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Addison Groove Project in Toronto on Sat. Sept. 11


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Addison Groove Project Makes Toronto Debut

Saturday September 11, 2004

Based in Boston, Addison Groove Project (AGP) has gained a reputation as one of the United States' hardest working and most talented young bands. With all of AGP's members under the age of 30, the group has already garnered a national following as well as appearances at some of the country's most prestigious festivals. AGP tours the US heavily and expects to continue that pace for the extended future.

AGP ranges from heavy funk to sophisticated jazz and all points in between. The band showcases their double saxophone attack (Dave Adams and Ben Groppe) on some songs, while Brendan McGinn's guitar work and vocals will be showcased on another. Rob Marscher's keyboard playing carries the band with complex bass parts with his left hand juxtaposed with screaming solos with his right hand. With Andrew Keith locking everything down on drums, these five players bring a big sound to the stage. Each member brings a different writing style to the table and that is apparent in the band's diverse repertoire. More important than AGP's diversity (and the strength of each individual) is their ability to play as a whole. When all band members are clicking together, AGP's true sound emerges.

The band's first album (called Addison Groove Project or The Orange Album) was recorded in 1998 as a high school senior project. With that CD in hand, AGP began to receive opening slots for national acts in clubs they had to sneak into only months before. When high school graduation came, all six band members were faced with the dilemma of immediately following their dreams of touring nationally or pursuing a college education. Much to their parents' delight, the band members decided to put school first.

Along with their weekend warrior gig schedule and summer tours, AGP also released three additional albums before graduating college: two live concerts in the Wicked Live series and one more studio album, Allophone (which charted at CMJ and was a "Top Add" in its first week). Wicked Live 2 was recorded over a two-night stand at Boston's Paradise Rock Club. All told, the band has sold over 10,000 copies of their releases combined.


Addison Groove Project

Saturday September 11, 2004

The 360 Bar & Nightclub, Toronto, ON 326 Queen St. W

(416)- 593-0840

www.addisongroove.com, www.the360.com

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would really like to see these guys with their bass player, the keyboard player covering does a great job considering but it cuts down the funkiness for me not having a live bass guy laying that down

to jump threads - 911 show... perhaps an easier day of the year to get American bands to cross the border

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