LANCASTER, PA: NYC-based soul rocker, Kwame Binea, is pleased to announce he and his band, Kwame Binea Shakedown, will perform at Tellus360 in Lancaster, PA on Friday, April 12th, 2019. The Vivien Leigh Documentary will be their special guests. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 8 PM. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at this link. RSVP to the Facebook event here.
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 a 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.
Stay tuned for updates on Binea’s 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 Vivien Leigh Documentary
The Vivien Leigh Documentary (VLD) was born out of the pairing of a soulful singer, Hadassah Wilson with a free improv band, comprised of Scott Bookman and Ron Leik on guitars, Jackie Hynes on bass, and Matt Blank on drums. Together, they explore the hallmark sounds of rock, jazz, soul, and blues, creating original music that transcends the expectations of these genres, paired with heartfelt lyrics culled from life and love. The emotion may be raw, but their performances reveal the bandmates’ sense of humor and retain the infectious energy of their improv roots.
About the Venue
Tellus360 is an exciting concept located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, PA where live music, farm-fresh food, and heaps of fun all come together. Have a beer and catch up with each other, all under one green roof. We are productive, storytelling, life-living, loving, creative, and happy people who believe in a simple, community-driven life where everyone is equal, where anything is possible, and where life is good for all at the expense of none. We are learning constantly, questioning always, and are actively pursuing better ways of doing things in a continuous quest to find the simplest way of doing everything we do.