Genre: Folk, Acoustic, World music
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Discography: Pilgrim (2014)
Record Label: Independent
Awards: FATEA Instrumental Album of the Year 2014
Oka Vanga are Angela Meyer and William Cox, an acoustic Folk and Roots duo that combine a complex guitar playing with musical influences from around the globe. With a live set including both exciting instrumentals and songs including vocals, their music is a melting pot of melodies woven tightly together with unity and precision, and their energetic live performance is a perfect match for their intense style of acoustic music. The duo are a firm favourites here at LCM and it is also a pleasure to see Angie and Will perform live.
Both accomplished performers in their own rights, Angie and Will came together to form their unique partnership in 2008. Originally from Cape Town SA, Angie mastered acoustic freestyle, classical guitar and flamenco playing whilst making her mark on the South African music scene before moving to London to pursue her music career and form the guitar duo ‘Oka Vanga’ with Will. Will is a folk guitarist, talented multi-instrumentalist, and established guitar teacher in London.
“Wholly engrossing – spellbinding technique, delightful expression, scintillating synergy and a world-spanning, hypnotic folk and roots vibe.” (Charlie Elland, FolkWords)
“Exceptionally brilliant guitarists…they are so in tune with each other that the rhythm and lead swap back and forth between them like a thread being woven into a complex tapestry.” (Pete Bradley, FATEA)
“I would highly recommend seeing Oka Vanga live, where the humour in some of the songs is emphasised alongside the couple’s easy banter, as well as it being an opportunity to see two world class guitarists create magic on their fretboards.” (Paul Woodgate, Eye on the Stylus)
Angie and Will also provide one-to-one guitar tuition and guitar workshops from their purpose built studio in Hertfordshire. For more info please visit http://www.parkhurstmusicstudio.co.uk/