Kingdom of Kush
Kingdom of Kush @ ’t Oude Pothuys
Through ten years of playing together, shared experience has cultivated a chemistry and collective passion which has shaped the newly envisioned music Kingdom Kush write and perform. Whether it’s busking as a ska band in their teens, gigging with multi-genre electronic band Captain Flatcap at Bestival, Boomtown, in Holland, Australia and throughout England, or just listening, dancing and chatting through many a summer of UK festivals, these collected experiences now lead them to realise their new progressive-soul sound as Kingdom Kush. The Brighton-based four-piece band draws on a medley of classic and modern soul, progressive rock, funk, trip-hop and dubstep.
The band’s debut single Animus holds a penetrating and striving sense of the human journey which carries pervasively through front-woman Isabel’s lyricism, soulful melodies and firmly emotive voice, sensitively and strongly paired by the band’s careful instrumental craft and salient studio-sound. This is Dynamic, progressive, volcanic soul.
Influences include Fat Freddy’s Drop, Submotion Orchestra, Morcheeba, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd and Dizraeli.
“Kingdom Kush are wondrously dedicated to their musical cause – a perfect square of talent! The crispness of the production puts Walkers to shame! Isabel Drake’s voice is ridiculously textured, her depths feeding parts of us that crave to be fed, delivering the message so perfectly! Just beautiful.” – Anna Mac Nanna.
Kingdom Kush is:
Isabel Drake – vocals.
Tom Rotherham – producer, trumpet, guitar.
Harry Travis – guitar, keys.
Type of Event
’t Oude Pothuys
Oudegracht 279 | 3511 PA | Utrecht
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