Immy Owusu Kung-Fu Crew

Immanuel Kwabena Dreessens-Owusu (Oh-woo-sue) is on a journey to find meaning as a multi-instrumental, mixed-race, semi-bogan, old soul/man-child. Hailing from Torquay, Immanuel grew up living and learning in two worlds; the Australian coastal rock scene and the West African Hi-Life culture of his Ghanaian roots. His Caucasian friends consider him quite ‘ethnic,’ his African family thinks he’s far too ‘bogan’ and his music reflects the melting pot of all the pieces that put him together. Wishing to explore the origins of Rhythm, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll, in 2016 he travelled back to Ghana to study under his grandfather, Koo Nimo, a highly renowned Ghanaian Hi-Life musician. Delving into the Afro styles of Dagomba and Palm Wine Hi-Life, he returned to Australia with an electric brand of African and Blues-Rock Fusion. Attempting to combat the siloing of non-Western music into ‘World Music’ Immanuel masks a deep philosophical lyrical journey of knowledge systems and disenfranchised youth, or immature songs about how much he loves eating meat (increasingly unpopular) and obscure Simpsons references (also increasingly unpopular) behind an actioned packed, high energy, dance-fest live performance. After playing at various festivals and venues around Australia, Immy Owusu brings a 6-piece band and a good boogie to Aireys' Inlet. “Immy Owusu’s Narcissitically Self-Titled and Debut EP” was released in August 2017 and his debut single “Danger” with a heavy afro-rock sound is set to be released in early 2019