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 follow up EP. Be on the lookout for a release date later this year! In the meantime, you can listen to "About To Burst" on Live 105 Radio, who debuted the new single in June during their Soundcheck program.
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 also received quite a few accolades in several respectable music blogs, including Breathing The Core, Spill Magazine, and SA Music Scene. The band also booked their first ever Pacific Northwest tour, playing throughout Oregon and Washington. The Go Ahead finished off the year by landing the 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 Dorothy and Dilly Dally, as well as legendary artist 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