The group Kongos consists of four brothers- Johnny, Jesse, Danny and Dylan Kongos, supported by their father, the talented 1970’s musician John Kongos.
The Kongos’ music is defined by their deep throaty voices which blend so well together, thumping African beat and use of instruments not usually heard in rock music, notably the accordion.
This is the first CD that I have felt compelled to introduce and was thrilled that Auckland Libraries has both albums that the extremely talented Kongos brothers have produced so far: Lunatic, produced in 2012 and Egomaniac in 2016.
If catchy, alternative rock is your thing, then Lunatic will not disappoint: may “Come with me now” become your ear-worm of 2017.
Reviewed by Monica F, Waitakere Central Library
Monica F is happiest in gumboots and apron, attending to her animals, harvesting her crops and making stuff. Like all truly wholesome people, she has a dark side, and enjoys nothing better than well written true crime and forensic medicine.