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The Groovevine is a professional, world class band that works with different featured singers. We place quality first and deliver polished, inspiring music at every event. We believe nothing can compare to the feeling and energy that live music can bring to your very special event.
You get to choose the singer that you think can bring the right flavour to your big day. Our musical styles are versatile and range from Pop, RnB, Soul, Disco and Funk, to Aussie and Hard Rock, Jazz and old style Rock ‘n’ Roll and much more. We are happy to discuss the different options on the phone and via email to make sure we provide what you need.
Michael Duchesne (dú-shane) is a singer-songwriter from Sydney Australia. An engaging artist & performer, Duchesne has honed his craft to a fine edge, performing throughout Australia’s East coast & frequenting some of Sydney’s top live music venues.
Duchesne landed a spot on the hit TV show ‘The Voice Australia’, where under the mentorship of ‘Coach Seal’, he made Seal’s top 6. He has sung & played at premier events & venues throughout Australia, including sharing the headline slot at The Manly Jazz Festival with Lionel Cole in 2013 & opening for ‘Hot Chocolate’ on their 2014 tour of Australia. Alongside the likes of Aloe Blacc & D’angelo, Duchesne opened the international stage at the Sydney leg of ‘Soulfest’ 2014.
A vocalist and performer with a unique flavour, Veena mixes Soul, Rnb, Pop and Contemporary Roots and Jazz. Her sound is hard to just put in one box, her voice has the magic to capture all audiences but her mastership in Soul/Rnb asserts her place as one of the best in the country.
As a session vocalist Veena spent a number of years in the UK where she worked in the studio and live with artists such as Roachford, Basement Jaxx and Soul II Soul, as well as completing vocal sessions for the TV show ‘Misfits’. She toured the UK with the Motown Revue show and became a soloist with acclaimed gospel choir Urban Voices Collective (the Olympics, Royal Variety show). In Australia she has worked as full time singer with The Starlettes Girl group, as well as performing live shows and sessions with artists and bands such as Dami Im, Lionel Cole, Love Jonez, Gang Of Brothers, and Enormous Horns.
The Groovevine was formed by Graham Burns (bass / vocals), George Nikolopoulos (guitar) and Casper Tromp (keyboards), with the aim of providing quality, dance-able music that is ultimately versatile in nature. Having worked for larger corporate so-called “band” structures, Graham, George and Casper desired to bring a personal touch that caters for a wide variety of people. In short, we want what you want!
The band line up is usually Guitar, Keyboard, Bass and Drums as well as the singer. We often work with additional instruments of all kinds such as Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion and backing vocalists, even all the way up to a full sized swing big band, depending on the size of your budget.
They have performed for years as session musicians and live performers all over the world at festivals, gigs and functions. They have played with artists such as Collin Hayes, Demi Hines, Jimmy Barnes, Lionel Cole, James Morrison and many other notable Australian and International names (across Asia, USA and Europe).