Posted on behalf of Ken Jacob Promos...
After a sell out Sacred Earth concert 3 weeks ago we have another wonderful event coming up in 2 weeks.
OKA were recently among the top performers at The Dreaming Festival in Woodford, blowing audiences away with their blend of organic world sounds and funky beats, securing their reputation as one of Australia's truly great festival bands.
OKA’s music is on high rotation on ABC Radio (Australia), CBC (Canada), and has also featured on Qantas Airlines’ inflight entertainment. As well as being used for numerous TV documentaries, OKA have performed live on New Zealand national television (TV1 – Good Morning).
They have just returned from a tour of Canada, where they performed at festivals, clubs and halls everywhere from Vancouver to Halifax.
OKA are playing a special one off concert on the Gold Coast on Saturday 30th September. Get on-line early to book your tickets as a limit of 200 go on sale at 12 noon 15th Sept, full concert details below:
See you there.
Keep On Smilin!
Ken Jacob presents
OKA - A fusion of Organic World Sounds
Saturday 30th Sept 7pm – 11pm
Tallebudgera Valley Community Centre
Australian band Oka have been together since 2002 and their music has progressed as quickly as their grass roots following.
In 2002 they started out with their debut album ‘Elements’, a soulfully rhythmic ode to chilled beats and luscious melodies overlaying the Yidaki (didgeridoo) at its heart. Then in 2003 they followed it up with ‘One Talk’, a more eclectic album traditionally and progressively. Now they’re touring on the back of their funkiest LP, ‘Music Makes Me Happy’.
Since its release Music Makes Me Happy has become the peoples choice. Tested on their tour of Canada in 2005, it’s now seeing Triple J airplay, Rage coverage and a groundswell of Australian support on the back of a successful summer festival stint including, Woodford Folk Festival, Bellingen Global Carnival, Joyfest, Surfing The Coldstream, and Exodus.
“Music Makes Me Happy” has its roots on the road. Recorded and mixed in various locales around their Sunshine Coast base, the guys went where it felt right. This included Stu’s Island Time Gallery or his home studio and the back of Chris’ Kombi camper, overlooking various surf breaks. The final mix done while watching the waves of the Pacific hit the coast.
DidgeriStu, Matt Aitchison and Chris Lane are Oka. Stu brings to the mix his Islander Aboriginal culture, the Yidaki/didgeridoo, and his love of decks and beats, Matt, his passion for drumming and nightclub keys and Chris his Eastern travels, flutes, sax and slide guitar. The fusion created pushes musical boundaries, and what happens on the night will rock your body and move your soul for sure.
More info on OKA can be found on their website www.okamusic.com.au
OKA appearing at:
Tallebudgera Valley Community Hall
611 Tallebudgera Creek Rd
(exit 89 M1 Motorway)
Turn right onto Tallebudgera Creek Rd at IFS service station traffic lights, hall is 7.2kms on left
Sat 30th Sept
Doors open 7pm, show 7.30pm – 11pm
Pre - Sales $15 plus booking fee online at MOSHTIX www.moshtix.com.au
Or $20 at the door (if available)
Children under 15 FREE
Hot chai, cakes and supper will be available by Open Table Catering
PO Box 411
Tel 07 5533 8960
Fax 07 5533 8961