Kid Koala

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Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, composer, and award winning graphic novelist. He has released six solo albums, the most recent being Music To Draw To: IO featuring Belgian/American singer Trixie Whitley. He has also released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.

Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for the films Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Looper, The Great Gatsby and Baby Driver. He has composed music for The National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and Adult Swim.

Kid Koala’s unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Vinyl Vaudeville (including giant puppets and dancers) to quiet-time events like Music To Draw To, Space Cadet Headphone Concert, Satellite Turntable Orchestra, and Nufonia Must Fall, a live animated graphic novel created, performed, filmed, projected, and scored in real time using 5 cameras, 20 sets, 70 puppets, a string quartet, and Kid Koala on piano, turntable and percussion. His latest production The Storyville Mosquito will have its world premiere at Place des Arts in November 2019.

Kid Koala attends TCAF in support of his book Space Cadet, his new album Music To Draw To: IO, and his video game project with artist/animator JonJon entitled Floor Kids.

Kid Koala’s trip to TCAF is supported by MERJ and Arts & Crafts.

instagram:  @realkidkoala
twitter: @kidkoala


Kid Koala can be found at the following:

Saturday May 11

9:00-5:00: Floor Kids Jam! at the Novella Room in the back of the Appel Salon (Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor)
4:00-5:30: Hitting the Right Note at the Masonic Temple (888 Yonge St.) // Tickets available here.

Sunday May 12

10:00-5:00: Floor Kids Jam! at the Novella Room in the back of the Appel Salon (Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor)