With its unique mix of downtown soul and uptown funk, Urban Groove Unit has established itself as one of the premier live acts in France. Regularily playing many of city’s top venues, as well as regional and national festivals UGU has opened for international acts such as Leela James and Nine Belown Zero. A tight-knit eight-piece band, UGU combines its own compositions and rare-soul covers providing a sound all their own. And 2017 has been a banner year for the band, with the release of their long-awaited six-track EP, « Ain’t Wastin’ Time » inclucing the title-track single as well as the soul burner « What It Means. » The Band: Laetitia N'Diaye (lead vocals), James Startt (guitar), David Lamy (drums), Gérard Berruet (bass), Corentin Pujol (keys), Valentin Couineau (trombone), Paul de Rémusat (sax), Xavier Desjours (percussion).