Known for their soulful sounds and harmonies, 2 Za Crowd are ready to entertain in Bundaberg when they perform a double header at The Club Hotel this weekend.
2 Za Crowd are a working acoustic duo performing their interpretations of a wide range of popular music.
The band was formed in 2019 by experienced Indigenous performers Sah Ghee and Daniel Dow.
Sah is the lead singer in the popular Queensland Music Award nominated group CKNU and seasoned performer Dan Dow plays under the pseudonym BASOKI.
Bundaberg might remember Dan as the resident musician at Rowers on the River’s ‘Oceans 11’ Piano Restaurant.
The group’s relatively young life has seen them as featured entertainment for the 2019 Mabo Oration at QPAC, opening ceremony of Brisbane Festival and performing centre stage in Queen Street Mall.
The duo describe their sound as “passionate polyrhythmic musicality with flawless harmony vocals”.
“We are a fusion of classic sensibility with a modern day flavour,” Dan said.
A sound for all ages, 2 Za Crowd said they were the missing links between the old and the new.
The most notable aspect of a 2 Za Crowd gig is the wide genre in their repertoire, so expect some tunes that will keep critics on their toes.
“Expect soul, honesty and fun; expect to be involved!” Dan said about their Bundaberg shows this weekend.
The Brisbane duo are swiftly gaining a following partly because of Sah and Dan’s sincerity in their performance.
With 2 Za Crowd there is nothing faked or manipulated.
What you see is what you get: an engaging and sincere interaction that will leave you feeling better about the world.
2 Za Crowd said their influences included George Benson, Earth Wind and Fire, Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Dave Matthews Band, Cold Chisel, Marvin Gaye and more.
“But we especially look up to our friends and family who are out there working hard and making us proud,” Dan said.
When it comes to what they love about performing in front of a crowd, Dan said it was the feeling of being one with the audience.
“You never know what someone is going through, what their personal situation is,” he said.
“But to see folks get lost in a moment with you, seeing the smiles on their faces or tears in their eyes and knowing you were instrumental in the joy that music brings, that is the what we love the most about playing gigs.
“It's the opportunity to touch peoples’ lives.”
2 Za Crowd will be playing at The Club Hotel 9pm on Friday 28 (Acoustic Duo) and 10pm on Saturday 29 (four piece band).
You can find out more about the group on their Facebook page here.
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