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Gigs on Govetts – The Groove

October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Groove is a new fusion of old sounds emerging from the Illawarra / Shoalhaven. An amorphous shifting blend of Spanish / classical Acoustic guitar vibes with driving Afro percussive rhythms. From Roots to Latin, Blues to Middle Eastern and Eclectic flavours in between The Groove tweak your sense of fun and familiarity. They are versatile, vivacious and vibrant and their sound invariably gets your toes tapping and your hands clapping to ‘The Groove’.

The Groove are Sako Dermenjian, Damion Stirling and Drewe Peard. Sako and Damion met jamming in the streets of Wollongong at the Honk Festival in 2016. There was an immediate spark and synergy of musical cultures. Sako, a brilliant guitarist, is a Syrian refugee who arrived in Wollongong just over three years ago. His grandmother gave him his first guitar at the age of seven and his passion and enthusiasm have lead him to now studying at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney. Talented percussionist, Damion, grew up on the beaches of Woonona and found a passion for West African drumming and dance which he has been studying, teaching and performing for close to 20 years fusing traditional West African rhythms with Blues, Funk, Rock, Folk and all genres in between. Drewe is a solid talented bass player who has been performing in bands for decades. In his early teens he played the Belmore Basin Jazz band then later in high school band Ficus. He has since played with a number of bands including Swing Booty, Kenny Bartley and the Midnight Feast, Dear Samsara, Big Erle, Swamp n Beats and now The Groove.


Fusion Boutique and Blackheath Bar & Bistro are collaborating to bring the Blue Mountains a terrific range of touring artists in an open entry format for you to enjoy in this relaxed, family friendly venue.

Known for presenting unique and talented acts to the Blue Mountains over the last 9 years, Fusion Boutique is really looking forward to teaming up with BB&B to bring the upper mountains even more quality live music at the Blue Mountains’ hottest new live music restaurant and bar. Craft beers, a great range of wine, cocktails, excellent food and entertainment awaits you.

Bookings are highly recommended. If you don’t want to miss out then call 02 4787 5787 or email info@blackheathbarandbistro.com.au to reserve a table.


October 12, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Blackheath Bar & Bistro
35-41 Govetts Leap Road
Blackheath, NSW 2785 Australia
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4787 5787