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Supernormal Band ready to jam at SKYY Rock Festival 2016
The Supernormal Band is carded to perform live along with 19 other local rock bands at the Skyy Rock Festival on April 2 at Skyy View Lounge, San Fernando. This is the second edition of the Festival which featured ten bands last year.
In the line up for 2016 are Five Miles to Midnight, Orange Sky, Sidekick Envy, Spectral Vibes, Black Rose, Cornerstone, Goodnight Parliament, Absence of I, Tie Dye Kitty, Far Away Fate, Bound to Oblivion, Prime 3, Fly By Night, Devin Harrypaul The Band, Cosmic Rebels, Alter Rootz, and Zynergy.
A release said the aim of the Festival is to build local talent in T&T, especially in the rock fraternity which is often stereotyped as underground, in an effort to become more recognised and break barriers.
The band was founded in 2008 and have battled on in their evolving journey of music. Fast forwarding to 2015, they copped a number of virtual awards on the local front such as Album of the Year – the Fire Inside, Music Video of the Year – Anchor’s Away and Best Performing Act of 2015. These ground breaking awards were all nominated, voted on and results published via the Facebook community group called Trinidad Local Rock Community, which is described as “a one stop music shop for local rock.”
Not only is The Supernormal Band in touch with their fans through technology, but the band’s brainchild, singer/songwriter singer/songwriter Andy Rambharat stated that “what is unique about us is that we’re just not a regular Rock band, we fuse styles such as soca, dancehall, rapso and chutney — music that is synonymous with T&T. Our band represents a melting pot of cultures, maintaining the rock identity.”
Members of the fusion rock band are lead vocalist Andy Rambharat, rhythm guitarist Johnathon Agostini, lead guitarist, Anthony Borde – Bass / Back Vocals and drummer Mitch Ramberan.
The Supernormal Band emerged from Malick east of Port-of-Spain, which is sometimes referred to as the “ghetto”.
Rambharat’s musical talent is a prime example of positivity emerging from the ghetto. He has played on the local rock scene of Trinidad for 20 years, rising to iconic status with his previous bands Alexes Machine and D Boomslang then cementing his place in rock n’ roll history on the island with Supernormal’s tenacious hit; Fishnin, the first single from The Supernormal Band that has amassed over 60,000 views on YouTube, a seemingly impossible achievement for a rock band from T&T.
At the 2016 Skyy Rock Festival, The Supernormal Band intends to rock their fans with hits from their first full album The Fire Inside. Songs from the 2015 album will include Rocktopus, Fishnin’, Swaha (which was recently remixed to feature Chromatics, Yellows and King David) and many others. Following this, the band’s next step is the musical battle WOA Metal Battle Caribbean in Suriname on April 30.
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