The founders of Kinubi Audio recognised a gap in the audio spares and accessories market. The company was created to meet that need. The aim of Kinubi Audio is to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for all those essential little electronic extras
In 1990 at the age of 22 Darren picked up his first harmonica and while working all over Devon, he would drive with his knees and hold the harmonica with both hands. Of course you wouldn’t dream of doing that now, but back in the day when roads were quiet, on a straight road you could get away with it.
Darren practiced on his single C harmonica for a further 18 years off and on. He gradually bought more and more harmonicas when he learnt they came in different keys. He didn’t even know that songs were in different keys!
Now, 30 years later, Darren has contributed as a session Harmonica player on numerous albums and performed at over 300 gigs since his first public performance in 2005.
Darren was hooked and realized he was on a journey to learn all he could in an attempt to gain that elusive Chicago sound. To recreate that dirty, gritty, phat sound so popular amongst Harp players in smoke filled, boozy Juke joints. The days when mics and amps were over driven, amplifiers had valves and microphones were stolen from Taxi firms. – “Come in car 13”.
....Darren had a desire to solve this problem and introduce a product to the Harp market that would not replace the need for technique, but would replicate a range of old school Chicago sounds through 7 virtual valves and a virtual pedal board that would make you drool at the thought. Darren is now a serial Entrepreneur exporting a range of products all over the world. While performing in a Blues band, he met Paul and Madeleine and from a shared love of live music and a desire to be involved, Darren, Paul and Madeleine became Co-Founders of Kinubi Audio Ltd.
It is their intention to support and encourage students, young Individuals and performers along for the ride, with a chance to learn about forming a business, developing new skills to add to CV’s, and contributing to portfolios, and all for the love of music.
Sadly, Paul passed away, but his legacy lives on with the Kinubi PSV.
Kinubi Audio intends to import and add a range of high quality Audio equipment along with a very innovative recording device that will appeal to live artists, not just harp players, and offer some very clever options that can’t be divulged at this moment in time.