Kumiho is a 4 -6 piece DJ + live band that seamlessly fuses vintage sounds that harken back to the 20s and 30s with modern house dance music. The performance is spicy with the optional addition of burlesque throughout the show for a party that pairs best with good friends and great whiskey. Professionally known for attention to detail and exceptional customer service, Kumiho can tailor any performance to bring sparkle to your event vision!
Price Range: $300 - 3,000+ (event dependent, please inquire)
Gig Length: 20 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Q: Where are you located?
A: Based in Oakland, CA
Q: How many band members will you bring to my show?
A: This varies per show. Standard setup is DJ, Vocals, Keys, and Bass. I can do a solo show with just Vocals & tracks if you have a variety style show and up to full band for an entire set.
Q: How long is your set?
A: An all original set is around an hour. Can play longer with unique covers.
Q: What do you need to setup?
A: We have all the equipment needed to put on a show including mics, instruments, and DJ Gear if necessary. If you do not have in house venue sound (speakers), there will be an additional charge to setup our sound (please inquire for further info & rates).
Q: How much do you charge?
A: This depends greatly on how many band members are playing, for how long, and how far we have to travel. Please tell me about your event/show & I will give you a quote.
Q: Burlesque? Does that mean you're naked?
A: No. My set involves removal of costuming often down to a bra/panties or bodysuit. If you have an underaged audience, please let me know. The show can still be fun and saucy without any costuming removal.
Q: Do you have any specific requirements?
A: A "green room" or private area inside the venue for myself and any other burlesque dancers to change. Stage monitors (speakers that face the band). I'll need to know the dimensions of the stage at least 1 week in advance.
Q: How long has your band been playing together?
A: This band has worked together writing music since 2017. Our first full length album released Sept. 2018 and a full remix album 2019.
Q: Can you customize a set based on my event? What if I want only certain songs from you?
A: When booking, you are booking the sound of Kumiho. We are happy to do our best to accommodate requests with at least 1 month notice to prepare new music.
Q: Will you run your own sound?
A: All of our members are good with audio and can manage a soundcheck. Having a venue sound engineer to operate the board from the audience will ensure it sounds great but we have operated from the stage before. We can also bring our own audio engineer to ensure great sound or if you have a greater program you'd like to run through our sound (speeches, powerpoints, etc).
Q: What is it like to work with you?
A: The band is organized, professional, and on time. We will require a contract. We pour love into every show.
The sound of Kumiho is an elixir of raw organic sounds and psychedelic electronic instrumentation. The premiere album Nine Tales, released September 2018, is a sampler of styles ranging from electro R&B to American Electro-Swing all united by the smokey honeyed vocals of Kumiho.
Drawing inspiration from legendary female vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan as well as modern day bands like Caravan Palace and Parov Stelar, Kumiho takes the excitement and spontaneous nature of Jazz and mixes it into the modern age.
The band is comprised of vocalist, Kumiho and Executive Producer Sammy Legs with gifted musicians rotating in for added pizzazz. Every live show is unique and features an element of jazz improvisation from instrumentalists. Kumiho is a seasoned performer and spices up each show with flapper and burlesque choreography to accent the band’s sizzling tunes.
Additional Booking Notes
We can supply: All instruments, dj gear, mics, and cabling.
For additional fees, we can supply: speakers (good for sound up to 300 people in one indoor space, for larger parties, we can assist in renting bigger sound), stage monitors (speakers for the band), mixer board, audio engineer (EVERYTHING to make great sound happen & you don't worry about a thing)
Stage: If you have our four person band on a lifted stage, it will need to be at least 12 x 16 ft for us all to be on it. If you want more burlesque and dancing, the stage should be at least 20 ft wide. With any additional dancers, a stage should be at least 30 ft wide.
Other add ons:
*Dancers: Kumiho is well established in the burlesque community and can curate burlesque performances into the set
*DJ : Our DJ is a professional DJ outside of the band and plays shows at venues like The Great Northern, Monarch, Halcyon, and festivals like Dirty Bird Campout, LIB, Burning Man, and more. He could easily transition the Kumiho set into a house or techno party!
*Audio Engineer: If you have an event with additional programming like speeches, videos, etc - our audio engineer can manage that.
|Sammy Legs||DJ / Producer|
|Pher The Legend||Bass|
Influences & Inspiration
Parov Stelar, Caravan Palace, Caro Emerald, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra
If you have our four person band on a lifted stage, it will need to be at least 12 x 16 ft for us all to be on it. If you want more burlesque and dancing, the stage should be at least 20 ft wide. With any additional dancers, a stage should be at least 30