Nearly a decade ago we started this musical outfit under the name “Major and
the Monbacks.” To a bunch of sixteen-year-olds the name had a ring to it,
and we understood “monback” to be a portmanteau of “come on back,” a
term of endearment conveying positivity and hospitality.
Years later it came to our attention that “monback” does not evoke the same
air of southern charm for everyone and that it can also be interpreted as a
racial slur. To anyone who may have been offended by our band name, we are
We are a band that believes in love and acceptance above all else. Through
our recordings, and the hundreds of shows we’ve played for thousands of
people over the past decade, our goal has been to make music that anyone can
enjoy. Therefore, we can not in good conscience continue under the name
“Major and the Monbacks.”
As of today, we are officially changing our name to “Super Doppler.” Our
social channels will be updated to reflect the new name in the next 24-48
hours, and you can go to superdopplerband.com now for more info.
While the name is changing, we want you to know that the band and our music
will not. Our new album ‘Moonlight Anthems’ is still on track to be released
digitally and physically in June, and we are embarking on our U.S. tour
starting this week. We’ve always released our music independently and,
having parted ways amicably with our recent partners at Yep Roc, will
release ‘Moonlight Anthems’ ourselves.
This is not a decision we’ve made lightly. We greatly value all the
support our fans, friends, and family have given us, and we’ll have more
updates to share with you soon
High-energy Funk/RockGroovement is a 6-piece funk-rock band that embodies the soul of Northwest Arkansas – fun, unpredictable, and full of life. Currently the band is touring the U.S. in support of their highly anticipated second album, “Clouds.”
Groovement sounds like a Led Zeppelin collided into a Soul Train in front of the Saint Motel; more easily described as: high-energy funk-rock. Their catchy melodies, big harmonies, tasteful solos, and funky grooves easily create songs you can dance to. Deitra Magazine describes Groovement’s music as “a surprising find of funky original tunes that got the crowd boogying out of their seats, as well as some unique renditions of unexpected covers.”
The playful personality and strong, soulful voice of Groovement frontman, Alex Carr, helped him win a ticket to Hollywood as one of the 2011 American Idol contestants. In addition to their decorated singer, the band posseses many years of professional experience and over 30 local award show nominations. This all-star lineup includes Adam Becker (keyboards); Lucas Parker (guitar, vocals); Bryan Burkhart (drums); Tom Smith (trumpet, vocals); and Supa Man (bass).
Groovement has a reputation for putting on one of the most high-energy and professional live performances around. They’ve been steadily building a following in the United States midwest by being featured at some of the region’s premier festivals: Wakarusa, Yonder Mountain Harvest Festival, the Backwoods Bash, Tulsa’s Mayfest, Phunkberry, Highberry, Hullabaloo, and more.
Groovement’s second album, “Clouds,” was released on August 15, 2015. You can purchase it through all major online retail outlets, this website, or at any Groovement live performance. Since the release of the album, they continue to tour, promote their music, and put smiles on the faces of movers and groovers worldwide! Sign up on the Groovement email list today and stay in tune with the next live performance nearest you!
Pro DJ team comes out to put on one hell of dance club experience once again! Free!
DJ Just Kenny and friends come out to spin the fire all night! Free!
Haunted and haunting, tough but melodic, top of the line Americana. Free show!
Back by demand! Capella’s gunna throw it down all night! Free!
A David Gans “solo electric” performance is likely to consist of several elements: country-blues-style fingerpicking; loop-based improvisations created live in the moment; sweetly-sung ballads, original or borrowed; Grateful Dead songs reinterpreted to suit his voice and guitar; wry observations of the music-festival subculture and the larger world; soulful and passionate political commentary; favorites from the folk-rock canon of the last 50 years. Mix and match – it’s never the same show twice, but it’s always worth a listen
$5 at the door