My music journey

  • born 12 September in Zambia in the small town Ndola
  • started to play percussion at the age of 5 and used to sing in a choir in the local church
  • started singing and writing songs at the age of 8 about world, races and tribes coming together
  • grew up listening to Bob Marley, Lucky Duve, Beatles, Jimmy Cliff, Jimmy Hendrix
  • at the age of 8, joined theatre drama group, singing and performing up to secondary school
  • while at secondary school, released 3 singles Praise the King, Care about step children, Irie hights that were broadcasted in Zambia on TV shows up to today
  • at the age of 16, started to perform at the secondary school, wrote the fist single Praise the King and played at Zambian TV talent show called Sounds Good programme in 1997, discovered by promoter Brian Changala and became well-know musician in Zambia and started playing with Zambian top bands like Shala Wembe, Mayenge, B Sharp
  • in 2000, Africa Alive choose the song Irie hights as leading song to spread awareness about HIV and other epidemic diseases that people in Africa have been struggling with. The song was chosen for the TV show called Explosion 2000, and got sponsored by Africa Alive for a road show tour around Zambia.
  • left Zambia in 2001 and was invited to play in Botswana at Gaboron Festival
  • in 2002, moved to Johannesburg and started playing with Zam Band at different hotels and festivals. The same year, was invited to play at King Mutswati concert in Swaziland
  • met Lucky Dube in 2003
  • moved to Cape Town in 2003, started teaching himself to play acoustic guitar
  • in 2006, Jack Mantis found him and became his producer
  • from 2007, started to playing with Jack Mantis Band and recorded the single Life in the city that was broadcasted on the radio Bush
  • from 2008, started working with Redbull and recorded the song Coconut tree in Redbull studios in Cape Town under Red Bull Academy

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  • together with Jack Mantis Band, had shows around Cape Town including Synergy Festival, Rock in the Daisies and FIFA World Cup in 2010
  • in 2011, left Jack Mantis Band and became solo artist, formed the fist band “The Mystics” and “Rainbow Band”, thought himself to play electric guitar
  • in 2012, released the song Gimme left that quickly became “people´s song”, and 12 Sept 2012 released the video for the song
  • from 2012, started to play at different concerts and festivals as solo artist with band “The Mystics”
  • in May 2012, returned to Zambia after 12 years, was invited as a lead guest artist at Bob Marley Anniversary
  • played with “The Mystics” up to 2013 and in 2014 formed another band called “Rainbow Band” which he is currently playing with as the backing band
  • 17th June 2015, released new album with the title “I am just colourless” recorded with Cosher Recording Studios in Cape Town
  • July 2015, moved to Göteborg in Sweden where is currently residing and performing (see Upcoming shows and Previous shows)
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