Founded in 2008 by a few friends with a shared musical interest, Agori Tribe is one of the more unique up-and-coming bands that Memphis, TN, has to offer. The five members of Agori Tribe, Sean Naughton (drums/percussion), Will Nicholls (guitar/samples), David Collins (guitar/keys/percussion), Dave Hash (keys/percussion), and Jeff Naylor (bass), combine their extensive talents to create a truly inventive sound that defies classification. Described as ‘space island funk rock,’ their music blends elements of psychedelic rock, funk, reggae, jazz, and blues to form a one-of-a-kind fusion of sound. It is Agori Tribe’s fearlessness when it comes to experimentation that has led them to become one of the most promising acts to emerge from Memphis in recent years.
The last three years have been a whirlwind of new opportunities for Agori Tribe. From 2011 to 2013, they opened for acts such as Perpetual Groove, Spankalicious, Zoogma, Moon Taxi, Gravity A, Dirtfoot and played an official pre show for Widespread Panic in Southaven, MS. They also performed at the LUVMUD, Bristerfest and Fools Ball/Fall Ball music festivals in TN and MS. However, their most notable achievement to date is their appearance at the Wakarusa Music Festival in both 2012 and 2013. In the summer of ’13, they also embarked on a tour that took them to Knoxville, TN, and Athens, GA. With other gigs in Ozark, AR, and Starkville, MS, in addition to frequent shows in Memphis, Agori Tribe’s following continues to expand.
When they haven’t been busy with live performances, Agori Tribe has also had numerous studio sessions over the last few years, culminating in the release of their debut album, “The Hard Mountain Tradition.”
With all that they have accomplished in recent years, it is certain that a lot more can be expected from Agori Tribe in the days ahead!