IKS is a soulful pop band featuring young Jazz musicians who met during their studies in Amsterdam. With the uncommon set up of three completely different voices that blend wonderfully together, accompanied by a grooving rhythm section consisting of bass and guitar they have a unique sound in their arrangements and original music. Without the expected drum set, they’re able to create an intimate atmosphere as well as a gospel like explosion whenever the music needs it. In their own compositions the band combines their jazz-roots with their love for Pop and R&B.
Although based in the Netherlands, the five band members are from all over Europe. They started out in November 2015 with a cover of D'Angelo's Higher and have been creating music together since. The three singers are: Isla Van Hout, Bahghi Yemane and Sarah Zeleznik. Mikael Ásmundsson on guitar and Robert Rebane on bass guitar and loopstation.
In 2016 IKS released a series of live-videos of a living room session. They were guests in the radio program CoLive! of NPO Soul & Jazz and reviewed in the Jazzism. Coming fall the band will release their debut EP.
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IKS artwork by Lenart - Illustraion & Design