Founded in 2010, Boukou Groove is the brainchild of singer/producer Donnie Sundal and New Orleans guitar luminary Derwin “Big D” Perkins. Donnie Sundal, sharing stages and recording with the likes of Sam Bush, Col.Bruce Hampton, Eric Lindell and Junior Marvin of The Wailers, creates an infectious blend of energy and enthusiasm as he showcases his multi-octave ranging vocals while sustaining his brand of lavish Moog bass lines. Big D (Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentleman, Bonnie Raitt and Dr.John) provides his smooth and funky guitar licks largely based on improvisation and feel alone. Together, no matter what the venue, the band provides their distinguishing style and creates a kinetic environment that’s easily spread throughout the audience.
Boukou Grooves song “Stay Broke” was voted 2014 Song of The Year by Peter Barakan in Tokyo Japan.
As they continue to refine their unique style and build upon the momentum of the release of “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup,” 2015 was an unprecedented year for the band as they release their sophomore Cd.
With the lively international release of their debut LP “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup” and the ability to maintain a dynamic tour schedule, Boukou Groove provides audiences with a genre-bending collective, touching on elements of New Orleans style Funk, R&B, Soul and Blues.