Name: Khari Pratt aka "Khari" Age: 25
Special Interests: movies, concerts, playstation, designing clothes, spending time with kids
Names: Lamond Perkins aka "Maestro", Ronald Utley aka "88" Age: Maestro-22, Ronald-25
Special Interests: Maestro-movies, & producing music; Ronald Utley-producing music, spending time with kids
Dave "#32" and "Rah Rah" both left the band to play elsewhere.
Special Interests: basketball & playstation
Special Interests: basketball & boxing
The band was formed in 1985, consisting of nine aspiring young artists from the Washington D.C
area, who's ages range from 18-29. This talented group has created their own unique style of playing music, by
taking Top Forty and Rap music and incorporating it with the band's energetic Go Go percussions. They have sice
performed at many night clubs, concert halls and venues locally and abroad including: The Classic Metro Club
Black Scorpio, Fairlanes Bowling, La Plata Armory, Taj Maehall, Black Hole,
Suga Kane Palace, Ibex, Bumpers, Rythems.
Their strong vibrant sound has placed Northeast Groovers well among their peers.
Northeast Groovers released their first single "Vann Damme" in September of 1993. This led the way for ther hit
singles like "The Water" and "Twenty Minute Workout". All of these singles appeared on their debut album
"Straight from the Basement" which was followed by N.E.G Jams and hit singles on many publications including
Billboard Magazine and the Washington Post. Each time recieving positive reviews, even through the years being
called "indisputably the hottest Go Go band in D.C." In 1996 they let evrybody
know about the "Goosebumps!" with that number one
hit single. Over the many years the group has taken the opportunities given to them to educate their fans on social issues such
as AIDS awareness and bringing a stop to violent crime in the Washington D.C area. The group has also taken
their time to play at charity and fund rasing events to benefit local communities. Through their commitment they have recieved many awards from different organizations such
as, The N.E. Performing Arts Group, WPGC FM
Radio and Go Go Swings Magazine, who conducted an Online poll in which Northeast Groovers won several awards. Today you can hear Northeast hit
just all the hot tracks like: "Hot Boyz and Girlz", "Make Em Say Unngh!", "The Rocket!", "Dip!", "All About the Benjamins", "Funky Hump", and
many many more. Having such an impact on their audiences and fans, Northeast
Groovers can be expected to impart music that will be heard and enjoyed for many years to come.