Madame Walker Ballroom
Saturday, Oct. 27
Groove Box’s distinction is being simultaneously danceable, listenable and compatible with table conversation. Drummer Steph Brambol sets the beat and volume for smooth and delightfully surprising pickups and changeovers; there’s no set pattern of “one way fits all” mentality with this combo. Particularly pleasing are the vocals, sassy and richly delivered by lead singers Cara Villeto and Adam Haggaman. Jim Haggaman on lead guitar, Tony Macklin on bass and Steve Wipkey on keyboard complete the visually fun band, perfectly abetted by “sound guy” Frank Felice across the room. The repertoire is eclectic; perfect for a mixed crowd attending the open event sponsored by the Indiana Ballet Company.