Blantyre-based Mizu Banda seen to be reveling in their new found romance with Lilongwe’s Cockpit Lounge as they are set to perform at the joint this coming Saturday for the third time in two months.
On the same evening, the Sand Music Festival will be held at Livingstonia Beach in Salima but manager for Mizu Band, Emmanuel Maliro, says they are unfazed with what will be happening elsewhere.
He says there are millions of Malawians who love fun and entertainment, but cannot go to Salima at the same time for various reasons.
“We believe in our brand and we believe on what we offer. When you offer the best people will always follow you. For Mizu it is not about the numbers, but giving people the maximum entertainment they deserve, we can perform for five people as long as they are happy,” said Maliro in an interview with Mana.
Mizu Band, which is led by vocalists JJ and Eunice Mhango, have mastered the art of performing cover songs, a thing that has endeared them to many music lovers.
They seem poised to transfer the affection they received back at their base in Blantyre where they are a regular feature with their live performances at Blue Elephant.
“Our biggest strength is that we play music that people love and want of different genres, as a result they never get tired of our band. There is currently no band in Lilongwe which plays cover songs the way we do, that is why the people are warming up to us there,” he said.
Cockpit Lounge commercial director Martin Nkasala says they have entered into a working partnership with the band, which will see them performing at the entertainment joint monthly.
“We are two entities which always strive to offer high quality services to our customers. In this arrangement we believe we will bring Lilongwe fun-lovers the best of live band music which they have been denied for long,” said Nkasala. n