'Manchester's finest - and most persuasive - advert for quixotic musical adventure' Manchester Evening News
Agbeko (originally an Ewe warrior dance) effortlessly draw inspiration from the golden age of 1970's Nigerian, Ghanaian and Ethiopian dancefloors and deliver it through the filter of 11 young twenty-somethings who grew up on rock, funk and raucous-leaning jazz.
'Step forward 11 versatile young musicians with reverence for the masters and a desire to tread their own path' Songlines
The '22-legged afro-party monster' (Soundcrash) recently released a limited-edition 7'' double-A side Leaders of the Free World/Submit to much acclaim, following their debut E.P. 'Unite' in July 2017. Cited by The Guide to the World of Music as 'ones to watch this 2019', Agbeko are rapidly gaining a reputation across the UK for a fierce, energetic and irresistibly danceable live show. Expect; singalong originals all underpinned by politicized lyrical content, dirty guitars, wailing organs and healthy dose of on-stage sub-standard dance moves.
'Go and see them if you can for one of the best gigs of your life' Now Then Magazine
Since their formation in 2015, Agbeko have performed at festival stages across the country including; Boomtown, Green Man, Kendal Calling, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and Tramlines as well as overseas dates at Meadows in the Mountains, Linecheck Festival (Milan), Soundwave Festival and Malta International Arts Festival. The next 12 months sees the band busier than ever, touring the UK in support of their upcoming single 'The Remedy' before a slew of summer bookings and more releases across autumn 2019.
'Agbeko have developed their sound to the point of distinction...deeply danceable, lyrically poignant and importantly, identifiable.' The Guide to the World of Music