In a move that can be described as sign of growth and maturity, celebrated local urban artist Piksy has formed his own band.
In an interview, the artist, real name Evance Zangazanga, said having been in the music industry for over five years, it is time to grow.
“I have formed my own band called Langwan Movement Band. So, it will be Piksy and the LMB. It consists of five musicians; Marko on lead guitar, Grant on bass guitar, Joel on the first keyboard, Sam on the second keyboard and Blessings on the drums. On my part, I am on keyboard and percussion lessons now,” he explained in an interview.
The Airtel brand ambassador added: “I decided to give it a name that people can relate me to. Currently I am assembling music equipment one by one.
“Hopefully, by April, we should have a full set. However, that does not mean that at present, the band cannot be hired. We will be hiring equipment”.
He said he has no plans yet of officially launching the band.
Said the artist: “Presently, I am writing songs for the band. Only after we have their singles out, that’s when we can say we are launching the band. I know it involves a lot hence taking our time rehearsing for better results.”
Commenting on the fact that his band is male-dominated, he explained: “Well, we could consider having females in the band but the thing is when you listen to my music, there are no female voices on the choruses. And we do not really have females that play instruments in Malawi.
“Lucius Banda has females in his band because he involves women in his music, like helping him on the choruses. Which means that for him to sound better, he needs females to back his choruses on stage too.”