Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kava Kava @ SXSW + Dates In Los Angeles, New York, Texas And Arizona


UK label Chocolate Fireguard announces debut US tour for KAVA KAVA including dates in Los Angeles, Phoenix, SXSW in Texas and New York

Friday 12 March LOS ANGELES @ The Mint (11.30 pm)
Saturday 13 March PHOENIX @ Alice Cooperstown
Sunday 14 March TUSCON, Arizona @ The Hut (tbc)
Thursday 18 March AUSTIN, Texas @ SXSW - The Bedford @ Creekside, Hilton Garden Inn (11.45 pm)
Saturday 20 March AUSTIN @ SXSW - Music Gorilla @ Treasure Island, 413 East 6th street (10 pm)
Monday 22 March NEW YORK @ The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street (on stage 8.00 pm)
Tuesday 23 March NEW YORK @ Spike Hill, 184 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn (on stage 10.00 pm)
(more dates to be arranged)

Kava Kava are a turbo charged funked up live rock/dance act from Huddersfield (Yorkshire) in the UK featuring the soulful vocals of singer Pat Fulgoni alongside guitars, electronica, horns and beats. Kava Kava’s music has been featured in popular US TV series such as DIRT, JOHN FROM CINCINNATI, WEEDS etc, films including BOYS & GIRLS GUIDE TO GETTING DOWN, new snowboarding game STOKED, best selling application TAP TAP REVENGE 3 for iphone and they have played clubs and festivals all over EUROPE, in the STATES and in CHINA. Over the last three years they have played events as prestigious as Cork Jazz Festival (Ireland), Beijing Midi Festival (China), Glastonbury Festival (England) and SXSW Festival, Texas.

"Kava Kava creates party-worthy music by combining rock, funk, dance and soul……" - BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

"quietly pricking the ears of the international music community with their rollicking psychedelic dance….look out!" - MUSIC WEEK MAGAZINE (UK)

"should be on every funk and disco playlist, period!…..Love it!" - DJ MAGAZINE (UK)

"gorgeous new psychedelic funk" - NME (UK)


Kava Kava's official SXSW showcase is on Thursday 18th March @ The Bedford / Creekside, Hilton Garden Inn (11.45 pm). Other appearances include the Music Gorilla Showcase @ Treasure Island on Saturday the 20th at 10.00 pm

Singer Pat Fulgoni also does his bit to promote music from the Yorkshire region of the UK. Following last year's successful debut "Yorkshire SXSW Party"(Wild Beasts, Sky Larkin, Paul Marshall, Talk To Angels and Rolo Tomassi) the popular Showcase is back at the British Music Embassy for 18th March - midday @ Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto, Austin, Texas. This year the bands performing are: One Night Only, Grammatics, Slow Club, The Crookes and Middleman. For more details check: www

Meanwhile Kava Kava tour the US in support of debut US release "Forwards" licensed to US label Midnight Swimming. The NYC based label has arranged an excellent video for electro - rock tune "Clarity" which was filmed in New York and directed by Michael Slavens

Chocolate Fireguard will soon release the digital single "Clarity" in Europe with remixes by drum n bass maestro "B Complex" an artist who has enjoyed big success for his "Beautiful Lies" release on Hospital Records, a label Kava Kava's soulful singer Pat has also collaborated with on numerous occasions for producers Logistics, London Elektricity, Nu:Tone and most recently for Camo & Krooked's anthem "Turn Up (The Music)" The forthcoming "Clarity" single also features remixes by Lex Loofah (of Warp Records fame) and Two Macs and a Projector

Chocolate Fireguard is the Yorkshire independent run by Kava Kava's singer Pat Fulgoni. Other Chocolate Fireguard acts include the acclaimed 7 piece French hip hop crew LA C├ędille from France who kick out a vibe not far away from The Roots!


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