Heidi Munro and The RealGroovyBand is an A-list of the most notable musicians and artists across Western Canada,
featuring the best horn players there is. Whether with her full band accompaniment or trio, Heidi scales her bands to fit perfectly in intimate settings, on big stages and in clubs.
Collectively, the musical influences, history, and "years of service" of this incredible vocalist/performer and musicians second to none, create a signature style and “feel good” groove. A blend of R&B/Jazz, Blues, and Americana Rock ’n’ Roll with a hint of Country flavour. The fantastic musicianship, original musical arrangements, tasty guitar riffs, intricate piano rides, and spot-on horns will all make you smile … it’s like coming home. In a moment it can also feel fresh, exhilarating, innovative, and full of passion.
As highly respected music professionals and friends- some new, some old and some family, all of whom have crossed paths at gigs and sessions over the years, Heidi Munro and The RealGroovyBand have developed relationships of great respect and good vibes, a most beneficial side effect when talented individuals come together.
Heidi Munro, along with Sheldon Corbett, Rich McFarlene, Kim Salkeld, Dave Anderson, Barrie Redford, Brad King and guest musicians, Scott Patrick, Tom Chunick and Glenn Ens, make up a group of seasoned, confident professionals, that exude a spontaneous, fun, confident, on-stage chemistry that is defined and obvious.
Heavily influenced by the feel good Americana rock, Rn’B, and blues big sound, you can definitely hear the country music history and the love for jazz.
Heidi Munro and the RealGroovyBand was the birth of multiple sought after music projects.
Original music from Heidi’s CD is featured, as well as the music of Derek and Dominos , Tedechi Trucks, Bonnie Raitt, John Pitzarelli, George Benson, Gregory Porter, Holly Cole, Tom Waitts, Connie Francis, Beth Hart, BB King, Bono , Sarah Vaughn, Jackson Brown, Merle Haggard, Rolling Stones, Diana Krall, Nora Jones and others.
The best in up-scale, classy, corporate entertainment.
HEIDI MUNRO AND THE REALGROOVY TRIO OR QUARTET
This is a an evening of jazz, easy listening, and blues. Great for a intimate show.
Heidi Munro & TheRealGroovyBand (2017 Album Release)
All songs produced & arranged by Sheldon Corbett, Glenn Ens & Heidi Munro. Horn arangements by Sheldon Corbett.
All Tracks recorded at Audio Art Recording Studio with exception of select guitar tracks recorded at Mosaic Music Studio, Guitar tracks for “Everyday will be like a Holiday” recorded at Jack Semple Studio, Bass tracks for “Everyday will be like a Holiday” recorded at DC Recording Studio. "Everyday will be Like a Holiday" single mastered at Mosaic Music Recording Studio, remastered for EP.
All songs mixed at Audio Art Recording Studio - Saskatoon, Canada. Engineered by Glenn Ens. Mastered at Laquer Channel - Toronto, Canada.
The Real Groovy Band - Rich McFarlane, Kim Salkeld, Glenn Ens, Dave Anderson, Sheldon Corbett, Adam Streisel, Gent Laird, and Barrie Redford.
Contributing guest musicians - Don Griffith, Sarah Anderson, Jack Semple, Dave Chobot, Dean McNeill, Sharon Matheson, Carla Carignan.
“As a Highly skilled and professional musician, processing an unmatched work ethic whose versatility as a dynamic leader and vocalist, Heidi is always willing to put in the hours to go the extra mile to ensure the quality of her projects.”
— KEVIN TOBIN – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SASKTEL SASKATCHEWAN JAZZ FESTIVAL
“If its your first time seeing Munro or you are a long time fan, there is no
questioning her sophistication as a singer and a performer. Heidi combines her
powerful jazz / blues, and R and B vocals with an enthusiastic stage attitude that
completely mesmerizes the audience, combined with the incredible musicianship of
the ReelGroovyBand , and a chemistry on stage you could feel.”
— Mitch Riabko - Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz festival Board of Directors
“She’s not just any singer. Heidi Munro is a true heart and soul performer, that has
completely taken us by surprise”.
— Edmonton Sun
“Heidi Munro & Her Big Band performed at NLC dinner show on November 14/13. It
was her and 6 monster musicians. Besides great jazz & swing music, Heidi & her
band were very professional in how they dressed and in every aspect of
professionalism. The show was excellent and first class. I highly suggest
looking at her for a class function.”
— Paul Lomheim - Entertainment Manager Northern Lights Casino
“Munro really “brought it” with her fabulous RealGroovyBand! Laying down a groove a mile wide, the 7-piece ensemble can best be described as a list of of all stars. With band in tow, Munro took the patrons on a wide ranging musical voyage, from jazz and blues to RnB, to straight ahead rock 'n' roll. The RealGroovyBand
includes very well known and respected musicians - Rich Mcfarlene, Glenn Ens, Gent Laird, Kim Salkeld, Sheldon Corbett and Adam Streisal.”
— AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS LOCAL 553
“AAAHHH! Finally a new and refreshing sound that has been long overdue. I’m
talking about Heidi Munro. Her passionate performance and sultry serenading will
take you back to that smoke filled piano bar in some old late night TV show that
you saw one night when you couldn’t sleep. But rest assured that once you hear
this little lady’s dynamic vocals you’ll be wanting to hear more so bad you won’t
even be able to think about late night TV. If you don’t listen to another song this
year make sure this is the last one you hear!! This tune is contagious... so excuse me
if you will while I head on down to that smoke filled bar somewhere in my mind
cause Heidi we’ve got a “Bad Case Of You” and believe me thats gooooood!!!”
— Jim Corley - FD/MD KOYN Paris’ Texas
“A November performance by Heidi Munro was one of the fall highlights at The
Bassment, home of the Saskatoon Jazz Society. Heidi has a great voice, stage
presence and edgy blues style. She and her accomplished musicians deserve to be
heard at one of the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival’s ticketed venues this summer.”
— Ned Powers- Entertainment journalist for many years, now with the SaskatoonExpress
“Heidi, along with her band, was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is a true entertainer, vocalist and “original” artist. Our guests at this years Prairie Feast Event absolutely loved her music and she provided the perfect and up beat ambiance to the evening. She is highly versatile and definitely kills every note! From a business perspective, she was easy to work with, consistent, reliable and certainly accommodating. As an event planner at Ophelia & West Events, I would surely hire Heidi and her colleagues again! Thank you for a fantastic, and extremely entertaining performance.”
— Jennifer Pond – Ophelia West Events
“I have had the opportunity to see Heidi perform in several different genre. Whether it is the sound and energy of her heavily influenced R and B jazz / blues with The RealGroovy Band, or the dynamic and powerful vocals of her Retro Soul project, the professionalism of her performances are outstanding. If you get a chance to see her, I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed. Her performances are something that you would find in Vegas.”
— David Thieme – Saskatchewan Federated Coop
"Heidi Munro never fails to impress when she sings at the Bassment. Her shows in
our Jazz Diva Series are packed with great songs and great performances. And when
she sings the great standard 'At Last', people sit up and take notice."
— Don Griffith - Artistic Director Saskatoon Jazz Society /Professional Musician