Clement Marfo & The Frontline are without a doubt one of the best things to happen this year. Not only do they have huge talent x 7, they are also insanely good performers!
With a buzz around them for a while now, I was looking forward to meeting them down at the Nandos Secret Gig last week in West London. Their fusion of Grime, Rock and Hip Hop is exciting and different and the diversity of the group far from hinders them; instead it is what makes them come alive.
One thing is for sure, they know their music, and to be around artists who have so much musical knowledge is a big privilege. Since I didn't have hours to sit and talk music with them, I wanted to find out how this seven-piece dynamic collective came about and how they felt about their big collaboration with the mighty Kano.
If you've heard the track 'Mayhem' with Kano you will know that these guys mean business....and if you see them perform live, you will know that they mean serious business! Their energy on stage is hard to describe as I just felt it from start to finish and watched in awe at the talent in front of my eyes.
Clement has fantastic stage presence and knows how to get the whole audience on his level. Kojo has one of the best voices I've heard and could sing the socks off anyone. Then throw in the talents and sounds of Dion on the drums, Johnny on bass, Rich and Dan on guitar and Stacey, on keyboards and vocals and you've got a recipe for success!
All I want to know is can I be front row at every gig please!?