This Project is an idea of putting great Versatile Musicians from different Parts of the world as collabarations. Banda is Known for the love of music and his unique way of approaching the bass which made him to stand out. Spending time with Bheki Mseleku and SAndile Shange contributed on his growth, He got to work and Tour with top artist like Sibongile Khumalo ,Busi Mhlongo, Madala Kunene, Thandiswa Mazwai to mention the Few.
He is always made a name for himself as a knowledgeable Bass player, With great peoples skills he recently got endorsed by the international company WarwickBasses and became Brand Ambassador for Africa. And he is also sponsored by the biggest music shop in Africa “Music connection”.
With the diverse influences of different cultures and backgrounds we can expect something with a lot of influence yet exciting. BandaBanda is always been out spoken about being an African and the African voice to be heard all over the world.. That always turn to come out on his Music.
This comes from his love for world music Pop and Jazz.
The Crocodiles is about Cultural Exchange and sharing . The Band is Milton Chissano (guitars) born in Mozambic, Sam Ibeh Nigeria, Banda Banda (bass) From SA, Hadji Ndong (Percussions) Senegal . Johan Mthwethwa (Piano) SA. And Mthunzi Mvubu (Saxophone) SA. and Sibusiso Mkhize SA. Please note this is not a band but a project musician can change. But musicians are chosen careful so that they connect with what the Project is all about.
Between all this musicians there is a lot of experience and diversity which makes this project very exciting .Most music is written and arranged by BandaBanda. We Fuse African Music,Funk,Jazz and Latin, Influences to the sound are bands like Sixun,Taiwa Molelekwa , Joe Zawinul and the Syndicate, Miles Davis , Manu Dibago ,SAlif Keita Ect.
“Recently when i met with international musicians they emphasised what i also believe in tell your strong and make sure its real.”