|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||soul rnb neo-soul 90s smooth female vocalists neo soul|
USA-based duo comprising Bryce Wilson and Amel Larrieux, Groove Theory offered a close reading of old soul and R&B influences, combined with modern production techniques drawn from hip-hop and contemporary urban artists. Wilsons professional grounding was in hip-hop, having appeared on the 1990 Mantronix hits Got To Have Your Love and Take Your Time under the alias Bryce Lover. However, frustrated by the lack of creative opportunities that group offered, he left to start teaching himself basic production technique while guesting on projects with Reach and Kenny Thomas. Through a publishing contract with Rondor Music he met songwriter Larrieux, who had attended the same school as Boyz II Men, and Groove Theory were formed in 1993. Wilsons ex-room-mate Paris Davis was then hired as an A&R executive by Epic Records, and signed the group to the label. As well as contributing to recordings by established R&B acts such as...