Akimbo Indie Reggae Band
Akimbo Indie Reggae Band Story
!Akimbo play original world fusion dance and vocal music combining elements of Afro-pop, Latin, Funk, Celtic and Jazz. They put on a highly-energetic and colorful show, and can keep an audience on their feet for hours. !Akimbo has appeared with such names as Laura Love, Kotoja, Jim Page and Holly Near. The seven members of !Akimbo, together for eight years, have captivated audiences at major festivals including SolFest, San Francisco Mardi Gras, The High Sierra Music Festival, California World Music Festival, Sacramento Heritage Festival, Valhalla Arts and Music Festival, Heavenly Valley Brewfest, Whole Earth Festival, and the Reno Calypso Festival. Akimbo has been nominated SIX consecutive years for a Sacramento Area Music Award (SAMMIE), and their 3 CD's have received great reviews from the music press.
San Francisco Bay Guardian: ' Davis-based !Akimbo expand the definition of world beat from its trademark Afro-Caribbean rhythms into a multicultural jive so dizzying that it exceeds the limitations of one stage.'
!Akimbo blends soukous, Afro-beat, zydeco, reggae, Celtic and rock beats into a refreshing new mix. The result is a richly layered, and by turns hauntingly emotive and irresistibly upbeat type of music that moves your soul while begging your feet to dance
Phil - Guitar
Shawn - Percussion, Didgeridoo
Frank - Bass
Dianna - Vocal
Melissa - Vocal, Sax and Clarinet
Kurt - Guitar
Jeff - Drums