The Strides | Kooii | Iron Gate Sound
Don’t miss this rare and exciting chance to catch two of Australia’s most original Reggae acts as they join forces to bring you an unforgettable night of home grown roots music.
THE STRIDES – Fronted by Reggae master Ras Roni, from Barbados via London, and Fijian MC Ltl GZEUS (Little Jesus) The Strides live show is as explosive as it is authentic. With a fresh blend of Roots Reggae, Dance hall and hip hop, The Strides “no bullshit” brand of roots music faithfully channels the sounds of Bob and Damian Marley, Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Barrington Levy and The Skatalites, whilst still forging a sound that is uniquely their own.
With the release of their self-titled debut album in 2009, The Strides began an impressive touring campaign, taking their magnetic stage presence on the road to venues nation wide. Festival highlights include Bellingen Global Carnival, Caloundra Music Fest, Darling Harbour Jazz & Blues Festival, Peats Ridge, Reggae Fest and Island Vibes where they have established themselves as festival favourites. The Strides have also supported some of the most respected artists to grace Australian shores including Tony Allen, Julian Marley and Groundation.
The Strides follow up album “Reclamation” released in Feb 2011 received rave reviews world wide, gaining high radio rotation throughout Australia, NZ and Europe. In November 2011 reclamation was signed to European label Record Kicks for worldwide distribution.
Stay Tuned for The Strides 3rd album set for release later this year!
Kooiiare a band pushing boundaries in contemporary Australian music. Their compelling fusion of afrobeat, reggae and world rhythms, have earned them a glowing reputation, both on record and on stage. Their music brings together soulful vocals, three-part harmony and a deeply- set rhythm section in an ageless and familiar sound that echoes through city and country.
2012 was a year of exciting growth for the group which included performances at the Byron Bay Blues Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival, opening for Seun Kuti’s Brisbane show, a collaborative show with Ethiopian pianist, Samuel Yirga, and the release of their ‘Call Out’ Ep, which follows on from their two previous albums. They return to touring and recording in mid 2013.
Over the last ten years, they have toured extensively throughout the Australia and New Zealand, gathering a devoted following along the way. Other festivals they have played include, Island Vibe, Reggaetown, the Kuranda Roots Festival and the Parihaka Festival (NZ).
On stage, Kooii deliver a dynamic live show made for dancing, delving from the hypnotic depths of reggae rhythms into the pulsating groove of Afrobeat via some Malian desert blues. The intrinsic understanding shared between these talented musicians allows for colourful and engaging improvisation. As a result, the music is free-flowing, uplifting, heart-warming and will leave you relishing every last drop.
In addition to 2012’s ‘Call Out’ Ep, Kooii has made two albums “In This Life” (2010), a stunning album that follows their landmark debut “Beads On A String” (2005).
Should online tickets be unavailable for sale in the purchasing section above, please contact the venue on (02) 9328 4411 for ticket availability.
For all Dinner bookings, please contact the venue on (02) 9328 4411 prior to purchasing tickets in the section above.
DOORS OPEN at 7.00PM
DINNER SERVICE COMMENCES at 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS around 9.30PM