island entertainment presents
King B-Fine and Afrikaya Band
KING B-FINE and AFRIKAYA BAND is a Tasmanian 12-piece Afro Beat ensemble. Recent gigs include the MONA reopening & the COGIG19 global live stream event. KING B-FINE King B-Fine is the band’s unique & lively Rastafarian front man. King lives by the Rastafarian philosophy & the tradition of honouring that everyone is born royal. Originally from war torn Sierra Leone, King B-Fine now calls Australia home and resides in West Hobart with his Tasmanian wife & young family. King B-Fine’s passion for performing started early, his musical influences include the legends of reggae & afro beat such as Marley, Tosh & Fela Kuti. King’s musical achievements are impressive, as is his list of musical awards. He has toured Europe, shared the stage with international reggae musicians, headlined an Australian music festival in Qld and was an Australia Day Award Finalist in Sydney. What is equally impressive is that King composes and produces his own music under his labels, Fine Records & Royal Movement Records. He has released numerous albums and singles with accompanying music videos. King B-Fine is the new generation of musical storyteller, with a focus on stirring up positive change via his “˜songs of freedom’. He sings not only of racial & social injustices, of police violence and youth struggle but also of unity, “˜one love’ and power to all people; relevant messages that need to be shared across the globe. AFRIKAYA BAND King B-Fine’s recent Afrikaya Band ensemble is a mix of eclectic Tassie musicians dedicated to delivering his upbeat Afro Beat sounds in the soulful Tassie fashion. Formed in early 2020, he and his new band have already released two locally recorded singles with music videos. The outfit boasts an up-tempo African vibe, heavy with brass, percussion & vocal harmonies, this is music that connects with communities embracing freedom, peace and fun! King B-Fine’s instruments of choice are his deep, punchy African vocals and the djembe; his lively, phrenetic drumming style is one of the awe-inspiring highlights of their performances. With the Afro-beat genre potentially the next big musical experience to explode in Australia, King B-Fine and his Afrikaya Band are at the forefront of this underexplored musical groove in Australia. King B-Fine has an ambitious dream ““ to be the best Afro Beat band is Australia, and with King’s established musical track record, passion & energy he, and his Afrikaya Band are well on their way. King B-Fine and Afrikaya Band are ready to perform at your event contact Island Entertainment with your booking request.