Former Soul Kiss front man, PJ Sharamitaro, could no longer contain the melodies within. It was time to unchain his passion for writing music once again and share the groovy fruits with St. Louis and beyond. He began writing and in a very short time, he knew he had embarked on a funk-a-fied masterpiece.  To build upon the foundation of funk, he added colorful layers of quality musicians. This sound has come to be known as Empire Groove.
EG has a unique and original style that encompasses funk, rock, pop, R & B and jazz. Empire Groove’s thumpin’ backbeat creates an infectious rhythm, while the powerhouse vocals and irresistible horn section keep you moving. The original songs and electric songwriting style will infect you with tones from the past in perfect harmony with a modern music flair. The exquisite musicality sets this band apart from the rest. Bring your dancin’ shoes to this one folks, because Empire Groove is here and they are funkin’ for real!

PJ Sharamitaro


Cassie Molloy


Chris Naccarato


Dennis Hamer

Keys, Vocals

Kevin Kobielusz


Philip Watts


Trammel Horton


Chris Carrico