Boy Azooga is the project of Cardiff Born Davey Newington.
While playing drums in Charlotte Church’s Pop Dungeon, under the pseudonym Bongo Fury, and other Cardiff bands such as Keys and Monico Blonde, Davey began writing his own music and recording it round his friend Dr Ed Boogie’s house. He recruited friends Daf, Dylan and Sam to form the four headed instrument swapping psychedlic dance rock outfit known as Boy Azooga.
Their songs take influence from the likes of The Beach Boys, Sly and The Family Stone, Caribou, Black Sabbath, William Onyeabor, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Beastie Boys, Can, Outkast, Van McCoy, Ty Segal and much more. The band have toured with the likes of Orb and Estrons.
Despite their currently small discography, which includes Face Behind The Cigarette and Loner Boogie, Boy Azooga would whip up a fan base that happily received their debut LP, '1, 2 Kung Fu', in June 2018.
The Cardiff-based outfit recently headlined dates in April and June, and supported both the Magic Gang and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on their upcoming UK tours. They've also been busy over the summer with a number of festival appearances.
Next up, Boy Azooga complete a string of headline UK and Ireland shows in October, before heading to the US for their first shows across the pond, too! Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Wed 13th Jun 2018
Boy Azooga’s Davey Newington knows his stuff. Since grasping his first pair of drumsticks at age six, the Cardiff native has played in a bunch of orchestras and jazz bands, along with turning out as a member of Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon. All this background work has culminated in his band’s first LP, ‘1, 2, Kung Fu. ’, which can only be described as a kind of fantastical, timewarped musical menagerie.
Wed 6th Jun 2018
Photo: Stella Gelardi Malfilatre
More haste, less speed. It’s a lesson a lot of us learn the hard way, and one that has shaped Davey Newington’s trajectory with his latest musical project, Boy Azooga.