Ahead of their performance at the Miami Music Festival and Conference, local Roots Rock band KIN Sibling Rivalry staged a send-off concert at Shakers on the Avenue on Saturday night.
Fans of the band crammed themselves into the popular Ariapita Avenue liming spot to support the musicians as they set off on their very first foreign appearance.
The band members rocked out, seeming to fully enjoy their onstage freedom of expression as they entertained the receptive crowd. Lead singer and guitarist Kiwan Landreth-Smith even took his shirt off as things heated up.
KIN played several of their original compositions before launching into some familiar Dub classics which the audience seemed to equally enjoy. They loudly sang along and cheered enthusiastically after each song, letting the band feel their supportivevibes before their trip.
While outside, some patrons lounged on garden benches enjoying drinks and conversation, on the inside it was all about the music, as band members Landreth-Smith, vocalists Adam "Mar" Andrews and Michael "Wajang" Abraham, bassist Shyamal Chandradathshing, synth man Keshav “LAZAbeam” Singh, and drummer Keeron Archie let it all hang out.
They plan to fly T&T’s flag proudly at the Miami festival, where they will be showcased alongside several local musicians, courtesy the Entertainment Company of Trinidad and Tobago.