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 in the live arena. Their music brings together soulful vocals, three part harmony and a super tight rhythm section in an ageless and familiar sound.
Over the last ten years, Kooii have toured extensively throughout 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, supporting the likes of Blue King Brown, The Cat Empire and The Beautiful Girls.
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. The intrinsic understanding shared between these talented musicians allows for colourful and explosive improvisation. The music is free-flowing, uplifting, heart-warming and will leave you relishing every last drop.
Kooii’s song “One Step” recently took out ‘Song of the Year’ in the Blues/Roots category of QMusic’s annual awards. The song is taken from the album “In This Life” (2010), a stunning album that follows their landmark debut “Beads On A String” (2005).
Both albums are independent releases available now through Vitamin Records.