2 Cardigans & Bowtie
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2 Cardigans & Bowtie

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Established on Jan, 2017
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2 Cardigans & Bowtie is a Bass driven, Rap laced musical experiment. It aims to showcase the unrestricted music capabilities and mostly the talent of musicians through musical compositions/songs. Each song in the project expresses a different outlook with the inclusion of many different elements.

Incepted officially in 2017, the project has played in an array of stages from Feather awards to an intimate audience at Phinda Mzala, to more corporate at the Yakha.africaevent, 2 Cardigans & Bowtie is the brainchild of Bassist NkululekoBiyana.  Consisting thus far of 3 members who are consistent which are Biyanawho creates, composes, arranges and each song, Xolani webxterMdawewho Co arranges whilst he adds the soothing sounds of the Alto-Sax and Keyboard, as well as Rapper/Lyricist Ndzwakazi Ntikinca-Biyana who Co-creates and adds a Hip-Hop element to the project, Every other instrument player/member contributes and plays as much as they feel.  

Stemming from about 20 years of music exploration and performing, East Rand born NkululekoBiyanahas shared stages with the likes of Dr. Carlo Mombeli, ShaluzaMax, KwaniExperience, BLK JKS, SimphiweDana, and L8 Antique during his years in the “Carrot Funk” band ImpandeCore. Known for his rather extraordinary bassline approach and sporadic time signatures. His music curiosity and open-minded approach to sounds has led him to simplify yet add his own simplistic signature in the project. 

Hiatus Kaiyote, Laura Mvula, Grace Jones, SebaKaapstaad, ThandiswaMazwai, BusiMhlongo, Jeru the Damejaand Wu-Tang Clan are a few of the project's influences.

2 Cardigans & Bowtie are currently working on their debut album and aim to feature many local and international talented artists with the consensual aim to create beautiful, out of the box music, and make the common sound strange. 

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