Willie McNeil Quartet
Groove & Soul Orchestra
Big Willie's Burlesque
The New Recessionaires
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When Willie McNeil was asked to create the Groove & Soul Orchestra the idea was to play 60's and 70's Soul Music. A man of unquenchable curiosity, Willie started to seriously research the style in question. The result is a very cool song list that includes recognizable standards of the genre as well as some songs off the all too well beaten path of most Soul and R&B acts.
The pedigree of the players involved in this project is quite impressive. Willie McNeil, a singing drummer, has combined with some of the best players on today's music scene. Collectively, the band shows impressive credits, such as The Solsonics, Beck, The Bonedaddies, John Mayall, Joe Strummer, Bo Diddley etc. With two vocalists, great horn work and an extremely tight rhythm section, this energetic and versatile combo will play great dance music, but is also at ease with Latin, Jazz and Reggae styles.
Willie is no stranger on the music scene. Having worked successfully in the music business in Los Angeles for close to 30 years, he has performed for numerous special events including private parties, film premieres, weddings and corporate functions. His experience guarantees a flawless professionalism.
The Groove & Soul Orchestra is energetic, tight and displays a very high level of musicianship. To sum it up, they are FUN, and you will have a BLAST!