Kwame Binea Shakedown Album Release w/ Johnny & the Bootlegs

Sat May 13 2017

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

American Beauty NYC

251 West 30th Street New York, NY 10001

Ages 21+

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  • Kwame Binea Shakedown

    Kwame Binea Shakedown

    Music

    Kwame Binéa is self-proclaimed rocker to the core, but he has peppered his own brand of “Roots Rock” with his fertile and culturally diverse personal saga. He grew up in West London (his birth place) and his native origins in Ghana, moving later to Cherry Hill, NJ as a teenager before setting up home in New York City to unearth his artistic aspirations as a burgeoning songwriter/singer/guitarist.

    Looks can sometimes be deceiving, but it only takes one listen to realize Kwame is every bit legit. His “Roots Rock” is a fusion of rhythmic rock n’ roll, a tad of folk and reggae, ample dosages of infectious funk, silky soul, screaming blues and enough full throttle energy and unbridled passion to light up a city block for a night. Kwame Binea Shakedown released their debut single, LET GO and Self Titled EP digitally worldwide via CDBaby.com and all it’s major digital distribution partners including iTunes in April/May 2015.

    “My music is organic,” says Kwame. “ it embodies my roots, love and life’s struggles. I’m driven by my mantra of Peace, Love & Positivity so that propels and drives the messages for most of my lyrical content. It’s also party music and danceable, so if our music moves you and makes you move, that’s a great night ,” he added.

    Initially performing as a duo with guitarist/songwriter Justin Wilcox, the two built credibility with their guitar driven acoustic live performances which drew the attention from NYC/NJ musicians. Initially drummer Medley Shabazz joined the duo, then bassist Phil Bassaragh and guitarist Art Vanterpool. The core 5-piece band started playing in clubs throughout the city in 2011. At times the band also featured horn players Brian Varneke (trumpet), Kengo Yamada (saxophone) and (keyboardist) Daron Jonathan.

    Kwame Binea Shakedown have fed their recording and live endeavors with an unyielding spirit and intestinal fortitude that is strikingly visible in his artistic growth. They continue to draw a legion of loyal fans with electrifying and inspirational performances at most of New York City’s most celebrated venues including Brooklyn Bowl, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Sullivan Hall, The Bitter End and Joe’s Pub. He also has a Summer Residency at Arlene’s Grocery and he’s continually expanding into other major markets on the East. 

    In late 2015 and 2016 in support of their debut EP, Kwame and the band set out for a national tour taking then thru the Midwest/South and the West Coast. After their national tour the band embarked on their first European tour in the summer of 2016 with stops in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium. On the return from tour the band has been putting finishing touches on their debut full length album due out in early 2017, highlighted by a collaboration with Guitarist/producer/songwriter Grammy Award winner Vernon Reid.

  • Johnny & The Bootlegs

    Johnny & The Bootlegs

    Soul-Blues

    In 2015 John Santiago set out to release a song per week for the entire year. In the process, while brewing beer out of their house, Danny Kenny and Eric Neuberger joined to play on a few songs. During the process, new songs were created while drinking said beer and The Bootlegs were created.

American Beauty NYC Presents...

Kwame Binea Shakedown Album Release w/ Johnny & the Bootlegs

Sat May 13 2017 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

American Beauty NYC New York NY
Kwame Binea Shakedown Album Release w/ Johnny & the Bootlegs
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