The Groove Huddle

... in order of appearance

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Jochen "Joe" Kinzig

Bass, Synths, Songwriting, Mix and Production

Uwe Flatter

Lead Vocals on "Good Day" and "Shot from behind"

Jochen Stien

Guitars on "Good Day" and "Shot from behind" 

Torsten Lehnert

Organ & Keyboards on "Good Day", "Shot from behind" and Piano on "Strong Piano"

Christian Fier 

Drums on "Good Day", "Shot from behind", "Strong", "Believe Me" and "Heading to Myself"

Eckhard Koch

Backing Vocals on "Shot from behind" 

Benedikt Staud 

Guitars on "Strong", "Believe Me" and "Heading to Myself"

Eric Castiglia 

Vocals on "Strong", "Believe Me" and "Heading to Myself"

Daniel Picknell

Rap-Part on "Strong" 

Marie Monta

Vocals on "Strong Piano"

Joe's Groove Huddle

The rock project "Joe's Groove Huddle" was launched in 2020 by Jochen "Joe" Kinzig in Karlsruhe/Germany. Inspired by the lockdown and the resulting standstill in his live bands, the bass-player had the idea to write his own songs and record over the distance with other musicians. 

In February 2021, the first single "Good Day" was released, followed by "Shot From Behind" in July 2021. The vocals and guitars for these two songs were performed by his former bandmates Uwe Flatter and Jochen Stien (rock band Killjoy from Mannheim/Germany). The keyboards were recorded by Torsten Lehnert and the drums by Christian Fier, both bandmates from current bands of Jochen. On "Shot from Behind" Eckhard Koch contributed the backing vocals. 

With "Strong" (January 2022) the lineup became more international. Eric Castiglia (Italy) and Daniel Picknell (England) contributed the vocals and guitarplayer Benedikt Staud joined the huddle.

"Believe Me" (August 2022) has a slightly political message. It is, that simple answers are getting more and more popular. But experience shows, that real life isn’t that simple and we have to learn to live with complex answers that are not clear cut.

For the Christmas special "Strong Piano" (December 2022) Marie Monta was contributing the vocals.  

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