Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Local Rock Act Grovewood to Make Debut at the Five O’Clock in Lakewood

Posted By on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 2:09 PM

click to enlarge COURTESY OF GROVEWOOD
  • Courtesy of Grovewood
When He-Chaw Funk singer Chris Bishop moved out of town, the other guys in the band — bassist Matt Rusincovitch, drummer Ryan Bilikam and guitarist Sasha A. Kostadinov — got together at the now-shuttered East side restaurant Grovewood Tavern to discuss their future plans and meet their current singer Gillian Freed, who was tending bar at the time. Rusincovitch wanted to switch to guitar and keys, so the band recruited local Ben Schwartz to play bass. And thus, the local rock act Grovewood was born. 

“We've got a half dozen original songs and a bunch of covers from bands like Alabama Shakes, the Black Keys, the Shins, Beck, the Drive-by Truckers and Neil Young,” says Kostadinov. “We also cover songs by lesser-known bands that we like. Everyone contributes ideas, and there's a diversity of music tastes in this band that somehow fit together.”



Freed plays a bit of trumpet, so the band has been trying to insert the trumpet into songs where it makes sense. The band makes its debut on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Five O'Clock Lounge in Lakewood. Singer-songwriter Jim McKeivier and the rock band Brothers share the bill.

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation