Brisbane, Queensland, AUS

The music of Kooii is unique, resting readily in a morphing Australian way of life. Kooii breathe, roll and transform. They are a seven-piece collective with a ‘rootsy-tribal-groove’ that is both urban and earthy.


Kooii (pronounced 'coo-wee') are a seven-piece Brisbane based collective who create and play music inspired by a passion for improvisation and a dedication for stimulating harmonies, Latin, dub and reggae grooves.

Following on from recent national airplay and acclaimed live performances along the east coast, Kooii have reproduced their live magic in the studio with their invigorating debut album Beads On a String with producer/engineer Paul Bromley of ARIA-winning George fame.

Performance Credits:
Woodford Folk Festival (2004-5, 2005-6)
Kuranda Reggae Festival (2004, 2005)
Valley Fiesta 2005
Beads On A String Tour 2005
Big Smoke Tour 2004 with Hot Rubber Glove

Domestic Radio Airplay:
various tracks from Beads On A String on JJJ, PBS, 4zZz, ABC National and other community stations.

International Radio Airplay:
KDVS 90.3 FM Top 30 African / Carribean Dec 2005 (Beads On A String album)

Since its addition in July 2005, Beads On A String has become one of the most requested albums through Radio Directx.

Beads On A String available at good record stores nationally through Funk Folk / Southern Oscillation Index and Vitamin Distribution.



Beads On A String (Album)
Southern Oscillation Index

Set List

Set lists vary dependant on gig requirements. Kooii are equally comfortable with 1 x 40-60min sets or 2 x 45min sets.

All songs from Beads On A String are performed live as are new tracks yet to be recorded. No covers are performed.