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Sound of KoKo / Bio

SOUND OF KOKO IS A FIVE-PIECE SOULFUL TRIBAL FUSION BAND INTRODUCING UNIQUE AND VIBRANT ORIGINALS. THEIR DEEP SOUND AND DISTINCTIVE STYLE IS AN EAR OF STIMULATING WORKS.
STEP INSIDE THE ACOUSTIC SOULFUL GROOVES WITH LAYERS OF BLUES; REACH HEIGHTS OF EARTHY SULTRY JAZZY TONES MIXED WITH INDI TRIBAL FUSION AND A SPLASH OF HIP HOP... YOU WILL SUBMERGE IN THE SOUND OF KOKO (SOUND OF NIGHT).

‘ SOUND OF KOKO’ INFUSES THE STYLES OF BLUES, JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK AND HIP HOP WITH A TRIBAL FUSION. KOKO IS LIKE A MUSICAL DEGUSTATION, PLEASING TO THE EARS RIDING WAVES OF SOUND.

LEADING VOCALIST IS THE SOULFUL AND SASSY SONGBIRD KACHINA, PREVIOUSLY FROM GROUP TAURINE: MINISTRY OF SOUND (UK) NO.6 SONG ON THE WORLD DANCE MUSIC CHARTS [DMC] IN THE UK, AKA LADY K & AVIATORS: WARNER MUSIC, MORE RECENTLY RELEASING EP WITH FAT GROOVE AS KACHINA. KACHINA HAS PERFORMED WITH MANY NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS SUCH AS THE PHARCYDE, KLF, C&C MUSIC FACTORY, WANDA D, SNAP, 112, ALLURE, MIGUEL MIGS, JAY J AND LATRICE BARNETT OPENING MANY LARGE EVENTS AT VENUES SUCH AS METRO, ENMORE THEATRE, FESTIVAL HALL, HARBOUR BRIDGE, STATE THEATRE, KIAMA JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL, NATIONAL PRESS CLUB OF AUSTRALIA TO NAME A FEW. TO DATE KACHINA CONTINUES TO WRITE AND PERFORM ORIGINAL WORKS WITH BAND SOUND OF KOKO. KACHINA'S PERFORMANCES ARE UNPREDICTABLE, FREE AND EXTRAORDINARILY UPLIFTING. HER DISTINCT SOUND IS DEEP, EVOCATIVE AND LUSHLY TEXTURED.

DRIVING KOKO’S RHYTHMICAL JOURNEY IS SOFIA ‘PILA’ PLAYING BEAUTIFUL COMPOSITIONS WITH A GUTSY FEEL ON ACOUSTIC GUITAR THEN SWITCHING OVER TO THE DEEP FUNKY GROOVES ON BASS. SWEDISH BORN, SOFIA PICKED UP THE GUITAR AT AGE 7YRS, LATER PLAYING BASS IN BAND 'COLOURED MIND' AN ALTERNATIVE POP/ROCK OUTFIT. PILA STUDIED MUSIC FOR A YEAR IN STOCKHOLM AS A BASS PLAYER AND RECORDED A SOLO ALBUM IN 2010. SHE CAPTURES HER LISTENERS WITH INCREDIBLE GUITAR DEXTERITY AND IMPECCABLE CONNECTION BETWEEN RHYTHM AND MELODY. PILA ENJOYS ADDING PERCUSSIVE RHYTHMS IN THE SETS AND SHE DISPLAYS VIBRANCE AND ENERGY IN THE MUSIC. PILA IS A TALENTED MUSICIAN WHO CO-WRITES CHORDS AND MUSIC WITH KACHINA ADDING HER BRILLIANCE TO CREATE THE MASTER INGREDIENTS TO THEIR SONGS. PILA WHIPS UP A COOL WIND OF RHYTHMS ADDING HER UNIQUE STYLE AND MUSICAL FLAIR TO THE DIVERSITY OF THE BAND.

SAM K’S IS A SELF-TAUGHT "NOISE MAKER", AND HE BEGAN PLAYING GUITAR AT AGE 10. GROWING UP WITH HIS FATHER'S ALBUM COLLECTION HAS INFUSED AN UNDENIABLE BLUES/ROCK STREAK THAT REMAINS PREVALENT IN HIS PLAYING TO THIS DAY. SAM STUDIED AT WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY FROM 2013, WHERE HE COMPLETED A BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE AND GRADUATED WITH DISTINCTION. HE WAS AWARDED A DEAN'S MEDAL SAM'S EXPOSURE TO A VARIETY OF STYLES (RANGING FROM FUNK TO HEAVIER MUSICAL GENRES) HAS ALSO SEEPED INTO HIS PLAYING, CREATING THE PERFECT STORM OF MUSICAL MAYHEM. ON ONE SONG, SAM IS SOARING OVER SOUND OF KOKO'S MUSIC ARMED WITH SIX STRINGS; THE NEXT, HE'S POPPING, SLAPPING AND THUMPING AS PART OF THE BAND'S RHYTHM SECTION, ALL THE WHILE DISPLAYING GROOVE AND FEEL BEYOND HIS YEARS.

