Since their inception in 2011, ATOMGA has continued to be a refreshing staple in the Colorado music circuit. Celebrating 11 years as a band and 11 years of creating a unique brand of afrobeat music infused with elements of jazz, rock, hip hop, and funk. Using this foundation, they are able to build polyrhythms which always get their audience moving!
Through the years, ATOMGA has had remixes by artists such as Grant Phabao at Paris DJ’s in Paris, France and Craig Welsch at Rear Window Studio in Boston. They also have a gold medal winning beer named after them in Curitiba, Brazil from Bodebrown which is served periodically at Banded Oak Brewing Company in Denver. ATOMGA has supported afrobeat icons Femi Kuti and the Positive Force and Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 from Nigeria and many nationally touring bands. Eleven years in and ATOMGA shows no sign of slowing down.
ATOMGA is constantly evolving their sound through layered compositions of high energy music that will get your blood moving and the sweat pouring down! Our latest releases from Color Red show a new side to the band with a certain musicality that highlights each of the band members while voicing lyrical messages which are tasteful and socially conscious. ATOMGA has a reputation for live performances which provide a fun filled dance party for all ages and all walks of life.
LaSha “Calysol” Afarko – Vocals
Joshua Merbitz – Trumpet
Frank Roddy – Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Tobin – Baritone Saxophone
Casey Hrdlicka – Guitar
Peter Mouser – Keyboards, Fender Rhodes
Mark Dabrowski – Bass Guitar
Matt Grundstad – Timbales, Percussion
Matt Schooley – Drums