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Kwame Binea Shakedown
to open for
The Wailers at the Brooklyn Bowl
on Wednesday, February 14th

BROOKLYN, NY: NYC-based soul rocker Kwame Binea is pleased to announce he and his band, Kwame Binea Shakedown, will open for the Wailers, Bob Marley's legendary backing band, at the Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday February 14th, 2018. Doors open at 6, and the show starts at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at this link.

About Kwame Binea Shakedown
Kwame Binea is a self-proclaimed rocker to the core, but he has peppered his own brand of "Roots Rock" which embodies his fertile and cultural diverse personal saga: growing 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 singer/songwriter.

"Mix Rock and Roll with Silky Soul, screaming blues with folk and you get Kwame Binea," says The Apollo Theater. "My music is organic," says Kwame, "it embodies life, love, and 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.

Kwame and the band have fed recordings and live endeavors with an unyielding spirit and intestinal fortitude that is strikingly visible in his artistic growth. They continues to draw a legion of loyal fans with electrifying and inspirational performances at most of New York City's most celebrated venues including Joe's Pub, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Aaron Davis Hall, Sullivan Hall, Shrine & Silvana, The Bitter End and a Summer Residency at the iconic Arlene's Grocery in the LES.

Kwame and his band are touring nationally and internationally throughout 2018 - stay tuned for updates on his website and on Facebook. Listen to his music on Spotify.

"The Shakedown crew really offers more of a shake-up, full of punchy rocking hooks, a hefty dose of soulful horns and enough funkitude to merit a badass guest spot by Living Colour's Vernon Reid. The joyful carpe-diem spirit is spelled out straightforwardly enough in a couple spots, primarily the earnest Jimmy Cliff cover that provides the title track, while the group's booty-shaking bounce still makes it palpable everywhere else." ~ Geno Thackara, Elmore Magazine

About the Wailers
The legendary Wailers band is carrying its revolutionary sound and message to faithful fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston "Familyman" Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers are making musical history!

The band that created, recorded, and performed Reggae music for all generations will have you skanking in the aisle with your favorite songs from Exodus, Kaya, Legend, and Rastaman Vibration, to today's exciting new music! From Familyman's signature booming bass to Junior and Donald's electrifying rock/blues guitar licks and leads, the sound, the power, and the heartbeat of this #Reggae music will have you calling out for more!

The Wailers promise to not only deliver music and talent perfected over more than 40 years, but thankfully introduces fans to new-generation talent who have ties to the Bob Marley & The Wailers family and legacy. Drummer Aston Barrett Jr. is Familyman's multi-talented son and nephew of Wailers co-founder and pioneering drummer Carlton "Carly" Barrett. Aston Jr. plays multiple instruments, but when the young Barrett sits down to wail on the drums, it's strictly his Uncle Carly's inspiration you hear. "Only he can play his uncle," Familyman says proudly, "he is the closest to his uncle."

From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before tens of millions of fans in numerous countries around the globe. Their mission now is to "keep The Wailers together," just as Bob requested when he told Fams and Junior: "By doing that, you keep me alive through the music."

The Wailers have claim to more than 250 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold, including 1977's Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and One Love named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the 50 Greatest Bands of All Times, while The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the century. All of these accolades were made possible by the creative, timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics, arrangements, and production provided by the incomparable Wailers musicians.

About the venue
Brooklyn Bowl is a music venue, bowling alley, and restaurant in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. It is known for its high-tech green construction and variety of musical acts. In 2013, music magazine Rolling Stone named Brooklyn Bowl the 20th best music club in America.


The Wailers
Kwame Binea Shakedown
The Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
8PM | $20 Tickets | 21+ | Facebook Event

Kelly Drew