Since their inception in 2011, ATOMGA has continued to be a unique staple in the Colorado music circuit. For the past seven years, ATOMGA has evolved their sound to be a unique brand of afrobeat infused with elements of rock, jazz, hip hop as well as classical. Using this foundation, they are able to build poly-rhythms which always gets their audience moving!
On a national and international level, ATOMGA has had remixes by artists such as Craig Welsch at Rear Window Studio in Boston MA and Grant Phabao at Paris DJ's in Paris, France. They also have a gold medal winning beer named after them in Brazil from Bodebrown which is served periodically at Banded Oak in Denver. ATOMGA has supported artists such as Femi Kuti and the Positive Force and Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 from Nigeria and many nationally touring bands. Seven years in and ATOMGA shows no sign of slowing down.
ATOMGA's latest release, "AGA", shows the band's evolving sound of high energy music that will get your blood moving and the sweat pouring down! This body of work shows a new side to the band with a certain musicality that highlights each of the nine band members and lyrical messages that tastefully question the powers that be.
ATOMGA has a reputation for live performances which provide a fun filled dance party for all ages and all walks of life.
“Once you witness the major dosage of authentic Afrobeat the band drops into their body of danceable wonderment, there is no turning back.” - Colorado Music Buzz
"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 musicians energetically rock the stage." -Brian Turk, Listen Up Denver
"ATOMGA specializes in positive vibes, authentic Nigerian Afrobeat and funk/soul sounds ideal for dancing your ass off." -Ru Johnson, Westword
"The sound, anything but pedestrian, was an inspiring find. Definitely a band to watch for the fusion/Afrobeat crowd." -Billy Thieme, Reverb
LaSha "Calyptic" Afarko - Vocals
Casey Hrdlicka - Guitar
Peter Mouser - Keyboards, Fender Rhodes
Alice Hansen - Trumpet
Frank Roddy - Tenor Saxophone
Leah Concialdi - Baritone Saxophone, EWI
Sam Lafalce - Bass Guitar
Jared "Jball" Fischer - Congas
Matt Schooley - Timbales, Auxiliary Percussion
J.R. Ranck - Drums