“If Aretha Franklin & Tina Turner had a child, her name would be Garnetta Cromwell.” ~ Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne (Juno Award winner & Canadian Music Hall of Fame member)
GARNETTA CROMWELL & DaGROOVMASTERS is a classic soul and R&B band that delivers a high-energy show. They are a reflection of Canada’s multicultural society. Their upbeat music brings pure joy to all listeners. Garnetta has been in the studio recording with many notable musicians and has graced the stage with Juno and Maple Blues Award recipient, Hall of Famer, the King of Boogie Woogie, Mr. Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne.
Garnetta Cromwell’s story begins in Montreal as a bilingual, Afro-Metis (Mi’q Ma’q Community) Canadian girl, a musical daughter of a sophisticated and strong woman; and the youngest of six daughters. Watching her mother, Miss Marva Ann, use music to survive, thrive, heal, and grow; Garnetta used music for the same purpose.
As a child, Garnetta had a hearing impairment that left her temporarily deaf and required surgical treatment to repair. Loving music gave her the impetus to survive, the determination to thrive, the peace to heal and a reason to grow. She diversified her musicality at a young age with a passion for gospel, blues, country and soul music.
As Garnetta continued her music journey, she became the lead vocalist and drummer for Toronto’s only female reggae band Sweet Sensation, performing on the same stage with Platinum/Grammy Award artists Maxi Priest, Shabba Ranks, Shaggy, Gregory Issac, Sean Kingston and Platinum/Grammy soul legends Percy Sledge, Dorothy Moore and The Manhattans.
GARNETTA CROMWELL & DaGROOVMASTERS won the Toronto Blues Society’s (TBS) Talent Search in July 2022, which earned them a spot to compete at the finals in the International Blues Challenge, being held in Memphis, Tennessee, which takes place January 24-28, 2023. Their first Blues single, “Miss Marva Ann”, was released January 2022 and has been ranked # 1 locally, #4 regionally, #45 nationally and is still climbing globally on the Reverbnation music charts.