Grooveline get the audience dancing at Mr Lynch’s

Before Grooveline headed onstage at Mr Lynch’s last Friday night, JesmondLocal asked whether this covers band might ever consider writing original material. “It might be nice, but it’s not on the cards. It’s work really” – a remarkably self-assured comment from the band’s manager and sound engineer, Kevin Allcroft.

Many bands that perform in and around Jesmond put creativity at the forefront of their musical efforts. It is refreshing, then, to meet a band who, first and foremost, want to make a living out of playing covers. The enjoyment comes naturally too – as you can see from our video:

“We’ll be playing music from Cee Lo Green to Blues Brothers and 70s medleys,” revealed Allcroft before the band’s set that night. “We always try and include disco-esque or upbeat music in our performances. It makes you feel a bit better when people are dancing.”

Grooveline play private weddings, parties and open showcases, with a performance scheduled for the North East Air Ambulance charity event later this year. They have previously played at the Children’s Heart Unit Foundation (CHUF) charity event and hope to get some more gigs under their belt over the coming months. 2012 marks the seventh year since the group’s formation, where most of them met whilst studying music at Newcastle College.

The band told JesmondLocal that the crowd at Mr Lynch’s is very “cosmopolitan” and enthuse that they love to play the venue because the audience is always up for a good time.

True to their word, they played an energetic mix of chart toppers and golden classics to a packed and attentive crowd at Mr Lynch’s.

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