About The Band

Behind The Scenes

Every so often a music group comes along that is not like the rest. Since the start, The Groove Kings have won over the hearts of music lovers by performing music as a vehicle to replay history.  The Groove Kings are the "Soundtrack of Your Life".  Performing at a variety of venues this talented band of brothers has earned the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike. They play hit songs that are rarely performed anymore.  Get in touch to learn more about their musical expertise, repertoire, and performance rates.

 
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Mark Harrison

Lead Guitar / Vocals

A classically trained guitar player from Phoenix, Arizona. Harrison is fluent in both acoustic and electric playing styles, and has a degree in music from Arizona State University studying under Frank Koonce. Harrison has also studied with Chuck Hulihan of Glendale Community College and Pete Pancrazi of Mesa Community College.  Click Here to See Video

Turk Haddad

Bass / Vocals

Has been playing Bass and Guitar for 40 years. Played in various Rock, Country, and Blues bands in Ohio, Indiana, and Phoenix. Recorded an original music Blues CD. He has been influenced strongly by Paul McCartney. And also enjoys Lynyrd Skynrd and The Allman Bros. He is a self taught musician and he is happiest when his Bass is plugged in!

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Carey Spriggs

Drums / Vocals and Master of Ceremonies

Started playing drums in 1969 in high school marching band and concert band. Performed in various local rock, jazz and country bands in metro Phoenix and Lake Havasu City. He reads music and continues private instruction.

Stu Thaler

Lead Singer / Rhythm Guitar / Harmonica

Son of a musician, Stu’s dad played in the Glenn Miller Army-Air Force Band in World War II. After that, he worked on Broadway and did an assortment off studio recordings, TV shows and movie soundtracks from 1950 until he retire in 1979. Stu inherited his dad’s love for music and began playing guitar and Bass in his early teens.  By the late 1970s Stu was playing the Manhattan club circuit i.e CBGBs, Max’s Kansas City, etc. He has been playing with local Arizona bands since 2003. He also writes and performs original music.

https://www.stuthaler.com

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The Groove Kings

Want to learn more about The Groove Kings, their music, and their tour dates? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

(623) 340-5669

 
 

Pho Cao

December 22, 2018

Testimonials

Word on the Street

 

The Groove Kings have performed at Pho Cao a couple of times. They are super reliable and always come early before the gig to prepare. They are truly talented musicians. They are very professional on and off the stage. The vocalist has an amazing voice that would intrigue the crowd of any size. We’d love to book them again. We highly recommend this band for live entertainment.

Victor - Owner of Pho Cao 

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Songs We Perform

British Invasion / Motown

I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles

Because - Dave Clark 5

Catch Us If You Can - Dave Clark 5

I Should Have Known Better - Beatles

A World Without Love - Beatles

Ferry Across The Mersey - Gerry and The Pacemakers

Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry and The Pacemakers

Bus Stop - Hollies

She's Not There - Zombies

Needles and Pins - Searchers

Love Potion #9 - Searchers

House of the Rising Sun - Animals

All My Loving - Beatles

I Feel Good - James Brown

My Girl - Temptations

Baby I Need Your Loving - 4 Tops

In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

Stand By Me - Drifters

Hard to Handle - Otis Redding

Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd

But It's Alright - JJ Jackson

Back to America

Wah Watusi - Orlons

Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison

Poor Side of Town - Johnny Rivers

I Think Were Alone Now - Tommy James And The Shondells

Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds

Hanky Panky - Tommy James and The Shondells

The Letter - The Box Tops

Down In The Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal

This Diamond Ring - Gary Lewis and The Playboys

Last Kiss - J Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers

Stormy - Classics IV

Spooky - Classics IV

Runaway - Del Shannon

This Magic Moment - Jay and The Americans

Green River - CCR

Get Together - Youngbloods

Rock and Rockabilly Standards

D'yer M'aker - Led  Zeppelin

Run Through the Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Love Her Madly - Doors

That's Alright Mama - Elvis Presley

Stray Cat Strut - The Stray Cats

A Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran

Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones

Bitch - Rolling Stones

Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones

Satisfaction - Rolling Stones

The Thrill is Gone - BB King

La Grange - ZZ Top

Little Sister - Elvis Presley

Livin' Lovin' Maid - Led Zepplin

Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

Love Song - The Cure

Traveling Band - CCR

Country

The Fireman - George Strait
Tulsa Time - Don Wilson
Driving My Life Away - Eddie Rabbit
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
Boot Scoot Boogie - Brooks and Dunn
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Silver Wings - Merle Haggard
Liquor Beer Wine - Rev. Horton Heat
Neon Moon - Brooks and Dunn

 
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Jeff King and David   Scottsdale Music Co.  https://www.scottsdalemusiccompany.com 

Recording Engineers

Thank you Jeff and David for your attention to detail and great attitudes.

 

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