Koa started in the fall of 2012, with Chase Bader (Vocals, Guitar) and Conor Kelly (Lead Guitar) at Belmont University, following past musical ventures by both. After years of sending material back and forth over the internet to each other, Conor relocated to Nashville, where the two began to reconstruct some of the past ideas. The two met Ryan Ladd (Bass) and began recording what is to be their debut ep Cool It Down, which came out in February 2013. Will Youngclaus (Drums) soon after joined the band locking down the rhythm section, and finally Alex Mathews (Sax), completing the lineup. We’re all about the good vibes and making people dance; come see us play!