Music Bands always bring out the natural and original touch of sound and music soulness. One thing I that makes me love bands is the live perfomances without voice overs. This often brings out the ultimate satisfaction since what you listen to through radio, TV or any other music gadget is what you get in live performances. Moreover, the live fusion of music instruments from pianos to flutes to drums and guitars always make you ticket worth.
For the love of Kenyan music, and for the love of bands, I’ve listed the top Kenyan bands in no particular order. I leave it to you to rank them.
LIST OF MUSIC BANDS IN KENYA
1 Rash Band
The band made up of 5 guys has been in the limelight for quite some time and their music dominance is steadily growing following their most recent releases, ”’Nitachange’ which was followed by ‘Night at the Rock bar’ on eof the rock music bands in kenya
She’s a great vocalist and a total badass when it comes to lyrical flow. From great singles like “My Strength”, “The Hate Song”, “Remember Me” and the most recent “Habits”, she promises to be a vicious adventurer daring into fields other female artists would think twice before entering. Rish has done huge shows in foreign countries including Germany and Angola and her music and style still reign.
3. Dove Slimme
The band has a female lead singer and four guys who play different instruments. Their 2013 first album that had a popular record ”Leo ni Leo” saw the group get the ultimate hype anyone would like to have. The group later reorganized and released their most recent single ”Watchu Want” and “Save Me.” one of music bands in kenya
4. 20 More Days
It’s the newest Kenya alternative pop/rock band and their goodness in explained in the way the band talks about real issues a Nairobian can relate to. They kicked off their music in 2015 but perhaps what shot them in the spotlight is their 2017’s ‘Maisha/About the Money’ hit. The band is quickly rising with new singles including ‘Chepchumba’, ‘Nairobi’, ‘That kind of love’ and ‘Nikiteleza’. one of the best rock music bands in kenya. Richest Musicians in kenya
5. Koinange Street Avengers (KSA)
”Sting like a butterfly” is their latest hit song with a promising lyrical flow.
Unfortunately, KSA lost one of their members and it is unclear how the band will reorganise itself
6. Crystal Axis
After a 5 year hiatus, the band has returned to the Kenyan rock scene with a new single, ”Leopold”, a historically-linked song regarding the ills of the Belgium colonial master, king Leopold while in Africa.
7. Parking Lot Grass(PLG)
PLG – a boy band consisting of five dudes- began their musical journey back in 2010 and have had continuous successes since then. They have released several albums with the most recent being the 2017’s ‘Tusk at Hand’. Their popular hit songs include Etched on my Heart, Shimo Mfukoni, and Speed-Chaser-which addresses corruption- among others.
Featuring Bruz, have had a cool taste of the gospel industry, their new single hit has been had and watched far and wide across Kenyan towns and cities
9. Sauti Sol
They are the engine that inspires the rise of other bands in Kenya, undenably they are top there, and everyone wishes to be like them
10 Jamo and Josh
Jamo and Josh have been a talk of the town with their new love song that was critised until it was pulled down. Despite this, they have done some cool music with Sauti Sol and King Kaka
11. H- Art the band
The famous Uliza Kiatu singers have been ferrying well with well African fused swahili songs, that describe love to the local swahili speaker from the usualy English speakers. They are among the best music band in kenya currently
This Gospel artists have been on low key but their songs are still being sung, such as I Live For You, is such a lifeless song
They have managed to pull several comebacks, but they have done better than other bands that actiually deamed their candles and went back to sleep. one of the music bands in kenya
14. Wendy and Gilad
What a perfect collabo come band, Wendy and Gilad are such a matching super band, they have traveled and performed in duo so as just to satisfy their customer’s needs.
BEST OLD MUSIC BANDS IN KENYA
1 LES WANYIKA
Les Wanyika Band has some of the most popular songs in Kenya. Afro and Amigo are two of the most popular classics by this band
2. Ayub Ogada
He got a breakthrough when he was playing his Nyatiti in England and was soon to sign with Real World Records, where he released his debut “En Mana Kuoyo” album in 1993 and was able to tour extensively, including performing in front of the Roman Colosseum in Rome and later recorded “Tanguru” album. His best song is “Koth Biro” which has been covered by many bands all over the world. he is ranked among best old school music bands in kenya
3. Fadhili Williams
Fadhili Williams recorded one of Kenya’s best love songs “Malaika” with his The Jambo Boys Band around 1963.
4. Them mushrooms.
They produced of the greatest hit song music bands
5. daudi kabaka
Benga musician born in Kenya, Daudi Kabaka is best known for the songs Harambe Harambee, Western Shillo and African Twist
6. E-sir -was one of the best and most promising bands until his death in 2006
7. Maroon commandos
8. Erick wainaina
9. suzzanna owiyo
10. Ken wamaria
11. Musa Juma
7. D.O misiani
Tanzanian-born artist sang in Luo and Swahili and was supoorted by his Shirati Jazz band