GROOVESHINE PRESS KIT
New Album – “Story Time”
Album Release Party • Oct 21 at The Standing Room
6:30 to 8:30 • 1320 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach
GrooveShine “Story Time” Hits where Singer-Songwriter Meets Rhythmic Groove
Los Angeles, CA – September 23, 2017 – “Story Time” melds acoustic-based songwriting with funk, reggae, and hip hop rhythms. GrooveShine’s third album focusses on lyric-based material from producer Mike McHugh. Song topics span a wide array of themes including ancient mythology, space travel, witches (of many forms), modern romance and other human drama.
GrooveShine combines the energy of acoustic rock with hip hop production techniques and multi-influenced beats. As a prolific songwriter, beat-maker and DJ, McHugh merged favorite genres to create a unique sound and style of music production. Originally formed in Santa Barbara, GrooveShine music embodies Southern California beach vibes with upbeat rhythms and high energy acoustic guitar. Now based in Los Angeles, most of the album was recorded at GrooveShine Studio and Studio 637 in Hermosa Beach.
Instrumental versions of all songs are available for listen and download at the band website: grooveshine.com/instrumentals.
Currently, Mike is performing solo acoustic as Acoustic GrooveShine, utilizing guitar looping to create a full live sound. New material is in the works featuring a variety of guest vocalists.
Influences include: Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Sublime, Dr Dre, Led Zepplin, J Dilla, Tribe Called Quest, James Brown and Ernest Ranglin