Limited edition CD featuring a killer cover version of classic Hendrix tune 'Freedom' plus originals 'This' and 'Touchy Feelie' FUNKY. Kava Kava are a great live band. They have funked up clubs and festivals right across China, USA, France, Holland, Belgium, Hungary, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Poland, Italy and of course the UK (including Glastonbury). Their 2001 EP 'Funked Up and Freaked Out' rose to No 1 in the NME Club Guide Chart and revealed a timely fix of old school soul influences, over washes of lush bleeps, big beats, rocked out live funk and ass kicking underground grooves. New album 'Maui' takes the band's groove through the roof nailing their unique turbo charged live disco/funk/rock style and peppered with the distinctive soulful vocals of Pat alongside some outrageous guitars, electronica, brass, strings and beats. Surprisingly Kava Kava hail from Yorkshire, UK and were originally a 4 piece experimental live psychedelic funk outfit with heavy George Clinton influences! Comprising Pat Fulgoni as Singer, plus playing squelchy keyboards and trumpet; Matt Bond on guitars; Jason Riley on bass and electronica and Mick Reed on drums, KK cut their teeth through the underground festival/party scene, with NME describing the band's 'You Can Live Here' album as 'gorgeous new psychedelic funk'. As independent experimental dance exploded (labels such as Mowax, Skint and Ninja Tune) Kava Kava started messing around with new technologies and the 'Freedom' single and 'Supalube' album saw the band expand accordingly into a cutting edge live dance outfit - turbo-charged 6 piece space funk monster with brass section, big beats and full live funk ensemble. BILLBOARD MAGAZINE: SEPTEMBER 2006 'Despite a hard rock appearance, Kava Kava creates party-worthy music by combining rock, funk, dance and soul. After forming around the turn of the millennium, the U.K. foursome began by piecing together space rock and disco. A full-length, 'Maui,' was ultimately released on band leader Pat Fulgoni's own label, Chocolate Fireguard. The label has released four artists and a handful of compilations. 'It's all very time-consuming, and I'll know it's gone too far when I start answering the phone onstage,' Fulgoni says. The label work hasn't yet worn him down, and the group has maintained a heavy touring schedule in Europe, including such U.K. music festivals as Glastonbury in 2003. While the act is looking for licensing and distribution opportunities in the United States, Kava Kava has already been heard on Showtime series 'Weeds' and has been spun by Nic Harcourt on noncommercial KCRW Los Angeles' In the UK FREEDOM went on to be included on the National Students CD 'NO COMPROMIZE' (in aid of the Campaign for Free Education) alongside Suede, Senser, Dreadzone, Northern Uproar, Zion Train, Mother Earth, Marion, Transglobal Underground, Intastella, Fundamental, Eat Static, Cud, X-CNN, The Wedding Present, Utah Saints, Revolutionary Dub Warriors, Banco Da Gaia, Chumbawamba, Loop Guru, Ukrainians, Tony Benn, Autechre, Moonflowers.........
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