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BETH DIAMOND - DRUMS

Beth's first band was in a Greensboro, NC band with The Ladies Auxillary.  They competed in the Piedmont Blues Challenge and took third place.  After leaving Greensboro, she played in Blues After Dark (Cincinnati, OH) and ran the Northern Kentucky blues jam in Latonia, KY.  She has been with the Groove Syndicate since 1995 and has toured England twice, played in Italy, Switzerland, Canada along with many, many Blues Fests, including The Chicago Blues Fest.    Together with Mark Wagner, they are formidable!  

 

The Fab Five

a.k.a. The Groove Syndicate

 

MARK WAGNER - BASS

35 years playing blues and jazz/fusion bass in Chicago and Louisville area blues bars, music festivals,  honky-tonks,  and anywhere else blues can be found; with various local and regional acts (artists Foree Wells, Richard "Kush" Griffith, Smoketown Red, Dennis Ervin, Sam "Shake" Anderson, The Blues Syndicate, Rogue Gallery, and others).

CHRIS HERNDON - VOCALS / GUITAR

Perhaps the coolest Groove Syndicate back story ever!?  Chris first auditioned for the band back in 1996 as a trombone player. Sadly, we went a different direction.  Here we are 20 years later and Chris is a singer / guitar player.  He brings a great element of soul with his voice to the band, and top notch rhythm guitar playing.  He is from Franklin, KY and formerly played with Southern Express,  The Soul Kickers and Low Water Ford (out of college) where he began playing guitar and singing.

JOE "BIG BONES MISSISSIPPI" DIGIUSEPPE - SAXOPHONE

From Long Island, NY . . .Big Bones began his tenure with the band back in 1997 - 2001.  He played on SOMEWHERE SOMEHOW, toured England and played a ton clubs and festivals with us, and was a member the award winning Groove Syndicate lineup.  He previiosly played with Southern express (Franklin, KY).  Joe brings a soulful, melodic sound back to the band.  We are glad to have him!

JON "REESE" PLEASANT - KEYBOARDS & VOCALS

Hailing from Nashville, TN., Jon (Reese) is one of the original (Kentucky Groove Syndicate) members, joining the band in 1996.  He was an integral part of our development and sound, and instrumental on the very first CD; ANGEL CHILD. Also, he had a guest appearance on SOMEWHERE SOMEHOW (1999).  Jon has played with numerous top regional acts; Funk Dat,  the very sucessful band Signal, and he had a 9 month stint with national act James Perterson.  He also had his own band JP & The Activators.  Jon brings an arsenal of skills back to the band!  Incredible organ playing and soulful vocals!  It's great to have him back with the band.  

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