Feel Good Festival 2019: The Curious Incident

Date published: 10 August 2019

After an electrifying set last year, The Curious Incident made a welcome return to the Feel Good Festival’s main stage on Saturday (10 August).

Described as ‘pop rock with a Caribbean twist’, the live band is built around South African frontman and songwriter Kairo, with captivating acoustic performances.

Little wonder their cool summer sun-kissed, hook-laden melodies went down a storm in Rochdale in 2018.

Before their set, frontman Kairo, 32, said: “I’m pretty chuffed to be back. People here are so friendly and it was very exciting to play here last year and be asked back. We’re going to try and bring the sunshine that isn’t here today.

“I’m very excited to watch The Coral, really looking forward to their set later. The Feel Good main stage is beautiful with great sound. We just want to have a lot of fun.”

Speaking about their music, Kairo added: “The initial idea was to make music that makes you want to surf.


Feel Good Festival 2019: The Curious Incident


“I always wanted to play music full-time, so I moved to London about 10 years ago. I want to do as much as I can for as long as I can so that everyone enjoys it.”


Feel Good Festival 2019: The Curious Incident


The Curious Incident, which is not signed to a record label, has received airplay on XFM, Absolute Radio and BBC Introducing, playing shows and festivals across the world.


Feel Good Festival 2019: The Curious Incident


Unusually, the band has a unique setup for fans, the ‘Curious Family’ – which offers various free ‘experiences’.

Kairo continued: “The experiences have live streams and processes of a few different songs. We hope then that fans will support us with merchandise and donations.”

Described by a national music journalist as a ‘pure blast of Vitamin D’ and influenced by the likes of UB40 and Two Door Cinema Club, their latest single ‘Eating Sunshine’ was released in May 2019.


Feel Good Festival 2019: The Curious Incident


The Curious Incident currently has two EPs, Penny Lonesome and Conjugate, with a third slated for an exclusive release.

Kairo smiled: “We wanted to give something back to the fans in our ‘Curious Family’.”

Photos by SKW Events, Joe Jones and Mark Pollitt.

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