About Wakah Chan
Asbury Park, NJ, US
Wakah Chan is a Jazz/Funk ensemble whose sophisticated sound is flavored with classic feel-good soul, tribal, latin, dub, middle-eastern and R&B. After a stage debut at The Saint about 2 years ago, Wakah Chan has gone through its share of changes. Starting out as a psychedelic instrumental improvisational funk band, it wasn't until recently that Wakah Chan truly found their sound. Subtracting guitar from the equation, and with the addition of longtime friend Chloe Demos on vocals, the recipe is complete.
Wakah Chan has garnered great attention in a short time, having performed at notable venues and events such as; The Saint, Sullivan Hall, The Stone Pony, Kenney's Castaways, Chico's House Of Jazz, Evolve Music & Yoga Festival, Maine Harvest Festival, Light Of Day 2012, Asbury Park Oysterfest and even received the honor of 2011 Asbury Music Award Top Jam/Groove Band as well as directly supporting national acts Galactic, Rebirth Brass Band, The Machine and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. In this new phase, they are poised for big things, and are very determined young cats that just want to make music and create high vibes. Wakah Chan aims at creating community and creativity, and is grateful that they are supported and loved by an amazing array of artists, poets and musicians.
There is nothing quite like Wakah Chan's music; soulful, moody and evocative, where each member shines and brings their totality to the table. They have won over the most diverse of crowds; from playing high end lounges, to dive bars. Young and old alike, they have never found a crowd that did not resonate with their sound. Wakah Chan is also proud to be an active part in giving back to the community by performing at fundraisers and benefits for charities such as Relay For Life, Strangers Helping Strangers and Monmouth County SPCA. With a constant impetus to uplift the crowd and hone their sound, W.C. is a fun and quirky group of musicians driven to make their mark on the music scene and dance floors everywhere.