By Kampala Sun Writer
After a very busy year that saw fledging D#Maestroz Band a product of Maestro Studios, go from strength to strength, it was a captivating end of year show at the NBS PANYC New Year’s Concert. The band put up one of the most memorable performances in recent times on live Tv.
Kicking off the evening,
D#Maestroz performed at 4:30 pm and lit up the show, with a bold execution of original compositions and breaking from the now tired and usual norm of mainly performing covers a typical of bands in Uganda, the D#Maestroz were brazen in their performance and took some big risks at the biggest stage
Starting with original compositions off the bands forth coming album, Denno on the Bass guitar, opened the performances with his famous “Sunshine”, which was heavy on the strings and quickly followed by Acoustic guitarist Splash Ela’s “Would you come”, a timeless ballad that serenaded views across the country.
The show was kicked a notch higher with Tracy Noels, “Zoom Zoom” an afro-pop song that got revellers swaying all to easily. On his part, Daniel Kaweesi was impressive as always when he did “Nebwo nfunya nfunya”, a reminder of just how good and better he has become these last few years.
To crown the night was “survivor” from Elmimo, which was the perfect soundtrack to usher in the new year and a claim to fame, the D#Maestroz seem to be growing into.
Backed up by Augustine Mukisa on the drums, Emma Byamukisa on the keys, D#Maestroz have found a leap in their step and seem to be giving older and mores established bands a run for there money and after the PANYC concert performance, they could have just cemented their place on Ugandas band scene.
Prior to the icing at the PANYC Concert, the band had taken the entertainment scene by storm with their new vibe and sound at their regular gigs; “Bintwala Nites” at Karibu grill Bugolobi on Thursdays, “The Corporate party” at Drew and Jacks on Tuesday and the now famous soiree party at X-hub Najjera every Sunday.
Prior to the PANYC Concert, D#Maestroz first laid claim on the big scene opening an account with the B2C concert in August, followed by Levixone at the Mbeera the Genesis Concert at Kololo in November, and finally to a blissful December with Sheebah at the two day Serena Hotel concert.
If any thing is to go by, 2023, promises to be an ever-interesting prospect on Kampala’s growing Band scene, but what will be more exciting is how the D#Maestroz own their place, keep giving more and probably some day sit at the top, only time will tell if Maestro Studios will keep this momentum going on this very competitive entertainment scene.