With the slogan “Pure Energy,” the band Ki, named after the martial arts term for “Life Force”, is a progressive San Diego, California group featuring five charismatic twenty something’s combining original uplifting storytelling with provocative musical styling that blends rock, pop, folk, blues, soul, and funk. Dubbed by the media as “The Human Ball of Fire”, front woman Kiley Halpern and lead guitar virtuoso Erik Pierce have built the beginnings of a timeless library of unforgettable melodies, combined with inventively psychedelic multi-media and thrill-a-minute performances with a comedic-bent labeled by press and fans as transformative and unlike anything seen before.
“The sound of Ki is like a yodel off the mountain tops, that just fills everything up with life!
“I would compare their stage presence to the Stones, late 60’s. Completely explosive and alive.”
“Don’t’ let the thin history fool you,” says Sound Image Touring.
"Ki is on a meteoric rise! They’ve only been around since December yet in this brief time they won the Battle of the Bands earning a performance spot at the 1st Annual KAABOO Music Festival sharing the line-up with iconic entertainers (No Doubt, The Killers, Zac Brown Band). They received San Diego Music Awards “Best New Artist” and “Best Pop” nomination, made the rock flute cool again (not since Jethro Tull) and dominated a string of frenzied SXSW 2016 gigs that one resident rock critic called “The best rock band to ever play SXSW.”
“The sound of Ki is like nothing you’ve ever heard before and everything you want to hear again.”
“I think they are the band of the century.”