Family Groove Company is a four piece band from Chicago that is turning heads and catching ears with a sound that is uncannily fresh, and live performances that simply envelop audiences in the fun, excitement and passion that the band radiates from the stage. Growing audiences everywhere FGC plays attest to the impact the band is making, as they bring the excitement of their live performances to ever growing venues, in more and more cities across the country. Appearances at most of the Midwest's major music festivals (Summer Camp, 10,000 Lakes, Summerfest, Wakarusa) have helped along the way, the band's steady shift from club dates to small theaters and music halls points to the great things to come, and the over 50,000 live CDs that have been distributed and traded all over the country speak for themselves. Family Groove Company is a band that music fans should not miss.

FGC integrates the groove sensibility developed by funk/jazz crossover artists like Herbie Hancock and Medeski, Martin, and Wood, with thoughtful, tight song writing that takes cues from the likes of Steely Dan and the Beatles. The result? An infectious, fresh sound the band calls "groove informed jazz/rock". 2008 marked the release of not one, but two FGC records - the band's first official live album, Live in Chicago (February), and the band's third studio record, Models and Metrics (October). Live in Chicago captures the band where they are most comfortable, on stage in front of a live audience, and offers listeners a taste of the extraordinary experience fans have been enjoying at FGC performances for several years now. Models and Metrics represents the strongest statement FGC has made with a record to date. The album delivers high-energy rockers, touching moments of introspection, extraordinarily tight ensemble playing, and profoundly engaging twists and turns, both musically and lyrically.

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Discography:


Models and Metrics
2008

Live in Chicago
2008

The Charmer
2006

Reachin'
2002
 


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Press:

"Family Groove Company will impress you beyond all expectation - and expect to be impressed." - Benjy Eisen, Relix Magazine

"Family Groove Company is a lyrically inspired and compositional minded quartet with a formula that will get you on the dance floor." - James Biviano, JamBase.com

"An ever-present Beatles influence collides with the jamband approach. Surprisingly charming." - Jesse Jarnow, Jambands.com

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Jordan Wilkow
Rhodes, organ, vocals
Janis Wallin
bass, vocals

Adam Lewis
guitar

Mattias Blanck
drums, vocals

 
Notable Venues/Festivals at which FGC has performed:

Zydeco - Birmingham, AL
Club Fais Do-Do - Los Angeles, CA
Winston's - San Diego, CA
Cervante's Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO
Double Diamond - Aspen, CO
Redstone Room - Davenport, IA
Val-Air Ballroom - Des Moines, IA
House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Martyrs' - Chicago, IL
Park West - Chicago, IL
Canopy Club - Urbana, IL
Lafayette Theater - Lafayette, IN
Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS
Harper's Ferry - Allston, MA

Cicero's - St. Louis, MO
Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
The Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC
Mt. Tabor Theater - Portland, OR
Exit/In - Nashville, TN
Nectar's - Burlington, VT
Majestic Theater - Madison, WI
Miramar Theater - Milwaukee, WI
F.U.N.K. Festival - Bean Blossom, IN
Mulberry Mountain - Ozarks, AR
Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI
Summer Camp Festival - Chillicothe, IL
10,000 Lakes Festival - Detroit Lakes, MN
Wakarusa - Lawrence, KS

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File Downloads:
High Resolution Photos
Promotional Items
Black & White
Color
Color (live)
All photos by Norman Sands
11x17 poster
(PDF)
8.5x11 poster
(PDF)
1/4 page flyer
(PDF)
   
Logos
Misc Files
Black background
White background
Clear background
Black background
White background
White background
Stage Plot
(PDF)
One Sheet
(PDF)

For booking inquiries, please contact Mike Armintrout at mike@familygrooveco.com.

For general inquiries, please contact Jordan Wilkow at info@familygrooveco.com or (773) 477-6757.

Mailing address:
Family Groove Company LLC
2740 North Pine Grove
Suite 16E
Chicago, IL 60614

Fax: (270) 423-2955

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