One way to describe Kafka is to imagine Curtis mayfield and D'Angelo playing with the Funkadelics at "the Shrine" in Lagos with Fela Kuti's rhythm section! In other words wild, unpredictable and funky.


Seven years ago, in Brisbane, Australia, a group of young men were drawn together by a mutual appreciation and unusual combination of jazz, funk, alcohol and 18th Century Russian and Czech writers. The music that came forth was instantly their own, dynamic, rhythmic, quirky and soulful, thus Kafka was formed.

Ever expanding and contracting, the core of Kafka is four dedicated artists, guitarist Lachlan Mitchell, saxophonist Darcy McNulty, bassist Tom Hinchliffe, and drummer Dominic Hede. Despite featuring in a number of superb bands such as the Gypsy band Doch, Bobby Flynn and the Omega Three, Reggae group Kooii and the intriguing Mr Laneous. Kafka have earned their own fantastic reputation for their brilliant live shows, relentless gigging and hold the leading light of Brisbane’s emerging soul-funk scene.

Kafkaʼs original style of rich Soul, Afro-Beat Jazz and heavy Funk comes from years of playing on the downtown streets, jiving small crowded bars, and living the blues. Musically they all share a prodigal competency for their instruments and an almost psychic ability to read each other’s minds when improvising. In fact, improvisation is what makes them such an exceptional band as each time you see them is a new and fresh experience.

In early 2008, Kafka are launching their debut self-titled album on Mighty Highness Records with a smashing Australian Tour, aimed at entertaining crowds from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and all places in between. The album itself has been lovingly crafted and recorded with Misha Laurent and legendary Resin Dogs percussionist and producer Dave Atkins, which features all the roaring afro-funk traits of their live show. This is set to be huge!
Kafka will be relocating to Melbourne in 2008 to fill venues, shake hips and record their second album.


Kafka LP
Kafka 7 inch vinyl
Kafka live at the press club
Kafka live at the Spiegeltent

Set List

Lucifers redemption
Themes of Delvechio
Afro Innay
Release your belief
Fire no burn