Kofy Brown, Shelley Doty, Julie Wolf and Daria Johnson
Kofy Brown, an Oakland, CA musician, singer and songwriter has been a pioneering force in the Bay Area’s hip-hop soul scene since the early 90’s. Leading her band on tour paving the way for other indie artist to trek forth, the KBB have spread the gospel of Brown’s unique style of soul, rock, funk and more all over North America, Canada and Europe. Kofy Brown has thrived by following her own creative path. She and her band the KBB have developed a reputation for putting on an outstanding live show. Her music is a soulful combination of funk, rock, blues and hip-hop topped off with a singing and rap style she calls word song.
Kofy Brown is co-creator /bass player and one of the lead songwriters and vocalist in the legendary all black girl rock trio Sistas in the Pit. Kofy Brown is also currently playing drums and vocalizing with her latest project, Skip the Needle. Skip the Needle is comprised of veteran vocalists and musicians, Vicki Randle, Shelley Doty and Katie Colepits. The four women deliver a hard edge blend of soul, funk, rock and more.
Other projects include drumming for the refreshingly smart and witty Americana artist, Dillbilly, and occasionally holding down bass duties for the gospel soul infused Marcelle Davies-Lashley and folk-soul artist, Gina Breedlove.
Kofy Brown is a fiercely independent recording artist. The Washington DC native has released eight full-length recordings on her own indie label Simba Music and is currently working on album number nine. She’s played the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival, toured with Iggy Pop and has placed music on MTV and other indie films. Kofy Brown doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Kofy Brown – Love Warrior