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by Tina Walsh (subscribe)
A thirty-something music appreciator with a passion for blues, funk, reggae, jazz and soul. I love uncovering new acts and CDs to buy at live gigs. Follow me on twitter @tinajwalsh
Published November 7th 2012
K is for Kooii
Kooii have just released their new EP, and with a sound rooted in afro-beat and reggae, this release stretches into swing, latin and ska.

Kooii's horn section

At the recent Call Out Fiesta, Island Vibe's After Party, they performed as a nine-piece outfit. With Peter Hunt performing alternately vocals and trumpet, and Tom Hinchcliff on bass, they were joined by a strong horn section and three percussionists. Thankfully, there was a large stage at Greenslopes Bowls Club, so each of the musicians had a reasonable space to bring their craft.

Kooii's percussion section

There were a number of amazing showcase performances throughout the set, a tenor sax solo performed during the track Down to the River, a trumpet solo during the track Water, Precious Water, and a guitar solo during the QMusic award-winning track One Step, to list a few. I really appreciate when a band gives some time and space for an individual musician to shine during live performances. I admit, this performance was much more upbeat than I've heard them before and during their generous encore performance, they played a track that got the already dancing crowd skanking.

More Kooii

Kooii play regularly in Brisbane and Byron Bay, and you can find out more about their upcoming gigs when you like them on Facebook here, check out their website here.
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