Kaleo is a four-person group hailing from a small town just outside the Icelandic capital. They formed in 2012 and have been making waves in the international music scene right from the start. Their second full-length album, A/B, has already sold over a million records worldwide. This album also includes the smashing success "Way Down We Go." In the US, the song went certified platinum shortly after its release. The group's unique musical style continues to keep them in the spotlight and on tour regularly.
Most of the group members grew up as best friends at school in Iceland. They began playing music together as teenagers, and after adding newcomer Rubin Pollock to the mix, Kaleo got its official start as a band. For their band name, they chose a word that means "sound" in Hawaiian. The group started playing shows at various music festivals in Iceland and were generally well-received by audiences there. Thanks to their unique cover of an Icelandic song, they started receiving a lot of attention on the airwaves and managed to start a European tour. All of this led to a deal with a major record label, starting the band fans around the world love today.
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Who are the members of Kaleo?
The Kaleo band includes the drummer David Antonsson,lead guitarist Rubin Pollock, lead vocalist and fellow guitarist JJ Julius Son and bassist Daniel Kristjansson.
What is a Kaleo concert like?
Hit singles on both of their albums have given the band widespread success and fame. Thankfully, that means that fans will often find them on the road touring across various continents and playing at all kinds of venues. The group typically separates live tours according to continents. For now, you can catch them in US locations such as California, Colorado or Arizona.
Is the band playing any gigs near me?
As part of their current US-based tour, the group is visiting several large and small venues across various states and cities. A couple of the places you can catch them include the Rose Bowl and the Ogden Theatre.
What instruments does the band play?
In addition to vocals from the band members themselves, you'll get to hear a lot of guitar work at Kaleo live concerts. However, each group member is skilled in a variety of instruments to help flesh out the cool sounds on their tracks. At any given performance, you might hear the harmonica, the bongos or special rhythm guitars during Kaleo live acts.
What is Kaleo's musical style?
The band is most frequently said to inhabit the blues and rock music genres. However, they use various effects or elements in their tracks that stray into folk, punk and psychedelic rock as well. Some fans enjoy the sounds of bands like Of Monsters and Men.
What albums have they released so far?
Kaleo has released two full-length recordings to date. Their first effort, Kaleo, hit the music scene in 2013. Their sophomore release is A/B, and it dropped in 2016. Kaleo reports that JJ Julius Son is currently putting together some work for a sequel to this album.
Has Kaleo won any awards or been nominated for them?
The band received a nomination for a Grammy in 2017 thanks to their performance on the hit song "No Good." In addition to traditional music awards, their song "Way Down We Go" was certified silver, gold and platinum across several organizations.Back to Top
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