Grooms & Katie is composed of two hard-working poets with the ultimate DIY ethic. Born out of Garden City, Kansas, the big dude in Dickies, known as Nicholas Grooms, began his music career with punk rock roots. Having performed with bands around the Midwest including Parallels, Grooms found his niche in the hip hop world in 2013 after becoming one of 160 finalists as well as a featured artist in the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands via the Vans Warped Tour. Since then, Grooms has gone on to collaborate with artists including but not limited to Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids), JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights), Mark Rose (Spitalfield), and MC Lars. In August 2013 Grooms released a track in partnership with the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs titled “Tradition (Hail to the Chiefs),” which appeared on the NFL Network, Fox News, Sports Illustrated, Associated Press, and more. It was crowned “Song of the Week” during the infamous “Raiders Week” upon the annual Oakland and Kansas City Rivalry.
Around this time, Grooms began working with the beautiful Katie Wheatcroft, also known as the girl with the MJ tattoo. The result became a rich and elegant pop rock and R&B fusion, propelling the pair to a higher realm of spreading love through music.
“No band…not one band on this page will have worked as honest, or as hard as Nick has. He has done this through grassroots promotion and all the votes and comments are 100% real. He grew up going to Warped Tours, he has performed in bands for years, and now it’s just him. He is EXACTLY the type of vocal musician that will take advantage of the opportunity he is given and he has given Ernie Ball a ton of free promotion. Please let Nick on your stage. You will not be sorry.”—Dominic Davi, Director of Marketing and Promotions, Kung Fu Records
People love when we play this song, it is fantastic! No better way to start a Monday morning after a Kansas City win than with our man Nicholas Grooms’ song “Tradition (Hail to the Chiefs)”—Bob Fescoe, 610 Sports Radio, Kansas City, MO
“Grooms pulls no punches and attacks every aspect of this Broncos team and their fan base. In fact, he even goes so far as to call out the Broncos star slot receiver Wes Welker for being a ‘body wash salesman.’ The hook is awesome as well, before every breakdown, Nicholas informs you ‘this is how we do it at Arrowhead.’ While there is no motion video to along with this song — just a steady picture of Arrowhead at night — Grooms paints all the picture you’ll need.”—Jason Seibel, ArrowheadAddict.com (powered by Sports Illustrated)
“Such a smooth style with the voice to match. No gimmicks, no alias. Just a real dude with a first and last name preaching his story to the world in beautiful words.”—Norman Golden III, Actor/Hip hop artist (acted in films such as Cop and a Half and Gone Fishin’)
“Bro!! That’s the first time I’ve seen the video-makes me very proud to wear red & yellow! Chiefs Kingdom!!”—Dustin Colquitt, Punter, Kansas City Chiefs (via twitter in regards to seeing the “Tradition” music video)
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