FREE AS YOU WANNA BE - 2018
The power of GrooveSession is a contagious verve in sound. Move your body, your soul, and your heart with music. Such a uniquely broad depth in their song writing, GrooveSession is a true stand out that you will remember. Made up of three master musicians, GrooveSession is led by an inspirational and talented singing drummer for the ages, Manny Sanchez, along with his younger brother, Ronnie Sanchez, on bass guitar with a signature fat tone and strong jazz fusion influence, to be rounded out and completed by their true other brother, the maestro Sarven Manguiat, who has chops, style, and phonetic flavor as verifiable as any player on the scene.
Mind, body, and sound, GrooveSession brings a multi-genre blend of rock n’ roll that they simply call “movin' groovin' music.” Three part harmonies and tuned to 432Hz, this band is about the Earth’s natural vibration and healing properties that positive music and intention bring to life! Playing music they love and sharing their energy with a quest to end the jammin' famine.
This completely do-it-yourself trio has been booking, writing, touring and playing across the USA for the past 10 years, performing over 2,333 dates while opening for and playing with many of today's greatest bands and musicians. Catch a session… Presently recording their fifth studio release “Free As You Wanna Be” due out by the end of 2017 following their highly acclaimed album, “California Hurricane”(2015). The group is definitely building momentum largely from receiving word of mouth recognition from fans across the country. GrooveSession is actively seeking support from high end agencies to assist them to get their music and show to the masses worldwide.
Ronnie Sanchez - EMG Pickups, MXR pedals
“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