Ian Tullett – Guitars, Vocals
Cullum Tullett-Looker - Bass, Vocals
Shaun Cox - Keyboards & Synths
Sam Barnes – Drums
Kort came into being around tea time on Tuesday 23rd January 2007. The idea was originally conceived around October 2006 over a bottle of Jack Daniels (a bit of a cliché, but that's how it was)! Ian had been playing drums for over 25 years and had been threatening for some time to get a guitar as he had gradually become bored with sitting behind a drum kit at the back.
He turned up on Shaun's doorstep one evening with a guitar and a second hand Marshall amp. Sometime during the bottle of J.D. it was agreed to start a band. However, that would prove difficult as Ian couldn't play guitar and Shaun wanted to play keyboards, but a plan was formulated regardless.
The plan was to recruit a drummer, bass player, buy a mountain of equipment, build a home rehearsal/recording studio, record some songs, film a video and start gigging all within 3 years. A very ambitious plan indeed!
In October 2008, they played their first gig and after only 2 years and 3 months, on the 19th May 2009 the video to Sea Slug was released on YouTube, well ahead of the plan.
To some Kort’s music is difficult to categorise, but if to label it was necessary, it’s closest relation would be progressive rock.
With the assistance of their production team, Kort are quickly building a reputation as a live band not to be missed.
When approached by a band with a track called Sea Slug, one's curiosity gland tends to kick in and force you to take a listen. Upon listening, the charm reactors will take over in the same way as when you first heard Love Shack by the B52s. This is just a taster from the guys on the way to further releases down the line and you can't help but be affected by Sea Slug. It's certainly not safe or predictable, but it is most definitely infectious.
Check out the sample below and see what we mean...