discography

‘Get Down & Funk’

(2020, E TYPE RECORDS)
Amsterdaam album cover

Tracklist

  1. Get Down & Funk
  2. You've Set Me Free
  3. Say a Prayer
  4. It's Your Day
  5. Heal Me
  6. Irresistible You
  7. My World's on Fire
  8. Love Is Crazy
  9. You Got Me Goin'
  10. Cookies and Love

Credits

Mykeljon | guitars, vocals, programming
Bruce Kerr | bass (1-6, 8, 9)
Miriam Haslip | bass (7, 10)
Isaac Sanchez | drums & percussion (8)

All tracks composed & arranged by Mykeljon APRA

Drums & percussion recorded by Shantih Haast at Studio 770, Los Angeles, C.A., U.S.A.
All other instruments recorded by Mykeljon at E Type Studios, Auckland, New Zealand

Produced, mixed & mastered by Mykeljon at E Type Studios, Auckland, New Zealand

Booklet artwork, design & production by Paul Lyons
‘Ukrainian Doll’ tattoo art by Jolene Winckel

© ℗ 2020 Mykeljon

‘Amsterdaam’

(2018, THE SOUND OF LA)
Amsterdaam album cover

Tracklist

  1. Amsterdaam!
  2. Geraldine
  3. In My Heart
  4. Oriental Journey
  5. Just Before the Light
  6. Thin Blue Line
  7. By My Side
  8. Stepping Stones
  9. Blues on the Outside
  10. Watch It Work
  11. All Night Long

Credits

Mykeljon | electric guitars, vocals (11)
Robert Kyle | saxophones (2-5, 8, 9), flutes (4, 8)
Ernest Semu | piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer
Anthony Hunt | organ, clavinet
Trinidad Sanchez III | bass
Isaac Sanchez | drums, percussion

featuring The Angel City Horns (1, 6, 7, 10, 11)
Chris Tedesco | trumpet, Flügelhorn
Robert Kyle | saxophones
Jim McMillen | trombone

All tracks composed & arranged by Mykeljon APRA
Brass section arrangements by Robert Kyle ASCAP

Saxophone & flute solos recorded by Robert Kyle at Dark Delishious Music, Los Angeles, C.A., U.S.A.
Brass recorded by Chris Tedesco at The Angel City Horns HQ, Los Angeles, C.A., U.S.A.
Bass recorded by Trinidad Sanchez III at Warner Robins Studio, Nashville, T.N., U.S.A.
Drums & percussion recorded by Isaac Sanchez at Downtown Studios, Los Angeles, C.A., U.S.A.
All other instruments recorded by Mykeljon at E Type Studios, Auckland, New Zealand

Mixed & produced by Mykeljon at E Type Studios, Auckland, New Zealand
Mastered by Joe High at The SoundLAB, Pennsauken, N.J., U.S.A.

Booklet artwork, design & production by Paul Lyons
‘Ukrainian Doll’ tattoo art by Jolene Winckel

© ℗ 2020 Mykeljon

‘Live at GVR’

(2016, E TYPE RECORDS)

Tracklist

  1. Amsterdaam! - Live at GVR
  2. Blues on the Outside - Live at GVR
  3. Foxy Brown - Live at GVR
  4. Geraldine - Live at GVR
  5. Tell Me Why - Live at GVR
  6. Ukrainian Doll - Live at GVR
  7. Everybody Needs a Little Lovin' (bonus track)

Credits

Live At G.V.R.
(Tracks 1–6)

Mykeljon | electric guitars
Ernest Semu | keyboards
Nic Haslip | bass
Leyton Greening | drums
Nick Nahi | percussion

featuring:
‘Haggis’ Maguiness | harmonicas

Track 6 composed by Mykeljon APRA & Derek ‘Haggis’ Maguiness
All other tracks composed by Mykeljon APRA

