Klear Kut launch was a bang

By Vision Reporter

Klear Kut’s little publicised album launch at Sabrina’s Pub last Wednesday went down quite well as popular expectation had it. For those who turned up, one thing was clear, Klear Kut sure has a gigantic following.

By Sebidde Kiryowa Klear Kut’s little publicised album launch at Sabrina’s Pub last Wednesday went down quite well as popular expectation had it. For those who turned up, one thing was clear, Klear Kut sure has a gigantic following. The show was slated to kick off at 7:45pm, but it was not until way past 8:00pm that things got underway. First act on stage was Tempra. He took us through his new radio hit single, Party. But the fact that his song has busted charts on three separate radio stations didn’t seem to impress the predominately youthful audience. If it did, they didn’t show. No one got up to dance. A pretty sad fact, given that the song is a straight slamming urban contemporary jam with an almost irresistible pulse. Next in the curtain-raising queue was Evolution, a heartily soulful gospel quartet. When Evolution sang, it was apparent that they were not trying hard at sounding good. Their effortless crooning ensured that they connected with the audience on a spiritual tip. And the latter resounded with overwhelming shrieks of approval. Although it was hard to totally conceal their underlying histrionics, you had to hand it to the guys. They truly have the gift of song and...voice! Next, Chris teamed with his clamorous and gorgeous radio co-presenter Crystal in a swash-buckling display of their revamped MTN Sunrise format. Underlying their romance was the real purpose of their presence that night: To introduce gospel sensation First Love. Full of energy and perhaps eager to make an impression, the boys pranced on stage and without much ado, and in full force sent our adrenaline levels skyrocketing with a remix of their popular ‘Asante’. Suffice it to say that their presence was well deserved since First love were the first act to give Klear Kut a platform to collaborate on record and tour widely with them. But this was not First Love’s night and the show’s real owners Papito, JB, Navio and Mith (Klear Kut) soon took centre stage. From here on, it was an unofficial declaration of a hip-hop takeover. The group entered this rap galore with I Remember, a track off their debut Mind, Body & Soul album. The group almost immediately after launched into Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong Wit’ A Lil’ Dough, the very first track Klear Kut ever recorded. The song was produced by Steve Jean and featured the singer/producer on back-up vocals. All in all, Klear Kut put on an indulging show, punctuated with sexy antics and incredible showmanship, so much that their 5K gate charge looked like a paltry joke. You had to be there to see. ends

Klear Kut launch was a bang