The Groove Commute evolved out of a musical collaboration between Queen’s Grad students John Rose and Matt Ventresca who originally played together at a few local open mics and eventually a show at the Grad Club. John and Matt were soon joined by Christine Grossutti and Scott Carey . They created a wish list for new members that included a female vocalist, a full-time drummer, and another horn player. They asked around in the fall of 2014, through their graduate student networks and found a singer in Keira Loukes, Andrea Brennan who plays the saxophone, and Graham Ketcheson who drums and, is the only non-graduate student member. Graham works for a national non-profit organization and has played drums in other local bands such as, All Systems Go, Wing n It and Venus Syndrome.
Since that time, Matt Ventresca left to pursue careers in academia in the USA, and was replaced with lead guitarist Adam Saifer, also a Queen’s grad student. Keira Loukes also moved on for teaching careers north and in Toronto. We were fortunate to find Aimee Bouchard to join as lead vocalist.
The Groove Commute’s sound draws on blues, rock, jazz, soul and folk, and with a 10 song album and a mix of covers. They are excited about the process of refining their sound, writing new material collaboratively, and are excited to reach new audiences.
Alabama Shakes, Herbie Hancock, Justin Timberlake, TLC, Sloan, The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, St Paul and The Broken Bones, Trombone Shorty
Aimee Bouchard | Vocals
Christine Grossutti | Bass/Keys
Scott Carey | Trombone
Andrea Brennan | Saxaphone
John Rose | Guitar/Vocals
Matt Ventresca | Guitar/Bass/Vocals
Graham Ketcheson | Drums
NAME | The Groove Commute
EMAIL | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tragically Hip started its own music festival, Another Roadside Attraction, in 1993. The first event was held in Winnipeg and featured the Hip, Midnight Oil, Crash Vegas, Hothouse Flowers and Daniel Lanois.
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