Biography

Funk with grit, soul with heart and pop with passion

Cousin Avi are as far from ‘vanilla’ as you can get. With 2 albums and multiple self-released EPs under their belts and eight years of independent touring across the UK, Europe and South America behind them, (including Brixton, Cafe De Paris, Jazz Cafe & Brownstock, sharing the bill with acts such as, Amy Winehouse, Basement Jaxx, Example & Katy B) the Avi train doesn’t look as though it’ll be resting anytime soon. 

The five-piece London/Northampton based grit-pop powerhouse have not only received strong support from BBC Introducing they have also had their music featured by the NME and placed in the BBC Drama ‘The Driver’. In 2013, Avi spent some time under the watchful eye of Duran Duran’s, Dom Brown, recording ‘The White EP’, followed by a stint in LIPA during 2015, recording 'Breaking For Love'.

2017 has seen the release of Cousin Avi's first record in 2 years, 'Take It Away', which saw the band raise all of the production funds purely by crowd funding, using Pledge Music - eventually hitting 148% of their target before a sell out home town release show.