Founded in 2011, ATOMGA is already a planet-sized force taking the scene by storm. Using afrobeat as its foundation, the band is not afraid to take chances while staying true to their authentic roots--and it’s working. When ATOMGA takes the stage, it depicts organized chaos at its finest. With every performance, you get a 3-piece power-packed horn section, a steadfast percussion trifecta, a deep-groving rhythm section, and solid, engaging vocals. Every show turns into a booty-shaking dance party that leaves audiences exhausted from moving, but still craving more.
Over the past year, ATOMGA has supported Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, See-I (featuring members of Thievery Corporation), Juno What?!, The Pimps of Joytime and Balkan Beat Box to name a few. They have performed at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, The Boulder Theater, Belly Up - Aspen, Ullrs Tavern, Summit Music Hall, Desert Rocks Music Festival and are already becoming a staple in the Colorado and regional festival circuit. ATOMGA has received positive acclaim from publications including Denver Westword, Reverb, and Listen Up Denver.
ATOMGA continues to hone their craft with no inkling of complacency while using their “kick the audience in the face” momentum. With an unyielding desire to share the infectious energy their music has to offer, ATOMGA will continuously strive to connect your mind and body with your soul.
"The sound, anything but pedestrian, was an inspiring find. Definitely a band to watch for the fusion/Afrobeat crowd."
-Billy Thieme, Reverb
"The songs that Atomga performed were intricate and detailed and the band’s stage presence was loose and flowing. You cannot help but have fun when you see these 11 musicians energetically rock the stage."
-Brian Turk, Listen Up Denver
"Watch out Denver, cause your newest party band is just getting warmed up. These guys are poised to take this town by storm!"
-Timothy Dwenger, Listen Up Denver
"Atomga specializes in positive vibes, authentic Nigerian Afrobeat and funk/soul sounds ideal for dancing your ass off."
-Ru Johnson, Westword
Meet the Band:
Kendra Kreie ~ Vocals
Casey Hrdlicka ~ Guitar
Peter Mouser ~ Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes
Alice Hansen ~ Trumpet
Frank Roddy ~ Alto and Tenor Saxophone
Leah Concialdi ~ Baritone and Soprano Saxophone, EWI, Flute
Alekzandr Palesh ~ Bass Trombone
Jared Fischer ~ Congas, Djembe
Cody Schlueter ~ Timbales, Percussion
Samuel Lafalce ~ Bass Guitar
Jeff Reiss ~ Drums