Always making sure to don a classic style Bandana, the four young men are trendy and unique. Their dressing is unusual and as the first official performers at the Varcity pikNik, Clef and Bandana know how to pull a crowd.
We sat with them for an interview and this is how it went;
What inspired the name of your group?
Bandana came from the triangular or square cloth people tie around necks or heads for protective or decorative purposes. At the time we were coming up with it as a band name it was really trendy around our school and people had already started identifying us with bandanas. We later met Clef along our musical journey and started making music together hence Clef and Bandana.
When did you guys come together?
We came together in in year 2013.
How did you guys meet?
We all met in campus as first years except for Clef. We were all in the same campus pursuing Degrees in Music. We easily blended and as a result it was somehow easy to come together. A year later we then met Clef during a contest in our school called Solo Nite and as they say the rest is history.
What inspired your entry into the music industry?
Let’s just say the mere love and passion for music.
How long have you guys been in the game?
How many projects have you guys put out together?
Officially we have released one project “Stop”. The song is available on YouTube and Sound Cloud. We have already shot the video and we will be dropping at the end of the year hopefully.
How has the reception been so far?
So far the reception has been great. More people seem to relate to our music more than we had ever imagined. We recently performed at Sofar Nairobi which is an international event and our music was very relatable. We are humbled.
What are some of the challenges you have faced so faced so far?
We would mostly content creation. We are really focused on releasing nothing but quality content and it’s been quite a challenge due to limited finances. Getting support has also been a little bit of a challenge but we have somehow managed to get overcome the small obstacles. Shout out to Varcity Kenya for always being supportive to us.
Any artists you look up to?
That would probably be Nyashinski and The 1975.
What can we expect from you in the future?
A lot of amazing projects and a new face of Urban Kenyan Music.
What advice would you give other upcoming artists?
Keep perfecting your craft, grind hard and never give up.
How can your fans get to interact with you?
Let’s keep the conversation going on all social media platforms on all social media platforms @clefandbandana.