Once her band, THE GROOVE COUNCIL , established a local name for itself, singer Kathleen Murray wanted to start a side project with a stronger emphasis on the blues. She hand-picked a remarkable group of musicians and started the KATHLEEN MURRAY BAND. The new band features Kathleen's high-energy delivery but with a little different sound and a completely different playlist. It's rockin' blues with soul featuring selections you won't hear from other bands. Her powerful soulful voice and stage presence has made her a Detroit Music Award Nominee for Outstanding R&B/Blues Vocalist in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016 & 2017 . With Kathleen out front, the Groove Council won for Outstanding R&B Group in 2011. On stage, her genuine passion and excitement creates an atmosphere that draws in the audience and keeps them coming back. As part of the GROOVE COUNCIL she had the honor of opening for Motown Legends THE TEMPTATIONS. As the featured vocalist for Alto Reed's Motor City All-Stars, she's not only had the pleasure of performing with rock legend Alto Reed (Silver Bullet Band), but also with his special guests, Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk), Dave Mason (Traffic), Otis Day (Animal House), Mitch Ryder, Peter Rivera ( former lead singer of Rare Earth) , Rick Derringer, and Gary U.S. Bonds. She has also shared the stage with Detroit Royalty Thornetta Davis , Jill Jack and Bobby Murray. She continues to perform with both the GROOVE COUNCIL and her duo , the SOUL COMMISSION.