MATUKI are a 10 piece Afro- Beat/ Afro- Funk band based in Bristol- a city renowned for it’s multi cultural dance music. Their debut gig on Glastonbury’s esteemed Glade Stage in 2015 showed the true extent to their potential as Bristol’s newest and most exciting Afro- beat project. They went on to play Shambala the same year and Bristol’s Colston Hall as they honed their sound and live show and all the while gaining an enviable reputation as a live band.
Fusing traditional afro-beat sounds with some heavy doses of contemporary urban funk, they immediately won audiences over with sizzling horns, tuff bass-lines, interlocking guitars & soaring vocals. Led by master drummer and lead vocalist, Abraham Ebou, they released their debut album, Injo, in March this year. It has jazz & psychedelic influences too, resulting in mesmerising tunes with heavyweight horn lines.
To date they’ve had sold out shows in London, Bristol and Cardiff- where they supported the none other than Quantic Soul Orchestra. They returned to Glastonbury this year (their debut gig was on Glade stage last year) as well as Kendal Calling, Greenman and Secret Garden Party. They headlined Salisbury Arts Festival an the Tropical Tea Party at Eastern Electrics. Next month they support Dele Sosimi in Bristol and release a single on breakthrough Manchester label Stutter & Twitch.
Introduction to Matuki: https://youtu.be/3rzLJjUkKjk
EPK video/ Semi doc: https://youtu.be/xG2lnfM_WI0
INJO (Live) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFSJjSi0VgU