NEWS : 2016

Check out this performance of Chelsea, a Groove Academy music mentor and singing coach, on backing vocals with KIT for London Live on Friday 13th May 2016.

 

For more info on KIT click on the button below for his website.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to performing again at the Hampton Hill Village Summer Fair.  There's lots to do and see.  Promises to be a great day out for all the family.  

Towards the end of 2015, Mark, co-founder of Groove Academy made the decision to concentrate on his guitar building business and various other projects.

 

We are sad to see him go and have appreciated all the hard work and dedication he put in to seeing the Academy develop and grow and wish him well for the future.

 

 

 

 

 

Angela, co-founder now takes over the management of the organization.  

 

During the transition period, a break was taken for restructuring and Groove Academy will be relaunching on Saturday 5th March 2016.

 

We look forward to a successful 2016 which includes new opportunities, new partnerships and hope to broaden our membership base too.

 

With her support, several young adults, either current or former members of Groove Academy, most who have studied music at further and/or higher education, will now be involved in the running of the music mentoring within the academy. This is an exciting time for Groove Academy as it will give those young people who have gone through the programme a chance to develop their leadership skills and share their knowledge and experience with younger musicians.

 

 

Introducing the Music Mentors, Chelsea, Aren, Oisin, Matt, Jim, Joanna, Youssef, Callum, Aaron and Maddie.  They are all dedicated young musicians.  Most have completed music courses at further education colleges and sixth forms including Brit School. Kingston College, Brooklands College, Teddington and Esher Schools, etc.  Some are at university studying music and several are gigging musicians.

The Basement Door
Friday 29th April 2016
 
 
We had a fantastic evening on Friday. From those who made there debut performance to those who are now pro musicians - the standard was high.
Kingston International Youth Arts Festival 2016

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Groove Academy has been performing at this International event for four years now at a variety of venues including Woody's Bar & Kitchen, Las Iguanas, and an open air performance at Kingston Riverside and also at The Marketplace, Kingston.



Ths year, in partnership with the Festival and the YMCA, we will be running an Open Mic Evening on Sunday 10th July and a Band Night for local young musicians on Friday 15th July 2016 at The YMCA Basement, Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston, KT2 6RJ.

 

Check out the photos below for a taste of what to expect.



 

 

 

 

 



 

Hampton Hill Summer Fair
Saturday 16th July 2016
 
 
We've been invited, once again, to perform at this local community event.  This time we'll be at the Star Pub, in the High Street.  More details to follow.
 
Check out the their community website for details of the day's programme of events.
Band Nights
 

Fridays 12th February / 11th March / 15th April /

17th June / 15th July

 
 
Open Mics
 
Sundays 31st January /  22nd May / 10th July
 
 
The Basement
 

Queen Elizabeth Road, Kingston, KT2 6RJ

 
 
In partnership with Groove Academy and YMCA
The Basement Door
Friday 29th April 2016
 
 
We're going to be performing at a band night at this great local music venue.  It'll be a few of our students debut performance with Groove Academy.  Come and join us in supporting young musicians in the area.
The YMCA Basement
Kingston
Saturday 9th July 2016
 
 
Our summer term concert, where we'll be showcasing what we've been working on for the past few month, will be a YMCA Basement, Kingston.
 
More details to follow.