Kiko is a newly formed Maori band comprised of various musicians from the Auckland Blues Rock scene.
The key members:
Rewi McLay - Lead singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from Harvey Knows A Killer, playing a similar roll in Kiko.
Kara Gordon - Lead guitarist in Fly My Pretty's and frontman for The Wreckage and The Triptonites. Opened for acts such as Slash, Deep Purple, Elton John and Black Sabbath to name a few.
Lucas Wharewaka - Lead Guitarist and frontman from Strangely Arousing.
Kiko have a very unique sound, combining a multitude of different genres and flavours in the hopes to break down the stereotypes of Maori music and present it in a new light. They are here to explore and deliver a style of music that Aotearoa have never heard before.
Rewi Mclay writes all the lyrics, melodies and most the compositions but everyone in the band has a vital role in coming up with their own parts and contributing to the overall structure of the songs.
Nathan Judd plays a key role as the producer of the band who can be quite influential in what the finished product can sound like.