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Friday, October 28, 2005

The Vaughan Roberts Big Band! Grrrrreat Stuffff! CD Release

Listen to Groove to hear details of the Vaughan Roberts Big Band CD release - on 1 November at 8PM at the Front Room 9 Hania St Mt Victoria - also features Colin Hemmingsen Quartet, Check it out!

$25 Waged ? $15 Unwaged - Be there or Be Square, Groovers!

Like, Groovy, Man. Check out the Action on "Rumble", Tonite, Cats!

This is where the Action is, Cats.

Tonite we are graced witht the company of Kerouac, McKuen and Ginsberg.

Yep, Daddy-O, It's a night of Beatsville. We travel the path well trodden by Gillespie and Parker and look at the finest moments in the Jazz/Beat era. We also have some up to the day radio interviews that are, like' vintage - Man.

Be Cool, we'll check some groovy, tunes on the box. Ooh, Solid! No grease needed. It's free to air! And I ain't talking no Jive!, Man.

So tune in at 6 on the PM tonite to Rumble thru the Beatsville crates. Only on, like, Groove 107.7 - Home of the Beatsville Beatnik happening Scene, Babies! Don't be square now - Be there!

As ever, Straighten up and fly right, Cats!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Tonite on "Rumble Thru the Crates"

Get Ready to Rumble: - With Richard Cheese (Dick, to his friends). Dick, is the only lounge performer we know who produces his own range of underwear! While other performers have panties hurled at them whilst on stage, Dick manufacturers his own tasteful line (in blue and pink sm/med/xl/and whoa momma!). The Richard cheese orchestra hail from none other than the US west coast, specialising in lesser known standards and heavy metal numbers such as G'n'R's welcome to the Jungle and some dumb band's "Enter Sandman'.

Tonite we celebrate an true artiste fromage with Richard Cheese's 3rd Album "Apetite for Destruction" and embelish the show with other perenials such as Frank Bennet, Blossom Deary and Wellington's Twinset. Get those crackers out, grab the Chataeu Cardboard and settle in...."Rumble Thru the Crates" distastefully presented by DJT - 6-Whenever Thursday nites on Groove 107.7 FM - Wellington's only independently owned Radio Station dedicated to Lounge, Swing and all that shakes.


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2- Type in the word "Failure"
3- Instead of clicking Google Search, click "I'm Feeling Lucky."4- Giggle
5- Spread the word before the people at Google "fix" it.

Straigten up and Fly Right, Groovers!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Get your Groove bumper stickers while they're hot!

  • The first batch of stickers disappeared fast but we have more so if you'd like one or two leave a message with your address on Ph: 381 4766.
  • We are looking for on-air announcers if you have the skills
  • If you're in business do we have a deal for you! Advertising that is proven to increase business and what does the tyre shop say? We gaurantee to beat the published spot rate of any other Wellington radio Stations! Call us to find out more.
  • Look out for Groove 107.7FM supporter packs on the way soon including T-shirts, bumper stickers, movie tickets and more!

In those immortal words: Groovy baby!


No.9 Wellington International Jazz Festival 26-30 October 2005

Hi, Groovers. The more discerning amongst you may already be lining up for tickets to E.S.T (Estbjorn Svensson Trio) the Swedish phenomenon, headlining this year's festivel. The festival also includes Sax dude Oliver Lake (a living legend), Horn Player Baikida Carroll and Guitarist Ben Moder plus the Turnaround (DJ's Submariner, Mauel Bundy & Cian) and Hawaiian Diva Deva Mahal.

The full programme is available at all the usual places or go to for the full programme.

that's it for now

DJT - Straighten up and fly right !

Friday, October 14, 2005

Just to hand...

Every so often the popular lunchtime concerts at St Andrew's on the Terrace 'break out' into jazz. We've had the Norman Meehan Jazz Piano Trio; the Bachbencher Trio; and now there's 'Snoring Waters' - a 'bound-to-be-stunning' performance by pianist Jonathan Crayford.

Here are the details for your community gig notices.

Free Lunchtime Concert, St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wednesday, 26th October, 12.15-1.00 p.m.

'Snoring Waters'
Jonathan Crayford, an established artist in New York who has toured in over 20 countries, moves between classical and jazz in an eclectic programme of his own compositions, and improvised music. Programme includes 'I Loves you Porgy' by George Gershwin; 'Eronel' by Thelonius Monk, and features Crayford's composition 'Snoring Waters', commissioned by pianist Dan Poynton.

All welcome - Bring your lunch! Donation to help with costs appreciated.

Celia Lampe / Concert Organiser 04 972 8063


Help out the Film School!
The Film School are looking for extras on the following days with preferable age ranges in brackets:

Friday 28th October - In Porirua mall from earlyish morning until lunchtime. (20-60)

Monday 31st October - "Roar Art Gallery" on vivian street for the entire day (20-40)

Wednesday 2nd November - The Realm in Hataitai from mid morning til late afternoon (20-40)

Monday 7th November - Motel bar off tory st late morning til evening

NB: It would help if extras lived close to locations as transport isn't provided and it would also help if the extra had an email address they access on a daily basis and two contact phone numbers.

Contact: Georgia - o4 9392 953 or 0274989499

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Groove is up and "blogging"

Hey Team,
We are sponsoring the NZ premiere of 'In her Shoes' featuring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley Maclane at the Emabassy TONIGHT! By all means please come along. It is a charity event with proceeds going to 'Women in Film & Television'.

We have our new Groove bumper stickers available. Call the studio for one.

Lately we've noticed a resurgence of new "retro shops in the Cuba street area. This includes a funky new establishment in Ghuznee St selling work by Shag and Coop, primarily on Gasoline shirts, tees etc plus some very cool stickers, badges etc. Also, Hunters and Collectors have moved down to the old Bandong eatery (formerly Manawatu Meats, no less) . Their store is way funkier now! Congrats to them! Big news at the Tuis of, of course with Fat Freddy's drop picking up three wee birdies, one for best lbum; one for best live act and one for best "roots" album. Go guys. Wellington Music -Respect!

On the wireless : This week on Rumble thru the Crates - DJT is covering the Maestro of the Macrabre: Tom Lehrer - the same writer of "Poisoning Pidgeons in the park and the Masochism Tango". Also "Steely Dan Story - 1972 - 1980. This fine retro of the the "Dan's" best work covers all the hits - Hey Nineteen, Aja, Any Major Dude, plus looks at some of their more obscure moments. On Rumble we do things differently... Oh yes indeed. Rumble thru the Crates - Thurs nites from 6.30pm only on Groove 107.7 FM.

New CD's in the studio this week:

New albums' from...
Tim Strong (Kiwi/American) (2 CD's)
Lotus Hartley - Lotus Flower

That's it Groovers, catch you soon.

As always, straighten up and fly right!

- Dean & the Groove Crew

Mobile: 021-457 368 Groove: 381 4766