Raku One O’Gaia
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Raku One O’Gaia’s soul, blues and gospel infused music is super-charged with feel good vibes. From Jamaica, via the U.K, Raku now lives on the East coast of Australia. He’s an artist who has rapidly developed a reputation with the high energy performances that are his trademark. An adept multi-instrumentalist he brings a wealth of influences to the bear in a genre hopping blend of roots music… all delivered with unique style and singing voice that has real range, subtlety and power. Expect groove-laden rhythms on guitar, mouth-harp, slide guitar and assorted percussion to move from story-telling acoustic-soul to toe tapping delta blues, to road-ready funk and R&B, all in the service of some of the most inspiring songs played back to back…anywhere. “Raku One O’Gaia has an uncanny ability to engage the very soul of an audience. An incredible performer with a wonderful energy…” Sandy McCutcheon ABC Radio “Raku One O’Gaia …warming, soulful and upbeat …. A show not to be missed…” No. 5 Church Street. “Great sound coming from that axe …and that voice …Absolutely Magnificent!” Karl Stefanovic Channel 9 Today Show. Raku One O’Gaia has featured on recorded work alongside John Butler, Paul Kelly, Xavier Rudd, Archie Roach and Tex Perkins. He has opened for Ash Grunwald, The Black Sorrows, The Commitments, Dragon and Kasey Chambers and played many festivals including the Commonwealth games, Woodford Folk Festival, the Byron Bay Blues Festival. P.S. Recently toured Tasmania with Kasey Chambers after being spotted busking on Tamworth’s famous boulevarde of dreams, Peel Street, playing a homemade 19 mm dressed pine, Rio bar No 1 tubos Romeo y Julieta Cigarbox Slide Guitar plus tea-strainer in an all white cowboy angel outfit and shades!