STIMULATING THE AUDIO SENSES IS MATT BOURNE PLAYING A VARIETY OF PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS WHILST DANCING WITH THE RHYTHMS OF SOUND. BOURNE IS A TALENTED PERCUSSIONIST WHO HAS PLAYED WITH VARIOUS DIFFERENT CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS AND GENRES. BOURNE HAS TOURED WITH ACTS AUSTRALIA-WIDE SUCH AS INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS FROM SPAIN (JOAQUIN RUIZ, JUAN SOTO, ARCADIO MARIN), INDIA (CHANDRAKANT SARDESHMUKH), SHOHREH (IRAN/USA) AND TURKEY (LATIF BOLAT) IN ADDITION TO SUPPORT SLOTS FOR TALVIN SINGH (UK) AND KRAFTY KUTS (UK). HE HAS DEVELOPED COMPETENCE IN A WIDE VARIETY OF PERCUSSIVE STYLES AFTER TRAVELLING TO CUBA, WEST AFRICA, INDIA AND SOUTH AMERICA TO EXPERIENCE AND STUDY FIRST HAND. MATT'S FLAVOUR IS UNIQUE AND SUPPORTS KOKO'S DISTINCT TRIBAL FEEL AS HE ENLIVENS THE SENSES WITH ALL THE ELEMENTS AND INSTRUMENTS HE USES.

CRACKERJACK DRUMMER, YANI SOCRATOUS, WAS INTRODUCED TO DRUMS AT THE EARLY AGE OF 10YRS PLAYING ON HIS FATHER’S KIT, WHICH HE STILL USES TODAY. HE CONTINUES TO EXPAND AND BROADEN HIS KNOWLEDGE AND HIS DISCOVERY, JOY AND LOVE FOR MUSIC IS ALWAYS EXPANDING. YANI BEGAN AFRICAN DRUMMING AT AGE 25YRS AND LEARNT SOLIDLY FROM A GRIOT, MOHAMED BANGOURA, FOR SIX YEARS. LATER HE TOURED AUSTRALIA IN BANDS SUCH AS 'NATIONAL PORNOGRAPHIC', 'THE SNIFFER DOGS' AND 'ALOTTA PRESHA' MORE RECENTLY ADDING HIS FLAVOUR TO MAIN MUSICAL PROJECT 'LYRE BYRDLAND', A 10-PIECE AFRO BEAT FUNK BAND. SOCRATOUS WAS INTRODUCED TO SOUND OF KOKO IN 2014 PLAYING DRUMS ON NYE AT A LOCAL SOUTH COAST CLUB. HE LATER RETURNED TO SOUND OF KOKO PERFORMING AT THE ‘HARD ROCK RISING’ 2016 EVENT IN SYDNEY, WHERE THE BAND WON ON A NATIONAL LEVEL OUT OF 7000 OTHER BANDS ACROSS AUSTRALIA. YANI HONED HIS INCREDIBLE TECHNIQUE DRAWING FROM HIS WORLDY EXPERIENCE; HE HAS IMPRESSIVE, SOLID AND SOPHISTICATED DRUMMING CADENCE. HE HAS BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE BAND DOING PRODUCTION WORK AT HIS STUDIO, 'STUDIO 55' WHILST ADDING HIS DRUMMING AND PERCUSSION STYLES ON KOKO’S ORIGINAL WORKS. YANI HAS LIFTED THE MUSIC TO NEW HEIGHTS ADDING HIS OWN SIGNATURE STYLE AND SUBSTANTIAL RHYTHMS, WHICH REINFORCE THE RICH SOUNDS OF THE BAND. HE HAS THE AIR AND EXPERTISE, WHICH CREATES MOVEMENT, ENERGY AND BOMBINATION WITHIN THE MUSIC, ENHANCING KOKO'S MUSICAL JOURNEY.
THROUGH THE SOUND OF KOKO, MUSIC DANCES IN THE NIGHT SKY LIKE THE STARS ON HIGH. IT IS WHERE MUSIC MEETS THE SOUL ON A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUND. LET YOURSELF BE IMMERSED IN THE LAYERS, GROOVES AND VOCAL BLISS.
KOKO’S SOUND HAS SET THE MARK FOR A STANDARD OF HIGHER LISTENING. BE SURE TO DIVE IN!

CONTACT: KACHINA LEWIS
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
PHONE: 0403 337 116
EMAIL: - SOUNDOFKOKO@GMAIL.COM FACEBOOK: - WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SOUNDOFKOKO TWITTER: - WWW.TWITTER.COM/SOUNDOFKOKO SOUNDCLOUD: - WWW.SOUNDCLOUD.COM/SOUND-OF-KOKO INSTAGRAM: - WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/SOUND_OF_KOKO REVERBNATION: - WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/SOUNDOFKOKO

General Info

Band Members
Kachina Lewis - Vocals, Sofia Pila Andersson - Bass, Sam K - Electric Guitar, Matt Bourne - Percussion, Yani Socratous - Drums
Artist Name
Sound of KoKo
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/soundofkoko
Genres
Funk / Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop fusion

Contact Info

Location
Wollongong, NSW, AU
Manager
Kachina Lewis

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