The Kitchen is a full-blown auditory phenomenon and is built to satisfy all types of musical appetite. Making its home in Vancouver, BC, the band is made up of five equal parts; each coming together to deliver a truly impressive sonic explosion that has been tearing up stages for the better part of two years.
Drawing from a wide range of diverse musical genres, The Kitchen combines bullet-proof rhythmic grooves with an irresistible sense of melody and lyricism. This rock and soul colored funk delivers a powerful punch with a splash of jazz and a strong undercurrent of social commentary; leaving the booty shaking and the mind churning.
Having independently released their self-titled debut in March of 2006, The Kitchen has a reputation for captivating crowds and moving dance-floors with their unique and infectious music. Rocking stages across the Lower Mainland, over to Vancouver Island and into the interior of BC, the band has shared the spotlight with a handful of Vancouver’s premier acts, including: Stabilo, Freeflow, Threat From Outer Space, The Winks, and Josh Martinez.
Beginnings were humble and the band was born in a stuffy basement on Nanaimo St. in East Vancouver. Preliminary jams quickly blossomed into songs and it became clear that the band possessed all the necessary ingredients to make something delectably potent. After a few months of songwriting and rehearsing, the band hit the stage for the first time in February of 2005 as The Kitchen. That first show was full-blown and served as a fitting indication of what was to follow.
The Kitchen boasts an unshakeable foundation as the rock-solid, heart-pounding rhythms of Luke Cyca on drums weave seamlessly with the crisp and rumbling grooves of Adrien [Earl] Fillion on bass. Creating a veritable cauldron of sounds and textures, the dual-pronged guitar squadron features the jazzed-out, funk-laden phrasings of Iisak Andreller on acoustic duty and the ferocious, thunder-bolt fireworks of Andrew Park on his electric axe. Drawing inspiration from this complex tapestry of sounds, frontman Joshua Hundert delivers a powerful vocal attack that is truly unique in its combination of sinuous melodies and rapid-fire rhythmic intensity.
“...utilizing funk-ass riffs, breaks, bass lines and melodies to make you wanna put on your dancin’ shoes.”
- Peter Clark, Culture Writer
The Ubyssey, U.B.C.
“A new band in Vancouver with a pedal to the metal funk rock sound that is turning heads.” - Louvens Remy, Dreameyes Entertainment
“The Kitchen gave off a lot of heat and energy during their set ... And the dance floor was happening.”
- Michael Van Lane, Kira's Eye Magazine
“The only thing more entertaining than watching the band was watching their fans.”
- Vicki Haynes, Associate Staff Writer
The Peak, Simon Fraser University