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.
So far, their only commercial release is their debut track, Face Behind The Cigarette in November 2017, and in February 2018 they shared a new single, Loner Boogie. They recently signed to Heavenly Recordings and have finally announced the release of their debut LP, '1, 2 Kung Fu', set for release on June 8.
The Cardiff-based outfit have headline dates in the diary for April and June, and will support both the Magic Gang and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on their upcoming UK tours. They'll also be busy over the summer with a number of festival appearances, AND have lined up a string of headline UK and Ireland shows for October, 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.