Bali island School band formed under many different compositions with different ethnicities, various styles and a contrast in genres – rock, blues and funk.
Kyle’s easily unique acoustic guitar playing style is a valuable addition to the ECO Rock Concert.
Navicula is an award winning, psychedelic-grunge band from Bali, Indonesia. Since its formation in the 90s, environmental issues and social has been a consistent theme in Navicula’s music – they promote these themes during their tours accross the Indonesian archipelago, as well as Internationally with past tours in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
The name Navicula was inspired by a type of single celled golden algae, which is shaped like a small ship (in Latin, Navicula means small ship). Navicula’s music is strongly influenced by alternative 90’s rock, especially grunge rock/-seattle-sound, through bands such as Sound Garden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Nirvana. Navicula’s music has a grunge rock under-tone, but is combined with many other genres of sound, such as ethnic, psychedelic, alternative, progressive, and straightforward rock.
Navicula have released 8 full-length studio albums and frequently collaborate with various social and environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, Sawit Watch, ICW, KPK, LIPI, WALHI, and SPI. “Love Bomb”, Navicula 7th album was recorded at the legendary Record Plant Studios in Hollywood. “Tatap Muka”, Navicula 8th was recorded live-acoustic, and was recently released on DVD.
Rose is an aspiring DJ/producer. She started off playing the clarinet when she was younger but has always had a love for electronic music. She experimented and made music at 14 and most of her compositions have been progressive/electro house. From there she took up DJ-ing. She saved up money to buy a DJ controller and when she got it, her talented uncle taught her the basics. When a friend organised Rose’s first gig was at Ocean 27 in Kartika Plaza, more invitations started rolling in. She usually plays electro, big-room or progressive/future house. Her success comes from observing the dance floor, reading the crowd to bring everyone together while incorporating her own style. Rose would like to keep on pursuing this path and have a future in the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene. Rose is currently in Grade 11 at Bali Island School.