koala

koala

Kola are a folk band from Cornwall who evolved over the winter of 2010/11.
After a string of failed musical partnerships Song Writer and front man Ryan Jones abducted Jazz Drummer Harry Harding with the offer of a tour that didn’t exist. Harding was left without money, work or accommodation. He had little choice but to spend a bleak winter squatting in the abandoned recording studio known as The Orphanage that Ryan had arranged to stay in. After a winter of recording the partnership had blossomed with the birth of a live act called Kola. Animosity and hard feelings were set aside for Harry’s orchestrated incarceration and the duo were Joined by Annie Gray on Violin, Keys and Vocals and Daniel Cole on the acoustic guitar. Kola were ready to launch.
A short tour, some festival dates and a string of support gigs later the band were beginning to listen to the demand for recorded material. Listening back to Ryan and Harry’s original work from the winter they managed to choose five tracks to release first. With the addition of Annie’s Violin and Vocal’s the sound was complete. ‘Ruins’ is set to be the first of four releases from the band all chosen from the original tapes recorded in the winter of 2010/11 at The Orphanage. It will be out to buy from the bands website from November the 10th.
Obvious influence can be heard in Kola’s music from such greats as The Water boys, Fleetwood Mac, Credence Clearwater revival and The Kinks but Ryan states his biggest influence as coming from ‘The Band.’
Kola perform live as an acoustic four piece but are often joined by additional strings, Brass and guitars to create the Kola collective. 

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