FREE AS YOU WANNA BE - 2018
The Brothers Sanchez and their GrooveSession is a happening. Led by an inspirational and talented singing drummer for the ages, Manny Sanchez, along with his younger brother Ronnie Sanchez playing bass guitar and completing an unrivaled rhythm section. Natural harmonies in life as well as voice these brothers began their musical journey while in grade school excelling in sports and after the two studied at the Musicians Institute in LA.
Distinctively one of today’s musical artists with a sound of their own, a fun message of hope and a simple vision of love for the world. Uniquely reminiscent of some of history’s greatest writing teams performing songs that would have been relevant twenty years ago and twenty years from now. Never taking themselves too seriously The Brothers Sanchez has an appreciation for all things honest and brings positive energy, musical content and a spirit that resides in all people. Enjoy the ride! This completely do-it-yourself outfit has been booking, writing for 14 years while touring and playing across the USA for the past 10 years.
This is a must see live band! Catch a session… JUST RELEASED, 2018 their fifth studio album “Free As You Wanna Be”
“This is a ‘coming of age’ of a great band who have ‘earned their stripes’ the ol’ fashion way, touring and bringing their music and amazing talent to the people. Now, the new album by GrooveSession speaks the truth about love, life, and living the good times!” John Avila, Musician/Producer
Vocals, Drums, Percussion / Manny Sanchez
Vocals, Bass / Ronnie Sanchez
“They just don’t make grooves like these anymore. The hard-hitting funk of George Clinton, those New Orleans second-line rhythms of The Meters, that earthy, jazzy, country shuffle of Little Feat. Even the get-off-your-butt-and-move early-’90s groove laid down by the Spin Doctors. Relics of the past shelved among the archives to make way for thin, machine-driven impersonations that pass for pop rhythms and hip-hop drum beats these days. GrooveSession missed that memo on purpose. “We love the ’60s and ’70s and all that music that was going on at that time,” Manny Sanchez says. “There’s a song called ‘Grows Down Low,’ ” Sanchez says. “When we started to write that song, all three of us, when it came to tempo, sort of homed in on the strut of it. It felt like it was as if Little Feat and The Meters got together and started jamming.”“It really is a blessing,” Sanchez says of playing with his brother and longtime friend."” - JEFF HARRELL - SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE
"Three" musicians, is just a number to these guys, because they truly sound like several on any given song! Their music is a combination of funky, groovy fusion, with a twist of philanthropic and eclectic global unity. Some bands are so far out, that only musical purists can enjoy them...but not these guys. Bassist Ronnie Sanchez lays down lines that Boosty Collins and Jaco Pastorious could easily connect with. The drum grooves by brother Manny Sanchez are reminiscent of Mitch Mitchell and Louis Bellson in their peak. Guitarist Sarven Manguiat cooks up intricate rhythms and solos that remind me of great albums like Santana's "Abraxas", or "Shakti", with John McLaughlin. The best way for me to put it is this: What the band RUSH did for Rock Music History, is what Groove Session is doing for Jam Bands! - JOANNE LEDESMA - SGVMUSIC