Lilongwe-based group 6 Solid Band on Sunday performed at Scallas Café in Blantyre in a show that went all the way to the early hours.
The group performed in Blantyre courtesy of Team Entertainers.
The 6 Solid Band was supposed to launch its debut album Sindidzalora in April at M1 Centre Point in Lilongwe but they cancelled the launch due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Team Entertainers Director Tonderai Banda, said they thought of giving a platform to 6 Solid Band to reach out to fans in Blantyre.
“It’s been some time since we held a show, we have been on a long break due to the pandemic. But we are excited to be back and this is also to let people know that we have a number of shows coming up,” Tonderai said.
“We have seen potential in the group and we thought of assisting them. We were supposed to assist them launch their album in April but we failed and so, we thought of bringing them to Blantyre,” Tonderai said.
Despite having showers in Blantyre on the night of Sunday, people patronised the show which saw 6 Solid Band sharing the stage with surprise acts such as Sam Smack of Zembani Band, Elly K and Kanthu Kalinda popularly known as Kaka.
The 6 Solid Band’s first outing saw them dish a number of songs from their debut album before turning to songs originally done by other artists in their second set.
The group did not skip a song on their menu in which they sing praises of Team Entertainers and veteran promoter Jai Banda popularly known as Mr Entertainer for supporting them and other artists in the country.
Apart from performing on their own, the group also backs other artists and they showed this by backing Sam Smack, Elly K and Kaka.
Some of the members of the group include Joseph Salambula, Charles Kholopa, Shushe Kuseni, Henry Matatiyo, Precious Banda and Sydney Jabesi.
However, there is a lapse when it comes to Covid-19 pandemic measures in most shows with many people not wearing masks.
It was the same at Scallas where people came in large numbers but were not putting on masks as part of avoiding the spread of the pandemic.