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NARKED RECORDS is proud to announce the release of “PILOT”, the first single by THE GROOVE PROJECT
The current lineup of the musical group, fronted by GRAMMY® Award nominated Artist, Producer and Songwriter ARUN SHENOY and acclaimed producer MATTHEW SHELL, also features pianist LONNIE PARK, saxophonist MARCUS MITCHELL and 4 other instrumentalists.
Working on a concept album about man’s fascination with flight, the inspiration for the debut single, “Pilot” comes from the popular quote by author and speaker Michael Althusser:
On this new record, produced by Matthew Shell & Arun Shenoy, the group has chosen to take a production direction leaning more towards the Smooth Jazz style, with each member of the group bringing a unique perspective to the music to craft a sound that is fresh and groovy, with a healthy dose of sunshine.
“We are very excited with the release of this single and plan to release a new single every month culminating in the release of a full length Smooth Jazz album in the summer of 2020” Shenoy notes, as he muses on the album theme and his dream to take up recreational flying as a hobby very soon.
The single has been released on 07/31 in digital format with the distribution handled by DashGo. Radio promotion is being handled by Neal Sapper at New World N Jazz Marketing and Publicity and Marketing by Beth Hilton at The B Company
ARUN SHENOY burst onto the international stage out of relative obscurity with a GRAMMY® Award nomination at the 55th Annual GRAMMY® Awards for his debut Flamenco world fusion production titled RUMBADOODLE in 2012.
“BLISS”, Shenoyʼs follow up single from his Indian World Fusion project was launched by the Recording Academy via a Worldwide Exclusive First Look at GRAMMY.com in 2013. His second full length record A STAGEY BANK AFFAIR (2016) was chosen as Album of the Year by Jazziz Magazine’s Critics Pick and dubbed “an explosive, exotic, jazz-funk-rock-barn burner” by noted American journalist and reviewer, Jonathan Widran.
Shenoy released an EP in 2018 titled THE UNPLUGGED SONGWRITER SESSIONS in collaboration with THE MAVERICK EXPRESS, a rolling roster of musicians comprised largely of Shenoy’s long term collaborators. On this album, for the first time, Shenoy introduces a more intimate singer-songwriter facet of his art, a dramatic shift from the large-scale contemporary jazz and world productions he is best known for internationally.
He shuffled the GROOVE PROJECT in early 2019 into the current 8 man musical group.
LONNIE PARK is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Shenoy and Lonnie came together for the first time on Shenoy’s Rumbadoodle (2012) and they have been great friends and collaborators ever since. Lonnie has a resume that includes a wide range of work from folk and children’s, to gospel and progressive rock.
For his work, Park has received multiple awards including Global Peace Song Award, Global Music Award, SAMMY Award, and multiple nominations including songwriting and performance credits Shenoy’s Rumbadoodle which received a GRAMMY® nomination in 2012, and a 2019 nomination by the United Nations, the SDG Action Award, for his work with GRAMMY® winner Ricky (which is included in the education system for tens of millions globally).
Park has many TV and movie score credits both in the US and internationally, and multiple Billboard charting appearances. He has toured, produced, and worked with legendary artists from country outlaw Merle Haggard to folk icon Peter Yarrow, and heavy metal greats Cozy Powell and Chris Caffery.