Groove City feat. Daria Biancardi

Fredag:  22:30 – 23:30

Think/Respect

Daria BiancardiLead vokal
Fabio Ziveri Keyboard
Pier Martinetti Guitar
Gianluca SchiavonTrommer
Giancarlo FerrariBas
Andrea ScorzoniTenor sax
Giulia TarantinoBackup vokal
Marzia MolinelliBackup vokal

Med Daria Biancardi‘s fænomenale stemme og det italienske soulband Groove City præsenteres en hyldes koncert for den ubestridte Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin

Showet afspejler Aretha Franklin’s karriere der spændte sig over 60 år og sætter i den grad gang i Franklins store musikalske spektrum, der spænder fra gospel til R&B, soul, blues og jazz.

Daria Biancadis var som 19-årig i 2001 til audition i soulmusikkens tempel, The Apollo Theatre i Harlem, New York. I 2009 vendte hun tilbage til Palermo og dannede ensemblet Daria Biancardi & the Soul Caravan. I 2014 deltog hun i “The Voice of Italy”, hvor hun nåede semifinalen og lavede duetter Ricky Martin og Kylie Minogue. Året efter udgav hun albummet »Daria«..

Groove City blev dannet i 2005 af musikere fra Bologna med en fælles passion for blues og soul, især Memphis Sound med isolerede razziaer i Funky og Jazz.

I 2010 udgiver de deres debut cd »Friends«, der repræsenterer de første fem års aktivitet og samler optagelserne fra bandet. De har igennem årene arbejdet sammen med mange både italienske og amerikanske kunstnere, blandt andre Toni Green, Sax Gordon og Wee Willie Walker ved deres koncerter og rundt på festivaler.

I 2016 under den 29. udgave af Porretta Soul Festival præsenterede bandet CD’en »Road To Memphis« helt dedikeret til Memphis legendariske lydunivers. Det er også her de indleder samarbejdet med Daria Biancardi.

Aretha Franklin påvirkede musikken i en særlig stor grad, da hun formåede at forvandle gospel til popmusik. Hun var den første ”Soul Sister” i den feministiske bevægelse, og hun satte sit præg på generationer af kvindelige musikere og sangere. Aretha, var første kvinde i “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”. Hun krævede ligestilling blandt sorte og hvide og mellem mænd og kvinder. Hun krævede RESPECT! Hun døde den 16. august 2018 i Detroit efter et liv med både op- og nedture.

🇬🇧 ENGLISH 🇬🇧

The phenomenal voice of Daria Biancardi and the Italian soul band Groove City pay homage to the undisputed Queen of Soul and of all Black Music: Aretha Franklin.

The show traces the sixty years of an extraordinary artistic career in which Aretha was the absolute protagonist of the music scene but also of the culture and customs of the African Americans, always at the forefront in defense of civil rights and in the struggle for women’s emancipation.

The Gospel and the Soul, the Sacred and the Profane, the Church and the big stages: a stormy and often contradictory life, in which sensational successes alternate with great sentimental disappointments, family misunderstandings and moments of great depression.

It is not irreverent to say that the great talent of Daria Biancardi, her powerful voice and her overbearing physicality have a lot in common with Aretha.

Groove City alternate personal interpretations with rigorously faithful arrangements to the originals trying to recreate the magical atmosphere of those years

The GROOVE CITY projects starts from the musical collaboration and, above all, from the deep friendship among some well known musicians acting in the Bologna (Italy) area over many years.

The style of music is inspired by Soul and Blues and in particular by the Memphis Sound with isolated raids into Funky and Jazz.

The band was founded in 2005 and in 2010 it publishes its first CD “Friends” which represents the synthesis of the first five years of activity and gathers the recordings of some among many friends who teamed up with the band:  Charlie Wood contributed with three tunes recorded live at Bravo Caffè in March 2009, then Rossella Graziani, Antonella Clementi,  Gloria Turrini.

Participation at many editions of the Porretta Soul Festival and other Festivals a number of collaborations of the band with American artists, mostly resident in Memphis.

In 2009 with the Sweet Nectar vocalist and the guitar player Tomas Bingham.

In 2010 with Sax Gordon, explosive saxophon player from Detroit they proposed a tribute to King Curtis.

In 2011  with Charlie Wood (Hammond organ and voice), Dwaine Thomas (bass), Bobby Manuel (guitar) and Sax Gordon again, a tribute to Willy Mitchell. After the 2011 festival they started a collaboration with the great Memphis singer Toni Green (Isaac Hayes). Together with Toni they performed the closing gig of the “Spiagge Soul” Festival in Marina di Ravenna, Italy.

In 2014 a series of gigs with Bruce James and Bella Black from Texas.

In 2015 they participated at the Porretta Soul Festival with Rick Hutton, Theo Huff (Chicago) and Wee Willie Walker (Memphis). Soon after the Groove City Band performed a series of concerts with Willie.

In 2016 during the 29th edition of the Porretta Soul Festival the band presented the CD Road To Memphis entirely dedicated to the Memphis town, a showcase of many artists that the band featured during many years. Moreover the band gigged with Jerry Jones, Rick Hutton, Bruce James and for the first time with Daria Biancardi.

In October 2016 they participate at the final evening of the Castelfranco Blues Festival gigging with Daria Biancardi, David Hudson (Atlanta) and Virginia Smith.