“Soulful war-esque dark funk, draped in a deep pile velvety psychedelia with the sort of effortless classic rock vocal that shiny stars are surely made of.” Bull & Gate, UK
KAVA KAVA have been profiled as one of ‘the’ bands from the Yorkshire area of the UK to look out for. Think Corrine Bailey Rae/Kaiser Chiefs/Arctic Monkeys, and more recently Paul Marshall. Their music has been featured in TV series such as, JOHN FROM CINCINNATI, DIRT and WEEDS, and they have three songs on the newly released XBOX 360 snowboarding game, STOKED. Their new record, FORWARDS will be released in the US on Midnight Swimming in June on digital and vinyl.
“Kava Kava has created a musical chimera that is equal parts P-Funk and Roxy Music, as indebted to Stax soul and the Philly sound as it is to the Manchester beat and Brian Eno.” Alt.Culture.US
Originally starting as four-piece psychedelic funk band gracing the underground festival and party scene, KAVA KAVA has now expanded into a fleshed out six piece that fully realizes an eclectic, yet cohesive wall of sound.
The vocals of singer Pat Fulgoni are accompanied by a revolving line-up that includes Matt Bond guitar, Martin Chung bass, Chris Corrigan drums, Steve Davies and Ian Bailey horn section alongside vocals, guitars, electronica, brass, strings and a funky rhythm section. The dynamics between all of the different elements of KAVA KAVA truly add up to an individualistic new incarnation of sound without forgetting to pay homage to the history of those sounds.
“Should be on every funk and disco playlist, period!..Love it!” DJ Magazine (UK)