"Every once in a blue moon, an artist comes along that projects their heart on a screen,
for us to watch their story like a film with their music as the soundtrack. Donovan. Bob Dylan. John Lennon.
These are artists that have influenced others in such a deep way, they’ve been known to change lives.
AKoVAs latest single and video 'Headlights' is being aired across America, Canada and the United Kingdom. " Scope Magazine USA
Music is a healing tool for Australia’s ‘Rhythm King’ Akova.
“You either get bitter, or you get better,” says the Gold Coast music maker.
This Triplej Unearthed genre defying multi-instrumentalist is a compelling storyteller.
Akova digs deep and creates songs that can change people's lives.
“My proudest moment was to hear from a lady that told me my lyrics had stopped her husband from suicide.”
It’s moments like these that are more rewarding than fame and fortune.
He is unafraid to break open his heart and share with you his journey of the soul.
“I draw inspiration from my heart,” says Akova. “Many years ago, I started a journey, going from living with your head to living with your heart. “Music has the ability to do so much more than entertain. My goal is to empower you and to inspire you to be the best you that you can be through my personal experiences. I am enjoying music more than I ever have as I have found myself and my purpose." - Akova
Akova's music has been labelled 'music for the soul' by his peers.
Inspiring, reassuring, uplifting music for the new world. Akova sets rhythm with his feet, strums his guitar and plays djembe with his hands. His message is simple yet powerful. He believes good comes whenever you follow your heart. That there is still good in our world that seems so broken. Reminding us of what we were told as a child but have since forgotten, the best thing you can be is yourself. So take the journey through love, hope, dark and light. You will come out the other side with a lighter heart and open eyes.
Enjoying the celebration of life with Akova.
He has supported Xavier Rudd and the United Nations, Ash Grunwald, won the GLObalvision Song Competition
and tours nationally playing festivals and venues around the country.
Here’s what others in the industry are saying about AKoVA:
"I put AKoVA’s album on and realised I had my album of the year. That’s were my love affair for his music began.
Listening to AKoVA's music is like sitting with a spiritual guide. The world needs to hear his music.” Therase - Noosa FM AUS
“This guy is sic!” - Ash Grunwald
"We're excited to hear more from AKoVA in the future." - NeuFutur Magazine USA
“AKoVA is a Gold Coast based artist whose heartfelt music cements him amongst a growing community of conscious musicians
eschewing the mainstream and feeding an ever-increasing audience who are dissatisfied with our leaders,
our fractured communities and lack of connectedness.
AKoVA is a sentient musician who deserves his place amongst his contemporaries such as Xavier Rudd and Nahko Bear
in helping to uplift and bring communities together, and hopefully bring about positive change.” Pip Andreas Blank Magazine
"Australian artist, AKoVA knows how to touch the hearts of the people with his music. His unmistakable acoustic beats
have entertained wide audiences, and we wanted to know more." Electrowow USA
“AKoVA is a master of enveloping soundscapes, while leaving room for the listener to fall into the songs and become one with them. His message is always courageous. Impossible not to root for.” Andy Gesner - HIP New York
“He doesn't quite sound like anybody else. I was sincerely blown away. I sat there wondering how he knew that last song was exactly what I needed to hear? This man is brilliant and everyone should buy his album. This is my review. This guy is gold floating down the river
- just waiting to be plucked and shared.” - Sacred Lab, Music Blog AUS
“AKoVA’s welcoming vibe has a worthy place at ‘Summery’ festival gatherings universally. He’s a natural showman.
Any act to get people dancing like no-one’s watching is always welcome in this crazy world.” - Forte Magazine AUS
"Now that was a show!"- Settlers Tavern, Margaret River WA
“This one man roots machine is adventurous and playful. Bringing the party simply by seeing how much sound he can project.” Timeoff
“Akova was not what I was expecting but what I was craving.” Beth Jane
“There’s a forgotten bridge between humanity and nature that Akova crosses.
His music is exemplary of the kind that could be made in modern tribal society, albeit performed by one man.” - YAK Magazine
“Akova’s an amazing performer. His music is not only original and fun it has real substance and meaning. I still can’t believe it’s just one guy playing all those instruments at the same time. What a showman.”- Adam Iffland 92.5FM
With extensive national community radio support AKoVA tours extensively... and he’s always open to a hug or a chat after a show.
This Is Me Now - Noosa FM's Album of the year 2017
AKoVA performs regularly at The Beach Hotel Byron Bay, Sol Bar - Maroochydore, Miami Marketta, Nightquarter - Gold Coast, Byron Bay Brewery, Mojo Blues Bar - WA, 6 star Resort Elements - Byron Bay, Sooki Lounge - Melbourne, Eastern Lounge and Acoustic Picnic - Sydney, Manly Fig - Sydney, No5 Church St Bellingen., cafes and house concerts nationally.
He is the only soloist Settlers Tavern in WA will have on a Friday or Saturday night.