Hot UK act Kava Kava are all set for their debut US gigs at the SXSW Music Festival 2007 this March. A turbo charged live act from Huddersfield in Yorkshire, Kava Kava creates "party-worthy music by combining rock, funk, dance and soul" (Billboard Magazine, USA). The Kavas hit SXSW with a crunching 6 piece line up featuring the distinctive blues tinged vocals of Pat Fulgoni alongside guitars, electronica, brass section and drums.
January saw Kava Kava profiled as one of THE bands from the Yorkshire area of the UK to look out for via the New Yorkshire project (Yorkshire? think Corrine Bailey Rae/Kaiser Chiefs/Arctic Monkeys etc), track 'Bank Job' being featured on the Music Week magazine (MIDEM edition) cover mount CD with a glowing write up on the band and initiative. http://www.newyorkshire.netUS radio spins already include Nic Harcourt's influential radio show "Morning Becomes Eclectic" on KCRW, Los Angeles and Sat Bisla's "Passport Approved". Described in UK magazine Future Music as "an essential live experience...." Kava Kava are precisely that! They are a highly experienced live act not to be missed having performed at Clubs and Festivals all over Europe including Glastonbury Festival. In fact a recent concert was voted "gig of the year" by BBC Radio Raw Talent listeners.
The band are currently in the studio writing a new album while music from Kava Kava's self produced 'Maui' CD (out now on Chocolate Fireguard Records) has already been used in a load of US film and TV ranging from cult Golden Globe winning TV series WEEDS, LA RIDING CLUB and new Hollywood movie BOYS AND GIRLS GUIDE TO GETTING DOWN (winner of 5x LA independent film awards). A load more synchs in the pipeline........
Kava Kava are real industry movers and shakers with singer Pat running the eclectic independent label Chocolate Fireguard with various quality artists and distribution deals worldwide and also a wide range of projects encouraging the development of the local music industry. These include the Timeless Music Project and annual Timeless Festival. This month catch his recent vocal collaboration: 'Beliefs' with Hospital Records drum n bass star Nutone on BBC Radio One.