FAQ

What does “Chukkawah” mean?

What is the picture of in the Chukkawah logo?

Where can I see Chukkawah in action?

What are the band’s musical influences?

Who is the super hero?

 

What does “Chukkawah” mean?

 

Tough one to describe, but here goes! The name Chukkawah comes from the sound that a wahwah pedal makes. A wahwah pedal is one of the many pedals used by guitarists, it’s basically a foot operated tone control.

To give you an example of what a wahwah pedal sounds like in action, listen to the start of the Isaac Hayes classic “Theme From Shaft”

– that’s a wahwah cranking it’s stuff.

So, now you know what a wahwah pedal is (educational this FAQ innit!?) you may possibly be ahead of me on the next bit. When a wahwah pedal is pressed down the sound you get out of it, when strumming a guitar, (if written phonetically) is “chikka”. As you bring the pedal up, the sound fills out and starts to sound more like “chukka”. Continuing to bring the pedal up completely and then pressing down again you get the “wah” – do I need to carry on?

 

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What is the picture of in the Chukkawah logo?

 

Well, now you know what a wahwah pedal sounds like (if you don’t, read What does “Chukkawah” mean? above). If you look at our logo you’ll see what a wahwah pedal looks like! Yes, it’s a wahwah pedal – a particularly flashy chrome one – most are a rather more sombre black.

 

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Where can I see Chukkawah in action?

 

We’re “pushing the word to the streets”! For details of where and when, click on the “Gigz” link on the menu in the top right hand corner. Alternatively if you want a Chukkawah gig in your area please click on the “Communicate” link.

 

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What are the band’s musical influences?

 

Well, as you’ve possibly read in the “Funkateer Info” section, our influences are broad and diverse. Here’s a list (in alphabetical order) of artists that the band list amongst their favourites:-

  • Average White Band
  • Beehive
  • Brand New Heavies
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Doobie Brothers
  • FreakPower
  • Herbie Hancock
  • James Taylor Quartet (JTQ)
  • Jamiroquai
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Young Disciples

 

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Who is the super hero?

 

Sarge? … No.

Rosemary the telephone operator? … No.

Penry, the mild mannered janitor? … Could be!

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