The Fridge

The Fridge

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A neo-jazz band that forms its sound from the urban space it was conceived in. “Sophisticatedly Easy” in its look and sound, The Fridge's unconventional approach to the iconic genre of jazz is both risky and refreshing. Pushing the envelope and fusing together jazz, African folk and
soul sounds.

Biography

Members:

Samkelo Ndolomba: The Unmistakably Silky Voice that was “Born to Sing”

Samthing Soweto (Samkelo) is the lead vocalist of the Fridge and hails from Soweto. “When I wake up, I sing and I think about the things I want to sing about.” he says. The name Samthing Soweto is inherently derived from his name Samkelo and “thing” happens to be the “thing” he does well, which is music. “Just as the birds
chirp, I sing. Its second nature to me”

Adebayo Amatade: Drums and Percussion

Adebayo “Ade” Omatade, the drummer of the Fridge, started playing the drums fourteen years ago and has never looked back ever since. Born in Nigeria, Ade’s interests lie further than just composing music and playing the drums. He also designs clothes and a respected photographer.

Mothusi Thusi: Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar and Flute

“I learn fast and hear things that other people do not hear” says Mothusi Thusi, the bassguitarist of the Fridge who describes his sound as “gargantuan, epic and colossal”. Mothusi gets his musical roots from both his parents who are musicians. Thusi says that musical genes are not the only thing that requires one to become an excellent musician, “you gotta be good at it and also love it’ he articulates. Growing up, he listened to a lot of heavy metal now his favourite bands include the likes of Bjork, Radio Head and 340ml.