Souper Groove Musicians Honored at Asbury Music Awards – All Stars Nominated for “Top Tribute/Cover Band”!
(Asbury Park, NJ) – The 2016 Asbury Music Awards nominations have been announced, and Turtle Soup & the Souper Groove All-Stars have received a nomination for “Top Tribute/Cover Band”.
Joining the All-Stars in the category are Splintered Sunlight, Sandy Mack Band, Hall And Oatzes, Smashing Blumpkins, Dead On Live, Remember Jones, Don’t Know Jack, The Weeklings, The Wright Trio and Enjoy.
The Souper Groove All-Stars are fresh from their incredibly well received performance at JAMSGIVING – A Thanksgiving Festival, where the cast of musicians for their unforgettable set included such legends as Bernard Purdie and Tim Palmieri.
The 2016 Asbury Music Awards will be held at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on December 8th at 6 p.m. You can vote for your favorites now via the AMA website.
Here is a list of bands and musicians who have played with the Souper Groove All-Stars and are nominees at the 2016 awards:
TOP YOUNG BAND
TOP BEYOND ARTIST
Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why
TOP CLASSIC ARTIST
Matt O’Ree Band
Mark Diomede and the Juggling Suns Project
TOP MALE VOCALIST
TOP FEMALE VOCALIST
TOP JAM/GROOVE/FUNK BAND
Waiting On Mongo
TOP AVANT-GARDE ACT
We Used To Cut The Grass
TOP INDIE FOLK BAND
Fun While You Wait
Tony Tedesco and Full Fathom 5
The Brummy Brothers
TOP ROCK BAND
TOP HORN PLAYER
Joonas Juhani Lemetyinen
TOP KEYBOARD PLAYER
Mike “Mongo” Latesta
We wanted to give you a few moments to look over your band choices before heading on down to Paul’s Tavern TOMORROW NIGHT for the start of JAMSGIVING – A Thanksgiving Festival!
Lake Como, NJ
From the creators of Souper Groove …
A Thanksgiving Festival
Turtle Soup & the Souper Groove All-Stars with Special Guests
Bernard Purdie (Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Steely Dan)
Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu, Z3, The Breakfast)
TM Stevens (James Brown, The Pretenders, Joe Cocker)
Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane and the Primates)
Deseree Spinks (Des & The Swagmatics)
Sandy Mack (Dead on Live, Mack & Friends)
Jeff “Mudd” Mahajan (Turtle Soup)
Craig Lawlor (Des & The Swagmatics)
TJ McCarthy (Waiting on Mongo)
Mike Montrey Band
Waiting on Mongo
We Used To Cut The Grass
Avery Rose and the Thorns
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Here are two of the most anticipated bands at JAMSGIVING, and for good reason! The musicians that make up these groups are truly legendary and bring to the table nothing but good times and top-notch tunes! JAMSGIVING is proud to present The Z3 and the Souper Groove All-Stars! Two days until the party begins! Get your tickets now!
Some music is sacred. Like Frank’s. But that doesn’t mean that it’s an ant in amber, frozen forever in its last performance. The Z3’s “Funky Takes on Frank” began as Tim, Beau and Bill’s way of playing the music they’ve obsessed over for years to the audiences that come to see them right now. With nothing but guitar, Hammond organ/keys, drums and three voices, The Z3 tackled everything from Freak Out to Broadway the Hard Way with a playful and adventurous spirit that has thus far tickled the fancies of both diehard FZ fans as well as those that “never knew they liked him.”
And then they met Ed Mann… (Read the full bio from thez3.com)
Souper Groove All-Stars is a show of the top jam, funk, rock, EDM and bluegrass musicians that have been affiliated with Souper Groove Music Festival. Led by music producer Jeff “Mudd” Mahajan, the mission of the Souper Groove All-Stars is to unite the jam community together in a way that inspires folklore about the scene and fosters brotherhood amongst the musicians in the community. (Read the full bio here)
This JAMSGIVING, attendees will enjoy a stellar line up including Bernard Purdie, Tim Palmieri, Hayley Jane, TM Stevens, Deseree Spinks, Jeff “Mudd” Mahajan, Sandy Mack and several more artists!
The Souper Groove All-Stars will be joined by the legendary drummer Bernard Purdie THIS FRIDAY for JAMSGIVING – A Thanksgiving Music Festival! Bernard is excited about the All-Stars set list and has given the arranged material his seal of approval (he likes the flyers too!). He will be available after the set to sign copies of his new book, “Let The Drums Speak – The Life Story Of The World’s Most Recorded Drummer”. Come see the master at work and get an autographed copy of his book Friday night at JAMSGIVING!
Don’t miss Bernard Purdie, Tim Palmieri, Hayley Jane, TM Stevens and many more come together with the Souper Groove All-Stars for an epic set at JAMSGIVING!
Check out Bernard’s new line of signature drum sticks from Rich Sticks!
Feast your eyes on the JAMSGIVING band schedule! It’s gonna be 2 days off tasty tunes and mouth watering jams!
It all begins THIS FRIDAY at Paul’s Tavern! Doors at 6pm! Don’t be late… get your tickets now!
Lake Como, NJ
A band that puts the soup in Souper Groove plus another incredible band that has been raging Souper Groove events since day one. Let’s take a look at Turtle Soup and Mike Montrey Band! Check them out below and get your tickets now for JAMSGIVING. It begins THIS FRIDAY at Paul’s Tavern!
