Electric Kif & The Groove Orient

The Funky Biscuit & BocaVapes Present

Electric Kif & The Groove Orient

Thursday November 9, 2017

8:00 pm

The Funky Biscuit

Boca Raton, FL

$10.00 - $20.00 General Admission $15.00 Day Of Show

This event is 21 and over

Electric Kif
Electric Kif
ELECTRIC - having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement
KIF - any agent [or music] capable of producing a euphoric condition

"Hailing from Miami, Electric Kif and their undeniable spunk has caught the attention of music lovers through their execution of cosmic funk, rock, soul, and jazz. Their taste and talent bring an unparalleled energy and sound to the stage that inevitably creates a uniquely raw experience through every performance.” - Live for Live Music

Electric Kif are a band who came together to perform music as an outlet in between sideman and session gigs with other artists ranging from Matt Scofield to Flo Rida…and many more in between. After a couple of years of hosting these well known jams in Miami, with numerous talented guest musicians joining them, the members realized their original music was taking its own form and getting a great response from those who heard it. They decided to write more, record again, and perform more of the KIF material.

The band come together creatively from very different backgrounds. Jason Matthews on keys proudly hails from Philadelphia, Rodrigo Zambrano on bass is from Mexico City, Eric Escances on guitar from is Grenoble & Bordeaux, France, and Armando Lopez on drums from Miami. Their training and experience combined was bound to generate something special…but their energy and dedication has taken Electric Kif to another level. Following a performance at one of the festivals, they looked at each other and knew Electric Kif was their calling. Fast forward to 2016… the band had new recordings under way, started playing outside of Miami, and shifted their focus to launch Electric Kif nationally.

Armed with their latest EP, Heist, which was recorded, produced by the quartet in their home studio, and mixed at City Of Progress Studio in N. Miami, they are thrilled to release this music with distribution partners La Reserve Records (http://www.lareserverecords.com/roster/electric-kif). “La Reserve is proud to have partnered with Electric Kif this year. As a new company focused on the music of tomorrow, sourcing and curating the most cutting edge arts from around the world - Electric Kif was a perfect fit with our vision” says Greg Mathews, founder of La Reserve.

The Kif have performed with national acts such as Snarky Puppy, Kung Fu, The Main Squeeze, Naughty Professor, Stratosphere All-Stars, TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds, The Fritz, Progger, and Killiam Shakespeare, as well as South Florida’s finest Roosevelt Collier and The Heavy Pets through a series of deep south and northeast runs. With the start of 2017 they were honored to be invited to perform at the first annual Ground Up Festival, the Okeechobee Festival with Roosevelt Collier’s Allstar Band, to represent the best of Florida musicians at Orange Blossom Jamboree, to play the prestigious Rochester International Jazz Festival, and more. They will kick off their second national tour in June 2017, to support their latest release.
The Groove Orient
The Groove Orient
The Groove Orient (TGO) is a high-powered, no-holds-barred, rock ‘n’ roll act based out of Orlando, FL. This five member group boasts a musical versatility and originality that many followers describe as ‘Florida rock.’ TGO has drawn attention from both local and national listeners, as they earned the title of Orlando Weekly’s best experimental band of 2014, as well as a feature in Relix Magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue.

TGO recently followed up their breakout EP Welcome to the Show, with the much anticipated release of their second EP Generation Y, at the House of Blues Orlando. Along with the House of Blues, TGO has also performed at the Florida Music Festival, Earthday Birthday, the Florida Citrus Bowl and the Suwannee Music Park, with numerous local and national festivals to come.

Harry Ong- Lead Vocals/Bass
Tommy Shugart- Hammond Organ/Electric Piano
Chuck Magid- Electric/Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
David Vanegas- Percussion/Bass/Vocals
Aaron "Bucky" Buckingham- Drums
Venue Information:
The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
http://funkybiscuit.com/