Powerhouse local soul-funk-blues band, The GroovaLottos dropped a music video and single on January 4th that has been generating quite a buzz. With over 30,000 views on YouTube.com and entering the iTunes charts at #16 with the single "Do You Mind...? The Phunk", The GroovaLottos are making an international brand for themselves. "Do You Mind...?" which comes with a line dance called "The Phunk" has been creating a bit of a sensation with people doing the dance in bars, clubs, on cruises and family events.
The GroovaLottos will be performing at Gilda's Stone Rooster on Jan 30th and again on February 13th, kicking off their "Second Saturday Soul" series at Gilda's Stone Rooster, 27 Wareham Rd in Marion. Showtime is 9 PM
What inspired “Do You Mind…?” takes us to a bar gig last spring in Plymouth, MA. A small group of white couples came in. The men went to the bar to watch the game and the women came out on the dance floor. One woman started dancing close to the band and her husband came running out onto the dance floor, to place himself between her and the bass player. At the time, the band was playing a funky soul groove instrumental, until Mwalim made eye contact with the husband and started singing, “Do you mind if we dance with your dates?” his favorite line from the movie “Animal House.” The man got red in the face as the women started laughing as did the other husbands who now came out to dance to the groove. By the band’s next rehearsal, Mwalim had a new song for them to add to the set list and it’s been a party ever since.