With the recent release of their latest musical offering of soulful goodies, Medicine Man, The Bamboos have been on their promo hustle, touring Australia and now giving us the visuals to the the latest single, “I Never” featuring Daniel Merriweather.
We introduced you to vocalist Kwabena Adjepong (aka Kwabs) only last month, and since then his star has continued to ascend at a rapid rate. The newcomer was named as the support act for rapper Plan B’s recent shows in the UK, and now he’s blessed those of us that are further afield with this video of his cover of fellow Brit James Blake’s haunting track "The Wilhelm Scream."
Check out the full story and Kwabs cover of “The Wilhelm Scream” over at SoulBounce
It’s not often in Australia that we get quality, current and musically intelligent artists visiting our shores. If you live in Sydney, you can probably count on one hand the number of shows you’ve been to that were truly worthy of parting with your hard earned cash, and that made a lasting, positive impression. For some reason, promoters think we really want to see past-their-prime, has-been, one-hit wonders tour our shores with a backing track they made in 1995. So, it was refreshing this past weekend to see a show that ticked the boxes that are rarely ticked here in Australia. A show that fused New York style, attitude and musicality with artists who are at the fore front of their genres. Held at Oxford Art Factory, and aptly titled Future Now, the show featured a triple billing of beat boxer Taylor McFerrin, jazz singer Jose James and the fusion of jazz/hip-hop/soul/out-of-this-world sound that is the Robert Glasper Experiment.
As Sarsha Simone, Roxie, I mean Sarsha, channels a much more modern soul energy. Where Roxie is all ‘60’s sass and crying out in pain from love’s heartache, Sarsha is tantalizing, intriguing, fresh and more experimental in her sound.