KONGOS

KONGOS

 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
BandRockPop

Melodic rock with ethnic, improvisational and electronic influences.

Biography


KONGOS is a rock band of four brothers -- Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Daniel Kongos. Their music is driven by strong melodies, powerful arrangements, a high level of musicianship and insightful lyrics.

They grew up in London and South Africa and now write, record and perform in Phoenix, Arizona. With multi-million-seller British singer-songwriter John Kongos as their father, they have been surrounded by music, studios and different cultures all of their lives. The four brothers also have a jazz/fusion side-project called Law Of Seven (see www.lawofseven.com) that plays regularly in Phoenix.

Their self-titled debut album was released in 2007 on iTunes worldwide. Written, produced and engineered by themselves, it demonstrates their wide range of influences culminating in the KONGOS sound. In May 2007, they were named Best Rock Band of Phoenix by the Phoenix New Times.

Their single In The Music reached No. 9 on the influential TuksFM Top 40 in South Africa. Other airplay includes Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles, Q101 in Chicago, 98 KUPD and The Edge 103.9 in Phoenix, XFM in the UK, Motor FM in Germany, KNRK 94.7 in Portland, WXPN in Philadelphia and many more. In the last year they've played extensively in Arizona and California, including five successful shows at The Viper Room, the most recent being Indie 103.1 FM sponsored. Their Spring '08 West Coast tour featured a KNRK sponsored show in Portland, interviews and performances on Indie 103.1 FM in Los Angeles, 98 KUPD in Phoenix and KNRK 94.7 FM in Portland.

They are currently in the studio recording a new album.

Discography

Self-titled debut album: KONGOS
(available on iTunes, Amazon, KONGOS.com and other digital outlets)

Single "In The Music" has been rising up the Tuks FM top 40 in South Africa

Received airplay on Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles, Q101 in Chicago, 98 KUPD and The Edge 103.9 in Phoenix, XFM in the UK, Motor FM in Germany, KNRK 94.7 in Portland and many more.

Set List

We can do any length of set and have a good repertoire of originals, covers and instrumentals. Typical rock set is 40-50 mins with about 8 originals and sometimes a cover.