KP and the Boom Boom
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KP and the Boom Boom

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band R&B Soul




"UtopiaFest 2014: What to Expect and What to Watch"

"The Austin bred band that is infectiously danceable is worth more than a glance. An ULTRA tight band with superbly smooth vocals that fuses a healthy dose of soul and funk with latin rhythms and hints of 60's jazz in horn solos." ~ Austin Fusion Magazine - Austin Fusion Magazine

"UTOPIAfest: A Music Fan's Music Fest"

"Additionally, the nature of UTOPiAfest tends to be a draw for the biggest and brightest in the local scene, which this year includes KP and The Boom Boom, Brownout (playing back up the Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA), The Wheeler Brothers, and Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory..." James Roberts - The Horn - The Horn

"Gotta Get Down"

"KP and The Boom Boom first hit the scene in 2010, and before long they created a buzz with their funky sound, and picked up more momentum with the release of their 2013 three-song EP and the video for their single “Feel It.” Now with a full-length album, released this year, the band continues to go above and beyond expectation with songs that are not only about having a great time, but also carry inspiring, hopeful messages." - KUTX Austin Music Minute

"Live Review: Super Soul Party Vol. 2 at Spider House Ballroom (Austin)"

"The band finished off with some funky disco inspired music that captivated even the most stagnant souls in the room.” Luke Murphree – We Listen Hear - We Listen Hear

"KP and the Boom Boom: Spreading world beats, love and neo-soul through Austin"

"...that night KP and the Boom Boom's mix of funky beats and soul had a packed crowd on its feet — dancing and feeling good." - Veronica Castello / CultureMap Austin - CultureMap Austin

"KP and the Boom Boom Day"

The big news that came out today is that local funk/jam band KP and the Boom Boom, one of the fastest-rising and most popular of local live acts, will get a special day named after it on the Austin calendar. - AustinTX Nightlife

"FDBK Ep. 114 – KP and The Boom Boom, Positive Vibes You Need Now"

Kate Priestley and Nick Wong of KP and The Boom Boom stop by the studio to promote their new album, The Brave, and to share their story :

The musical paths they each took growing up
How the band came together and the meaning behind their name
Their creative process and the source of their inspiration
Being a part of the Austin music community and collaborating with local artists
The concept behind The Brave album
The evolution in the band’s music can be heard in the new album - The FeedBak

"KP on Episode 3 of Jackie Venson's 'How To Become A Musician'"

"Kate Priestley has been an important part of the women’s contribution to the music scene in Austin TX. She’s a strong, talented woman who is also experienced in juggling life and a music career.”- Musician, Jackie Venson - Impose Magazine


The Brave (Album) - 2016

Feel It (EP) - 2013

KP and the Boom Boom (Self Titled EP) - 2012



Sometimes you want to lose yourself in music that sounds alluringly warm, impeccably played, and irresistibly moves the body. Progressive neo-soul group KP and the Boom Boom fronted by dynamic, UK-born lead siren Kate Priestley (KP), have managed to create a highly innovative and richly enticing sound, featuring a command of R&B, funk, jazz, and hip-hop. Their high-energy live performances are met with a universal sound seduction mixing social commentary and overtures of unity with resonant, sonorous grooves.

Music has been an essential part of KP's life since she was a child, when she played lead roles in musical theater productions. She attended a performing arts school as a teenager, but it wasn't until she was backpacking around India in 2007 that she realized music was her true calling. Rediscovering her voice, she played at open mic gigs in Guatemala and followed her creative spark to Austin, eventually hooking up with fellow passionate music freaks who could match her diversity in taste and depth of spirit.

After being heralded as a Band to Watch by Austin Fusion Magazine and The Horn, Austin City Limits Festival selected KP and the Boom Boom for an Official ACL Late Night Show in 2015. Shortly thereafter, they were chosen to support Snoop Dogg at ACL Live Moody Theater and were selected as a SXSW 2016 Official Showcasing Artist. They continue to stir up a buzz with a multitude of energetic performances since releasing their highly anticipated debut full-length album, The Brave, in the fall of  2016. They headlined the Nightfall Concert Series in Chattanooga, TN in Summer 2017.

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