Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

The Roots, Hiatus Kaiyote, Saskwatch, Fat Freddy's Drop


band members

Aysha Amani/vocals, James Claringbold /Bass, Alex Borthwick/Guitar, Bronton Ainsworth/Drums, Gordon Cant/ Keys


Influences

The Roots, jill scott, Eryka Badu


Website

www.theamaniconsort.com

Bio

The Amani Consort was born from a collaboration between some of Perth’s most talented instrumentalists and long time vocalist Aysha Amani. Drawing influences from artists like: Erykah Badu, Alabama Shakes and Hiatus Kaiyote, vocalist Aysha Amani fronts the band with a strong presence, seamlessly blending soulful vocals with conscious rhymes.
“Fans of Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Lauryn Hill will simply fall in love with Amani’s voice.” POWER OF POP
“A fierce woman on-stage; a bit of Jill Scott, old-school, but entirely a woman of soul.” COLOSOUL MAGAZINE.
2015 has seen The Amani Consort deliver their much anticipated new album “Dawn After Dark” to rave reviews, being described as:
“ An early contender for W.A release of the year” David Weber - ABC
“This record will make you mellow and introspective all at once it’s truly a remarkable experience" THE MUSIC
The Amani Consort’s Dawn After Dark is a really powerful album " Music Editor – AMN
2014 saw The Amani Consort nominated for “Best Urban Act” in the Western Australian Music Industry Awards on the back of their debut EP “Better Way”. Since their inception The Amani Consort’s amazing live performances have gained them rave reviews.
"The soulful, funk laden vibes of The Amani Consort, are destined to play at Bluesfest" -
Larry Heath THE AU REVIEW
“A flawlessly funky and infectious experience”… Travis Johnston XPRESS MAGAZINE
"These guys know precisely how to make you dance." - SCOOP MAGAZINE
HIGHLIGHTS:
Fresh Blast Winners (2013), Breakthrough to B&R winners (2014),
Bigsplash band comp Finalists (2014), WAM Best Urban Act Nominees (2014), WAM top 5 Scoop Magazine (2015),
Top 5 Editors pick AU Review (2015)
SUPPORTS:
Lee fields and the Expressions (USA), Sneaky Sound System (UK),
Eryka Badu (USA), Morcheeba (UK) and The Soul Rebels (USA).
FESTIVALS:
West Coast Blues and Roots, Beerfest Asia 2014 (Singapore), Perth Fringe Festival, Beaufort st Festival, RTRFM’s Seriously Sound System, WAM Spectacular, State of the Art Festival, Pride festival
RELEASES:
“Better Way” EP (May 2013) / “Dawn After Dark LP (April 2015)