“Raku has an uncanny ability to engage the very soul of an audience. An incredible performer with a wonderful energy…” - Sandy McCutcheon ABC Radio
Raku O’Gaia comes via Jamaica and England to life in Australia.
A towering 6 foot 5 inches tall, he is a fluent raconteur spreading feel-good vibes in the high energy performances that are his trademark. Beginning his career in the depths of London’s Underground Subways, he honed his skills in the volatile world of pubs, clubs, festivals and bars across England, Europe and Australia. O’Gaia has become a one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, and a classic tunesmith with several diverse and uplifting releases to his name.
Amid countless other performances in recent times he has starred at the Adelaide Fringe, featured on the popular Channel 9 Today Show and opened for the iconic
Australasian’s Dragon, Ash Grunwald, Krystle Warren and The Commitments.
He is featured on recorded works alongside John Butler, Paul Kelly, Xavier Rudd, Archie Roach, Frank Yamma, Tex Perkins and Tiddas.
One of the U.K.’s most uplifting musical exports. Not to be missed.
“That voice…Great sound coming from that axe …and that voice …Absolutely Magnificent!” Karl Stefanovic Channel 9 today Show
“Amazing…” Krystle Warren (Rufus Wainwright, Jools Holland)
“Raku…An incredible performer with a wonderful energy.” Sandy McCutcheon: ABC Presenter
“Finger-picking good…” Andrew Fraser, The Australian
“Raku O’Gaia…A fantastic singer and performer…” Mick O’Regan: ABC, The Media Report
“Colourful, energetic, exotic and talented, Raku has warmed the hearts of many with his high voltage smile, incorrigible presence and mesmerizing performances….” Mandy Nolan: Seven Entertainment Guide
“Raku O’Gaia, the artist we chose to open the ‘Gaia Retreat & Spa’ in the Byron Hinterland and to make a repeat performance for the celebration of my 60th Birthday!” Olivia Newton John
The Brisbane Festival,
Woodford Folk Festival,
Bellingen Global Carnival,
The Broadbeach Blues Festival,
The North Coast Tourism Awards
Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival,
Dragon, The Commitments, Krystal Warren
The International Sydney Mind Body Spirit Festival
Olivia Newton Johns’ Gaia Retreat Official Launch Party
Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Government
Virgin Australia in-flight magazine
Road Trip Media East Coast Tourism CD
Northern Rivers regional tourism industry publications