In their relatively brief history, Turtle Soup has shared the stage with some of the best known bands and musicians in the scene including Umphrey’s McGee, Furthur, Moe., Blues Traveler, Break Science, Max Creek, George Clinton, Marco Benevento, Steve Kimock, The Marshall Tucker Band, Little Feat and more, earning rave reviews from fans, peers and press with their energetic style and unique songwriting. The Soup has also performed at some of the best music festivals in the northeast like Wormtown, Strangecreek, New York Harvest Fest, Jersey Shore Music Fest, Opple Topple, Some Kind of Jam as well as regular sets at some of the most well known traditional music venues in the NYC area such as the Stone Pony and the Cutting Room.
Memebers: Jeff “Mudd” Mahajan, Sean Dodds, Andy Feldman, Mike McDermott, Andy Meyer, Mark Nettleingh
The sound of Mike Montrey Band has a rugged outline — awareness of life’s tremors pepper the lyrics, sung with a tenor that both trembles and soars, seemingly made for this kind of poetry. Yet it’s the high-spirited melodies and flowing, exploratory warmth of the musicianship that keep this six-piece from settling anywhere near easy classification; “indie acoustic singer-songwriter,” “sultry, jazzy zouk” or “roots” could aptly be applied at any given performance. Relix Magazine has caught on, as has Jambands.com and the prestigious Asbury Music Awards.With a slew of festival appearances, headlining gigs at noted clubs and national nods for the albums, a northern New Jersey dream has turned into a Northeast sensation.
Members: Mike Montrey (guitars/vocals), Duke (bass/vocals), Karl Dietel (keys), Adam Garnys (sax), Jen Augustine (vocals), Vinnie Smith (drums)
These three bands bring the heat and the jams at every show and leave the crowd hungry for more! Joining Souper Groovers this JAMSGIVING are Karmic Juggernaut, Waiting On Mongo & Blue Highways! Check out the bands below and get your tickets today! Less than a week away until JAMSGIVING!
Blending elements of psychedelic-funk, blues, jazz, and progressive rock, Karmic Juggernaut is an overwhelming force of sound. Formed in 2004, the band is based out of Asbury Park, NJ and have performed with many notable names including Umphrey’s McGee, Bernie Worrell, Keller Williams, Marco Benevento, moe., Kung Fu, Screaming Headless Torsos, and many more. KJ has amassed a reputation over their eleven years for their eclectic taste, musical skills, unique stage performances, and innovative solar-powered recordings using the Sun Lab Studio.
Randy Preston (guitar, vocals)
James McCaffrey (guitar, vocals)
Kevin Grossman (drums, percussion)
Cody McCorry (bass, theremin, saw)
Waiting On Mongo is a jam band based out of Avon New Jersey, whose goal is to bring the mothalickin’ FUNK to anybody with functional ears. Bringing original tunes and covers to life, WoM is a group bringing an exciting performance to bars, clubs, and stages of all kinds around the Jersey Shore. They are currently working on an EP of originals.
TJ (Bass, Vocals)M
Mike (Guitar, Vocals)
Bruce (Trumpet, Flügelhorn
Blue Highways play an artful blend of roots-rock, blues and country-flavored original songs, as well as select covers from the classic rock songbook. The band includes co-founder Bob Scrabis on guitar and vocals. Guitarist Gordon ‘Bunker’ Strout gives the band its distinctive, driving lead guitar treatments, while bassist Kenny Ramos and drummer Don Stoll provide a solid rhythmic foundation for their unique, soul-filled melodies. The band’s sound is at times reminiscent of the Allman Brothers, the Who and the Rolling Stones with some raw country and blues elements thrown into the mix.
Gordon Strout ~ guitar & vocals,
Ken Ramos ~ bass & vocals,
Don Stoll ~ drums,
Dan Hamilton ~ keyboards & vocals
We are extremely thankful that we get to see everyone NEXT WEEK for JAMSGIVING! With so much in store, this is going to be an incredible weekend of music and raging good times. You don’t want to miss out! Get you tickets now for JAMSGIVING!
Souper Groove has had the pleasure of having these three amazing bands on previous line ups and cant wait for their return at JAMSGIVING! We’re talking about Secret Sound, Mad Kings and Downstream! Check out the bands below and make sure to get your JAMSGVING tickets today!
Founding guitarist and vocalist Kevin Hill is an award winning artist and recording artist whose 2014 release on Summit Records received national airplay. An artist equally at home in rock, jazz and classical guitar settings, he has performed at The Blue Note, NJPAC, The Stone Pony, the Knitting Factory, Susquehanna Bank Arts Center and PNC Bank Arts Center. Drummer Adam Alexander is a seasoned veteran with touring experience with the legendary West Virginia band Barefeet and Company. Dave Ferraro has played bass with bands such as Days Awake, Nomadic Design and with Secret Sound for almost 15 years. Guitarist Andrew Gialanella is a rising star on the music scene, a resident of NJ and Nashville, he has opened for Derek Trucks, Mountain and Snarky Puppy.
Take a mix of progressive rock mix in some good old school rock and throw in a bit of blues/jam at the same time and you have these guys but don’t be fooled by there sleek looks and unique sound, these guys really rock, its like having all your fav rock music in one place so many good sounds and guitar riffs of blues rock and more. Vocally supreme, Lyrically superb and the music is to die for. This lot are sheer talent.
Members: Jimmy Law, Steen Schmidt Matt Sonzogni and Andres Valbuena
Bass: John Carlson
Drums: Harris Carlson
Less than 10 days away until we gather to get down at JAMSGIVING – A Thanksgiving Music Festival! The line up is fully stacked and we cat wait to get this party started! Don’t miss out… Get your tickets today!