The Winachi Family Gathering:
Things have been good for The Winachi Tribe so far this year. With sell out shows in Scotland, a double header with the Sugar Hill Gang, plus a recent trip to La La Land for a video shoot to accompany a new single out later this year, its been non stop.
20/08/16: Tonight’s gig is at Gorilla in Manchester. Its a great venue and it has played host to a number of Manchester bands recently. I catch the boys early in the day, during sound-check. They sound better than ever. Liam and the boys look like a band that been doing this for years. Technically speaking they have. I first caught them at the beginning of 2015 in London. I was so impressed with them I contacted them and asked to shoot a show in Hebden Bridge. Since then I have witnessed several fantastic shows, with each one being better than the last.
– We don’t have fans, we have family
There’s been a lot of social media buzz surrounding the show and ticket sales have been better than ever. The club is packed as the boys take the stage. They all look extremely happy as the crowd give them a well deserved welcome. No matter how many times I see the Tribe, I get the feeling that I seeing a band who get stronger and more confident with each performance. They have a stage presence that so many other bands lack. The mix of funk, hip hop rock that is pumping out of the P.A. has the crowd dancing instantly. There’s a lot of familiar faces here tonight, people I have seen at previous WInachi gigs. Inder Goldfinger , (percussionist), had told me earlier in the day that they didn’t have fans, they had family. Pre show Liam and the boys had say hello to their “family” who where gathered outside the venue. To say there was a lot of love in the room tonight would be an understatement.
Its a powerhouse of a set featuring great songs such as “sex drugs & Poetry”, “Yeah Fool”, “Everybody,Everyone” and my personal favourite “Time for Love” . But the big surprise of the evening was when Ms Manchester ,Rowetta, joined the band on stage to sing backing vocals on a couple of songs. She has a great voice and obviously a Manchester legend.
Check out the new remix of “Time for Love” . The Video was filmed and directed by Flick of the Finger contributor Shari Denson.
I’m not going to say that they are going to be the next big thing. This band is unique in the way that they sound and perform. There are no other Northern bands out there at the moment in the same league. Do yourself a massive favour and join Winachi’s ever growing family. You won’t regret it.
The Winachi Tribe are confirmed for a second year in a row to play Portsmouth’s massive Victorious Festival on Sunday 28th August.
Check them out at their official website