credit: Cortney Armitage
Mike McCready (of PEARL JAM): "When I first saw KOLARS live, I was incredibly impressed. Their live dynamic is nothing like I've seen. The modified drum kit, the tap dancing, the amazing songwriting. They have it all! One of my new favorite artists."
KOLARS is a band of two members.
Rob Kolar sings and strums his rollicking guitar, Lauren Brown uses her whole body as a percussive instrument.
KOLARS has created a sonic world that straddles self-described genres such as Desert Disco, R&Beyond, Space Blues, and Glam-a-billy. Rob produces, mixes, and writes the material. His studio experimentation is incorporated into the live show. Lauren has invented her own drumming style. She tap dances rhythms with her feet atop a bass drum while simultaneously playing a stand-up kit. She uses this dance to transform beats into natural extensions of her movement.
The two perform with energy, sweat, and excitement, thrilling audiences with their unabashed exuberance.
TIME OUT: "A Superb Punch Of Musical Bliss."
PASTE: "KOLARS play their unique blend with every inch of their body."
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND: "Takes your heart by the hand and leads you to the dance floor."
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