"Daniel KatsüK has perfected his vocal presence as a guru...capable of navigating listeners through his arrangements of strings, percussion, keys, and all manner of shimmering world-music effects." ~Ft. Worth Weekly~
“Weaving together an impressively thick sonic tapestry, I was really blown away by KatsüK, and their massive Middle Eastern sound. Fans of Dead Can Dance and acoustic Led Zeppelin should check them out.” ~Harder Beat Magazine~
"There is always been a sort of a spiritual energy associated with one of KatsüK’s shows, a certain organic quality that leaves you at peace – at once calm and energized." ~DFW.com~
It is more than a conspiracy; KatsüK is an inside job.
PARTICULARS: Music is changing, people are changing; in all aspects of expression, a desire for genuine discourse is undeniably present. A strong example of this exists in the caliber of the groups emerging in the music scene today. Conscious artists such as KatsüK, an independent rock group based out of Texas, are at the forefront of this revolution delivering fervently cognizant messages in tune with the needs of our modern times. Described as a group of “limitless energy,” KatsüK seamlessly fuses world sounds with classic rock grandiosity, catchy pop melodies, stirring sentient lyrics and a theatrical live show that is dynamic and emotive.
MYTHOS: In an attempt to flee from the fires of the world, Daniel Katsük began hitchhiking across the country, inescapably finding his own voice in the lonely stretches of the immutable Southwestern desert. Transformed, rather than absconding from the world, Daniel began to write songs that embraced the wonder of our existence, the importance of interconnection, and the inevitable emancipation of Self from self-imposed suffering. This new leaf soon led to tours with Lollapalooza and the Bob Marley Fest as part of the gypsy circus known as Spoonfed Tribe and later A-hummin’ Acoustical Acupuncture (AAA). After many years of touring, Daniel formed the group KatsüK and with the help of producer/guitarist Jeff Dahlgren, renown for his work with French icon Myléne Farmer, Wasted Youth, Warner Music Group, KatsüK has released a 15 track sonic horizon called Zero Point, a highly anticipated follow up to KatsuK’s first album, Out In The Wind (2008). After three years in the studio what has emerged is an epic recording that is incredibly profound, boldly relevant, and a powerful voice for the people. Already on AAA radio across the country, KatsüK's Zero Point is quickly moving to be one of the strongest efforts to come out of the North Texas music scene in years.
“Zero Point is one of those rare sprawling, ambitious collections that you want to listen to from beginning to end.” ~Fort Worth Weekly~
SPECIFICATIONS: KatsüK has shared the stage with such esteemed and varied acts as Colin Hay (Men At Work), Los Lonely Boys, Cas Haley, Fever In The Funkhouse, Sister 7, Cowboy Mouth, Guy Forsyth, Brave Combo, Railroad Earth, Kan’Nal, Ian Moore and many others. The band has also been featured in several festivals including NX35, Earth Dance, Clearfork Music Fest, Funkytown Fall Festival, Dreamtime, Rock The Republic, Deep Ellum Arts Fest, Heaven On Earth Festival, and many more. KatsüK has received repeated nods from the annual FW Weekly Music Awards, including a 2012 nomination for “Best Rock” group, 2011 “Best Live Band” and a 2010 nomination for “Song of the Year” for “Cut the Cord” off KatsüK’s 2010 E.P. Skeleton Key. Previous awards include “Best Acoustic/Folk Group” (2008), “Artist of the Year” (2005), “Best Acoustic Band” (2005), and “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” (dallasmusic.com, 2001). Along with many additional nominations by FW Weekly over the years, the track “Evergreen” from 2008’s Out in the Wind was recently chosen as one of the top ten songs of the last decade. The music of Daniel Katsük has also been featured in the television shows Dragonball Z, Case Closed, and Full Metal Alchemist (all appearing on Cartoon Network), and Daniel also utilizes his voice as an anime actor. Credits include: Spiral, Dragonball & Dragonball Z, Yu-Yu Hakusho, Kiddy Grade, Full Metal Alchemist, Grappler Baki, Case Closed, Samurai 7, Lupin the 3rd, Burst Angel, Desert Punk, Trinity Blood, Speed Grapher, Sakura Wars and more.
“There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” ~Victor Hugo~
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