I started singing professionally in 2009 at the age of 20 after realizing music to be a strong passion
What was the first concert you ever went to?
My first concert was in 2010, had been invited to perform at a local university. I went with a few fellow musicians. I remember feeling quite a rush being on stage, and a sense of accomplishment
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
I'd be psched to find other talented musicians doing my style of music, or other interesting new styles of music
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
I had many big influences... Craig David, Michael Jackson just to name a few...I mostly liked them for their vocal control and prowess in musicality generally
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I'm currently pursuing a solo career but I was in a band a few years ago and we did a number of local shows playing in Afro-fusion style; after a while we each ventured into solo careers
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
So many people, but top of my list would be (the late) Michael Jackson, his musical genius was one of a kind. I would have loved to experience a jam session with him
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
The biggest crowd I've performed to is at an event in my hometown, Nairobi, had about 700 people. The smallest is an event a friend of mine was organizing, had around around 20 music lovers. My most memorable one was at a college held-event, 2 girls came up to me after came off stage and confessed that they were crying during my performance, that tops my list
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Doo wops & hooligans by Bruno Mars. I picked it coz I think I resonated with probably every song on it at some level. I heard it first when in college just as I was discovering artist. I like it mainly caz of the emotional journey it takes you on, both through the song writing and melody construction