"A sound who's genre goes something like hip-hop, soul, electro, funk. You have two Emcee's who charge sped-up lyrical flows; made to sound effortless... seamless synergy with their voices and their lyrics are playfully vivacious and positive... layered with creative electro beats."
- Sam Dorman NBC
"Vokab Kompany is another act that refuses to be pigeonholed. Two MCs might lead you to believe that it's hip hop, but that doesn't begin to tell the story. The sevenpiece band from San Diego played for more than an hour, a set that was at times funky, jazzy, heavy, bouncy, even bluegrassy...And it all made sense. Through it all, the crowd was treated to microphonic gymnastics of the dueling MCs, Rob Hurt and Burkey. The group is legit; see them"
- Lindol French, Sacramento Press
Vokab Kompany is a genre-defying collection of sound comprised of vocalists Robbie Gallo (B3k) and Burkey. With a live accompaniment of a five-piece band, they use heavy synths, guitars, saxophone, bass and drums to create an innovative sound that blankets audiences and leaves them in musical elation.
Let's be honest, it's a straight up dance party with dope lyrics.
(Currently finishing up their long awaiting "Small Viktories" Album)
While normally maintaining a rigorous touring schedule, the San Diego natives have also found themselves as hometown favorites, garnering recognition at the San Diego Music Awards and winning several awards including best Hip Hop album and best Hip Hop performance. An interesting feat for a band that could just as easily be called Electronic, Funk, Jam or Rap in the same breath.
In addition to their accolades at home and on the road, Vokab has released several studio albums to critical acclaim. Their unique mesh of style has led them to delicious collaborations and over a dozen national syncs, including two Kia commercials, a spot on STARZ movie channel, and music on TV shows like Franklin and Bash and the Today Show. Their song World Wide was the anthem for the trailers of the new Sacha Baron Cohen movie.
On the touring side, the duo is fresh off of a West Coast headline tour supporting their most recent album. They’d previously embarked on a six-month tour fronting the Run DMC Remixed tribute for Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, with appearances everywhere from Brooklyn to San Francisco to New Orleans for Jazzfest. Along with their full band, they have played countless festivals including Snowglobe, Electric Forest and Coachella and have toured with bands of all genres, from Umphrey's McGee to Collie Buddz to Del The Funky Homosapien.
The spontaneity of the band’s live performance is what has allowed them to cross genres so effortlessly; dancers, performance artists, guest musicians and unique arrangements continue to surprise fans, and exemplify the defining aspects of a Vokab Kompany show
The spontaneity of the band’s live performance is what has allowed them to cross genres so effortlessly; dancers, performance artists, guest musicians and unique arrangements continue to surprise fans, and exemplify the defining aspects of a Vokab Kompany show.
Robbie Gallo aka B3K (MC/Vocalists)
Matt Burke aka Burkey (MC/Vocalists)
Geoff Nigl (Keys, Spaceship, Guitar)
Richard Galiguis (Bass, Guitar)
John Avery (Saxophone)
Malachi Johnson (Drums)