A duo ensemble featuring Sonya Rankine and currently supported by the talented guitarist Phil Noel. Kuko is the Ngarrindjeri word meaning two. Sonya Rankine a Ngarrindjeri, Narungga and Ngadjuri woman from Moonta Bay on Narungga country. Sonya recently returned to music in 2018 through the initial collaboration with Shane Labady.
2020 brings a new year for Kuko and changes with Phil Noel joining Kuko. Sonya & Phil originally met as fellow students at CASM in 2008 and also performed as a duo up to 2011. Phil also regularly performs with PhilandWendyNormanville. Phil an original song collaborator with Sonya and co-wrote Kuko faves ‘A Little Daydream’ and ‘Listen To It’.
2020 sound of Kuko will return to jazz and blues at the root of Sonya’s original songs. It will bring a new sound and energy to Kuko revisiting much loved arrangements of original songs with their favourite covers.