// lead vocals
// bass & vocals
EYAL "MONI" ARAV
// trumpet & perc
Fufu Banana is a psychedelic acid pop/rock band composed of seven players/misfits, with influences ranging from Indie Rock & Soul, to Hip-Hop, Funk, Garage and Classic Rock.
Fufu’s music is based on groove and retro-futuristic psychedelia and may cause involuntary reflexes in the lower limbs, otherwise known as “Dancing”.
The band’s music and lyrics are served with the intention of causing contrast;
While the music might sound fun, light, psychedelic and with childish elements, the lyrics talk about dealing with mental illnesses and rough personal situations that may affect anyone.
This contrast is a way to handle these “rough times”, through laughter and attempting to not take life too seriously.
Fufu Banana was formed in the spring of 2018 by Ori Kastiel who composed the music and joined forces with lead singer Timmy Tene and producer Gal Oved. Together they assembled the fitting players and forged the band’s unique style.
The band finished recording their first self-titled EP that will launch on May 2020.
Fufu Banana draw inspiration from a wide range of bands and musicians such as:
Mgmt. Gorillaz and Crumb, to David Bowie, The Doors, QOTSA, Kutiman and The Smiths.