Kudos had it’s roots in Kataya -live band formed by Matti Kervinen and Sami Sarhamaa back in 2010. WhenKataya decided to have a break, the live group (minus Matti and Juha) started rehearsing concert material on January 2011 by taking a Kataya song “Mindfrost” apart, at first the aim was just to rearrange it but quite soon there was nothing left of the original song. So a song lead to another and the result is first class Finnish prog-rock.
Kudos had it’s roots in Kataya -live band that Matti Kervinen and Sami Sarhamaa formed the nucleus, but they needed the able hands and feet of Samu Wuori (Guitar, keys), Tomi Laaksonen (Drums) and Juha Aronen (Bass) in order to perform Kataya songs live. After the second “Voyager” album, the live band was further enhanced with Pauli Päiviö (Keyboards).