The importance of live instrumentation and vocals in a concert cannot be over-emphasized, it is basically what differentiates a great music concert from other concerts.
Legendary musicians such as I.K. Dairo, Olisadebe carved a name for themselves with their live performances, Afro beat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti conquered numerous stages all over the world with his Egypt 80 Band.
Every single musician that had stood his own against time did so as a result of the influence they were able to command on stage with their live performances alongside their band; King Sunny Ade and his Golden Mercury Band, Sir Shina Peters and his International Stars Band.
It is disheartening to see the culture of performances using a live band fade away from our music scene, you attend concerts where a musician track is being played back to you. As a music critic once said
“If I want to listen a musician’s track I can as well do that in my house.”
Another good news is that with the with the expansion of the Nigerian sound, more Nigerian artists are embracing and bringing back the culture of live music with a band and It is only bound to gain more recognition and become pivotal in concerts.
Below are a few contemporary Artists and their band names:
Femi Kuti and The Positive Force Band
2Baba and The Tek Band
Yemi Alade and The Over Sabi Band
Adekunle Gold and The 79th Element
Live Music Concerts is definitely making a return to the music scene in Nigeria and what music lovers are to expect is the best Nigerian Music can offer.