The Groove


From Limerick The Groove were a five piece featuring Alan Cheevers (guitar & vocals), Paul Healy (vocals & guitar), Bryan Healy (bass), Charlie Smith (trumpet) and Brendan Wallace (drums). The band won the RTE Borderline band of 1987 competition and as part of their prize released a single ‘Blue Blue Monday’ on EMI Records which reached 19 in the Irish charts. That same year also saw the band performing at one of Ireland’s biggest open air gigs supporting David Bowie at Slane. Sadly Alan Cheevers passed away in 2000. They recorded one Fanning session on 20th May 1986 featuring three tracks; ‘Since You’ve Gone’, ‘Skin Deep and ‘Another Number’ which we have yet to track down. Check out the Limerick Library archive for more rock articles.

Preacher’s Paradise (1988)

4 Responses to “The Groove”

  1. mike maguire Says:

    I don’t recall them playing that U2 gig at Croker – think you may have that wrong?

  2. mike maguire Says:

    Also, I think ‘Speak With One Voice’ may be a Fanning session track

  3. Fanning Sessions Says:

    Hi Mike, details of the Fanning session came from RTE, the U2 Croke Park came from the Limerick Leader 2/5/1987, could well be wrong..

  4. John Dundon Says:

    U don t want to take on Mike in Limerick Rock knowledge , believe me !

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