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Groove Station - When it comes to music and partying!
Dance Classics, Funk, Soul, Disco en R&B
Groove Station
Groove Station got founded in 1999 by singer Anita Sudano and guitarist Herbert van Brug just because they wanted to play music again.
The last couple of years Groove Station grew to be one of the best and well-known cover bands at home and abroad and played on all kinds of parties like grand weddings, gala evenings, birthday parties, (international) open-air music festivals, music bars, impressive and high-end corporate events, student parties and so on.
Almost every band member studied at a conservatory of music. The band is also asked to accompany different artists on a regular basis.

Due to perfect orchestrations and a tight playing rhythm section supported by the perfect and also tight horn section and singer Alex de Meij, the songs of icons like Tower of Power and Earth Wind and Fire sound like as if they were played by the originals. Together with Anita Sudano her vocal cords made out of titanium you might think Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Tamia, Mariah Carey, Gladys Knight and Donna Summer are back on stage again!
Line-up
Groove Station
The standard line-up consists of 8 musicians.
But. For an even bigger and more orchestral sound a slide trombone, an additional female vocals and / or percussion player can be added.
For sound reinforcement and lighting of the band we work with a vast team of sound and light engineers. This brings efficiency in build-up and strip-down times, and a fine show with perfect sound and lighting.

The Groove Gospel and Jazz Singers
Besides the band it is possible to book The Groove Gospel and Jazz Singers to have them play on your reception, party, wedding ceremony in the town-hall or church.
This choir, founded by the vocals of Groove Station, is accompanied by the keyboard player of also Groove Station.
For more information and music choice you can check Playlists above.

We also provide support in organizing events and help out in choosing other acts like DJs and artists.
Bandmembers
Anita Sudano - Lead and backing vocals, and percussion

The only woman in the band. Anita is a vocal teacher and vocal coach and toured with icons like: The Trammps, Sister Sledge, The Three Degrees, The Swinging Soul Machine, Tavares, Veronica's Goud van Oud, The Grace Kairos (Duitsland), The Four Tops, Edwin Starr, Gibson Brothers, Gloria Gaynor, C.B Milton and of course her own bands 20/20, Razzamatazz and The Groove Gospel and Jazz Singers. You might have heard here voice without knowing on lots of CDs of other artists. Either she is singing in a band in a club somewhere or she is at work in a studio alone or with her own choir. She is then responsible for the vocal orchestrations.

Anita Sudano
Alex de Meij - Lead- and backing vocals and percussion

As lead and backing vocals Alex sang for long years in all kinds of soul and disco bands like Grandmother B. Soul and disco are in his Indo-blood. Next to that the rock music is also part of him and one of those kind of bands is PatRoza (Red Hot Chilli Peppers coverband). Furthermore he sings and plays percussion in Thijs van Otterloo's Big Band and the "Later Als Je Big Band".

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Ronald Arkesteijn - Trumpet and flugel horn

Ronald began his trumpet career in 1982 at St. Jacob. After that followed the Harmonie, Bigband and Dixieland of the Shell. With Marchingband lots of national and international competitions were won. Having played with Funkubine, does not exist anymore, gave him his soul roots based on those of Tower of Power. With this he blended in with Groove Station perfectly. Ronald can also been seen quite often in Thatscool, Elvis Returns, Superflypartyband and Size Matters.

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Robert van der Laarse - Saxophone and backing vocals

Robert studied at the Rotterdams Conservatorium, played with The Swinging Soul Machine, Veronica's Broadcast Orchestra (Goud van Oud), Razzamatazz and as a freelance-saxofonist with big-bands, soul- and jazz bands. You might have heard him on lots of CDs without even knowing. Apart from that he is a teacher at the music school in Rotterdam and conducts big-bands on a regular basis. Next to saxophone he also plays the transverse flute.

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Ger den Haan - Keyboards

Ger started as an organ player in 1978 and finished his A-, B- and C-studies at the music school in Bergen op Zoom.
In 1988, at the beginning of his study at the conservatory, he switched over to piano and keys. From that moment on he emerged in the bands scene. Next to Groove Station he is active in Top40 band Goed Verhaal and freelance with Sistermoon, Noises R Back and various other bands.
On top of this all he is the owner of an avertising agency and a keyboard-/pianoschool.
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Hans Greeve - Drums

Apart from being a fantastic drummer Hans is also a popular songwriter and orchestrator and plays piano, percussion, keyboards and guitar. He writes songs for himself and for others too and can be found in the studio regularly. The bands he played with (quite a list): The Swinging Soul Machine, Hips, The Frog, Nancy works on Payday, Back to Basic, Carel Kraayenhof, Rolf Delfos Project, Legerstee & Greeve, Rick Devito, Banabila & Vloeimans, Amazing Stroopwafels, Jensen Houseband, Margriet Eshuis, Diesel and VOF de Kunst.
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Carlos Breton Aguilar - Bass

Carlos started to play bass with one finger at the age of ten and studied bass at Eric Calmes. Carlos gained his experience by playing in latin bands like: Cubrabop 5, Isodor Lopresti (Italy), Stefan Kruger, Viviany de Godoy (Brazil), David Rockefeller, Lilian Vieira, Jose de Koning (Batida), Angra, Tatu and Pinga. By playing with Groove Station he found his, so to speak, groovy groove.
Regularly he can also be found on stage during South American Festivals thoughout Rotterdam.
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Herbert van Brug - Guitar and backing vocals

Herbert got his musical blood from the Indonesian roots of his mother's family and grew up with Krontjong, Indo Rock, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and Elvis. After guitar lessons in pop music he studied classical music for a few years in preparation for the conservatory. After all he became a prey to the Rock 'n Roll. Besides playing guitar he takes care of a vast amount of the backing vocal parts. You probably know him as being the driving force behind the band Run for Cover. Before that he played in Ge's formation and Sister Moon.
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