After an active 8 years in the music industry, top Kenyan music group Just A Band is taking a break!
The house/funk/disco band made the announcement on their official website, insisting that they are not breaking up but rather taking time to focus on individual projects.
The group comprising of Blinky Bill, Daniel Muli and Mbithi Masya were working on their fourth album together, from which they’d previously shared the single ‘Winning In Life’ featuring Owuor Arunga.
The statement reads:
We’re typing at you today to announce that Just A Band is taking a break.
Just to clarify, we’re not breaking up! We’re just taking some time away from our group to work on our individual projects for a while.
The band has been active since 2008, and we held it in our heads as a burning idea for five years before that. We’ve come to the point where a refresh is in order. And fortunately, the band has been super successful in one of its main goals since its inception: to open up opportunities for each of us in the collective to explore and express ourselves in all the manners and media and forms that we find compelling. For this, we can’t thank you all enough.
We feel that Just A Band will be stronger as a unit for us taking the time to explore these paths and become stronger as individuals. We shall return as Voltron! (As opposed to the Ninja Turtles, haha.)
The band which gained fame in 2010 after releasing Ha He, is however not leaving us empty-handed. They are scheduled to hold their last live shows this week.
On the 8th, they will be performing at the Goethe Institute Auditorium. On 10th, they will be performing at the annual Blankets and Wine festival where American singer Alloe Blacc will be the headline act.
They have also released a new synth-heavy instrumental jam dubbed ‘African Kids These Days.’
As for their individual projects, you can check out all the details HERE.
Here’s their final song (for now):