Trinidad & Tobago’s Kes the Band prepares to ignite NYC on Easter Weekend
Fresh off a critically acclaimed Carnival season, Kes the Band, the next generation of Caribbean music royalty, will be performing on April 24th at the deluxe midtown Manhattan hotspot, Amnesia NYC. Touted as the “the future of Soca” by the genre’s icon Machel Montano, the event “KES 360” will showcase the band’s unique fusion of Calypso, Rock, Pop, Soul and Soca sounds.
Patrons will be treated to the band’s past and present hits, including “Right Dey”, “Thunder”, the techno infused 2011 smash “Where yuh from” and the award winning “Wotless” that earned lead vocalist Kees Dieffenthaller the 2011 Groovy Soca Monarch title this past March.
Kes the Band has performed in several countries and continents, shared stages with global chart-toppers the likes of Maroon 5, John Legend and Rihanna and have recently had their songs featured in all the Six Flags theme parks in the US and on the American Airlines in flight entertainment service. The band’s jaw dropping, high-energy performances have captured the attention and admiration of a global audience.
Dieffenthaller, who guarantees an evening of energy, love, and of course ‘wotlessness’ on April 24th offered this statement regarding his band’s upcoming Easter Sunday show, “Over the years, our fan base has grown considerably across North America and NYC has always been a huge market for any Caribbean act. It’s time for New York to really get to know who KES is!”
With its one-of-a-kind dynamic 360 stage, Amnesia NYC is ideally suited to immerse the audience in the KES experience and provide a full view of the performance from any angle in the venue. Soca-holics and live music fans alike will have the unique opportunity to enjoy this Carnival fete favourite in a chic, trendy Manhattan ambiance.
KES 360 is produced by ShorBlu Events and Big and Strong Promotions. ShorBlu Events is the production team renowned for such superior Tri-state area events as the ‘TRIBE Carnival Showcase’, ‘Sutra’, ‘Risque’, ‘Bluvino: The Wine & Music Festival’, and the popular weekly ‘Vice Afterwork Thursdays’. Big and Strong Promotions is comprised of a group of business associates who aim to bring “The Ultimate Experience” to clients in the New York region and beyond. Celebrating its tenth year, Big and Strong’s subsidiary One Island Body Paint Band, is the largest and most innovative band to participate in South Florida’s annual carnival.