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Kabbage satisfies the listening palate bringing essential flavors to a variety of audiences. Packed with 3-part vocal harmonies chauffeured by driving bass and percussion rhythms along with an array of guitar and keyboard textures adding enough punch, Kabbage produces the concept of what it is to groove. The shows are energetic and guaranteed to make you move your dancing shoes all the way down the line. "We have downright fun"-Kabbage
With a genre encompassing rock, reggae, funk, r&b, and soul, major influences include: Incubus, The Police, Jamiroquai, 311, Pepper, Bob Marley, The Cure, Journey, Prince, Lionel Ritchie, John Brown's Body, and both roots reggae and island reggae music.
Comprised entirely of music major graduates, the members of Kabbage have strong classically trained backgrounds with keen ears for instrumentation and arranging popular music.
Kabbage first formed in 2004 when Kekai Enomoto (vocals) and Steve Kane (guitar) met as guitar majors at SOU in Ashland, Oregon. They grew up in Hawaii and were asked to play at a Hawaiian dance on campus with original members Matt Fujikawa (ukulele), Dustin Lichty (bass), and Jack Morrison (drums). 2006 brought percussionist Reed Bentley (aka "the Reed") to Kabbage offering more rhythmic electricity to the group. The band had a reincarnation in 2008 with the addition of George Arnall on his low-tuned fretless bass, Chris Matthews on keys, Nick Waroff on alto saxophone, and Sedi Waroff on trombone. Since that period, Kabbage has consistently expanded the boundaries of its sound exciting fans new and old.
(The horn section is currently on hold as the Waroff brothers are on hiatus out of state pursuing educational endeavors)
Past Kabbage crew:
Sean Goff - Tenor Saxophone ('08-'10)
Aaron Blenkush - Keytar ('08-'09)
Dan Sass - Bass ('06-'08)
Matt Fujikawa - Ukulele ('04-'08)
Tim Brown - Bass ('05-'06)
Dustin Lichty - Bass/Guitar ('04-'05)
Jack Morrison - Drums ('04-'05)