I was invited last night to check out a couple of bands playing at The Garrison. The Prenup and Cool Man Cool. Of course I went because I adore live music. You know sometimes when you’re invited to go see someone’s band and you show up and you’re standing thinking is this it? As you all know I get really excited when it comes to new to me music. And also, that I’ve been digging through my contacts trying to find some new bands to go check out and boy did I find some. I went there specifically to see The Prenup. This band consists of Nick Moore, Aseye Ohene, Matthew Cays, Victor Byenkya and Aaron Witham. I’m not entirely sure what to class their type of music as–but I can start by saying it’s blues mixed jazz, soul, hip-hop and rock steady. So it’s a smorgasbord of music.
You may be wondering about Cool Man Cool – while they were cool cats, I couldn’t stick around for their whole set. I had work in the morning and The Garrison is quite a trek from my place.
Okay, onward to The Prenup.
To be honest, when I was invited, I’m not sure what I expected. From going to see Beyond the Mountain (Theo Tams’ band) to Alysha Brilla, I know that Toronto talents can be an amazing good time. I mean, I’ve been to as many of their shows as I possible can and I’ve never been disappointed yet. But The Prenup was uncharted territory for me.
They started a little late but that is to be expected with band set up and all that stuff. The music, oh man the music! It was amazing. From smooth, in the ground, groovy tunes, to songs that make you want to actually move. There was a richness to the tunes that surprised me.
My favorite song was “Rooftop”. It was a sexy, smooth mix that was perfection.
The one downside to this band is that they don’t have an album or single released. I went around the club like a crazy person trying to find their swag but couldn’t. I stopped the singer as he went by me and asked and she said one day but not yet. I was very disappointed because I wanted to add “Rooftop” to my writing playlist.
If you ever get a chance to check out The Prenup, do it. You won’t be disappointed in the music just the lack of merch. To keep up to date with the fellows, follow them on Facebook by clicking here.