LA-based GrooveShine new album "Story Time" provides upbeat Southern California vibes. Formed by producer Mike McHugh, GrooveShine combines acoustic-based songwriting with funk, reggae, and hip hop rhythms. As a prolific songwriter, beat-maker and DJ, McHugh merged favorite genres to create a unique sound and style of musical production. GrooveShine music melds the energy of acoustic rock with hip hop production techniques and multi-influenced beats.
Instrumental versions of all songs are available for listen and download at the band's website: grooveshine.com/instrumentals
Originally formed in Santa Barbara, GrooveShine embodies the Southern California beach vibe with upbeat rhythms, island grooves and acoustic guitar strums.
"Story Time" is GrooveShine's third album, focussing on McHugh's lyric-based material. Now based in Los Angeles, most of the album was recorded at GrooveShine Studio in Hermosa Beach. Drums by Zeb Dekofsky (Tribal Seeds, Barrington Levy, Sean Paul) were recorded at Studio 637 in Hermosa.
Currently, GrooveShine plays live in the South Bay and is beginning production on new material.
Influences include Sublime, Dr Dre, Led Zepplin, J Dilla, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Tribe Called Quest, James Brown and Ernest Ranglin