When it comes to positivity and the warm feeling of being rejuvenated by music, Kwame Binéa is your man. He and his band, the Uptown Shakedown, are staples of New York City rock clubs, with shows that light up audiences with a sense of purpose and inspiration. As much as their performances are great arenas for stretching out the bands technical chops, the jams only reach their euphoric highs because of the songs they’re rooted in, each filled with earworm melodies and Binéa’s soul searching lyrics.
Born in West London, raised in Ghana, and now living in Harlem, Binéa is a cultural melting pot, which is reflected in the songs that he and his band create — merging rock, soul, jazz, and funk, into one blissful pastiche. Read Binéa’s Jingle Profile over at Jingle Punks MAGAZINE.