Kaki Music is a 'one stop shop' collaboration between British and French musicians Kathy Brown and Kiki Aublette. Both are composers and multi-instrumentalists who share a love of music creation, with Kiki's versatile musical talents also matched by a proficiency with studio technology. Writing and producing in London, Kaki has produced an extensive portfolio of instrumental music and songs across a wide range of genres.
Both musicians were born the same year on opposite sides of the Channel and their paths later crossed on the continent. Kiki had studied at the Académie De Musique (Foundation Prince Rainier Iii) in Monaco. A drummer and bass player, with keyboard proficiency too, Kiki grew up inspired by a father who wrote big band arrangements and performed with the likes of Frank Sinatra. Kiki's own performance credits include Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, Shirley Bassey and the Jazz legend John McLaughlin who also wrote a track dedicated to him on his Black Light album. In addition to producing and playing, Kiki is also a part-time drum professor at the Monaco Conservatoire where he loves coaching the next generation of players.
Kathy showed an early interest in music technology, when as a teenager she taped her Associated Board piano scales on a cassette recorder, hit play and then sat back reading Jackie magazine. Unfortunately the tinny sound of the technology back then alerted her father to her ruse. Incredibly, Kathy got accepted to study piano at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, but mid course, switched her focus to violin, graduating with honours, winning the Dean's Prize and being offered a place at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Kathy went on to be the first female electric violinist to play at London's Ronnie Scotts and worked as a professional freelancer with companies that included the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Mozart Festival Players, The English National Touring Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Playing second fiddle however wasn't for her and Kathy went into technology, a move which also relocated her to New York City for almost a decade. Kathy has since returned to her both her geographical and vocational roots in London to focus on composition and songwriting. She now reads Sound On Sound magazine.