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Tell The Shaman

Years Active 2012-2017

Genre Funk, Rock, Indie

Members Aden Griffiths: Lead Guitar Dennis Kooij: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar Blake van der Leeden: Bass Guitar Jamie Laval: Drums & Percussion

Describe Your Sound

Like a witch doctor that hypnotizes you into a state of trance, we’re here to hypnotize you into a state of funked up groovy vibes that pulse through your body and move your feet. Mixing the sound of modern pop, the unique character of rock and the foot-moving groove of funk bring you the driven sounds that are Tell the Shaman.

Front man and rhythm guitarist Dennis Kooij looks to Jim Morrison (The Doors) and Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) as an influence through lyrics, style and musical inspiration. Aden Griffiths on lead guitar has multiple metal and funk inspirations that are a large asset in songwriting and creativity within the group. Blake van der Leeden is the band’s never ending source of music knowledge and thick, moving and driven basslines. Jamie Laval brings tight yet simple grooves and rhythms to the table with a background in reggae and rock.



While studying Diploma of Music


Red Hot Chili Peppers

Career Highlights

EP Release 2016

Current Activity

Focusing on recording more music in the early stages of 2017 and lining up our first regional tour down the south coast of WA.

Releases by Tell The Shaman

Coming of Age