“The beauty of music today is that you can find a diamond in the rough, or psychedelic mushrooms in the grass, whilst searching through the muck and mud that is the music industry. Enter GU-RU” (Flea Market Funk)
GU-RU is a quartet comprising of keys, drums, flute and bass. It is a “bouillabaisse of Cosmic funk, soul and Full-Tilt-Motor-Groove” (FMF), drawing inspiration from diverse artists such as The Doors, Return to Forever, Tame Impala and Herbie Hancock.
For the past decade members of GU-RU have performed worldwide, working with the likes of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Alabama 3 and Z-Star to name but a few.
The band’s second E.P, ‘Into the Light’, released 3.12.16 on ‘Cat on The Howling Moon Records’, has already been hailed a triumph by critics who describe it as“sounding rather like a young Jim Morrison...fabulous Fender Rhodes...lush horn textures...intergalactic synth
accents” (Plunger) and “What these funk virtuosos decided to do is create they’re own version of a psych jazz funk and give us ‘Into The Light’, four radio tunes with enough catchy melodies to stick to your brain” (We are the last beatniks).
2017 has seen GU-RU tour the U.K in support of ‘Into the Light’, release a brand new remix and play a selection of hand picked Festivals. The band is also currently in the process of recording it’s debut album.
LEE SPREADBURY - KEYBOARDS/ORGANS/ SYNTHESIZERS; VOCALS
; MALCOLM D’SA - DRUMS;
JOHN KENNA - BASS and NAOMI PERERA - FLUTE and VOCALS.
Mr Bowler found this Diamond not by eating magic mushrooms but by loving their exceptional music!