The Bustas That Groove

Busta Groove are 3 Piece Rock Funk Band who play on the local South Devon pub circuit. We also play regularly at Weddings, Private Parties, Corporate Functions and Events. If you’d like to book Busta Groove for your wedding or function please use the contact form and we’ll check our diary for availability. Remember we’re often booked months, sometimes years in advance so please enquire as soon as possible.

Meet the guys…

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Oliver Holmes

Lead Singer

Guitars, Vocals, Muscles

Fave Artist: The Night Game

Like: Transformers, Tacos, Tequila

Don’t Like: Wax, Oprah, Scooters

Oliver Holmes is a South West born and bred singer / songwriter / guitarist / producer. He has been involved with a plethora of bands and acts over the past 15 years and has enjoyed touring around Europe with Freestyle records artist “Lack of Afro”.

Oliver has had the pleasure of performing for the BBC at Maida Vale studios (David Bowies favourite studio) for the Mark Lamar show. Oliver has also performed on the Craig Charles BBC 6 funk and soul show. Oliver is the main vocalist/guitarist for Busta Groove. When he is not performing with Busta Groove, he is busy with his solo career.

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Dean Mancey

Percussion & Vocals

Djembe, Guitars, Vocals, Hair

Fave Artist: Vinnie Colaiuta

Like: Swimming in the Sea & Swede

Don’t Like: Tomatoes & Violence

Dean was born inside a Djembe Drum in Devon. From there he grew in to one of the finest rhythm maestros in the land. By age 7 he had already turned down Metallica to go on a world tour as their drummer. Numerous other requests for Deans extraordinary talent poured in over the following years and he found himself playing with all sorts of bands across the South West learning his trade and perfecting his art. In 2001 he met Barney Dine in Brixham and formed the band Daddy Mango which after years of local success led to his last incarnation 3BF. Dean also loves his dog, Frodo, Wuff!

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Mike Taylor

Ace on the Bass

Bass, Keyboards. Reads Music! 🤓

Fave Artist: G. Gould, Tigran Hamasyan

Like: Bass, Peace and Quiet

Don’t Like: Jellyfish

Studied piano with internationally renowned concert pianist John Bingham and harpsichord with the early music specialist John Henry graduating from Trinity College of Music in 2001. Awarded the Cyril Cork Prize for Outstanding Supporting Studies. Studied Bass Guitar and Advanced Harmony with Paul Westwood, Professor of Bass Guitar at the Royal Academy of Music.

3 years on bass and keyboards with Bill Kenwright’s touring production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”