James Powell

JAMES POWELL: Bass Guitar

Having joined the group in the summer of 2015, James has a longstanding history of accomplished musicianship throughout the state of Virginia and beyond.

A veteran of stage, studio and television, James has worked primarily with several popular and well-known entities and groups.  Among them are Larry Bland & the Volunteer Choir, vocalist Carlton Blount and the Total Control Band, First Impressions, Richard Green’s Showtyme Band and currently The Groove Motive.  James is also a well-known musician on the gospel music front and currently supports the music programs of several Richmond churches.  He previously served as bassist for the longest-running (20+ years) locally produced television show, “The Gospel Truth”, which aired on WRIC-TV 8.

James’ fluency and flair on the fret board coupled with his rhythm & “groove” provides the distinct, yet familiar, foundation for The Groove Motive’s signature sound

James Powell