We are a band of uniqueness, I mean straight from the name of our band, these are the words of the lead coordinator and vocalist, Tito. It’s the simple journey of an upcoming band of young Kenyans in the music Industry.
Bendi huru was formed in May this year. We met at the national theatre, that is Titoh(vocalist,second from right), Lee(vocalist,middle) & Mayuu(guitarist & poet,far right). Later Trizah(vocalist, far left) joined us after seeing our good work. We found out that we had a lot in common especially in terms of arts & decided to be a team.Our band impacts positively since we perform Rhumba and afro-fused music. We actually refer our genre as the African feel. We are based in Nairobi & practice in Kenyatta University and in town in some band studios.
Currently, we are focused in showcasing our brand. We have performed in different occasions among them Nakuru Upgrade poetry, Moi Campus, Kenyatta University, ‘Art Kwa Street’ on Aga Khan Walk and many others. From this, we get some few tokens & allowances such as accommodation, transport, food which is not too bad for a potentially talented group. Our brand is unique since we ventured in a genre not many young musicians haven’t or are scared of.
Our greatest asset is the fact that each individual who is a member is a composer which makes the writing of songs easy. Tito is mostly the coordinator whereas Lee does arrangements in some songs & Mayuu handles our social media platforms. The journey has been phenomenal since it has been a learning experience. In the past few months, the exposure in front of different audiences really helped us grow.
Most of our performances have been successful including our latest at Moi University. Not that it has been easy but our greatest push is the fact that we believe in ourselves more than anyone else.You should expect more from us in the future. This November we are releasing our first single as a band done by Chris adwar of the village band. We hope this Single will open a good floor for the band to showcase our talent to Kenyans.
Just like any other group, we have challenges.They range from capital, instruments & marketing our brand. In Kenya, the music industry has great talent & the Media hardly accept this fact. They are interested in groovy music that lasts for a short period.
What we’d like to tell upcoming artists & bands is that do not eye the money or the praise, put in the work.That way you learn & grow at the same time.
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