One of the most exciting young bands to emerge from East London this year, Koates will play on their ‘home’ turf at OnBlackheath.
There are few things more exciting in music than to discover a new band where every element – from the songs to the stage presence – appears fully formed, arriving fresh on the scene as the complete package. Koates tick all those bozes.
A collaboration between three highly talented guys has produced a sound that instantly hits home as both intimate and epic. Combine their enthusiasm with the ability to write killer songs and you’ve got the perfect live outfit.
The band was formed when frontman James, after a two-year search for the right fellow musicians, ran into bassist Jojo in a guitar shop on Denmark Street and drummer Joe in a curry house on Brick Lane. Formed in London and now about to play one of the capital’s biggest music festivals – Koates time looks to have come.