Fresh from several critically acclaimed performances at Carnival 2011 in Trinidad and Tobago, KES the Band — featuring lead singer Kees Dieffenthaller (Trinidad’s reigning 2011 Groovy Soca Monarch), will appear live at Amnesia NYC, on Sunday, April 24, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Showtime is at 7:00 p.m.
Trend-setting innovators of the emerging new Caribbean Pop genre, KES the Band will showcase their unique fusion of Rock, Pop, Soul, Techno, Soca and Calypso rhythms, while performing popular hits such as Where You From?, Wotless (as featured in their new album by the same, Ah Ting” and Come Gyal, as well as other crossover hits, Til’ the Morning, Stalker, “Let Me Know, Addicted” and more.
“Prepare to be blown away as our musical evolution comes full circle in New York City,” says Kees. “No matter where you’re from, all are welcome at KES 360°- get ready for maximum overload.”
Produced by ShorBlu Events and Big and Strong Promotions, KES 360° promises high-energy, state-of-the-art sound, dynamic 360° staging, red carpet feel and rock-star appeal, all in an atmosphere where patrons can immerse themselves in the true “KES” experience.
Since stepping on the crossover Caribbean music scene in 2005, KES The Band has managed to achieve significant worldwide success in a relatively short period of time catapulting them into super-stardom.
The band is comprised of brothers Kees (lead singer), Hans (drums), Jon (lead guitar) Dieffenthaller, best friend Riad Boochoon (bass), Keithson Cruickshank and Mario Callendar (keyboards), and DJ Robert “Robbie Styles” Persaud.
To date, KES The Band has released four albums: Three Baldheads & a Dread, Lion, On in Five and WOTLESS, with more than a dozen tracks making it to the top of 10 major Caribbean charts. In the summer of 2009 the band released the single entitled, Stalker.
Since its release, the band has garnered international attention and won several awards, including USA 4 Real’s “Most Promising Artists” award. Plans for releasing their fifth album, Stereotype, are set for May 2011.
Touted as the “The future of Soca music,” Kes the Band has become a music phenomenon on the rise throughout the Caribbean, the U.S., Canada and Europe. collaborating with major industry talents such as songwriter Desmond Child (Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin, Aerosmith) and producer Richard Browne, and looking to work with the likes of Maroon 5, No Doubt and Bruno Mars.
Boasting a complete repertoire of old-school- meets-new-age styles, a large intergenerational fan base and high-energy performances KES The Band has no signs of ever slowing down.The highly anticipated KES 360° U.S. tour event of the year is finally here!
Amnesia NYC is located at 609 West 29th St. in Mahattan, between 11th Avenue and 12th Avenue.