Evicted releases debut video

HARARE - Afro-rock band Evicted comprising four guys have stormed the local music market with a comical music video Ndoita Sei based on a true story of a man who had all his belongings stolen after a night of fun.

The boy band is made up of Derek Bailey, Dominic Benson, Theo Rhode and Justin Soutter.

They have also released an audio CD which carries Ndoita Sei and two bonus tracks titled Mental and Place Called Home.

The group was created in 2009.

“Our music is inspired by life; we do not have a specific message but things that happen around us. Like this song Ndoita Sei it is about something that usually happens to many men in life.

“Our music is inspired by Alick Macheso and Oliver Mtukudzi who are some of the best musicians in Zimbabwe.

“Our sound has rock and African sounds. As a band, we want to incorporate different sounds and genres,” Bailey said.

They will have an official launch party on September 15 and the video is currently available on YouTube.

Ndoita Sei is based on Bailey’s friend’s experience.

“The story is based on a friend’s experience. One night he hooked up with a certain lady he met at the club. The following morning he woke up to find that she had robbed him of everything including clothes. It is a funny story,” Bailey said.

Their music incorporates sungura, chimurenga, rock, punk and reggae.

“It is very easy for us to come up with all these different sounds. We use English and Shona in our songs and we are pondering learning Ndebele as well.

“We toured South Africa a lot and have performed at various festivals including Miombo. In our travels and tours we realised that people want to have the proper Zimbabwean feel, something that makes them distinguish us and other bands,” he said.

The band says its name was derived from their experience of being banished from every place they rehearsed in due to excessive volume.

In 2009, they recorded their first album Place Called Home while they were in the Diaspora and it was a completely self-funded project.

2010, has been a year of hard work, gigs, and working on new material and they got homesick, were ready to head back home to Africa.

They wasted no time on their return, with a South African tour in April, which saw them passing through Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria, wowing audiences with their unique and passionate blend of traditional African music and Rock, now dubbed “Afro-Rock Fusion”.

They have performed with top musicians including Tuku, The Parlotones, Locnville, Jerry Loops, Prime Circle, Mi Casa and many others.

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