Thursday night last I arrived late in Birmingham and had just enough time to pop into The Junction bar in Mosley for last orders with some friends. I was fortunate to catch the very end of the set of the music on the night. Brothers Groove were the band and they played their final two songs on my arrival. I was blown away by them. Blues mainly in the music they are original and damn good!

They announced just on finishing that they would be playing a gig on Saturday evening at 5pm in The Hare and Hounds on Kings Heath High Street…just across the road from where I was based for the weekend. My plans for Saturday evening had just been made!

The sun was shining and Birmingham was sweltering hot so a glass of chilled wine and a very air conditioned back room at The Hare and Hounds was the best spot in the country at 5pm Saturday. I and the lads from ‘The Village’ got a nice wee spot and enjoyed the rhythm and blues. These guys rocked the place. It was the perfect way to spend a summer Saturday evening.

Most of Brothers Groove songs are written around the Blues form. Some are straight down the line but the majority are a little out of the norm! Most of the lad’s ideas come about from jamming and a feel which comes at the time! The lyrics are then developed and the tune shaped. These guys clearly have a lot of life experience to tap into and therefore a lot of variety to write about (all aged approx 21+)!

During a brief interval and grabbing some late evening rays I caught up with the lads and a real nice bunch they are off stage also. They said they hope to come across the water and play here in the near future. I will certainly be keeping an eye out for that date and in the meantime look forward to catching them in Birmingham again soon!

Brothers Groove consists of four Birmingham lads that have known each other for years and consist of: Shaun Hill – Guitar/Vocals; Nigel Mellor – Guitar/Vocals; Dano Bass – Bass/Vocals and Darren Canny – Drums/Vocals. Check out their face book page at Brothers Groove!