Nairobi, Kenya — Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 — REFUGE is a 6-person band of expat teens based in Nairobi, Kenya. Although they are young, their level of talent, songwriting, and performance is genuinely amazing. The sound is high-energy, guitar-driven rock n’ roll with strong influences from ‘70s greats such as The Allman Brothers, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, and Santana. The name “REFUGE” represents what they are all about: somewhere to escape from the superficial, inauthentic music of our times. The band is determined to promote righteous and soulful music to a new generation.
Although made of expats, REFUGE considers itself a Kenyan band with family roots in other places, such as the U.S., Bolivia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, U.K., and Belgium. The band’s youth and diversity are unmissable – members are 13 to 16 years old, multicultural, multilingual and multinational. The lead guitarist (band leader) and singer are also siblings. All m