Upcoming Performances

Grain Surfboards Surf Re-Evolution Festival

Date: September 9, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: York Beach Surf Club, 780 York St, York, ME 03909-1265
Surf ReEvolution Festival 2022

“Dazzling guitar work forms the centerpiece of the new EP from Kioea, featuring exploratory songs that hold a tight grip.” – J. Edward Keyes, Bandcamp Editorial Director

“Kioea’s sound is simultaneously modern and vintage.”Josh Swartwood, Aquarium Drunkard

“On the just-released five-song EP from Maine/New Hampshire-based Kioea, the gently authoritative sound of leader Carand Burnet’s surf guitar leads take the listener on journeys of their own, all of which feeds a desire to hear more.Jason M. Rubin, The Arts Fuse

Kioea release their debut EP May 6th on CD and Digital Formats via Bandcamp and Bull Moose Music.

Kioea (pronounced key-oh-ee-ah) debuts their self-titled EP, inviting listeners into the world of psychedelic music. Named a “New and Notable Release,” by Bandcamp (5/7/22), Kioea uses the guitar to explore multiple musical lineages, from surf instrumentals to global influences.

Since its inception in 2019, Kioea has been a project led by electric guitarist Carand Burnet. Supported by bassist Ian DeCelli and drummer Jake Remignanti, the trio has ventured further into psychedelia with expansive compositions that include echoed guitar solos and fuzzed-out bass.

Burnet shares the process that shaped the EP:

“My artistic practice begins when I record guitar chords into a loop pedal or cassette machine and make a backing track. I play the track and overlay notes. My goal is to create a guitar melody acting like the voice singing each song. When satisfied with the structure, I bring the composition to my bandmates. Together we work out the dynamics and groove.”

Kioea EP is available here.

Carand Burnet, Jake Remignanti, Ian DeCelli, Kioea

Kioea (pronounced key-o-e-ah / key-oh-ee-ah) is a band based in Maine and the New Hampshire Seacoast Region comprised of Carand Burnet, Ian DeCelli, and Jake Remignanti.  Founded in 2019 by bandleader and electric guitarist Carand Burnet, Kioea is named after a Hawaiian word that means “Stand Tall.”

Kioea blends surf rock with characteristics of psychedelia, jazz, and global influences. Burnet’s performances feature surf rock’s energetic speed combined with complex guitar solos. Kioea has played at venues across New England including The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH, and was featured on WMUR’s Summer Concert Series.

Electronic Press Kit


Kioea – “Kioea EP”

Length: 24:04

Release date: 6 May 2022

Recorded and mixed by Chris Chase / The Noise Floor

Mastering by Adrian Morgan / Timeless Mastering

Artwork by Tara Morin
Press photos by John Skewes
Press Contact: contact@kioeamusic.com