Kooii

Kooii

Live afrobeat, reggae & world Rhythms
Kooii are a band pushing boundaries in contemporary Australian music. Their compelling fusion of afrobeat, reggae and world rhythms, have earned them a glowing reputation, both on record and on stage. Their music brings together soulful vocals, three-part harmony and a deeply-set rhythm section in an ageless and familiar sound that echoes through city and country. Over the last eight years, Kooii have toured extensively throughout the Australia and New Zealand, gathering a devoted following along the way. Their travels have seen them on the big stage at festivals including Woodford, Reggaetown, Island Vibe and Kuranda Roots. They inspired and gathered a wide new audience at their recent performance at the Byron Bay Blues Festival. The group’s lead-singer and trumpet player, Peter Hunt, seeds most of their songs influencing their distinct feeling and message. Cultivating them is a circle of musicians whose individual creativity shines strong while a unity between them serves the creation of music that moves on many levels. On stage, Kooii deliver a dynamic live show made for dancing, delving from the hypnotic depths of reggae rhythms into the pulsating groove of Afrobeat via some Malian desert blues. The intrinsic understanding shared between these talented musicians allows for colourful and engaging improvisation. As a result, the music is free-flowing, uplifting, heart-warming and will leave you relishing every last drop. Kooii has made two albums “In This Life” (2010), a stunning album that follows their landmark debut “Beads On A String” (2005). Kooii are currently recording new material to go towards their third album to be released in 2013, another step in their evolution.