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KITA & ZUKE w/ local support

Sat Feb 20th, 2021
The Yot Club,
Raglan, Waikato

 (early bird $20.00+BF)

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Recently signed to overseas management (Seamus Morely/Above & Beyond), three-piece KITA are the most exhilarating new band to arise from Aotearoa's bubbling music scene.
Based in Wellington, Taiwan-born vocalist, writer and actor Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant, keyboardist Ed Zuccollo and drummer Rick Cranson meld the soaring choruses of vintage rock, touches of modern jazz, pop and soul, and warm hints of synth into a singular style.

Together, the three members of KITA generate a beguiling sound formed by their many experiences and influences. On their forthcoming EP ‘Try To Find A Way’, Nikita’s expressive voice moves from melodious and mellow verses to a powerful tone on the title track, while Ed’s thrumming Moog synth and Rhodes keys create a lush counterpoint. The soulful ‘Breathe’ moves with a lava flow of Moog bass, mellifluous vocals reminiscent of Little Dragon or Hiatus Kaiyote, and Rick’s tumble of ride cymbals, while the contemplative acoustic guitar and unexpected melodic shifts of ‘Heartbeat’ show another side of the band. ‘Foggy Town’ has the air of classic late 70s rock, its melancholy funk and reverb-drenched vocals leading into the most epic of choruses.
KITA are about to release their debut album with Grammy-winning producer Tommaso Colliva (Muse, Razorlight).


The Zuke concept is an exploratory journey into the physicality of deep
bass, aimed at unleashing the power of large sound-systems.

Zuccollo's electronic inspiration originates from DJing Drum’n’Bass
during the early-to-mid 2000’s, when artists such as Dom & Roland,
Digital & Spirit, Breakage and Calibre were making a mark on the genre.
In 2005 and 2006, his talent for selection earned him a premium seat in
the archives of New Zealand DnB, where he won consecutive podium finishes
at national DnB competition ‘Rumble in the Jungle’.

Just two years since the first tunes were made, Zuke has appeared at many
festivals around NZ including Splore, Northern Bass, Twisted Frequency,
Cubadupa, Luminate, Kiwiburn and Ignition. With recent overseas management
and a release in the making, Zuke is one to look out for.

With Local Support Tukana Kaya opening the evening, this is KITA & ZUKE's debut
in Raglan. Come out for an epic night of music and get acquainted with this lot before their Album Release Tour.

acoustic/solo, alternative, dj, electronic, hip hop/rnb, pop, rock, soul/funk, KITA, ZUKE

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