Trenton and Free Radical
After a 5-year hiatus from releasing music, as Trenton took time out to become a dad x 2, the four piece are ramping up for their
second album release “Power Struggle” in August 2019. The band continue to deliver a broad style with diverse influences, including hip-hop, reggae and electro resulting in a distinctive and edgy sound to evoke a sense of being unique, avoiding tired genre labels. They have a contemporary African sound with universal appeal, and the muscle to unite divergent tastes and ignite dance-floors while exploding our thinking. Trenton says he is frustrated by apathy. Pay attention, and you find yourself intellectually engaged while the band stoke awareness and activate listeners. They’re not radical in a purely political sense, but Trenton is a poet with something to say, and he’s not afraid to speak his mind. Their second album Power Struggle is out in August 2019.
Trenton is a musician, poet, activist and entrepreneur. He has worked as a live music promoter running festivals and gigs in both Europe and Africa. He founded the label Black Mango and has worked extensively with brands and music. He has spent many years in creative media education in leadership roles with SAE Institute and is the South Africa Director / Founding member of the international the non-profit Bridges for Music. He has taken part in many workshops and seminars including the international African hip-hop conference held at Harvard University, Womex Music Conference, Moshito Music Conference, UCT (University of Cape Town) Music Conference, TED X, SXSW, Amsterdam Dance Event, Rheeperbahn conference; and is comfortable talking about the social landscape in Africa. He is also a seasoned presenter and has interviewed the likes of Ed Sheeran, Skrillex, Loco Dice, Black Thought, Bonobo AKA, Black Coffee, Oskido
Trenton and Free Radical have performed many shows around South Africa and in Europe.
Cape Town Jazz Festival
UB40 – Opening Act
International reggae icon Gentleman – Opening Act
Johnny Clegg – Opening Act
Faithless – Opening act
Prodigy – Opening act
Switching On Of the Lights
Nelson Mandela Passing Ceremony
Rocking The Daisies
Vocals, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Electronics (can also play as a 4 piece)
Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, djembe / percussion, backing vocals
Spoken word / slam poetry:
Vocals, acoustic guitar
DJ set: (live instruments optional): Trenton plays a wide selection of Afro-house, deep house, kwaito, reggae and future-world styles. He has played many club / festival dance floors and also plays more laid back chill-out sets. There are options to bring in live guitar and percussion.
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