This group was created in 2000, by Ruben Sierra, an active member and manager of Smooth Groove.
He visioned a dance band that performed music from different artists of many era's. The Quad Cities
had many outstanding performers and groups at that time, that covered blues, rock & roll, r & b, funk,
country, classic rock and jazz. The Quad City lacked something. A band that could do all styles of
music, and draw people of all races, color, age, and gender. Ruben's hard work, and dedication from
his team of musicians, selected the best dance tunes, which then were formatted into their set lists.
Smooth Groove hit the clubs and venues in 2000, and the fan base grew at every show. Other
musicians started playing some of the same material, as it was hitting a nerve with the local music
followers. Smooth Groove was in demand, and had a following of men and woman ranging from
21 to 75 years old. Also, many children have been invited to join the stage, to dance and play
percussion at family friendly venues with Smooth Groove. They also had the pleasure and honor
of opening for The Travoltas, War, KC and The Sunshine Band, The Shagalalic's and have performed
for many festivals, events, weddings, fundraisers, at every Casino in the Quad City area, and have
headlined for the Red White and Boom at Schwiebert Park in Rock Island, IL for several years.
The five vocalist at the present time, can each take the lead, while four part harmonies in the
background blend to perfection. Besides the vocals, the Latin beat and keyboards add that
extra flavor, that separates Smooth Groove from other groups. They strive for being the best
they can be, and are dedicated to practicing regularly. Not one show will ever be the same, as
Ruben specializes in creating a new set list for every performance, depending on the audience
and the occasion. Currently, the band covers songs and artists which includes Santana, Bruno
Mars, DNCE, Los Lonely Boys, Prince, Shakira, Michael Jackson, Rick James, Pharrell, Miami
Sound Machine, The Dazz Band, A Taste of Honey, War, ZZ Top, The Temptations, Flo Rida,
Earth Wind & Fire, Ohio Players, Aretha Franklin, The Weekend, Adele and many more.
Smooth Groove's vocal harmonies, spicy latin beat and their versatility in the styles of music
they perform, puts them in a category all of their own! Smooth Groove has had many talented
musicians who all have played a part to the success of this group. They are humbled by being
categorized as positive role models for the younger generation, and other musicians. The band
has given advice to the curious, with a dream, to one day follow in their footsteps, and learn from
this group of musicians we call Smooth Groove. A must see band in the Quad Cities!