Update on the Zim boyz who went global

Update on the Zim boyz who went global

BY STAFF REPORTER
LONDON

Winners of last year's UK Live and Unsigned competition, B-Kay & Kazz have gone on to attract an international following - and could be en route to bein the first unsigned band to hit number one in the UK charts.


The brothers came onto the international music scene in 2006. Originally from South Africa, the boys have been performing together since they were just three and seven years old. They released their first album in 2005, with their hit single Ndikati Hello going straight to number one in the music charts in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

The video of the single was just as popular and reached number one in the MTV Base South Africa.
The duo moved to the UK in 2006 to further their musical career on the international scale, with the support of their loyal fan base in southern Africa. No located in Milton Keynes, the ambitious duo beat 10,000 talented acts to the Live and Unsigned title in 2007, in 2007. The boys performed at a level that astounded the high profile celebrities judging the competition, including Liz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten), Dane Bowers (Another Level), Lee Latchford Evans (Steps) and Brian Harvey (East 17) who were all unanimous in their vote for B-Kay & Kazz as the best performers of the night.

The brothers have topped the indie store charts consistently since the beginning of the year and have been regular performers at top R&B club Buddha Blue .Appealing to a wide range of listeners, they have their own unique style, largely influenced by a range of R&B and hip hop. Their material also embraces the sound of the soul ballad and reggae/raga.

They are now on tour, supporting acts such as Omarion, Nathan, Liberty X, Sean Kingston and Lemar, as well as playing more than 200 dates around the UK. They have also been busy in the studio, recording a new album, which includes their debut self-written single You know it’s right, released on July 7.
Check them out at www.myspace.com/BkayKazz.

Is it the hottest spot in the city?

BY SHOWBIZ REPORTER
BULAWAYO

Everyone has their own favourite, but a new club in the city is certainly top of the tree for many.
Fans say Visions nightspot has the right mix of friendliness, swift service, reasonable prices and great music.
The nighttime parties are hot, with some of the best-known faces in town, and brawls are a rare occurrence.

Thursday is Ladies Night, which begins with close to 200 beautiful women quarantined’ in the dance section of the pub, while male drinkers are barred from getting in. But, at 11, the barrier’ comes down, and male and female revellers can interact.We plan to expand with a disco next door and a restaurant, but for now we’re offering great drinks, the best music and the hottest spot in Bulawayo to play, said one of the managers.Special design elements at Visions include television sets set facing upwards from the floor, a curved bar and a décor of clashing colours.

 

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