KYNA WISE: Lead Singer
ALEX MAMELOK: Bass, Vocals
JOSH HERTZ: Guitar, Vocals
CHRIS KELLY: Drums
The Go Ahead is a four piece, high-energy alt. rock band from San Francisco. They are known for their incredibly unique sound, pulling from influences such as Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus, Fiona Apple, and many more.
The Go Ahead is excited for what they have in store for 2017. They are busy putting the finishing touches on their highly anticipated EP, which is yet to be named. They also have a slew of shows lined up including the Santa Cruz Music Festival next month. The Go Ahead is hoping to play more shows and build a bigger fan base while hopefully organizing another west coast tour to follow up on last years northwest tour.
2016 was a busy year for The Go Ahead and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Joining forces with Muddy Paw PR, The Go Ahead released never before seen videos of some of their most popular songs. The Go Ahead were also written about in several respectable music blogs including Breathing The Core and Spill Magazine. They also put together their first ever northwest tour, playing in cities such as Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. The Go Ahead finished off the year by landing a cover and full interview in The Urban Release.
Formerly known as Jesús and the Rabbis, the band has made quite an impact on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. They were selected to play the debut Santa Cruz Music Festival in 2013 and have toured Austin, TX for the SXSW music week twice (2014/2015), which included playing Red Gorilla showcases and the debut Ugly Whale showcase. They've opened for national touring acts like Dilly Dally from Toronto, as well as legendary artists like Lita Ford. Big things are afoot for this talented foursome that are known for combining various genres into a driving rock force with a sultry and soulful front-woman that demands your attention.
Praise for The Go Ahead:
"The Lovely Wise, the moniker of the lead singer, has a soulful voice. When she really gets into it, there’s a little James Brown in her soul."
~Tony DuShane | SF Gate~
"You guys are hot. Good, good stuff.”
~Thomas Pridgen | The Mars Volta~
"They force hooks into your brain before you even know what happened. San Francisco knocked it out of the park this time. The topping of this funk rock stew is a formidable force of female vocal fireworks equal parts Grace Slick, Mick Jagger and Gwen Stefani."
~Ryan Brown | Bay Area Personality~
"I was taken by the fresh energy on stage. Kyna leads the journey of familiar (and original?) tunes with a wildness of passion and a voice and spirit as whimsical and sincere as Janis Joplin and sexy and powerful as Beyonce. The band is right there with her... playing their hearts out and throwing in some fancy licks, creating a sound that leaves you wanting more!"
~Joegh Bullock | Anon Events~
Photographer: Tiffany Desy