SoCal funksters GrooveSession brought its “positive movin’ and groovin’ music” to Crystal Bay Casino on Saturday night, stirring the crowd to action in opening for New Orleans’ Rebirth Brass Band. The band’s online bio gives listeners an idea what to expect: “The power of GrooveSession is a contagious verve in sound. Move your body, your soul, and your heart with music… 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.”
Hailing from Ontario, California, GrooveSession is led by two brothers, singing drummer Manny Sanchez and his younger sibling Ronnie Sanchez on bass guitar. The trio is rounded out by their “true other brother,” Sarven Manguiat, on guitar.
This do-it-yourself band has been booking, writing, touring and playing across the country for the past 10 years, performing more than 2,300 dates. It currently is recording a fifth studio release, “Free As You Wanna Be,” due out by the end of 2017, following the acclaimed album “California Hurricane” in 2015.