New York born singer Raquel Peralta and Hampshire born producer and instrumentalist Josh Childs make Stereo Kela. Started in 2014 in Bristol UK they have played shows up and down the country. BBC Introducing South West picked up their tracks "State of Being", "Inventor", "Let Loose" and "I'm Fire" in 2016-2018.
Currently working on their second album, Silver Bullet, due to release in early 2019, Stereo Kela are the band to watch for unique dance music with a conscious message and old school flare.
"Formed of vocalist and composer, Raquel Peralta from NYC and UK producer, Josh Childs, hosts and organisers Stereo Kela wrap up the live music. She stands barefoot, centre stage, a mini-goddess with a huge voice in asymmetrical body paint. Their sound is hard to pin down. Skimming disco, trance, and house, it’s undeniably electronic, but I also hear swing, reggae, her operatic training, and there are eerie moments where he blows his trumpet over the beats and she boogies appreciatively. Their set is a spectacle: food for the eyes and soul, as much as the ears. At the end, she raises her hands: ‘We love you so much,’ she announces, and the reverb is still on, and it echoes, and keeps echoing…"
- Catherine Bell of Bristol 24/7, read the full article HERE
"Stereo Kela are just fantastic!Raquel’s voice is incredibly powerful and moving combined with Josh’s musical talent results creates an absolutely fantastic result. Hard to describe but they’ll make you dance. Just go and see them if you get the chance! Thank you both. x" - Tanya Petherick, private client
"Wow! Super impressed and inspired by your performance at Rough Trade Bristol last night xxx Sultry wowness xxx real talent xxx" - Angela Greenheart, fan
"You took me away, you took me away somewhere so unique, thank you so much thank you for performing tonight." - Chris Butterfield, fan
"WOW is all I have to say. If Goldfrapp and Prince had a baby, it would be Stereo Kela." - Club Promoter