MOVE YOUR SOUL to the intoxicating sounds of
Guerra Grooves: "Powerhouse vocals" (INDULGE Magazine), energetic beats, and powerful infectious rhythms combine with soul, funk and roots music bringing old and new classic songs to life, with unique and exciting mashups and arrangements.
VIVIR MI VIDA
Powerhouse vocals merge with deep energetic bass grooves and pulsating rhythms to move and inspire audiences both young and old. Activist at heart, Cuban-American vocalist Nicolle "Nikki" Guerra has a strong background in creative arts therapies which permeates her every performance. From New York to Miami, Nikki's command of the stage emanates a message of healing and self-empowerment through her music. Deeply connected to her Cuban roots, yet worldly relevant, Nikki's mass appeal and charisma radiates through dynamic inspirational vocals and musicianship.
Cuban musician Ariel de la Portilla [DLP], is an eclectic multicultural bassist and songwriter working in the contemporary music scene. Greatly influenced by early Rock n Roll, Funk, Blues, Jazz and Cuban Son, Ariel is equally inventive on both electric and acoustic bass. Ariel has worked as a freelance musician in New York and abroad for more than 15 years, in addition to the Southwest Virginia region.
When home in Miami, Guerra Grooves regularly performs at venues from West Palm Beach to Key Biscayne, including The Commodore at The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne Yacht Club, Papa's Raw Bar, and E.R. Bradley's, as well as for special events at The Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Brickell City Center, Coconut Grove Sailing Club, and Viernes Culturales on Calle Ocho, just to name a few. Other favorite home venues include Jada Coles, 1 Hotel South Beach, Le Chat Noir, and many more.
While COVID has shut down The Commodore, here's a little bit about what we created there from 2018-2020:
Guerra Grooves at The Commodore in The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove
Guerra Grooves created a following that quickly became know as "the best kept secret in Miami",
with celebrities and residents alike coming to see the band on Friday & Saturday Nights from 9:00pm-12:00am.
Click here to see Guerra Grooves on the The Folk & Acoustic Show with Michael Stock on 91.3 WLRN, Miami's NPR station.
Nikki Guerra Sings The National Anthem for the Miami Marlins
June 2019 | Marlins Park | Miami, FL
"A Force of Nature" - Bill Carson, WJCW
Nikki and Ariel also share musical endeavors with world-jukebox band HOLLER JAKE, featuring
Grammy-nominated cellist Dave Eggar and Grammy-nominated drummer/producer Chuck Palmer, playing regional venues like The Barter Theatre and The Willow Tree, and festivals such as Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Floyd Fest, Rhythm & Blooms and Gathering in the Gap. HOLLER JAKE's debut album "The Waiting" was released in May 2018 to wide acclaim.
2018 brought a collaboration with legendary rock band FOREIGNER, on their 40th Anniversary Foreigner LIVE Tour, in which Dave & Chuck arranged and directed the orchestra, with Ariel on upright bass for the US cities.
Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL.
The EP Cellogram was released in July 2018 which features the Holler Jake band on Eggar's track "Rodeo",
with Nikki Guerra on vocals and Ariel DLP on electric bass.