This article was published in 2007.
Leeds rock band d-koy are aiming high with their choice of venues when they fly out to Borneo to play and record a song at the top of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia (14,000 ft).
The band are also going to play a gig for a village of Rungus people, an indigenous people who inhabit the Sabah area of Borneo. d-koy have regularly raised funds for the village, and sent proceeds from their ‘Why Should I?’ EP, to help the village buy much needed food, clothes, and medicines.
Sam, who has connections with the village, is really excited about the trip. He hopes the villagers will enjoy their music, and said, “Working with the villagers, we’re planning to build a makeshift stage in the village, and run the amplifiers off a diesel generator. This gig, and the performance at the top of a 4,000 metre mountain, must be a first… at least for a Leeds band, anyway!”