With The Funk Brothers of Motown as their main inspiration, Mutual Groove aims to be the rhythm section that comes to mind when you think of a well-pocketed band.
Founders David Martin aka DMart (drums) and Pat Graves aka PGravy (bass) have a history of twelve years playing music together. Together, they came up with the backbone of Mutual Groove's mission, a rhythm section for hire, because they understood there were a great amount of Nashville artists and songwriters that needed a locked-in drummer and bassist for both on-stage and in-studio purposes. Concurrently, to ensure their own musical desires were fulfilled, Martin created his own studio (DMart Music) at which the group regularly writes and records original music. While in Nashville, their chemistry with saxophonist, Ryan Swinehart aka RySwy, and guitarist, Sam Woods bubbled with colorful potential.
Now, with almost three years of experience both on the road and in the studio together, Mutual Groove has officially grown by two, making Mutual Groove a fully locked and loaded 4-piece band. They released their first singles, Moonride and As It Comes in summer of 2019, featuring longtime friend and artist, Kipp Wilde.
The band’s latest release, Funky Butternut, captures the fun, light-hearted side of the four members. The minimal recording process helped bring the live element that Mutual Groove likes to capture at their shows as well as in their personal lives.