2003 was a formative year for GrooveFarm, highlighted by their appearance at the Toyota Gympie Muster Blues stage in Queensland late last year alongside such acts as the Back Sliders, Eric Bibb and Ian Moss. Much of 2003 was spent composing and performing in preparation for taking their music to a wider audience in 2004.
“GrooveFarm kicked off their session in the Blues Venue at the Gympie Muster to an enthusiastic crowd, amazed at first by their unusual range of instruments. These consummate performers of acoustic groove and funk had the audience in the palm of their hand from their opening bars.
Not only were they thrilled by the delicate interweaving of instruments and stunning vocals, but they were also charmed by the band’s original lyrics and compositions. Nigel Harris amazed everybody, including other musos, by playing trumpet with his right hand and piano accordion with his left at the same time! Definitely a band to be seen as well as heard, truly professional performers!
Since the Muster it has been a joy to feature tracks from their album ‘Time To Play’ on my radio program ‘Spoonful’ on Noosa’s 4NSA FM101.3 and receive enquiries and enthusiastic responses to their music. I would strongly urge you to catch this world-class Australian act for yourself whenever you can for their fresh, original approach and sheer expertise.”
– Rob Baillie, MC Blues Venue, Gympie Muster