BENEDICT TEMBO, Choma
YOU have watched the legendary Green Eagles Labels Band, but now here come the Eagles Sounds band.
After cheering Green Eagles Football Club last Saturday in the MTN Super Division round 23 fixture against Lumwana Radiants in Choma, new kids on the block, Eagles band put up a stunning performance at the Zambia National Service (ZNS) mess near the Independence Stadium.
It was a performance the Choma revelers had not seen in a long time as the Kafue-based band belted out songs and danced their way into Saturday night, much to the delight of their patrons.
The band performed kalindula and rhumba.
The sublime performance has undoubtedly won the young band back-to-back performances at the venue where beer sells soared like never before.
The band, in existence for over just a year, has assembled some of the best artistes in the country to compliment the ever-green Kawale Band.
Alex Kangwa, the lead vocalist named some of the artistes who decided to add value to their music careers by joining ZNS as Indy K, Musonda Matiya (vocalist), Augustine Silwimba (the lead guitarist who used to play for the Sakala brothers) and vocalist Nora Kalusa.
“We have been to places, we have played at different functions,” Kangwa said.
The band also plays at Kalahari in Lusaka where they inter-change with Air Power Band, a Zambia Air Force outfit.
Kangwa said the band is on the verge of producing its first album to formally announce their arrival on the local music scene.
The band, founded by captain Ogradey Chinunda, has booked the recording of their album within a month.
Currently, the band is thriving on old equipment sourced from the Kawale band.