Kolvane is a lifetime musician and artist who founded Portland’s Rose City Kings in 2002. In 4 short years, Kolvane moved the band from obscurity to notoriety releasing three critically acclaimed albums, touring with Chicago Blues legend Jody Williams as his personal band, breaking into the Top 50 Roots Music Report in the Roots Blues category and continuing as the highest ranked self-released album on the RootsMusicReport.com chart for several weeks.
In the first quarter of 09, Kolvane's "Cool Baby" single reached and held the #1 spot on the Blues Singles category for two consecutive months on Cashbox Magazine's music chart. KOLVANE beat out other recognized acts such as Elvin Bishop, The Mannish Boys and Tab Benoit. Notably, Cool Baby has also received attention beyond the confines of the Blues genre, becoming a Top 20 hit on Cashbox's Beach Music chart.
Cashbox Magazine along with Billboard magazine are legendary music charting and entertainment magazines. Cashbox numbers are based on radio airplay, Internet voting, Soundscan, jukebox airplay, and other proprietary methods.
Well-known Portland Blues musician Curtis Salgado praised Kolvane and said: "When I first met Kolvane I knew here was a guy with great songs with catchy hooks and a vision for his music career. This is a well deserved number one."
Long time Portland music industry expert Terry Currier said: "Charting at #1 is great for any artist. For an artist today to do it, when over 75,000 releases are put out each year, it's an incredible feat. It's a testament to the music, hard work and well executed plan.".
With the Rose City Kings, Kolvane gained instant notoriety with his songs Devil In My Shoes and Biscuits and Gravy, which in the spring of 2006 spent 2 months in the Top Ten of RadioWave Monitor’s Contemporary Blues chart. Rose City Kings was reformed and changed its name to KOLVANE. Over the last 7 years, the band has received numerous awards and recognition.