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Groove Merchants


  1. 1.
    Hold Your Hand
  2. 2.
    Back Around
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    Midnight Mountain Queen
  5. 5.
    You Are My Religion
Since 2012, The Groove Merchants have been pushing that sound forward. Fueled with howling vocals from frontman Tye Vallone, driven by Luke Ferracone’s guitar work, and insured through focused horn sounds and a hustling backbeat from bassist John Evin Groome and Peter Snyder on drums, the band twists in elements of blues, funk and soul resulting in a revival of authentic performance.
Founded at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, the band discovered their chemistry almost instantly.
2014 saw the release of their debut album, produced and engineered at the Music Centre in Exton, PA.
Adding Dylan Hinnershitz on trumpet to the mix in 2015 only provided depth to the Groove Merchants sound. A second effort, “Take It,” was released in 2016 under the ListeningPost label. From there the band received radio air time, and their single, “Hold You Hand” was featured on Philly’s Alternative Rock station 104.5FM.
The band boasts monthly residencies at local venues as well as appearances on larger stages throughout the East Coast. Highlights include an appearance at the iHeartRadio Summer Block Party, sharing the stage with Vance Joy, Portugal. The Man, and Judah and The Lion.
Their third full-length studio effort, entitled “The Throne,” is available everywhere August 24th.
Once The Groove Merchants show up, expect relentless, soulful energy and a belief in connecting beyond music.


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