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Saturday
07
APR

AKoVA Live

19:00
22:00
Dark Arts Brew & Bar
Event organized by Dark Arts Brew & Bar

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We've managed to secure a very special act this Saturday evening... DO NOT MISS THIS - FREE ENTRY!!!

After a lifetime of mastering his craft AKoVA believes that wherever your heart is, there also you will find your treasure. This multi-instrumental talent does just this by following the route within him. He enthrals audiences by combining vocals, guitars, ukulele, cajon, djembe, ankle bells and an assortment of other percussive instruments, often all at once.

AKoVA’s journey began as a child:

“I’ve been playing music ever since I was a kid. One day I was driving along with my old man when this song came on the radio… ‘Sunshine Superman’ by Donovan. That song put me on my path right there and then. Donovan’s been a big inspiration ever since.”

Akova is so much more than a singer songwriter.

His music is a unique, heartfelt creation that heightens awareness like a gentle tap on the shoulder. Akova is a compelling storyteller, having the ability to channel his life experiences in thought provoking music, creating a sound you just cant help but admire.

This acoustic multi-instrumentalist inspires and uplifts audiences worldwide. Dubbed ‘The Rhythm King’ by music media Akova’s raw beat driven music takes over your body willing you to dance! You can't help but feel Akova's energy lifts a room as the audience responds with overwhelming belief and admiration.

"I feel that I am more than a musician right now. I've played music my whole life, but that's not all that I am anymore. I have been on a challenging sometimes epic journey learning to let go of the attachment of thinking with my head to feeling with my heart. We all think with our heads but its our heart that has all the answers. They say it's the longest journey you will ever take, and yet you only travel around 18 inches. My goal is to empower you and to inspire you to be the best you that you can be through my personal experiences. My lyrics are conscious yet not overwhelming as I still have a bit of the rocker from West Sydney in me. I am enjoying music more than I ever have as I have found myself and my purpose." - AKoVA

He has supported Xavier Rudd and the United Nations, Ash Grunwald, won the GLObalvision Song Competition and toured his new album, This Is Me Now nationally playing festivals and venues around the country.

Here’s what others in the industry are saying about AKoVA:


“This guy is sic!” - Ash Grunwald

"Every once in a blue moon, an artist comes along that projects their heart on a screen, for us to watch their story like a film with their music as the soundtrack. Donovan. Bob Dylan. John Lennon. These are artists that have influenced others in such a deep way, they’ve been known to change lives. Hailing from the Gold Coast of the land down under, AKoVA has brought us his heartfelt story in the form of his new single, “Headlights” - Scope Magazine

"We're excited to hear more from AKoVA in the future." - NeuFutur Magazine

“He doesn't quite sound like anybody else. I was sincerely blown away. I sat there wondering how he knew that last song was exactly what I needed to hear? This man is brilliant and everyone should buy his album. This is my review. This guy is gold floating down the river - just waiting to be plucked and shared.” - Sacred Lab, Music Blog

“AKoVA’s welcoming vibe has a worthy place at ‘Summery’ festival gatherings universally. He’s a natural showman. Any act to get people dancing like no-one’s watching is always welcome in this crazy world.” - Forte Magazine

"Now that was a show!"
- Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA

“This one man roots machine is adventurous and playful. Bringing the party simply by seeing how much sound he can project.” Timeoff


“Akova was not what I was expecting but what I was craving.”
Beth Jane

“There’s a forgotten bridge between humanity and nature that Akova crosses.
His music is exemplary of the kind that could be made in modern tribal society, albeit performed by one man.”
- YAK Magazine


“Akova’s an amazing performer. His music is not only original and fun it has real substance and meaning. I still can’t believe it’s just one guy playing all those instruments at the same time. What a showman.” - Adam Iffland 92.5FM


With extensive national community radio support AKoVA continues to tour sharing the love… and he’s always open to a hug or a chat after a show.