Sound of KoKo

Sound of KoKoSound of KoKo is a six-piece cover band introducing some unique and vibrant originals. Their deep sound and distinct style is an ear of stimulating works.

Step inside the grooves and layers of blues; reach heights of soul dancing on funk, floating between jazzy grooves with a touch of Hip Hop… You are submerging in the Sound of KoKo (Sound of Night).

‘Sound of KoKo’ infuses Blues, Jazz, Soul, Funk and Hip Hop using their unique and vibrant musical arrangements with their own take on covers. A Six-piece outfit seems like the perfect fit for a band, all members bringing something uniquely different. KoKo is like a musical degustation, pleasing to the ears riding waves of sound.

songbird KachinaLeading vocalist is the soulful and sultry songbird Kachina, previously from Taurine – Ministry Of Sound, aka Lady K – Warner Music, currently with Fat Groove. She works her magic with a selective choice of familiar covers and mixes it up with some of her original works. Kachina’s performances are unpredictable, free and extraordinarily uplifting. Her distinct sound is deep, evocative and lushly textured.

Driving KoKo’s rhythmical journey is lead Guitarist and funk Maestro Guy Munro. Munro’s interpretations are blessed with limitless musical imagination, dropping his very own artistic arrangements to drive under and over the grooves and layers. Munro will leave you hungry for more with his innovative solos and fresh sounds.

Introducing one of the finest Saxophonists on the South Coast, Grant Merinuk. A brilliant Jazz musician from Canada. Grant will take yosaxaphoneu on a smooth journey lifting KoKo through great heights and blowing minds with genius outbursts and clever placement of Sax tones. Grant brings his very own unique flavour to KoKo. Enjoy an amazing vibrant Saxy journey or be consumed by his stupendous solos.

Driving the deep sounds beneath the musical layers in KoKo is Bass Guitarist Sofia ‘Pila’ Andersson from Sweden. Pila has some wild grooves to release with her unique sounds which add to the rich tribal feel of the band, being a multi talented musician she often plays Percussion too. Sofia ‘Pila’ beautifully creates warm funky tones that bring depth in the music dancing with sounds of night.

Evoking the emotions within the music and warmly filling space with bright and funky melodies is our newest addition to KoKo on Keys, Gino Vellonio. Gino brings a great soul, funk sound to KoKo and dances with the rhythms allowing the music to melt into the mix. Oooh… it’s the perfect ingredient for KoKo!Gino Vellonio is a brilliant musician who adds to the musical experience.

Sound of KoKoLast, but by no means least is crackerjack drummer Giovanni D’angelo, formerly from band JIDA. With a vast array of musical experience, D’angelo’s diversity and substantial rhythms reinforce KoKo’s rich sounds. Giovanni aka ‘John Dan the man’ with warm rhythms brings life to the beats. He has impressive, solid and sophisticated drumming cadence. D’angelos exuberant grooves bring light and shade as he drives the steady beats. He has the air and expertise, which creates movement, energy and vibrancy within the music, enhancing KoKo’s musical journey.

Kachina aka “Lady K”  is established in many circles in the music industry as a soulful vibrant songbird who is dynamic and versatile. From Hip Hop to Soul to vocals on some of the biggest House/ Dance labels like “ Ministry of Sound”. She holds a deep, evocative and lushly textured voice that sometimes breaks into a smooth poetic rap and wins the popularity of a wide range of audiences. she has formed a Soul, Funk, Blues band with a splash of Hip Hop called ‘Sound of KoKo’.

Guitars - Guy Munro Sound of KoKo is equally supported by some of Australias best musicians. Sound of KoKo has an American Indian name which means Sound of Night. Kachina’s grandmother is from Blackfoot Tribe and the original songs written by Kachina and lead guitarist Guy Munro have a strong tribal influence which is unique and distinctive. The band started last year but found their feet after doing 60 gigs in under 9 months locally. Sound of KoKo has been booked out with gigs all over the South Coast and Sydney region. Their music will no doubt set the mark for a standard of higher listening. Kachina’s rich soulful voice is unique, evocative and lushly textured and her song writing ability further emphasizes her place as one of Australia’s best talents.

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!

For a booking enquiry please email
office@jaybeesentertainment.com.au

phone (02) 4443 3422

Sound of KoKo Songlist

TITLE ARTIST
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE Deni Hines
BACK TO BLACK Amy Winehouse
BUTTERFLY Jamiroquai
CHANGE COME ON BY Sound of KoKo
COULD YOU BE LOVE Bob Marley
DO I MOVE YOU Nina Simone
DON’T WORRY Sound of KoKo
DREAMS Gabrielle
DREAMS OF HOPE Taurine / Kachina
DUB BE GOOD TO ME Beats International
EYES OPEN BLIND Sound of KoKo
FEELING GOOD Nina Simone/Harry Conick
FLOATING ON A HIGH Taurine / Kachina
FLY AWAY Lenny Kravitz
FLY LIKE AN EAGLE Steve Miller
FLY WITH ME Kachina
FREE Sound of KoKo
GET LUCKY Daft Punk
GIRL FROM IPANEMA Amy Winehouse
GOING UP THE COUNTRY Kitty Daisy & Lewis/Canned Heat
GROWING ON ME Taurine / Kachina
HAPPY Pharrell Williams
HIGHER GROUND Stevie Wonder
HIT THE ROAD JACK Ray Charles
I GOT A WOMAN (Man) Ray Charles
I GOT MY MOJO WORKING Muddy Waters
I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER Prince
I’M A WOMAN Koko Taylor
ILLUMINATED Original – Sound of KoKo
IN YOUR SHADOW Taurine / Kachina
IT AIN’T OVER TIL IT’S OVER Lenny Kravitz
JOYFILLED WOMAN Sound of KoKo
KILL THE FLIES Sound of KoKo
KILLING ME SOFTLY Fugees/Roberta Flack
LOOSE YOURSELF TO DANCE Daft Punk
LOVE IS A LOSING GAME Amy Winehouse
LOVE REARS ITS UGLY HEAD Living Colour
LOVES ARROWS Sound of KoKo
MAYBE (Ayo’s Blues) Ayo
MOJO Kitty Daisy & Lewis
MONEY Stevie Wonder
PURPLE RAIN Prince
PUSHERMAN Curtis Mayfield
RED HOIUSE Jimi Hendrix
RITUAL UNION Little Dragon
ROCK ME AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN Lyn Collins
ROCK STEADY Aretha Franklin
SHOTGUN Jr Walker
SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING Howling Wolf
SMOOTH OPERATOR Sade
SO MANY SITUATIONS Kachina
SOUTHERN GAL Erykah Badu
STONE Sound of KoKo
STORMY MONDAY Renee Geyer
SUMMER JIVE Modernists & Kachina
SUMMERTIME Nina Simone/Norah Jones
TEARDROPS Joss Stone/Womack & Womack
THAT’S THE WAY LOVE GOES Janet Jackson
TIME AFTER TIME Cyndi Lauper
TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW Bob Marley / Lauryn Hill
UPSIDE DOWN Dianna Ross
VALERIE Amy Winehouse
WORD UP Cameo
WORK SONG Nina Simone

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phone (02) 4443 3422

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