IKESTRA are 7 musicians from Leeds.
Originally formed in 2010 by Joe Harris after attending Leeds College of Music, IKESTRA has been through several personnel changes before settling on the current line-up in early 2011. The musicians have all been active in the Leeds music scene for years and share a mutual love of improvised music. IKESTRA is Sam Bell (percussion), Sam Gardner (drums), Henry Guy (Bass), Joe Harris (guitar), Tom Henry (keys/synths), Craig Scott (guitar) & Anna Stott (vocals).
The band name relates to the oneness symbolised in the 'I' and is in tribute to Sun Ra's legendary Arkestra.They've signed up with local independent record label and connoisseurs of the left-field music scene in Leeds, Destroy All Records to bring out their debut self-titled album.