Abiodun & Sidekick

Live Act Afro-Pop Nu Jazz Afrobeat Rock Hip Hop
Abiodun & Sidekick - Afro-Pop Nu Jazz Afrobeat Rock Hip Hop Live Act in Köln

Abiodun & Sidekick Short Info

English:
Abiodun & Sidekick

The German-Nigerian singer and composer, is one of the most interesting, international commuters of a new Urban Roots Movement contributing to the current pop culture with its musical diversity and vibrancy.

Abiodun and his Band Sidekick have developed an uncompromising and powerful sound filled with passion and depth. They move playfully through an individual and contemporary sound universe. Their music unites classical elements of soul, blues, funk and rock with Abiodun’s African roots.

As a Solo-Act Abiodun has released under the name of “Don Abi“ several cross-genre albums that went beyond popular musical clichés.

In addition to his solo career, Abiodun for many years collaborated with artists like Maceo Parker, UB40, Patrice, Xavier Naidoo and Ade Bantu. He is a co-founder of the musical project Brothers Keepers.

Abiodun and his band Sidekick are travellers with a cosmopolitan consciousness and a universal message that is as timeless as relevant.

German:

Abiodun and Sidekick

Der deutsch-nigerianische Sänger und Komponist gehört zu den interessantesten, internationalen Grenzgängern einer neuen Urbanroots-Bewegung, die die gegenwärtige Popkultur durch ihre musikalische Diversität auffällig bereichert.

Mit seiner aktuellen Band Sidekick kreiert Abiodun einen kompromisslosen und kraftvollen Sound mit Tiefgang. Dabei bewegen sie sich spielerisch durch einen individuellen, zeitgemäßen Klangkosmos. Ihre Auftritte verbinden klassische Elemente des Soul, Blues, Funk und Rock mit Abioduns tief verwurzeltem Erbe Afrikas.

Als Solo-Act veröffentlichte er unter dem Künstlernamen “DonAbi” genreübergreifende Alben, die gängige musikalische Klischees übertrafen und zugleich neu definierten.

Aufgewachsen und zu Hause in Europa und Afrika, lässt er sich in seiner Musik von beiden Kontinenten inspirieren. Seit vielen Jahren kollaboriert Abiodun neben seiner Solo-Karriere mit Künstlern wie Maceo Parker, UB40, Patrice, Xavier Naidoo und Ade Bantu. Er ist einer der Mitbegründer des Musikprojektes Brothers Keepers.

Abiodun und seine Band Sidekick sind Reisende mit kosmopolitischem Bewusstsein und einer universellen Botschaft, die genauso zeitlos ist, wie sie relevant bleibt.

English:
Abiodun & Sidekick

The German-Nigerian singer and composer, is one of the most interesting, international commuters of a new Urban Roots Movement contributing to the current pop culture with its musical diversity and vibrancy.

Abiodun and his Band Sidekick have developed an uncompromising and powerful sound filled with passion and depth. They move playfully through an individual and contemporary sound universe. Their music unites classical elements of soul, blues, funk and rock with Abiodun’s African roots.

As a Solo-Act Abiodun has released under the name of “Don Abi“ several cross-genre albums that went beyond popular musica...

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Past Gigs Abiodun & Sidekick

  • 09 | 2015 Barinton, Köln Live Konzert
  • 08 | 2015 Hutmachers, Wuppertal Live Konzert
  • 08 | 2015 KIT Düsseldorf Live Konzert
  • 07 | 2015 Mit Afrika Festival 2015-WDR 5, Köln Live Konzert für WDR5-Funkhaus Europa
  • 06 | 2015 Edelweisspiraten Festival 2015 Live Konzert

Discography Abiodun & Sidekick

  • 2014 Jahliya Sound Album | Poets Club Records
  • 2012 Disco Ballerina, Donabi Single | Funky Mamas And Papas Recordings
  • 2011 Don`t get me wrong , Donabi Single | WNT, Ajazco Records
  • 2011 Someone Help me out, Donabi Single | WNT, Ajazco Records
  • 2010 Celebration, Donabi Single | Ajazco Records
  • 2007 No Philosophy, Donabi Album | Toolhouse Recordings
  • 2005 Fuji Satisfaction, Bantu Album | Piranha Records
  • 2005 Am I My Brothers Keeper? Brothers Keepers Single | Sony Music
  • 2004 Soul Aquarium, Razzof Single | Nesta Recordings
  • 2003 Can ́t cool - Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players Album | Non Place
  • 2003 Act of Love Album | V2 Records
  • 2001 Adriano, Brothers Keepers Single | WEA Records
  • 1994 Keep your Soul together /Maceo Parker Album | Minor Music

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Origin

  • Köln DE

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Abiodun Odukoya Vocals/Composition/Lyrics
  • Gert Kapo Rhodes/Keys/Composition/Arranger/MD
  • Vincent "Themba" Goritzki Guitars
  • Roman Fuchss Bass
  • Christian Hülssman Drums