The tightness of their live show is hardly surprising, given the brothers have been playing together for decades, since they were wee lads. Their previous incarnation was an early 90s band called Aunty Beatrice, featuring several of the Kora brothers. They won the Smokefree Rockquest in 1991. Going back even further, several of the Kora brothers started out playing in their father’s pub band – Laughton first got on stage when he was six.
Several of the Kora band are involved in a side project, The Heavy Metal Ninjas, formed in 2010 and fronted by their soundman, Richie Allen.
Laughton Kora - vocals, guitar, keys
Francis Kora - bass, vocals
Stuart Kora - guitar, vocals
Brad Kora - drums
Dan McGruer - keys, bass