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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 on stage. Their music brings together soulful vocals, three-part harmony and a super tight rhythm section in an ageless and familiar sound. Over the last eight years, Kooii have toured extensively throughout the 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. A highlight of their recent appearances was their performance at the recent Byron Blues Festival at which they inspired audiences and introduced themselves to many new fans. The group’s lead-singer and trumpet player, Peter Hunt, seeds most of their songs, which the group cultivates. The individual character and creativity of the members comes through strong while their unity creates something that moves audiences on many levels. 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 via some Malian desert blues. The intrinsic understanding shared between these talented musicians allows for colourful and engaging improvisation. As a result, 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 “In This Life” (2010), a stunning album that follows their landmark debut “Beads On A String” (2005). Kooii are currently recording new material to go towards their third album to be released in 2013.