Grooving in Green formed in 2008 when guitarists Pete and Si started writing music together for the first time in over 14 years. As a nod to the bands origins and inspirations they once again took their name from a March Violets song. Later that year Tron joined on vocals completing the lineup.
In early 2009 the band set to writing their debut CD, quickly establishing their own sound and feel ‘Groove Goth‘.
In June the band received critical acclaim for their first EP ‘Ascent’ which was described as “Obvious Quality” (Mick Mercer) and proved to be a hit on compilations and in clubs.
The band proceeded with the ‘Ascent Tour‘ to promote this release drawing comparisons to band such as Placebo and the Manic Street Preachers. During this time the band began working on a follow up to Ascent.
Grooving in Green played their first European date at the Judgement Day festival in Austria debuting songs from the new single, supporting Ikon and met with a great response. The band soon went on to play the Whitby Goth Weekend Festival supporting The Eden House to an enthusiastic crowd and officially released their second cd: ‘Dirt‘ which was once again met with positive reviews and praise ending the year on a high.
By the start of 2010 the band were putting the finishing touches on their debut album and played their first gigs in Germany in support of the House of Usher as well as Clan of Xymox– once again to a positive crowd. Within the week the band were once again recording- with Steve Carey (Eden House/Adoration/This Burning Effigy) producing as well as Legendary bassist Tony Pettit (Fields of the Nephilim/NFD/Eden House) contributing on a song and mastering by Andy Jackson (engineer for Pink Floyd).
That summer the band headlined the first night of the Lumous Gothic Festival in Finland and later the same month proceeded to play in support of Vendemmian and The Eden House once again at the first DV8 Festival in York where they were joined on stage by legendary March Violets vocalist Rosie Lugosi. This performance being described by Dominion Magazine as follows “Grooving In Green deliver a punky yet polished performance – superbly guitar led with strongly delivered vocals“.
With the debut album ready for release the band returned to Whitby once again for ‘DV8 fest at Whitby’ where they supported their idols ‘March Violets’ alongside O Children and Ulterior. The band released the album ‘Post Traumatic Stress‘ which has received great acclaim within the goth community and cited as one of the best goth albums of 2010. The album was placed at number 15 of Dominion Magazines Top 20 albums of 2010 and has been placed in several Top 20’s of 2010 and continues to receive positive reviews.
As of 2011 the band are getting ready to record a new single, launch an official webpage and of course – play many more live gigs throughout the UK and Europe. Don’t miss out on joining the ever growing ‘Green Army‘.
In August 2011 Grooving In Green were signed by Glory & Honour Records, 2011 is certainly turned out to be momentous year.
2012 the band already have a gigs booked and will be recording their 2nd album, again with Steve Carey in the early part of the year