**SOLD OUT** KOTOBA Album Launch: ‘Cobra to Bass’

KOTOBA Album Launch: ‘Cobra to Bass’ at Byron Theatre


Based in Byron Bay, the band KOTOBA will launch its first album, Cobra to Bass.  

In the making for over two years, KOTOBA is a collective group of local and international musicians who joined their talents to create a smooth, sophisticated large sound consisting of diverse styles and genres; Jazz fusion, swing, soul, funk, Bossa and R&B all fused into a style coined by Amirel Lachish as Stealth Jazz.


Amirel Lachish:  Musical director, producer, composer, arranger, plays the double-bass, electric bass, Hammond B3 organ and keys.

Mark Heazlett:  Co producer, lyricist, silky vocals and guitar

Asha Franco: Deep soul vocalist and lyricist

Guitar:  the great, funky Matt Day

Bass: Mr. deep groove Maurice Cernigoi

From Kyoto, Japan. 

Electric piano: Kyoto Renowned Jazz pianist the great Akimitsu Iwase  

Drums: Top Kyoto Jazz drummer Motohiro Shioiri

Lead Trumpet: The highly acclaimed Kyoto female trumpeter Michi Fujii Tanaka. 

We are honoured to have these amazing musicians come all the way from Kyoto to perform with us on this special night.

The brass section comprises of some of the Australian east coast’s finest players:

Saxophone:  Martha Baartz

Trombone:   Shane Hannan

Trumpet:      Todd Hardy

Bookings recommended as seats will disappear fast.

5.00pm – Internet sales close
6.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
6.40pm – Theatre doors open
7.00pm – KOTOBA – Cobra to Bass
9.30pm – Event concludes