"Conscious Funk For Your Mind"

Wanyama is an energizing 5 piece band creating music that entertains the grooves of funk, vibes of reggae, and the elements of hip-hop.



Charlie Wilson

(Vox/Sax)


Tim Sawchik

(Guitar/Vox)


Brandyn Lowry

(Emcee)


Coda Crose

(Bass)


Niko Yup

(Drums)

"Conscious Funk For Your Mind"

Wanyama is an energizing 5 piece band creating music that entertains the grooves of funk, vibes of reggae, and the elements of hip-hop.



Charlie Wilson

(Vox/Sax)


Tim Sawchik

(Guitar/Vox)


Brandyn Lowry

(Emcee)


Coda Crose

(Bass)


Niko Yup

(Drums)

FUNKING HISTORY

Our Band


No one knows where Wanyama came from. Their existence was first documented in a 1998 National Enquirer article, which reported that an unknown mutation of the human species had been discovered in an abandoned warehouse in the industrial district of Cleveland, Ohio.

Formed in Cleveland Ohio, Wanyama has a goal to separate themselves from other musicians, delivering a unique fusion of styles often accompanied by freestyle improvisations, making each show different from the last.

Press

Reviews For Wanyama


"We've called them Cleveland's "best party band" before, and that moniker still holds up quite nicely as we coast into 2016. They're equal parts jam, funk and hip-hop, with dashes of more esoteric ingredients thrown in for good measure".- Cleveland Scene's "14 bands to watch in 2016"

“My first reaction to Wanyama: “Hey they are from Cleveland, OH! I am here in Cleveland, let’s see what they are all about!” Second reaction after listening to their album: Head nodding, body swaying, toe tapping and a big smile. Third reaction: Hitting the replay button when the album was finished (rinse, repeat)!".-TrueBlue Magazine

"East Coast meets West Coast reggae, blended with roots rock reggae. With a large helping of HipHop tossed in. Mixed with some original flavor. Best served live and on fire!" - Cleveland Scene Magazine


FUNKING HISTORY

Our Band


No one knows where Wanyama came from. Their existence was first documented in a 1998 National Enquirer article, which reported that an unknown mutation of the human species had been discovered in an abandoned warehouse in the industrial district of Cleveland, Ohio.

Formed in Cleveland Ohio, Wanyama has a goal to separate themselves from other musicians, delivering a unique fusion of styles often accompanied by freestyle improvisations, making each show different from the last.

Press

Reviews For Wanyama


"We've called them Cleveland's "best party band" before, and that moniker still holds up quite nicely as we coast into 2016. They're equal parts jam, funk and hip-hop, with dashes of more esoteric ingredients thrown in for good measure".- Cleveland Scene's "14 bands to watch in 2016"

“My first reaction to Wanyama: “Hey they are from Cleveland, OH! I am here in Cleveland, let’s see what they are all about!” Second reaction after listening to their album: Head nodding, body swaying, toe tapping and a big smile. Third reaction: Hitting the replay button when the album was finished (rinse, repeat)!".-TrueBlue Magazine

"East Coast meets West Coast reggae, blended with roots rock reggae. With a large helping of HipHop tossed in. Mixed with some original flavor. Best served live and on fire!" - Cleveland Scene Magazine