Gregory J. Bennett aka ‘Groove Generator’ is an award-winning innovator of funkafied dance and urban grooves with smooth and progressive jazz sensibilities. He has also produced pop/rock and orchestral tracks for recent interactive media projects. Among some of his most recent accomplishments, having a positive impact in this ever-changing entertainment industry has been his primary focus. Greg’s main goal is to have his music licensed and placed in many TV shows, films, video games and advertising campaigns. Recently, he was fortunate enough to land one of his amazing orchestral tracks on the I Saw You On TV Records, 'Video Game Composers Vol 1' CD. Also recently, Greg provided music to the TV advertisements for the Ronzio law firm on channel KRCA in Los Angeles. His entry into the mobile music industry has been successful as he secured mobile music licensing and distribution deals with a couple of mobile entertainment companies. His master ringtones and ringback tones have garnered surprisily respectable sales per quarter. Some of Gregory's instrumental tracks have been licensed to cable TV programming(most recently on VH-1, MTV, The Food Network, HGTV, BET, HBO and E!, just to name a few.), music-on-hold applications and Muzak. His music can also be heard on the soundtrack of the highly anticipated film entitled 'Cain and Abel' by Mercury Rising Films. In 2003, Gregory was named "One Of The Top20 Indie Composer/producers" at the Listen & Exchange Awards.
He started playing the drums at the early age of seven. Four years later, the family moved to New Orleans and he immediately became part of the various music communities. He joined the school band and jumped right into performing and gigging with local cover bands. Seven years later his band was given the opportunity to be the opening act for major recording artist, Chaka Khan. As a performing musician from the late 70's to the early 90's and currently as a composer/producer, Gregory has taken everything from r&b to pop, from jazz to hiphop, from easy listening to orchestral music and melded all of these flavas into a delightful synthesis of sensuous, seductive and provocative gumbo. Some of my early influences included; Sly and the Family Stone, Parliament/Funkadelic, Kraftwerk, Earth Wind & Fire, Grover Washington, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock, The Funky Meters, just to name a few. I am similar to a diverse mix of artists like; Soulive, Pieces of a Dream, Prince, Jungle Brothers, Chromeo, Black Eyed Peas, Head Hunters, Moby, George Duke, just to name a few. Throughout recent years as a composer/producer, his music is becoming popular through out the publishing / licensing world.
Gregory’s music tracks have recently appeared in TV programming;
My Coolest Years - VH-1
Behind The Music Episodes - VH-1
Room Raiders - MTV
Trailer Fabulous - MTV
True Life - MTV
Bill Cosby Biopic - Biography Channel
What's Your Sign - HGTV
The Next Food Network Star - Food Network
R Kelly Interview - VSpot
Hell Date - BET,
Real Sex - HBO,
Just to name a few.
Gregory soundtrack efforts have recently appeared in the following films;
Cain and Abel
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