OKA at The Rhythm Hut ft. Brandon Duff

OKA at The Rhythm Hut ft. Brandon Duff
OKA come back to The Rythm Hut for what is set to be another crazy night.

Embracing the future without losing sight of the past, OKA draws upon their indigenous connection to place and country to create their signature feel good Australian earth sound, an irresistible blend of influences spanning house, big beat, reggae-dub, Roots, Jazz and world music. A mashup of dance & downtempo electro beats marinated in the mystical spirit of the Dreamtime.

“Try to imagine Bob Marley meets Stevie Wonder via the chemical brothers, on acid, playing in a steaming rainforest with a didgeridoo and you are getting close”

After their involvement in the 2000 Sydney Olympics together, the OKA journey began the following year and they continue to bring the joy, fluidity and simplicity of their positive music to a much larger, growing audience on a global stage. Independently selling over 170,000 albums, they have shared the stage alongside inspirational acts Arrested Development, Finnley Quay, Xavier Rudd, Dehli to Dublin, Kinnie Starr, Digging Roots to name a few.

While sharing the the bill with the likes of Kiss, Santana, Sting, Burning Spear, Yothu Yindi, Beats Antiques, Fat Freddys Drop, Damian Marley and The Wailers. OKA have thrieved at festivals throughout Australia, Asia & Nth America including Glastonbury (UK), Ozora (Hungry) & Boom Festival (Portugal), Montreal Jazz (CAN), Winnipeg Folk (CAN), Green Room Festival (JAP), Earthdance & Joshua Tree (CA), Kahala Aina (Hawaii), Fusion Festival (GERMANY) Bali Spirit (INDO) & Woodford Folk Festival, Rainbow Serpent, Splendour in the Grass (AUS) Sydney Opera House (AUS). In these arenas OKA has sent unsuspecting crowds into hypnotic frenzies, gaining them a strong reputation for their festival highlight standout performances.

At the creative heart of the music is Stu Boga Fergie (aka DidgeriSTU) who connects you to earth with the deep subsonic pulse and resonance of his Yidaki (didgeridoo). He is the big man behind the electronic beats, keys & vocals inspired by his aboriginal heritage. The OKA Collective includes captivating melody on guitar, sax, flute & woodwinds woven through organic juju beats of deep tribal fire. A sound & force that touches the heart & connects the soul.

“ Ear to the ground, listen to our sound… a positive soul vibration” – DidgeriSTU

Special guest on the night is Brandon Duff. Brandon’s career started as a child performing in stage productions. Receiving his first guitar at the age of 14, he began to follow his acoustic vision. After his first sell out show at Lizottes, he continued to climb his way up the musical ladder that the Central Coast has been renowned for. Over the years, Brandon has played countless venues up and down the Australian coast, bringing his unique sound and personality to the masses. From busking for change on the street to the bright lights of reality television, he has entertained tens of thousands of eager listeners with his smooth vocals. His show is a mixed bag of everything from 70‘s classics to top 40 hits. Bringing together the sounds of acoustic soul to intertwine with popular music, he is an artist on the rise.

“Even pop music can have deeper meaning, if you find the beauty in it”.

All ages, family friendly event! Dinner bar and desserts available for purchase. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

WHAT: OKA ft. Brandon Duff
WHEN: Thursday 27th April, 7pm
WHERE: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford
COST: Presale + BF or Door

at The Rhythm Hut
135 Faunce Street
Narara, Australia

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