Kavus Torabi

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Kavus Torabi (born 5 December 1971) is a British-Iranian musician, composer, record label owner and radio broadcaster. A multi-instrumentalist, he is known for his work in the psychedelic, avant-garde rock field (primarily as a guitarist). Torabi was one of the founding members of the Monsoon Bassoon (as singer, guitarist and one of the two primary composers), was a member of cult progressive rock group Cardiacs, and fronts and plays guitar for the current lineup of legendary psychedelic band Gong.

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Kavus Torabi
Torabi in 2022
Torabi in 2022
Background information
Born (1971-12-05) 5 December 1971 (age 51)
Tehran, Iran
OriginPlymouth, UK
  • Musician
  • composer
  • record label owner
  • radio broadcaster
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active1988–present
LabelsBelievers Roast
Member of
Formerly of
Dawn Staple
(m. 2003)

Torabi also leads his own group Knifeworld and is a member of Guapo and the Utopia Strong. He sometimes tours and records with Mediæval Bæbes and Rob Crow, and frequently collaborates with other notable artists working in left-field music.