Just A Band

Bio

The group was formed when their members were studying at the Kenyatta University. They went on to release the song 'Iwinyo Piny' accompanied by a self-made animated music video. Initially the song received little airplay due to its unconventional musical style, but with time they started to gain popularity through underground channels.

Their debut album Scratch To Reveal was relatively successful. They released their second single 'Ha-He' on 17 March 2010, accompanied by a music video featuring a character known as Makmende. The video has subsequently been described as Kenya's first viral internet meme by the Wall Street Journal, CNN and Fast Company. Also their track 'Huff + Puff' featured on the 2012 movie 'House at the End of the Street'

Just a Band is a Kenyan house/funk/disco band whose career was launched with their debut album, Scratch To Reveal, in 2008. Their music has explored various musical directions such as, but not limited to jazz, hip-hop, disco and electronica.

The band are also notable for their DIY aesthetic. In addition to writing, recording and engineering their music, the band creates their own music videos, packaging and promotional items and establishing a strong web and blog presence,[1] referencing elements from virtual bands like Gorillaz and incorporating anime and animation, illustration and photography in their visual campaigns.

After releasing Just A Book, a book that chronicles the band's musical, Just A Band announced in April that it would be taking a musical break for its members to persue individual endeavours.

Music

Track artwork
Akwaaba Music
Just A Band (Kenya) - "Extra"
04:12
SoundCloud
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Track artwork
Akwaaba Music
Just A Band (Kenya) - "Huff + Puff"
03:58
SoundCloud
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Photos

KENairobi, Kenya
In operation since: 
2008

Contact

Blinky Bill
Profile added by Stanley Gazemba on 09 Jul 2014
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