Worlds of influences are brought to life propelled by a love for the urban rhythms of

Cuba, Jamaica, New Orleans funk and Miami soul.

Signature arrangements, mash-ups and

high-energy performances inspire you to move and

sing the songs you love, making 

bassist Ariel DLP and vocalist Nikki Guerra & her cajon a much sought-after musical force.


DOO WOP (That Thing)

Performed live at Papa's Raw Bar in Pompano Beach, FL | 2020


Performed live at ER Bradley's Saloon West Palm Beach | 2020



Performed live with our full band at the SOBE Seafood Festival | 2019

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 Noirand 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

The Commodore Cocktail Club was a classic cocktail bar offering live music and craft cocktails that tell a story, located at The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove on the lobby level with an indoor bar and

outdoor terrace.

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.

Check us out in their official promo video



Guerra Grooves on WLRN 91.3 NPR Miami!

Click here to see Guerra Grooves on the The Folk & Acoustic Show with Michael Stock on 91.3 WLRN, Miami's NPR station.   

August 2018


Nikki Guerra Sings The National Anthem for the Miami Marlins

June 2019 | Marlins Park | Miami, FL



"A Force of Nature" - Bill Carson, WJCW

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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 GapHOLLER 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. 

That summer, Nikki joined Dave & Chuck onstage for the opening set on tour with Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling, at the

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. 



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