the press, and led to the coining of the phrase "Nu-Med" or "Nu-Balearic" to describe their sound.

In 2000 "I See You Baby", the first single from their second album 'Vertigo', was released in the US and was an instant smash success. Meanwhile, their re-released single "At The River" went straight into the Top 20 in the UK national charts. Their 'Vertigo' album reached the Album Top 20 and Gold status in the UK with sales now approaching over 300,000 copies worldwide.

2001 saw Groove Armada move into new musical areas and solidify their reputation as one of the UK's most exciting live acts. In June Groove Armada set off on an ambitious live tour with their 9 piece band, completing a 12-date headlining tour of North America. Their "Goodbye Country, Hello Nightclub" album was a stunning collaboration with several friends and musicians that expands the boundaries of dance music with an array of mellow, funky absolutely superb music.

Now in 2003 Groove Armada return with their latest full length orginal album, "Love Box."

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