This Weekend’s Hot Spot

The Groove at the Oasis
By Terry Pentelli

This Friday night, August 7th at 9:30pm, Erie’s hottest, grooviest, and most power packed band, The Groove storms thegroovethe Oasis stage with the sweetest soul, the freshest Funk, and the sassiest set list in town.

Located at 3122 West Lake Rd, the Oasis Bar and Restaurant features a fantastic staff along with an excellent selection of dinners and nibblers at a price that is just right.

With a great variety of beers ranging from Guinness to Coors Light and a fantastic menu of micro brews, the Oasis has just what you need on a hot summer night.

As the recipients of numerous awards at the 2014 Rock Erie Music Awards, including Best Male Vocalist, and with a hard-hitting and exciting stage show, and a set list that just won’t stop, The Groove lays it down smooth and smokin’ from start to finish.

As the most danceable, most high-energy band playing out today, The Groove takes their audiences on a roller coaster ride of intense high-energy shows, with a bitchn’ blitz of fist pumping, pulse pounding Rock, Soul, and Funk that keeps you on the dance floor all night, rocking and rolling, moving and grooving, with a party with a passion vibe.

The Groove is made up of members that include Tim Papotnik on Keyboard and Vocals, Tony Ferrara on Guitar and Vocals, Paul Grenberg on Bass Guitar, Jim Dowds on Drums, Geoff Wands on Sax, Brian Hannah on Trumpet, and Kent Tucker on Trombone, Brittany Morton on Female Lead Vocals, and the unparalleled Roy Hollis Jr on Male Lead Vocals.

The Groove cranks out super energized killer covers of songs like “Billy Jean” by Michael Jackson, “Living in America” by James Brown, “Mesmerized” by Ja Rule, “Shining Star” by Earth, Wind & Fire, “Fame” by Irene Cara, “I’m Looking for a New Love” by Jody Watley, “Ladies Night” by Kool & the Gang, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” by Lou Rawls, along with “I’ll Be Around” by The Spinners, and of course phenomenal renditions of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “I Will Always Love You” both by Whitney Houston, along with so many more, all delivered with style, panache, and hard driving stage presence.

With the best bartenders, the smoothest drinks and the coolest band around, Oasis sizzles this Friday night as The Groove brings the noise and rocks the house, so get your smooth on at the Oasis and party like mad with The Groove, the most wicked, insane band in town, at the biggest, and maddest, balls-to-the-walls bash of the weekend.

For more information on The Groove, their show dates and booking information, please visit their website For more information of the Oasis, along with their upcoming shows and events, please visit their Facebook page.

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