Saturday, December 31, 2011

Party and BBQ, and Party and BBQ... The GROOVALOTTOS at Frankie D's BBQ in Kingston, MA - 1/6

KINGSTON - Get right in the New Year when New England's Funkiest Band and New England's Best BBQ are in the same room... The GROOVALOTTOS bring the party to Frankie D's BBQ and Grill in Kingston, MA, Friday January 6, 2012.

Nestled in the Stop & Shop Mall off of Route 53/3 (164 Summer Street Kingston, MA 02364), Frankie D's is easily one of the best food, drink and live music spots in the area. The show starts around 9:30 pm. For more info, call (781) 582-8226.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Makin' Things FUNKY at The All American Grill - Dennis, MA - 12/30

DENNIS - Say it with me: The G-R-O-O-V-A-L-O-T-T-O-S bring DEEP Soul-Funk to the All American Grill in Dennis, MA on Friday, December 30. Doors open at 9:30PM.

Join New England's FUNKIEST Party Band as they bring the party to The All American Grill, 50 Route 134, South Dennis, MA. 

Come to DANCE!!!
Come to VIBE!!!
Come to PaRtY!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hyannis Harbor Arts FUNdraiser Featuring The GROOVALOTTOS - 10/28

HYANNIS - The party continues this Friday at the Halloween Masquerade FUNdraiser, "SPIRITS FROM THE WOODS": Friday, October 28th, 7:00-10:00 pm, $10.00. Wear a costume, have some fun, come to the party and dance the night away!!!

The Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn, has been renamed to reflect its expanding mission to showcase established and emerging artists in a variety of genres through instruction, events, exhibits and performances. The name and mission complements the HyArts District’s efforts to establish the Town of Barnstable as a regional destination for the arts.

For more information, contact Karen Billard at 508.862.4990 or

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The GROOVALOTTOS to Perform at Mashantucket Pequot Museum - 10/7

MASHANTUCKET, CT - Saturday, October 8, 2011 marks the opening of the Indivisible exhibit at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, Ct and part of the opening ceremony will be a performance of "The Never Took Our Drums," written by Mwalim and performed with the band, The GROOVALOTTOS. Indivisible is an exhibit by The Smithsonian Institute that opened at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC back in 2009 and has been on a world tour since April of 2010.

"They Never Took Our Drums" is a spoken-word performance piece that premiered in 1995 at Cape Cod Community College. A storytelling piece that brings the big bang theory, creationism/ creation myths and musical evolution together in one tale. Mwalim, the 2010 Best Male Jazz Artist in the New England Urban Music Awards and multi-award nominee in the Native American Music Awards was invited to perform the piece, an excerpt of which appears in his essay in "We Heard It In The Fields" which appears in the exhibits companion book. Mwalim (aka, Morgan James Peters) is a multi- award-winning performing artist, writer an educator as well as a tenured Associate Professor at UMass Dartmouth.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hear The GROOVALOTTOS "Make It Look Easy"

BARNSTABLE - Finally, a sample of one of the most entertaining bands in New England can be heard on-line. This summer, The GROOVALOTTOS did a live 4 song EP "Live As Funk" which includes the funk-rock instant classic, "Make It Look Easy".

Check out the Jam here:

"Make It Look Easy" by The GROOVALOTTOS by Mwalim7

The GROOVALOTTOS will be performing a free concert on Saturday 9/24 at 3:30PM on the Mashpee Town Green/ Collin's Lot/ The Old Powwow Grounds and on 9/30 as a part of the JazzFest Stroll in Falmouth on Friday 9/30 at 6:30 PM.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The GROOVALOTTOS funkin' up Grumpy's Pub - 7/29

FALMOUTH - Taking a quick break from recording their upcoming CD, The GROOVALOTTOS will be at Grumpy's Pub on Friday, July 29th @ 10pm.

Southcoast New England's greatest funk band, at Cape Cod's Best place for live music on a Friday night sounds like the party to be at!!!



