Our Story

The Nightly Groove Band based in the Orlando, Florida area creates a unique blend of hot blues, smooth jazz and rockin R&B. This versatile 5 piece group will delight, entertain and bring a crowd to its dancin' feet! Paul Laski, President of the Tri/County Boogie and Blues Society stated "with both male and female lead vocals, they just knock it out of the park when it comes to top of the line blues, jazz and some R&B mixed in there too.....you can't lose with this top band!"


History of the Members

Little John "LJ" Schilling  (Guitar and vocals) has been performing professionally since age 12. He began his career in the New York area and has opened for many top acts including BB King, Patti LaBelle and Kenny Rankin to name a few....He is a pure talent and a pleasure to listen to as well as watch; he is a master of the double neck guitar as well. Truly a musician's musician. He has been spotlighted in Guitar Player Magazine and his playing has been praised in the Tampa Tribune, The Clearwater Times, The Orlando Sentinel and Jam Magazine. 






 
John "JB" Heizman (Drums and vocals) was a big part of the Long Island and New York music scene back in the 60's and early 70's performing and recording alongside such acts as Billy Joel and Bad Company. Once moving to Central Florida in 1976 he joined the local scene and toured with bands that opened for national acts like Atlanta Rhythm Section. In 2009 after many years and a few bands later, John decided to put together a group of his favorite musicians now known as "The Nightly Groove Band."






Bill Bradley (Keyboards and vocals) has been performing professionally most of his life. He is also an accomplished sound engineer and is an extensive music lover....If anyone has a question about a song or an artist, Bill always has the answer....









Lisa Mione Jones (Lead Vocals) has been singing professionally since age 15. Rooted in rock n roll, R&B and Top 40, Lisa brings a unique and powerful sound to the band. She is a successful recording artist as well having released 2 singles in the South Florida market in the late 80's. Her wide range is a joy to experience.....truly her voice is her instrument.....Anney Winters of Pisces Rising in Mount Dora described Lisa's vocals as "between flint and silk.....perfect for the blues"







Jim Lucas (Bass and vocals) has been performing in and around the Florida area for quite some time. He is a full time musician who performs for Disney and Universal and can be seen playing a variety of guitars.....Solid and funky....a great addition to round out the talent of this group! 



 

The best way to get a feel for our sound is to come out and hear it! Check out our upcoming gigs schedule. We look forward to performing for your event or venue....

Professional Booking agents please contact us for a Promo Package at thenightlygrooveband@gmail.com