If you have not heard of the band Kaleo, do not be surprised if you do in the near future. Paul and I were honored to be invited to the KPRI Kaleo Private Listener Concert aboard the Inspiration Hornblower.
The weather was impeccable for the Monday night two-hour sunset cruise. The four-piece band, Kaleo is originally from Iceland. Friends since high school, these lads moved to the US via Texas and their music is causing quite a stir.
The music, a blend of folk, blues, country, and rock, was appreciated and applauded by all the concert attendees. Bandleader JJ Juliusson, drummer David Antonsson Crivello, bassist Danny Jones and guitarist Rubin Pollock put on quite a spectacular show!
In 2013, Kaleo signed with one of Iceland’s largest record label, Sena. When they recorded their full-length debut, Kaleo; five singles reached Number One and the album went Gold, receiving high praise and sending the band to shows and festivals in Europe over the next year.
In the spring of 2014, Kaleo recorded the lush, introspective song “All the Pretty Girls” and as they say, history was made.
I really enjoyed their performance of “All the Pretty Girls” last night. However, my favorite Kaleo song was entitled "Broken Bones." The band is now signed to Atlantic Records in the United States and will begin recording new material with producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg) in London for an EP due this year.
Photos from the 07/27/2015 Kaleo Private Listener’s Concert
Interesting Fact: Kaleo means “the sound” in Hawaiian
Private Listener Concerts are local radio station, KPRI 102.1’s way of saying THANKS for spending time with KPRi. San Diego’s 102.1 KPRi is owned by two guys. That’s it. No big corporation, no Big Brother telling them what to do, nor what to play. Just two guys who love radio, Bob Hughes and Jonathan Schwartz who bought KPRi in 1996.