Mystic pop duo Kaze have announced appearances at Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh (April 24) and The Hug & Pint, Glasgow (April 25). The Anglo-Scottish outfit comprising Graham McCusker (from Paisley) and Amy Webber are masters of theatrical, otherworldly pop that has been hailed as “Fresh sounding, future-facing’ by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson. The classically trained pair who met at the Royal Northern College of Music are promising new music for 2018 to coincide with their upcoming Scottish tour dates.
Kaze’s story first began when the pair acquainted studying opera at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Finding a natural chemistry from the off, they soon began writing and performing together; Amy providing the soaring, operatically-charged vocals and lyrics that are so intrinsic to their spellbinding sound and Graham masterminding the complex and definitive musical arrangements from the keys and beyond.
However, the band’s origin was far from plain sailing, with Graham being diagnosed with a leukaemia in 2016. While he went through the trials and tribulations posed by the chemotherapy treatment, the pair used their time spent together for the positive by creating new and beautiful music out of this world. The songs to emerge from this time became Kaze’s exceptional 2017 debut EP: ‘No Filter’, a release that was not only launched with a sell-out capacity show in Manchester, but also commemorated the triumphant completion of Graham’s course of treatment.
Among the tracks on the No Filter EP was the striking single ‘Pinned On You’, which was picked up radio play from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Scotland (Single of the Week), BBC Radio Manchester and more; whilst having their one-take music video for the track made ‘Video of the Month’ by OurStage and consequently selected as ‘Artist of the week’ for Richer Unsigned.
KAZE 2018 DATES
24th April - Edinburgh - Sneaky Petes
25th April - Glasgow - The Hug & Pint
27th April - Manchester - The Castle Hotel