The Amazing Kappa Band
Paul Kappa, Maria Alan and Laura Gilchrist.
A hidden gem.
Maybe one of the best bands you've never heard of.
Songwriter, guitarist and singer Paul Kappa, created the band in 1998. Many albums released, muscians come and gone and gigs of thousand and one nights have since passed but this vital force in Liverpool music is still growing and improving.
For the last thirteen years Amazing Kappa Band has held a twice weekly residency in Liverpool's famous Cavern Pub and Club on Mathew Street, thrilling and exciting a local and international crowd of literally thousands a week.
There is now a brick in the wall of fame there on Mathew Street; honouring their contribution to the music scene on the sacred stones of Liverpool's music Mecca.
Think Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Motörhead, Dolly Parton and Ravel as unlikely bedfellows of influence.
It's making no sense, but you'll know what they mean.
The Amazing Kappa Band draws from a diverse sonic pool, but arrives at it's own distinct conclusions.
The mix is eclectic, but amazing, like an old Victorian magician's act (where you ask questions, to test their memory), but considerably better looking, since the band recruited a powerhouse rhythm section of Maria Alan on bass and Laura Gilchrist on drums, with both also singing & writing, adding layers of harmony and artistic depth; you won't see this one coming.
Originality? It's there in spades with ten albums of original material behind the band, ready to be thrown into the mix, you won't be able to tell where the classics end and the originals begin.