Hello neofunkateers. Just wanted to give you all an update of what’s going down with me and the band at the moment!
We’re set for a very hectic few weeks. Next Wednesday (the 17th) we will be performing a set on an outdoor stage outside the BBC White City complex in London, it’s for BBC World and is being recorded for later playback and is hosted by Bobby Friction and Nihal. Straight after that we fly to Toronto for a short but busy tour of Canada.
On Friday the 19th, folks in Mississauga will be able to see an exclusive S-ENDZ solo performance at Rock The Coliseum 2009.
I will be premiering selected tracks from my album live for the first time including She’s Like My Shadow, Electric Man, and the forthcoming single Do U Wanna Come? It’s a free event and I’ll be performing at 4PM, so hopefully I’ll see some of you guys there.
The next day, Sat 20th, get yourself to Mississauga for the Swami headline performance at Mosaic Festival 2009. I think we’ll be performing at about 8 or 9PM, but the festival has stuff going on all weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) so show up whenever you want to and have some fun, just don’t miss our performance, it’s going to be something special. The line-up for that event is Diamond on decks and guitar, myself and Sups on vocals, Liana on keyboard and vocals, Az on bass and Pravin on the drums, it is going to be a killer set with classic and new material, all performed fully live. Both of those performances (the Swami performance and my own solo set) are free entry, so if can get there there’s no excuse for not coming!
If you’re in Toronto and you can’t make it to Mississauga, we’ll be performing in Yunge-Dundas Square in downtown T-Dot at 4PM on Sunday 21st as part of North By Northeast Festival. Check out the site for more information on ticketing etc. There’s some very cool acts performing there including GZA of Wu-Tang Clan and Cool Kidz, so it should be pretty awesome. This will be a special show as it isn’t just a Swami set, but a Swami/Fell On Deaf Ears set. If you haven’t heard, Fell On Deaf Ears is Diamond (DJ Swami)’s new alternative rock project with Florida based rock singer Josh Lyons and we’ll be doing a collaborative set, with Diamond on guitar, Pravin on drums, Az on bass, myself and Sups on vocals (for the Swami half) and Josh on vocals (for the Fell On Deaf Ears part). It’s going to be a sick show. Those of you interested might like to know that some of the Fell On Deaf Ears tracks of course started out as Swami songs with myself, Sups and Diamond. After determining that the direction of those songs didn’t match with the direction of Swami as an existing band, they were re-shaped and re-written by Diamond and Josh for their new project. (The Fell On Deaf Ears material is incredible, btw). So if any of you guys can make it out to this show, you’ll witness history in the making.
The following Friday (the 26th), we’ll be doing another Swami performance in Yunge-Dundas Square as part of the Global Grooves event. That will be a more electronic set with Diamond on decks, and myself, Liana and Sups on vocals. Come check it out and get down the with the equalizin desirockin grooves!
What else…….oh yeah, a brand new Swami song, called ‘Sugarless’ will be premiering on desihits.com very soon…..so keep checking for it!
….swagger on a hundred, thousand, million!!!!
Get your tickets now, this will be a night you WON’T forget! Click the flyer for all the info and I’ll see you there!
[L-R - Bobby P, Sups, S-Endz, Diamond]
This picture was taken at the Lille 3000 Festival in France, back in December 2006, it was an amazing show and we performed ‘Electro Jugni’ live for the first time at that show. That festival was also notable for another picture – the one that’s on the back cover of our album ‘Equalize’ was also taken there, and the way we looked at that show was the basis for the four faces of us that form the front cover to the album.