Classified as Afro-Beat, Count Tutu combines jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, West African rhythms and over-the- top showmanship to create a high-energy party/protest atmosphere that leaves audience members feeling nothing short of elated. Founded by Saxophonist Mike Cameron and guitarist/vocalist Nathan Wright, the band consists of 9 members. Inspired by Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and insatiable political activist Fela Kuti, Cameron organized the band in 2014 with Wright composing alongside him. Count Tutu’s music addresses issues ranging from police brutality, global warming, gun-control, big pharma, and the prison industrial complex.
In a short period of time this band has received outstanding accolades from various local and regional media sources. Keeping a busy schedule playing local and regional shows, Count Tutu was the 2017 winner by popular demand to be the opening band for the Hop Jam Festival in Tulsa Oklahoma. The Hop Jam is a yearly festival organized by the HANSON brothers who are a famous pop-rock trio with 25 years of success in the music business.
“I really love their sound and I think it’s a great reflection of the event itself to kick off with such a high energy and original Tulsa band,”
-Taylor Hanson (Hanson)
“There is a lot of great stuff in this town, and these guys are a great example of what you’ve got brewing in the city,”
-Isaac Hanson (Hanson)