Comprising literal brothers Fran, Stu and Brad Kora and brothers in arms Richie Allan and Dan McGruer, Kora are a Kiwi summer staple. Their infamously electrifying stage presence and deep dub vibrations have been energising festival stages across the country for almost two decades.
With an inimitable heavy soul vs. rock reggae sound that has earned them a diverse and dedicated fanbase, these freak-funk stompers are equally at home touring with hard rockers Shihad as performing at world music festival WOMAD.
Although indubitably Antipodean in nature (with an enduring reputation in Australia, where they’ve sold over 15,000 records), the band have also carved out a niche in the European dub scene, touring the mainland twice so far.
With a platinum debut EP, a double-platinum debut album and two chart-topping releases in their oeuvre, the boys have been in the studio working on their next release – keep an eye on the horizon!