The grand finale for Bleach, Surfing the Fringe Festival will be Blue King Brown’s ‘Rise of the Morning Star’ concert with special guests Tabura.
Hailed by Santana as ‘The voice of the street and the band of the future!’ Blue King Brown, 2011 ARIA-nominated artist, is Australia’s premier eight-piece live urban roots crew. Led by the multi-talented, relentless energy of Natalie Pa’apa’a; Powerful vocal and lyrical deliveries meet a dancehall, roots, rock and afro groove mash-up built on an irrepressible percussive foundation.
Their power-packed live show is second to none and, now world renowned, they’ve played across the planet. Once again pushing genre boundaries and breaking new sonic grounds, their new album saw them working alongside the legendary Sly and Robbie, special guests such as Queen Ifrica and Jah Mason, engineers such as James ‘Bonzai’ Caruso (Gwen Stefani, Nas, Damien Marley, Madonna), Colin ‘Bulby’ York from Kingston, Jamaica (Rhianna, Jimmy Cliff, Britney Spears, Madonna, Michael Franti, UB40) and Chris Macro (Scribe, Katchafire).
Do not miss any opportunity to see this band! ‘A Blue King Brown concert hall is a shrine and a church of freedom. Fela Kuti would be proud of this band… ’ – Billy’s Bunker.
‘Natalie is a bright light in the world with a vision that extends beyond the stage and together with the rest of the band raises the roof off every show they play. I love ’em!’ – Michael Franti (Spearhead).
‘They are the voice of the street and the band of the future!’ – Carlos Santana
‘BKB are one of those unique truth-telling outfits in our business that defy time. Amazing musicians with a powerful message.’ – Serj Tankian (System of a Down).
‘… One of the nation’s most refreshing voices. Natalie Pa’apa’a is sounding like a natural successor for Lauryn Hill’s onetime girl-power crown.’ – Rolling Stone.
You can catch Blue King Brown as part of the Bleach Festival at the Currumbin Soundlounge at a special event on Sunday.