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9pm FERVENT GROOVE at the Ranch House Revival
April 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Fervent Groove is a band made up of a group of seasoned musicians who have worked together periodically over the years in different projects. We got started originally as a recording project in 2017 which evolved into a band. Our first recording was just recently released in April and we’re now focused on recording more material and performing live events.
Each member of the band brings decades of experience decades in both recording and performing music; some have toured nationally and internally. Collectively, some of the members have performed with or opened for such great artists like George Clinton, Parliament, Buddy Miles, B.B. King, Ronnie Earl, Hubert Sumlin, the Pousette Dart Band, Toots & the Maytals, the Del Fuegos, Max Creek, to name a few.
Hannes Schneider founded an original band called The Injury’s back 1989 with several local musicians including Emily Houldcroft. As band leader, rhythm guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Hannes wrote and developed an extensive repertoire of original music that spanned numerous genres. The Injury’s that released their first CD in 1991, called “Self-Inflicted: Live at the Ranch House.” They went on to produce two more demo CDs in the mid 1990s and performed hundreds of live shows over the course of the six years the group was together. Hannes went on to travel all over the United States doing studio recording projects and performing live music from Nevada, Wyoming, Nashville, from Philadelphia all the way to Nova Scotia. Hannes eventually joined forces with Gregg Miller and an awesome musical friendship began.
Gregg Miller’s music career started to take off in 2001 when he founded the Gregg Miller Group. He toured six countries, shared the stage with many legends and had recorded two original CDs, “Welcome to Mother Earth” and “Blue Moon,” with that group. Gregg never passed up an opportunity to play music, touring many cities with many bands, such as Weepin’ Willy & the All-Stars, Draw the Line, etc. He co-founded several groups ~ Basic Black, Scoop & the Rhythm J’oes, Tuff Luck, Soul Box and now Fervent Groove. As a national award winning guitar player, it is clear that Gregg embraces any endeavor with direction, responsibility, diligence, love and respect for music. “If you can make the King (B.B.) laugh, you know you’re on the right track.”
Gabe Luxton’s career began in the early 1990s recording & touring as a founding member of Sexploitation, an original alternative/psychedelic band. Due to the tragic and untimely death of their front man, the band dissolved after six years together. He went on to record many albums and EPs with various singers and songwriters, both locally and nationally. Over the course of three decades, Gabe has performed with many original and cover acts, across multiple genres, including Headshot, Heavy Duty Judy, Trench, John Truscelli Band, Explosivo, Six Foot Sunday, Two O’Clock Charlie, Patrina Foley, Sarah Blacker, Girls Guns & Glory, Dave Foley, Roctopus, Yes Please, Music Matters and Powerhouse.
Bill Gildea’s lengthy career began in 1969 with his first concert as monitor mix engineer for Grand Funk Railroad. He also began playing bass and guitar. Bill went on to run the sound mix for the Sunset Series on the Commons and Suffolk Downs Concert Series in the mid/early 1970s. In the latter half of the 1970s, Bill and Danny Keith started the group, White Lies and recorded numerous projects from 1977 – 1996. For the past 24 years, Bill has devoted his time as recording engineer and producer at Real to Reel Studios in Weymouth, MA.
After six years with the Injury’s, Emily Houldcroft went on to lend her talent to dozens of original and commercial studio recording projects. She was often a guest vocalist over the years with several local bands, including Sugarfoot & the Brasskickin’ Horns, Bloodshot & Blue, Phase Four and The Infractions. With a host of local talent, Emily showcased at two big events as the Rock & Soul Revue in 1999 and 2001. She joined the Big Spenders in 1998, performed many live shows and recorded two records across ten years with them. Emily took a few years pause to focus more on raising her two small children and her education. Her musical pause ended in the spring of 2017 when she joined Hannes, Gregg, Gabe and Bill at Real to Reel Studios to develop vocal arrangements for a new original studio project. And the rest is history …