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Performance Times

1pm, Sunday

7.30pm, Sunday
Beach Club


Recent winner of the GLObalvision Songwriting Competiton, AKoVA will speak volumes to you.

AKoVA believes that wherever your heart is, that’s where you’ll find your treasure . . . and audiences all over Australia now know that AKoVA’s music comes straight from his heart.

Formerly of Triple J favorites Shoebox, this multi-faceted multi-instrumentalist is one of the most unique performers in Australia. Dubbed by music media as ‘The Rhythm King’, he enthrals audiences by combining vocals, guitars, ukulele, cajon, djembe, ankle bells and an assortment of other percussive instruments (often all at once!).

AKoVA brings an inspiring vibe to every performance - whether in a café or at a festival. His quirky nature is enticing - an experience for the eyes, feet ‘n’ soul. You just cannot help but feel AKoVA‘s energy lifts the whole audience… and he’s always open to a hug or a chat after a show.

Visit his web site.


“He doesn’t quite sound or feel like anybody else. I was sincerely blown away. I really wanted to stand up and holler: ‘Holy fuckin’ shit! ’ while clapping and staring him down with savage intent. Instead I clapped politely and sat in my shell wondering how he knew that last song was exactly what I needed to hear. This man is brilliant and everyone should buy his album. That’s my review. Honestly. This guy is pure gold floating down the river - beautiful to the beholder and just waiting to be plucked and shared.” - Sacred Lab, Music Blog

“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

"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. ” - Benny Doyle, Timeoff

“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

“This music is a unique, profound and heartfelt creation. ” - Foster Gamble, THRIVE

“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