Femi The DriFish and The Out of Water eXperience

Femi The DriFish and The Out of Water eXperience

 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
BandAlternativeRock

The Dri Fish is an English-born Nigerian master of spoken lyricism. He and his band The Out of Water eXperience have created a style all his own that incorporates every from of rock from alternative to classic, highly charged vocals, innovative wordplay and an energetic infectious stage show.

Biography

The Dri Fish, A.K.A. Femi Lawal, is an English-born Nigerian who has mastered both the rap/hip hop and spoken word performance art forms. He has created a style all his own that incorporates highly charged vocals, skillful wordplay, and live musicians whose natural gifts are only enhanced by The Dri Fish’s creative energy. With so much talent in place, The Dri Fish would be limiting himself if he stuck to any one genre of music exclusively, so he doesn’t.

The Dri Fish has been a professional performance artist for over twelve years, honing his audacious lyrical skills and intense stage presence at venues across the country, ranging from private parties and nightclubs to college campuses. The Dri Fish’s journey as a performer has included serving as one the lead lyricists for the hip hop-meets-spoken word band The 5th L. As part of The 5th L, he has performed on BET's Lyric Cafe' and shared stages with artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, Raheem DeVaughn, Bill Cosby, and KRS One. The Dri Fish is also actively involved in using his talents to serve his community – he participates in programs designed to introduce creative writing to students, and facilitates a violence intervention program at The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center (VIP).

His current solo project is entitled "The Clown With No Circus", and he is backed by his band, “The Out of Water eXperience” (Femi - lead lyricist, Alexis-Joyce - background vocalist, KP - bass, MoRece - keys, Spyda - drums, Chuck The Mad Ox - human beatbox) on the alternative rock hip hop album. The project has been extremely well received. Femi and crew have been rocking stages great and small nonstop since the project's release, and they are quickly gaining a reputation for an extremely entertaining, high energy show with top level musicianship, star quality stage presence and thought-provoking lyrical content. Femi has also released music videos for songs on the album; "Representing Lovely" and "The 13th Floor" featuring Native Son and Green Tea. His latest music video release is "The Out of Water eXperience", a collaboration with Brick Expose Urban Media.

Discography

The Clown With No Circus - Album (LP)
Released January 29, 2011

Tracks:
Track 01
Introduction by David Ross/ Native Son

Track 02
The Clown With No Circus (Featuring Michelle Shellers)

Track 03
Sleep Walkers

Track 04
The 13th Floor (The 5th L Featuring Green Tea)

Track 05
Trapped In My Mind (Featuring Kayt Jesolva)

Track 06
The Out of Water Experience

Track 07
Russian Roulette

Track 08
Love is… (Featuring Word Wide)

Track 09
You Are Not Alone (Featuring Janice B)

Track 10
PETA Courtroom Skit

Track 11
Animals Attack (Featuring Chuck Maddox)

Track 12
Tattoos & Scars (Featuring Kristopher Newday & Marc Marcel)

Track 13
Representing Lovely

Track 14
Infomercial skit

Track 15
Into The Sun (Featuring Kayt Jesolva)

Track 16
Cereal Killer