Audiences from Australia, the UK, Spain, the US, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, China, to South Korea have all been thrilled by Wicked Aura, a band from the multicultural concrete jungle of Singapore that mashes up glorious Afro-Brazilian rhythms with a chunk of funk, a slab of rock, a ton of reggae, a hint of spicy local ethnic rhythms and dizzying electronica, all packed into one explosive cocktail.
Apart from being the only Asian band whose song "Fight" was shortlisted in the Top 20 of the BBC's search for the "The Next Big Thing" in 2007 - the global search for the future of music, the Wicked Boys have also shared festival bills worldwide with artists of varying styles and genres such as the Beastie Boys, Robert Plant, Femi Kuti, The Dhol Foundation, Chico Cesar, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Black Eyed Peas, Tambuco and many more.
The debut album, Louder Than Light, released to rave reviews in 2008, was as musically and stylistically eclectic as the rich cultural diversity of The Wickedboys. With the upcoming release of the second album, Beginning The End, Wicked Aura have truly found it's voice - raw, funky, passionate, rock-tinged batucada that has to be seen and heard live to be believed.
Imagine one big party with Olodum jamming alongside Parliament Funkadelic and The Clash gatecrashing and you might have a slight idea of the sonic assault that is WICKED AURA.