Arukah is a three-piece Massachusetts-based original jamband that has quickly gained a loyal and ever expanding following in New England since starting in the summer of 2021. Their high energy live shows have generated a strong word of mouth buzz across the region.
A certified super group made up of musicians from various well-established bands, an Arukah show features top-shelf musicianship showcased in jaw-dropping solos and improvisations, multitudes of grooves that keep the dance floor hopping, and songwriting contributions from each band member with harmony vocals and catchy hooks. You will see no shoe gazing on stage at an Atrukah show, this band puts on a real show and is fun to watch and amazing to listen to.
One of the most talked about new bands in the Northeast jamband scene, Arukah has developed a strong reputation through a viral word of mouth and online buzz inspired by their explosive sets. Their rabidly supportive fanbase can be found on the Arukaheads page on Facebook.
Arukah has a wide range of influences from across the musical spectrum, most notably from the styles of jamband, funk, classic rock, reggae, jazz fusion, prog rock, and pop. They have shared the bill with Pink Talking Fish, Eggy, The Breakfast, Mungion, Baked Shrimp, Bearly Dead, Max Creek, Lee Ross, and Marble Eyes.
The band originally began forming in 2019 going through a few rehearsals and line up changes but was stopped short by the Covid outbreak. In early 2021 they reformed again and began rehearsing. Their 6/11/21 debut show at Electric Haze in Worcester had over 125 tickets sold pre-sale. They went on to blow minds and melt faces at festivals and clubs from Maine to Rhode Island throughout 2021, with the highlight being a gig playing to a crowd of 500 at Pink Talk Fish’s “Golf Ball” festival at The Range in New Hampshire. In
2022 Arukah has continued this trend and played widely acclaimed mainstage and late- night sets at the Strangecreek, Summer Jam, and Grateful Campout festivals. In August of 2022 the band amicably parted ways with keyboardist and vocalist Mark Munzer and began a new chapter of their musical exploration as a Power Trio.
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