Grupo X's music gained global radio play and support from taste-making DJs including Gilles Peterson, Snowboy, Spinna, Bobbito and Louie Vega. The band has also had success in Japan with their ‘Brand New Love EP’, featuring the outstanding soulful sista, Lisa Millett, on vocals. Further acclaimed albums ‘Food ‘For Your Latin Soul and ‘Grupo X Remixed’ featured the hit ‘Sunshine’, ‘X-Perience’ and ‘Whatever You Dream’. In 2007, Grupo X’s track ‘Jonny's Bugalu’ featured on the DSW Shoes TV commercial across the USA.
Among their fans is Quentin Tarantino who had them booked to play at the after-party to the London premiere of Kill Bill 2. Grupo X have collaborated with many internationally-renowned artists over the years, including "Mr Bongo" Jack Costanzo at 2003 North Sea Jazz Festival. They have played UK shows with Ubiquity Records' Dave Pike, Bobby Matos and Johnny Blas, as well as performances with Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, NY salsero Jimmy Sabater (Fania Records) and trombonist Jimmy Bosch. In 2009 Grupo X toured the UK with "The King of Latin Soul", Joe Bataan and Stones Throw Records' James Pants, followed by an appearance at the 2010 Vintage Festival with Joe Bataan. Grupo X's recent live performances have impressed audiences with shows for Craig Charles' Funk and Soul Club, Band on the Wall, Manchester, at Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho and Canary Wharf Jazz Festival 2011.
TRACKLIST 1. Little Bit Better Than That (Le Messurier/ Millett/ Enright/ Edwards) 2. As Hills Go By (Eckford/ Le Messurier/ Enright/ Millett) 3. Make It Alright (Enright/ Millett) 4.
Big Town (Enright/ Le Messurier/ Eckford) 5. Won't You Stay? (Millett/ Dawson/ Enright) 6. Waiting All Day (Millett) 7. Share It Out (Enright) 8.
Closer To You (Edwards/ Millett/ Enright/ Eckford/ Le Messurier) 9. Reach (Enright/ Millett) Mixed by Simon Edwards Produced by Simon Edwards, Jonny Enright and Pete Eckford "Grupo X deliver soulful intensity and feel-good funky flow across nine tracks of impeccable musicianship and arrangement.....It is epic, rootsy and, with singer Lisa Millett out front, often spine-tingling." Ben Lovett, Blues and Soul Magazine "Throughout, vocalist Lisa Millett is exceptional – bringing the right balance of passion and tenderness to everything. She's particularly outstanding on the album's real highlight, the gentle swayer 'Make It Alright'. It's a sweet confection.......It's a delight!" Bill Buckley, www.soulandfunkandjazz.com 'Waiting All Day', the LP’s lead single, features a dance floor focused rework from Johnny Machin, but it is the original cut that shines brightest as a heartfelt beacon of sincere Yorkshire soul. Gavin Kendrick, Shook www.grupo-x.com Read more on Last.fm.
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