Genre: rock, swing ska, Balkan
Label: Celestine Rec.
Booking territory: Východní Evropa
Žánr: rock, swing ska, Balkan
Vydavatelství: Celestine Rec.
Zastoupení: Východní Evropa
CHOTOKOEU 2017 – Celebrating 10 years on stage!
In 2017 to all music fans Chotokoeu will bring a new show with their best musical moments full of surprises created with an experience of ten years and a magic of family that grew up together on stages of the whole Europe!
Chotokoeu was born in 2007 promoted by some friends who like to play percussion and guitar in squares and streets, the good vibes between components made it possible for more musicians to join the band and look for a place to rehearse. After being alive for one month, the band played their first concert in A Coruña.
By 2008, they record 3 songs, winning the 2009 Galiza Crea Contest with them. This prize allowed them to buy their van. At that point was impossible to imagine the thousands of kilometres they were about to do. Their proposal was gaining more and more adepts and they closed this period sharing stage with Ojos de Brujo in their home city.
2012 was a turning point. They played at Sala Capitol (Compostela) with La Pegatina. A new original and powerful show was born, with theatrical moments and some juggling included. From this concert, their first album was released (Live in Capitol). With the venue fully crowded (800 people) and the good response of the audience, the band was ready to organise their first European tour (40 days, 20 concerts and 6 countires) playing at important festivals like mainstage Fusion Festival (Germany) with Shantel. In Galicia, they brought their new show to festivals like Reperkusión, sharing line-up with Manu Chao. Chotokoeu is not only a music band, it’s also a collective willing to shake and stir Galician culture, that’s why that year they organised a multidisciplinary festival, Vibra Balboa Festival, joining together music, circus and theatre with nature, introducing in Galicia new ideas collected in big festivals around Europe.
By 2013 their first studio album was released “Chotokoeu”. They presented it in venues and festivals through Galicia (“Castelo Rock” with O’Funkillo or “Son das Mámoas” with La Raíz) and festivals across Europe: “Kokopelli” or “Fiesta Mundial” with La Troba Kung-Fu. With their passion to organise events in new ways and forms, they created “Caravana de Emerxencias”, at Sala Capitol (full house again).They obteined a lot of media impact, arriving even to the UK. Also, they repeated with the 2nd edition of the Vibra Balboa Fest. They closed this year with “15 días, 15 bares”, travelling through Galicia playing 15 days back to back. The machine was working fully charged.
By 2014 they hit the road back with their 5th European tour. Festivals like “Gracias a la VIda” with Kiril or Blue Balls in Switzerland were in their agenda with a great reception by the audience and critic. This year they played for the first time in Madrid, getting a full house in a famous venue like Sala Caracol. Back home, as promoters, organisers and playing band, they got another full house in Coruña with “Noites de Luz”. With the 3rd edition of the Vibra Balboa Fest, it became an important event in the Galician festival scene.
2015. After releasing their 2º studio album “Saír a Voar” (registered in Pau, France), the band finished the year with an incredible average of 1 concert each 3 days. They presented the CD having full houses at Oviedo,, León, Coruña and Madrid. They also won the Festival de Música e Trebujena (Cádiz) and they travelled abroad for their 6º european tour. They rocked the house in places like Hootananny (London), Counter Culture Festival (Utrecht) or FestivalOpen Air Zizkov (Prague). Also important festivals in Spain like Reperkusión sharing stage with Dubioza Kolektiv or Che Sudaka and Iboga Summer Festival with Gentleman, Fanfare Cioarlia or Asian Dub Foundation, becoming, as the organisers said, the most outstanding band of the festival.
By 2016, the band combined the creation of a new show and the production of events with a year full of festivals like SonRías Baixas, Millo Verde or again, the Iboga Summer Festival, with artists like Goran Bregovic, Alpha Blondy or Kultur Shock. The tour was focused in Spain and France, letting them to develop the creation of the 10th anniversay show for 2017. Also, was a grear year for the events organised by the band. The festival Vibra balboa was sold out for the second year in a row and the 6 editions of Noites de Luz were a complete succes and a reference for the Coruña’s culture.