KOLARS is a band of two members.
Rob Kolar sings and strums his rollicking guitar, Lauren Brown uses her whole body as a percussive instrument.
KOLARS has created a sonic world that straddles self-described genres such as Desert Disco, R&Beyond, Space Blues, and Glam-a-billy . Rob produces, mixes, and writes the material. His studio experimentation is incorporated into the live show. Lauren has invented her own drumming style. She tap dances rhythms with her feet atop a bass drum while simultaneously playing a stand-up kit. She uses this dance to transform beats into natural extensions of her movement. The two perform with energy, sweat, and excitement, thrilling audiences with their unabashed exuberance.
“We wanted to create dance music that combines all the genres we love, but with our own twist,” says Kolar. “It's that idea of taking a melodic song and getting people to move to it. To listen but also feel it in their bones.”
The result is a kinetic, pulsing sound anchored in vintage panache with a modern sensibility.
As members of glam-folk band He's My Brother She's My Sister, Rob and Lauren toured the U.S. and Europe extensively and sold out venues in every major city across the states, playing premier stages and festivals, including Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Voodoo, Firefly, Secret Garden Party, and Austin City Limits, and performed on late night television (Craig Ferguson).
“Touring for so many years really showed us how much people want to move to live music”, says Brown. KOLARS is taking that seed into a more modern world of exploration and experimentation. Rob’s production skills and songwriting matched with Brown’s unique style of drumming, makes for an authentic ‘handmade’ experience, something fan’s describe as magnetic, sexy, and inviting.