“Hot off the stove. All the spices you need. Come and get it!” Nat Creole Magazine, NYC
Grupo X were formed in London in 1997, by trombonist / composer, Jonny Enright.
The 10-piece’s pioneering Latin-soul-jazz sound was developed through performances around the UK, as well as regular appearances at London’s Jazz Cafe. They became backing band of choice for visiting Latin artists, such as West Coast percussionists Johnny Blas and Bobby Matos, Vibesman Dave Pike, Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, “Mr Bongo”Jack Costanzo, Nuyorican trombonist Jimmy Bosch and the King of Latin Soul, Joe Bataan.
Grupo X’s rich mix of soulful Latin music has been championed by taste-making DJs including Craig Charles, Lauren Laverne, Gilles Peterson, Huey Morgan, Snowboy, Louie Vega, Bobbito Garcia and Rich Medina.
World-wide releases such as Brand New Love, X-Perience, Sunshine and Whatever You Dream (You Can Begin) have established Grupo X as a British band with an international reputation.
Grupo X track, “Jonny’s Bugalu” featured on the DSW Shoes TV Ad, across the USA in 2007.
15 YEARS AFTER THEIR FIRST RELEASE, GRUPO X’S NEW ALBUM, “SONGS FROM OUR LATIN SOUL – THE BEST OF GRUPO X”, IS RELEASED IN JULY 2016.
THE NEW SINGLE, GET THROUGH TO YOU (2015 MIX), IS AVAILABLE NOW.
“A hip UK hybrid of overseas influences, the sort of cross-cultural blend that always makes British dancefloors seem a lot hipper than American ones!” DustyGroove.com
“Grupo X deliver soulful intensity and feel-good funky flow…epic, rootsy and, with singer Lisa Millett out front, often spine-tingling.” Blues and Soul Magazine
“U.K ensemble Grupo X blow our mind with their experimental sound where ’60s and ‘70s latin music meets jazz sonorities.” ScratchTheBlock.com