The 6 piece line-up, with their roaring guitars shredding up to elusive solos, clever bass lines, perfected timings on snares and hi-hats, funky tunes composed on keyboard, complete with the artistic vocal flair on display, and we could go on and on to describe The Wood, Kuramathi’s all star band; and now they ready to announce their first debut album on September 21st, 2011.
The album, titled “Into the Island” is comprised of 5 songs, of which 4 are Maldivian songs with a classic touch of slow rock whilst the other is an English number. One song from the album, “Rey Rey” is inspired from a perfection of an island and pays tribute to Kuramathi. When asked what motivated them to release an album, the band’s founder member Hamza says “This album is more of a project; a collection of our talents wrapped up in one piece. Our motive is to influence Maldivian artists to release more albums for the growth of the Maldives music industry. This album is an experiment and if it is successful, with support from our fans, we shall target to launch another album in the international arena”. Hamza also stated that this is a bigger leap towards attaining a bigger goal.
With influences from rock and roll, The Wood is arguably renowned in their vibe filled live performances, and are massive crowd pleasers, in the minute sector of Maldivian resort music industry.
How it all began
In 2004, 3 musicians were eager to test their musical capacity by testing the waters with their instruments. The original line up which were dubbed as Whitewash back then, consisted of Rythm guitarist (Hambe), Bassist (Mo) and the Vocalist (Ammadey) they found themselves harnessing innate artistic abilities which inspired them to form a band. Eventually, a keyboardist, drummer and a lead guitarist were brought into the line-up.
In 2009, new members were confirmed (which are the present members) as Adde took on the Lead Guitar, BC on keyboards and Aruham on the drums. This 6 piece combo then took on centre-stage to perform with a selection of their favourite genres ranging from classic rock, rock, blue, reggae, indie, blues, latin and even hip-hop. Thus, The Wood was made official for all our guests to indulge in pure excellence in music.
For more about The Wood, please visit their Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wood-at-Kuramathi/232367123445777