The Few

The Few

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The Few is a Toronto based band, appealing to Hip Hop, Dub and other genres, with a strong emphasis on stage performance.

Biography

Instrumentation in Hip Hop has mostly been a rare find and that is exactly where The Few rise to the occasion and also it is the diversity in their style of music where they attract attention. The Few is a Toronto based band, appealing to Hip Hop, Funk, Dub and other genres with a strong emphasis on stage performance with a truly unique sound. The Few refuse to allow themselves be specified by one genre. A wide range of influences encourage The Few to create music that is pushing the boundaries with additives from genres such as Jazz, Blues, etc. The Few's prominence and passion for music is evident on the stage with energetic and dynamic performances. This band has also gained valuable experience regarding the business aspect of music by promoting their material and shows effectively.

The Few was formed by vocalist, MAL, and drummer, RiDim, in early 2005. In 2007, the band introduced their bassist, Shane 'Darkness'. His groovy and smooth basslines were exactly what the band was looking for to add to their unique style of music. This serious-minded and hard working band takes great pride in their art and their easy going and fun personalities create a great atmosphere. The Few has written plenty of original songs and they play shows regularly which demonstrate how much they enjoy playing music. Though these three musicians remain as the core of the band, they work with other artists such as; keyboardists, guitarists, woodwind players, etc., regularly when playing shows and recording songs. Their fresh perspective of Hip Hop has been a welcome change in this genre and it has earned them a large fan base.

In 2006, one of the band's songs, submitted to the International Songwriting Competition, advanced to the semi-finals.
The Few were selected as one of the headliners for the Youth Day 2007, held on July 21st at NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE and their work has also been featured in videos for the National Post and Independent films.

In the near future you can catch The Few performing for the Canadian Red Cross Malaria Fundraiser organized by Former Much Music VJ Namugenyi Kiwanuka.

Discography

Lazarus Taxa, the band's debut album will be released in the spring of 2008.
In addition to that they do have a number of LIVE CDs from various shows.

Set List

Over an hour of original material and working on more.