Type: Covers Band
Tasteful Grooves for One and All...
Inspired by such artists as guitarist, Kenny Burrell; vocalist, Al Green; and organist, Jimmy Smith, the Kool Tones Trio was formed and is now one of the upcoming bands based in Nelson, NZ.
Incorporating smooth percussion, clear organ tones, smooth guitar licks, the right volume level and occasional vocals, Kool Tones strives for that perfect groove.
The combination of guitar, hammond organ, drums and vocals sets the stage for a versatile mix of songs and rhythm styles suited to any audience.
Kool Tones perform for a variety of audiences from revelling party makers to romantic couples enjoying a glass of wine or spirit in a cozy lounge atmosphere.
Kool Tones is looks forward to performing at new venues and events.
Ideal for: background and dance music for corporate function, wedding, private party
Barry Korcheski, (Hammond organ), played his first gig in Niagara Falls, Canada at the age of 16.
Over the years Barry has performed as a keyboardist, vocalist and entertainer in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, international jazz/music festivals and on cruise ships.
Locally, Barry has played in piano bars, hotels, restaurants and with various jazz club music ensembles.
John Irvine (drums) was born and raised in Auckland where he played for seven years with various rock/pop bands such as Kitty Hawk and then Malenky Robot.
He toured the North Island performing in Hamilton, Taraunga, Wellington and at the “A Low Hum” festival.
He was a session musician at the York Street recording studio in Auckland.
John moved to Nelson in 2011 where he is currently studying percussion and jazz rhythms.
John is enjoying being a member of Kool Tones and looks forward to performing with the band at international venues, events and jazz/music festivals in the future.
John Rowburrey, (guitar), grew up in South Wales, U.K. He first picked up the guitar in his early teens and by the time he left school he was playing rock music in the local pubs.
In the 80's he was a member of a 'Cabaret' band that played every weekend in clubs throughout South Wales.
In the 90's he moved to Adelaide, Australia where he studied jazz.
By 2000 he was living in Nelson, New Zealand, playing with various musicians at local venues, also playing in the Nelson Jazz Festival on more than one occasion.
Partial list of song versions performed by Kool Tones
Samba Pa Ti - Santana
Green Onions - Booker T & the MG's
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Chitlens Con Carni - Kenny Burrell
Chicken Shack - Jimmy Smith
Get Up - James Brown
Misty - Richard Groove Holmes
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harlem
How Sweet it Is - Marvin Gaye
Feel Like Making Love - Roberta Flack
Girl Talk - Bobby Troup
Low Rider - War
Me & Mrs. Jones - Michael Buble'
Lady is a Tramp - Frank Sinatra
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