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Koi Child

Years Active 2014 - Present

Genre Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz

Members Shannon Cruz Patterson - MC Christian Ruggiero - tenor sax Sam Newman - trombone Blake Hart - drums Yann Vissac- bass Jamie Canny - alto sax Tom Kenny - keys

Describe Your Sound

A seven-piece that plays jazz-inflected hip-hop grooves led by an MC. Tight when it should be and loose everywhere else, it’s a closely interactive live jam – freestyling, grandiose horn harmonies, obnoxious synth leads… the works.



Harris Waters


Fremantle bands Kashikoi (heavy nu-jazz quartet) and Childs Play (electronic hip-hop trio) first heard each other from playing a gig on the same bill, and each independently decided to ask the other to play a collab jam night together. The night was heaps of fun and a huge success - enough for Kevin Parker, who happened to be there, to invite them to support Tame Impala at Rottnest Island. While the original bands still gig and record, Koi Child's been a permanent fixture ever since - only getting closer and tighter as time goes on.


D'Angelo, Robert Glasper, Mouse Outfit, The Roots, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

Career Highlights

Supporting Tame Impala at Rottnest Island, supporting @Peace at Mojo's, playing Beaufort Street Festival and closing Fremantle's Hidden Treasure series.

Current Activity

Feverishly writing an EP/LP for recording down south in December.

Shared Members With

Childs Play (Shannon, Christian, Sam) Kashikoi (Blake, Yann, Jamie, Tom) Hideous Sun Demon (Blake) SpaceManAntics (Blake, Jamie) Water Graves (Blake) Hurricane Fighter Plane (Jamie) James Teague (Jamie) Deep River Collection (Jamie) John Martyr's Ghost (Tom) TALE (Tom)

Releases by Koi Child

"Slow One"

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