As a singer I absolutely love live music for its vibes and vibrancy, the exchange of talents and energy takes music to a whole new level. So the next step has been the formation of The Diamonds” band, made up of Joshua.. (Drums), Paul (Bass ) Kingsley Tembenu ( Guitar) and Gift (piano/keyboard) and myself on the vocals. Now its official! Meet Kim and the Diamonds!
We met some time this year in August , 2016 as I was preparing for my performance at the launch of Amplified Movement in September. I found myself and my brother talking to one of Malawi’s gifted musicians Sam Mkandawire and inquiring on talented music players. Sam was very helpful in making sure I meet up with these talented musicians and yes we did meet up.
I was very surprised at how young everyone in the band is. Yet the passion they all have is infectious and professional. I hope it will be an encouragement to our younger generation to show them that age should not limit them from pursuing their gifts and passion/dreams. I am looking forward to our working together as a team. There are healthy energies in the Team and we have hope to give out amazing performances. As young Malawian musicians , we are ready to share experiences in our lives for the purpose of building each other up and having fun everyday. We value the contributions that musicians add to make life be so beautiful .
We will be playing live music from my 2015 Freedom album as well as the ones from my upcoming EP: The Revolution produced by Lawi at LMG. We love doing covers and mash-up songs of both local and international artists as well . Music is universal and it has a power to satisfy our souls without being restricted with country boundaries. We will also experiment with different styles and genres, whatever kind of music we want to create we are now at liberty to. But our uniqueness will be seen from the compositions that will be shared on all platforms .
Our vision is to infuse our talents and passion into delivering performances worthy of appearing on major international platforms. To make Malawians proud. To continue to raise the standard of performances and live performances in Malawi, Africa and the world.
As the Diamonds, we have positioned ourselves as a youthful vibrant band with fusions of creativity, eclectic sounds and infectious energy. There are a lot of projects we will be working on with different musicians and producers from all over the world . We greatly appreciate the support we get from those that love our music , those yet to join our movement , family and friends.