Kojak

Kojak

 Schweinfurt, Bavaria, DEU
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Biography

In 2006 these ARMY brats raised in weird parts of the world found each other in a tiny military base in the industrial city of Schweinfurt, Germany. Just for fun they recorded four songs using their signature formula of silly melodies, angry guitars, and lots of Punk rebellion. What started as a weekend project became an instantaneous success with the US service members stationed in Europe, and as the band’s popularity exploded on FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, and MYSPACE their songs soared to the top of many Indie charts around the world.

Shortly after, MTV took notice and signed them to a licensing deal for the shows NEXT and Date my Mom. Likewise, top industry professionals Wade Norton of the famous NRG studios (Korn, Incubus, Linkin Park) and Dan Certa (Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Sugaray) produced and mastered their latest CD, A RADAR FOR KARMA which landed the band a record deal with a few indie labels/ distributors and even sparked the interest of famous U2 producer Steve Lillywhite, who became involved during the mixing of the track "Holding on" while he was at NRG producing Audioslave's Chris Cornell new solo album.

Significant accomplishments, endorsements, and touring experience:

-Endorsed by SENNHEISER, SABIAN, DEAD ROMANCE CLOTHING, and ROHEMA Drums.

-Headlined the popular U+D Music Festival for three consecutive years.

-MTV is currently featuring 4 of Kojak’s songs on their #1 dating show “NEXT”

-Performed with FOREIGNER as support band during their tour of Germany

-Their song “Waiting for your heart to bleed” made it to #1 on IAC Music charts

- Same song is featured in the soundtrack of Hollywood feature, FRAT PARTY currently playing on HBO (USA).

-Performed at major venues/ cities in Germany including Olympic Stadium, Berlin; Gloria Theater, Cologne; The Backstage, Munich.

-Successful performances in top venues in Hollywood, Vegas, and Washington

-Selected by the Guano Apes as their opening act during their 2009 tour as IO

-Long list of contacts with major business credentials available for cross marketing opportunities.

Album production notes:
“A Radar to Karma”
Recorded in: Germany (Jan 07)
Mixed at NRG Recording (North Hollywood, CA)
Produced by: Wade Norton (Hootie and the blowfish, No Doubt, 311)
Mastered by: Dan Certa (Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Seether)
Engineered by: Sven Peks
Scheduled label release: Spring 08 (Artist Station Records)

Discography

"Simply Complicated" EP 2006
"A Radar to Karma" LP 2007
"MONSTERDAM" 2011 I-Tunes LP-Video CD (Currently being shopped for major release)

"Waiting for your heart to bleed" FRAT PARTY SOUNDTRACK 2010
"Jumpback" MTV NEXT
"Holding on" MTV NEXT
"Cry" MTV NEXT
"Waiting for your heart to bleed" MTV NEXT

All viral video content provided by loyal fans, followers, and friends...

Set List

1. Waiting for your heart to bleed
2. Jumpback
3. Cry
4. Holding on
5. Fly a plane
6. Leaving
7. Still be here
8. White elephant
9. Believe me
10. Gasoline
11. Drag me away
12. Check it

Choice covers from:
1. Rage against the machine
2. System of a down
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Pearl Jam
5. Violent Femmes
6. Cypress Hill
7. U2
8. The Killers
9. Pink Floyd
10. Johnny Cash
11. Lenny Kravitz
12. Green Day
13. Tool
14. AC/DC
15. Nirvana
16. Sublime
17. KORN
18. Linkin Park

Duration
Original music only: 1 hour (no breaks)
Originals + Covers: 3 to 5 hours (3 to 5 sets w/ 15 minute breaks)