Recorded live at Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Waiuku, New Zealand
Tracked by Louis Bernstone
Mixed & produced by Mykeljon at E Type Studios, Auckland, New Zealand
Mastered by Brian Lipski at The SoundLAB, Pennsauken, NJ

Front cover & album booklet design by Paul Lyons
Photography by SpeedShotz

© ℗ 2016 E Type Records

Everybody Needs A Little Lovin'
(Bonus Track)

Mykeljon | vocals, acoustic & electric guitars
‘Haggis’ Maguiness | harmonica
Ernest Semu | keyboards
Trinidad Sanchez III | bass
Isaac Sanchez | drums, percussion

Composed, arranged and produced by Mykeljon APRA
Recorded at E Type Studios, Auckland, New Zealand
Drums & percussion recorded by Isaac Sanchez at Downtown Studios, Anaheim, CA
Mixed by Trinidad Sanchez III at Warner Robins Studio, Nashville, TN
Mastered by Brian Lipski at The SoundLAB, Pennsauken, NJ

© ℗ 2020 Mykeljon

‘Ukrainian Doll’

(2014, E TYPE RECORDS)

Tracklist

  1. Ukrainian Doll
  2. Mi Bella Paola
  3. I Say Praise
  4. No Way Home
  5. Foxy Brown
  6. Tell Me Why
  7. High Heels
  8. Pretty Little Thang
  9. E Type Blues
  10. You Are My Fantasy

Credits

Mykeljon | acoustic & electric guitars, vocals
‘Haggis’ Maguiness | harmonicas
Ernest Semu | piano, organ, keyboards, synths
Robert Kyle | tenor sax
Bruce Kerr | bass
Isaac Sanchez | drums, percussion

Track 1 composed by Mykeljon APRA & Derek ‘Haggis’ Maguiness
All other tracks composed by Mykeljon APRA

Recorded, mixed and produced by Mykeljon at E Type Studios, Auckland, New Zealand
Sax recorded by Robert Kyle at Dark Delisious Music, Altadena, CA
Drums & percussion recorded by Isaac Sanchez at Downtown Studios, Anaheim, CA
Mastered by Brian Lipski at The SoundLAB, Pennsauken, NJ

Front cover & album booklet design by Paul Lyons
‘Ukrainian Doll’ tattoo art by Jolene Winckel
Photography by Rex Haslip & SpeedShotz

© ℗ 2020 Mykeljon

articles ⁄ reviews

All aboard the Groovexpress… featuring a vintage vibe with original material that encompasses jazz, blues, funk and more on their latest release UKRAINIAN DOLL. The internationally acclaimed band is based out of New Zealand and delivers upbeat, fun, sensual jazz with a retro spin that will inspire you… The album is receiving critical acclaim and airplay around the world. A band of highly accomplished individuals with deep resumes… creating music that is ageless and timeless by combining genres with fresh flavors to attract music lovers worldwide! Groovexpress is the new face of Smooth Jazz!

—  Sandy Shore

SmoothJazz.com Global Radio
(www.smoothjazz.com)


“…Groovexpress plays like its resume — deep, wide and with a canny sense of timing… ‘Ukrainian Doll’ […] plays like the all-star session that it is.”

—  Nick DeRiso

(www.somethingelsereviews.com)


“…grab a ticket and hop aboard – Groovexpress is not to be missed.”

—  elocal, Oct 2014

(www.elocal.co.nz)


“Combining jazz, soul, funk and pop in a melodic, accessible fashion… a throwback to a time in which soul-jazz improvisers were making a concerted effort to reach young R&B fans.”

—  Alex Henderson

(www.reviewyou.com)


Groovexpress, are in a word, splendid, and somehow transform jazz with Latin ‘flavor’ into a fresh experience. Their most recent album ‘Ukrainian Doll’ is absolutely not for the grocery line, but rather a cross between Stevie Wonder instrumentals and Carlos Santana beats — in other words, music for the sensual of heart and skin.”

—  Alice Neiley

(www.reviewyou.com)