Ibeji

Ibeji

BandAlternativeR&B

An emotional, socially conscience, journey that ranges from the high energy alternative rock to the soothing sound of classical Neo Soul. The music and the message is real. Whether dancing or reflecting, you will feel every second of it and you will be addicted.

Biography

The band was conceived as a trio consisting of Roger Davis, Chester Spivey, and Chris Freeman. After their very first note, they realized they need to pick a name that best represented the vibe. Thus they chose the name Ibeji (pronounced E-bay-zhee) which denotes a West African Yurobah symbol meaning “separate bodies but one spirit”. Realizing they shared a common musical vision, Ibeji started by hosting a night of music and poetry at Harvey’s in historic Fourth Ward around the Charlotte, NC area. The scope of their influences (ranging from U2, Prince, and Jimmie Hendrix, to George Clinton and James Brown) created a sound so unique that they were quickly able to develop a large, diverse following. They added drummer/producer Tarik Cranke to round out the band. The group soon graduated to performing at larger events around the Charlotte area, including the annual Springfest Celebration, the Afro-American Cultural Center Concert Series, and Festival in the Park. Their dazzling musicianship and high energy soulful performances enabled them to grow their fan base to capacity-sized crowds.

The group has established a solid regional following, captivating audiences in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Today, they continue their journey towards national stardom and international acclaim. With continued superior performances and the highly-anticipated release of their album,

Discography

The group is in final preparation for the release of their upcoming album. Some tracks from the album can be heard at www.DEMODOTCOM.com

Set List

Our sets tend to run 45 minutes to an hour and consist mainly of originals. However they do insert various covers into the set. the covers are generally the latest Top 40 or R&B hits.