Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) presents:
First Australian Show
“KNOWER stretches the boundaries between jazz, funk and sanity” – LA Weekly
Every now and then a group of musicians get together to form a band that combines their own diverse musical backgrounds to create an almost entirely new genre. KNOWER are just such a group, a searing duo from Los Angeles spearheading a new musical movement. For the first time in Australia, the acclaimed drummer-producer Louis Cole and the remarkable singer Genevieve Artadi will appear with a truly all star band.
Currently touring their fourth album Life (2016), KNOWER opened for The Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2017 and continue to take over with their hard-hitting funk, cool chords, deep melodies and funky vocals into an incredibly imaginative off-world experience. An entirely DIY act since their formation in 2010, KNOWER’s viral videos, discography and live visual experience have become an international internet phenomenon.
Clocking millions of views, their live “band house sesh” hit over 3.5 million views in a week. Quincy Jones best sums up why you can’t miss them, “KNOWER WILL BE LEAVIN’ YA’LL ON YOUR KNEES, BEGGIN’ FOR MORE.”
For their first ever Australian show at The Factory KNOWER will be joined by some of Sydney’s finest young jazz musicians in Sarah Belkner with Matt Keegan and the Dingbats?! featuring Ollie Thorpe, Tim Curnick and Tully Ryan.
Genevieve Artadi – Vocals
Louis Cole – Drums
Rai Thistlethwayte – Keys/Jacob Mann – Keys
Sam Wilkes – Bass
With SARAH BELKNER – feat Matt Keegan and the DINGBATS?! feat Ollie Thorpe, Tim Curnick and Tully Ryan