Inoke “Knox” Kalounisiga, Fijis premier contemporary singer/songwriter is a celebrated household name in his homeland Fiji. Famous for his unique “gravel & diamonds” vocal, captivating stage presence & gifted guitar skills honed since the age of seven. Originally performing contemporary reggae, Knox has evolved his sound into a fusion of Soul – Roots – Reggae with a twist of Rock.
Headlining countless music festivals in Fiji, Knox’s musical journey has included performing as a back-up singer with Kulture and supporting the late reggae legend Lucky Dube & Boney M back in 2006. Knox played back to back with the famous Kevin Borich Express at the 2011 &
2012 International Jazz and Blues Festival. In 2013 Knox contributed to Bula Quo a feature shot in Fiji starring the seventies icons Status Quo.
Knox released his reggae classic Jah love Jah crucify in Fiji & New Zealand in 2007 where this iconic skank track sat at Number 1 in the NZ Reggae charts for weeks. Knoxs only full album to date Old Old Tree was released in 2010 & to this day can still be heard on stations throughout the Pacific. Knox also received regional recognition in the same year when his moving Fijian track off Old Old Tree, Sa rui dede was voted Pacific Song of the Year.
Following the release of his Australian debut single Candy in April 2013 and proudly sponsored by Taylor Guitars, Knox opened the 2013 Volcom Surf Pro on Tavarua Island, Fiji. He followed up with a twenty gig Australian East Coast Tour later that year playing at shows & venues such as the Sydney Blues Festival, Brass Monkey & the Australian World Music Expo where he received serious attention from Australian Industry.
Knox released his ground breaking six track EP Fading in March 2015 show casing Knoxs cross genre skill sets. Knox literally “cleaned up” at the 2015 FPRA (Fijian Performing Rights Association) Awards gala night in May winning four of the six categories he was nominated for including Most outstanding song, Best English song & Best composition. In November 2015
Knox performed three shows at the inaugural Australian Music Week held in Cronulla.
Knox was in Fiji the night Cyclone Winston hit Fiji. Though on the edge of the storm at his residence near Lami, Knox experienced the brutal force of this once in a generation natural disaster.“Never Give In”, a Cyclone Winston dedicated Charity track, was recorded in April on the South Coast of NSW. This powerful uplifting ballad was released Wednesday 20th July, five Months after the Super Cyclone cut a swath of destruction through the Fiji Islands.
Knox returned to Australia in mid March 2016 to play the Blue Mountains Music Festival to standing ovations along with a handful of sold out shows on the Eastern Seaboard. Knox is back in the Studio recording a new EP in August. This new offering will highlight his ever evolving style and maturation as a singer / songwriter and bring Australian & New Zealand Industry to attention!