The band formed in 1999 when a regular Sunday gig lasting for almost
2 years at the Oatley Hotel in Sydney's South cemented 5 full time
musicians into a strong, diverse group. Four years later the KB's
are still performing regularly at bars, pubs
and private functions.
Matt Heffernan, singer and guitarist, has a pop/rock background
and many gigs under his belt. His band of trained jazz musicians,
combine their skills with Matt to produce a diverse range of styles
and material. This enables the band to work any type of crowd at
Matt started performing 10 years ago in his own originals and covers
band called State of Mind.
In 1998, he left his day job to pursue music on a full time basis
and started working in various cover bands as a guitarist and vocalist.
When Kool Bananas started performing regularly, Matt then
pursued solo and duo
gigs around the Sydney circuit also under the name of Kool Bananas.
Since then he has had the opportunity to work in the Whitsundays,
cruises, and all over Australia. Though still enjoying travelling
to tropical islands for work from time to time, most of Matt's work
is in Sydney. As a solo, duo and with his band,
Kool Bananas, Matt performs at many weddings,
corporate events and of course regular
gigs where you can come and meet the band.