Kona were/are a four / five piece (for the time being) who has-been an item in name for around 23 years in the North Wales area.
Having missed fame fleetingly and occasionally and with various line ups and guises, they had formed and reformed numerous times over that period. Though their music has stayed true to its early incarnations..... (someone else can finish that sentence, can't be bothered)
Two of original members, Roger - vox & acoustic guitar, and Tommy - drums & samples stayed the distance and for a brief spell in the mid-late naughty's, joined by Henry Griffiths on bass. Always fun to listen to, crossing a wide section of genres but mainly a poppy, indi, slightly rocky kinda sound (very boring description tbh).
History: In their early days (90'2) were tagged 'the ultimate party band' as they're reputation went, and a subsequent residency at the Greek Taverna in Upper Bangor for a couple of years in the late nineties, and regular appearances at the Heights in Llanberis, summer season slots in Abersoch and the local festival scene, earnt them a decent following, wild repute, and regularly packed houses. They're early ep 'Biff Pop Bubble OOeeoo Ahh...' sold near 500 copies on first and only release, at which point the band took it's first sabbatical - ooh the pressure of fame! Since then they have gained members, lost members, made members, and spun off into other incarnations and bands, lived abroad and away but ultimately will return and gig again.
chris naylor - guitar (94 – now living in spain so keeps missing rehearsals)
roger hughes - vox/guitar/bass (94 - present day)
wayne roberts - bass (95 - 97)
tommy bell-hughes - drums (95 - present day)
johnny ball - vox (summer of '95)
Mike gray - crap manager (94 - )
Martin Farr - vox (96 - ??)
Cat Scarrett - vox (couple of gigs summer of 97)
Joe Wilkinson - bass (96 - 97)
Chris Tripney - bass (couple of gigs autumn of 97)
Andy Norton - bass (98 - 99)
Mikey Wroe - vox/percussion (couple of gigs spring 2000)
Dave Bass - bass (2000 - '02)
Dawn Rhodes - vox/percussion (summer festival tour 2001)
Anthony - drums (2001 - '02)
Chris Ryan - guitar (2004 - present day)
Nathan – bass (2005 – 2005)
Henry – bass (2005 – ??)