With a dynamic and exhilarating presence, Kwame Binea has shown that he is the perfect front man. Preparing to showcase to the world their highly anticipated self-titled debut next month, the New York City based band has plans to bring their electrifying live shows worldwide.
Kwame Binea Shakedown is an honest depiction of the band’s unique style of music. With Kwame’s soulful edge and the band’s groovy approach, this project executes characteristics that separate them from other rock-inspired sounds by their fusion of world music. The Shakedown band, drummer Medley Shabazz, guitarist Art Vanterpool, bassist Phil Bass, Daron Wright on keyboards, Kengo Yamada on saxophone, and Brian Varneke on trumpet all contribute to the melodious sound.
This EP includes the singles “Let Go” and “Hang On” along with two other tracks, “Little Lady” and “Waiting.” The four-track EP offers listeners a genre blending piece of work with powerful lyrics and complex music that’s universally relatable.
“My music is organic,” says Binea. “My band and I make music that moves you and makes you move”.
On new single “Hang On," ”I really wanted to create an anthem-like track to encourage young brothers to keep their heads up and never stop believing in themselves," explains Binea.
Binea is an artist that displays sincerity and passion through his music. He has created his own brand, “Roots Rock” that captures your ears as soon as you turn it on, inspired by the music of Sam Cooke and Bob Marley.
Catch Kwame Binea Shakedown and their electrifying performance on July 24th at Rockwood Music Hall at 8:30 p.m. in New York, NY. More tour dates on the east coast to be announced soon.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- Very nice pace and uplifting music that is perfect for cleaning the house!
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