29 Locust Street
Falmouth, MA
(508) 540-3930

Monday, June 13, 2011

The GROOVALOTTOS Bring the Deep Soul-Funk to AILI @ Haley House Bakery Cafe - 6/30

ROXBURY, MA - The Arts Is Life Itself Series at the Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury will host a very special performance by The GROOVALOTTOS on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Show starts at 7PM.

The show begins with an open mic at 7PM followed by a performance by The GROOVALOTTOS: Drummer/ vocalist E Ray J, bassist Nick "Papa Smurf" Wolf, guitarist James "The Big Bad" Wolf, and keyboardist/ vocalist Mwalim "Daphunkeeprofessor" serve up an infectiously danceable blend funk, blues, rock and soul that has been pulling crowds to the dance floor throughout Southern New England since their premiere this past March.

The Haley House Bakery Cafe features sumptuously cooked meals and baked goods between 5 and 8:30 PM.
The Haley House Bakery Cafe
12 Dade Street
Roxbury, MA

Friday, April 29, 2011

Once Again... The GROOVALOTTOS Bring The Party to Grumpy's Pub -5/14

"The last time they played here," Recalls the bouncer, "they had folks in the room dancing from the sound check." Once again the party returns to the dancefloor at GRUMPY's PUB in Falmouth with The GROOVALOTTOS.

Individually, they are known as The Big Bad Wolf, E Ray J, Daphunkeeprofessor and Papa Smurf; collectively, they are The GROOVALOTTOS, one of the funkiest bands to ever play in the New England music scene.

The GROOVALOTTOS will be at GRUMPY's PUB on Saturday, May 14, @ 10PM


29 Locust Street
Falmouth, MA 02540

Friday, April 1, 2011

The GROOVALOTTOS Return to Grumpy's Pub - 4/9

"Want some funk? The GROOVALOTTOS got plenty/ When we groove you'll never see the dance floor empty.." - From "Imafunkya" by The Groovalottos

FALMOUTH - After packing the dance floor at their premiere show at Grumpy's Pub, The GROOVALOTTOS return with their Deep Soul-Funk magic on Saturday April 9, 2011 at Grumpy's Pub - 29 Locust Street, Falmouth, MA. Making a giant splash into the southcoast music scene at the end of February, The GROOVALOTTOS are quickly booking a stream of gigs, gaining fans, and keeping the party moving! Doors open at 9:30 for a 10PM show!!! For more info, Call Grumpy's Pub at (508) 540-3930.

For more information on The GROOVALOTTOS, visit or call 774-251-9021


Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

THE GROOVALOTTOS to Premiere at 4C's 11th Annual Multicultural Festival

W. BARNSTABLE - Cape Cod Community College will be hosting it's 1th Annual Multicultural Festival on Saturday, March 5, 2011. This year's main-stage performance will include the public premiere of THE GROOVALOTTOS, a new soul-funk band comprised of veteran players who's experiences span the genres of soul, funk, rock, jazz, blues, West African, and Afro- Caribbean music. Featuring, Nick "Papa Smurf" Wolf on Bass, E.J. Ray on drums and vocals, James "Big Bad" Wolf on guitar, and Mwalim "Daphunkeeprofessor" on keyboards and vocals, the product of the mixed musical marriage that is THE GROOVALOTTOS will make their debut by kicking-off the main stage performances at the festival in the Tilden Arts Building at 10:45 am.

Cape Cod Community College is located at 2240 Iyannough Road (Route 132) in West Barnstable, MA. For more information please contact Ms. Kathy Andrews at Cape Cod Community College: 508-362-2131 x 4392 or by email,

The GROOVALOTTOS @ Grumpy's Pub in Falmouth, MA on Sat. 3/5

FALMOUTH, MA - After giving Cape Cod a taste of the bass at the 4C's Multicultural Festival in the morning, the party will continue that at as The Groovalottos make things funky at GRUMPY'S PUB in Famouth, MA. The show starts at 10PM. For more information, call (508) 540-3930

GRUMPY'S PUB, 29 Locust St, Falmouth, MA 02540 for over 12 years has been touted as the home of the "Best Live Music on the Upper Cape." The Groovalottos are southeastern Massachusetts premier soul-funk band. For booking information, call 774-251-9021.

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