Boukou Groove is a soul Funk band with a New Orleans twist !! NOLA Monster guitarist Derwin “Big D” Perkins, Soul singer ,Keys and Moog Bass player ,Donnie Sundal and a Funk drummer Jimmy Hill! They have created an original Funk,R&B,Blues sound that makes you groove..
Boukou Groove in the past year has been joined on stage while on tour throughout the Eastern Seaboard for by many great artist such as Junior Marvin of the Wailers, Sam Bush, Otis Clay,Houseman Declouet,Col.Bruce Hampton, drummers Raymond Weber,Jimmy Boo Hill,Jeffery “Jellybean” Alexander Terance Higgins and Jeff Mills. Donnie and Big D shared the stage with many different acts during this years NOLA Jazzfest and after parties! In Summer 2011 joined by Morgan Freeman!
DERWIN “BIG D” PERKINS
NOLA born and raised guitarist.
Big D’s career began in church. It wasn’t long after, that his uncompromising guitar style was noticed NOLAS top acts.He is an integral part of the New Orleans music scene, recording and sharing the stage with artist such as the late Raymond Myles, Jon Cleary, Bonnie Raitt, Davell Crawford, N’Dea Davenport, The Neville Brothers, Dia-mon, Anthony Bailey, Lil Romeo and Marva Wright just to name a few. Along with playing he has also become a sought out Songwriter and Producer .
His voice and sound is soulful, funky, and always rock solid. Donnie’s ability to weave seamlessly among genres, allowing him to perform with many of today’s well known artists, Junior Marvin (Bob Marley and the Wailers), Sam Bush,Randell Bramblett,Eric Lindell. In 2010 earned an endorsement from Moog Music.
After attending Berklee College of Music and touring Canada, Donnie settled Atlanta where his band opened for reggae acts such as Jimmy Cliff, Third World, and Burning Spear. In 2006 opened, Neptone Recording Studio in Destin Fl.