Obe W

Derby, United Kingdom

Musician, Film & Stage Crew, Photographer

myspace.com/rukdarapper

WHO IS RUKUS? ‘Rukus’ is a UK recording artist, DJ, and producer who has been professionally touring and performing both nationally and internationally as a solo artist and with his ‘TRINITY’ collective. Born and Bred in Birmingham, ‘Rukus’ now resides in Derby, East Midlands. Rukus’s first release ‘Let It Go’ was produced by ‘Baby J’ and has achieved nationwide success and critical acclaim without the use of a plugger or financial backing. The single featuring ‘Ty’, ‘Klashnekoff’ and ‘Yogi’ took the UK Hip-Hop scene by storm and immediately launched ‘Rukus’ into the airwaves in late 2005. He also had the oportunity to go on a UK tour with Mark Ronson after featuring on the Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse Valarie remix which sold over 400,000 copies again establishing Rukus as a prominent artist on the UK rap scene.

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The Trinity Band Sneak Peek

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Making The Track: Trinity Band

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THE TRINITY BAND SHOWREEL

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WE ARE THE TRINITY BAND

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The Trinity Band Audition

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Audio

Obe - audio clip

Will Not: RUKUS (Obe Watson) feat:Sylvia Barrie

Physical Details

Height:
180 cm / 5ft 11in
Chest:
109 cm / 43 in
Weight:
75 kg / 165 lbs
Waist:
83 cm / 33in
Ethnicity:
Black / African descent
Shoe size:
7.0 UK / 8.0 US / 40.5 Euro
Skin color:
Black
Hair color:
Black
Eye color:
Brown
Hair length:
Long

Music

Guitar ability:
  Beginner
Composer ability:
  Beginner
Bass Guitar ability:
  Beginner
Producer ability:
  Expert
Drumming ability:
  Intermediate
Engineer ability:
  Expert
Keyboard ability:
  Intermediate
D.J ability:
  Expert
Vocal ability:
  Beginner
Like to join a band:
  No
Rapping ability:
  Expert
Favorite genres
  • Pop
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
Influences: Michael JacksonBob MarleyBusta RhymesDennis BrownThird World

The Trinity Band are essentially an Urban Band, but due to the diverse influences and varied musical tastes refuse to be ‘pigeon-holed’ to one particular genre. They are about creating a musical experience like no other and play as one’ yet each section of the band stands out in their own right!

They band came together through a mutual respect for each others talents and a desire to make exceptional music that crosses genres, boundaries and brings audiences together, formed in 2006 the guys decided to take something that was a hobby and in 2010 decided to take things seriously.

The Trinity Band is a five piece band who often surprise people because they do not fit the musical stereotype that people expect of them. Their live vibrant music is about creating positivity and appeals to a wide variety of culture and ages.

Type of Act:
Urban Group

Hometown:
Derby (UK)

Members:
Craig Dawkins, Keyboard
James Dawkins, Drums
Pete Sharpe, Bass
Dwaine Hayden, Singer
Obe (Rukus) Watson, Rapper


Influences:
Each member has individual influences for their own instruments and talents, including Busta Rhymes, Michael Jackson, Beth Ditto, Buddy Strong (Keyboard) and Gerald Hayward (Drums) Andre Crouch, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Paul Jackson, Shalamar to Teddy Riley, Dr Dre and Timberland, to name a few..

Brief History:
They have an impressive individual and collective repertoire, and have worked with many of the music industry greats. Highlights include (but are not limited to) Tours with Mark Ronson / Jay Z, Sway, I Love Live and Residences at The Sugar Shack. They have also performed internationally in locations from Rotterdam to Dubai had a 2 hour broadcast in their honour aired Live on BBC Radio 1xtra. They have also performed at Kensington Palace as part of the Princes Youth Trust ambassadors concert to an elite crowd featuring the likes of Prince Charles, Lemar, Jools Holland, Brian May, Jamelia etc.

Having recently competed and beat thousands of hopefuls to the become the last 15 semi finalists in Sky 1s National talent competition Must be the music, They have amassed a wealth of experience which is apparent through their high energy and polished live performances. Having released their ‘Catchy’ Single ‘This Must Be Love’ which peaked at number 43 (ITunes Pop Charts) they have continued to stay hard working, ambitious, highly motivated and they have surprisingly managed to remain humble. They are chasing the dream in order to become the best within their field. The Trinatronic sound is forever evolving, it stays fresh and engages any audiences.

“That was impressive… the energy, the swagga was live, the playing ability was wicked as well”
DIZZY RASCAL (Brit, NME and Mercury award winner)

“Guys really well rehearsed band.. Sounded good and you entertained this audience”
SHARLEEN SPITERI (Chart Topping Singer/Songwriter Texas)

“It’s still really tight, but there’s a lot of passion and energy, It doesn’t feel like soulless tightness” JAMIE CALLUM (Multiple award-winning singer and pianist)


Facebook Fan Page:
http://www.facebook.com/thetrinityband

Website:
www.thetrinityband.com

Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTrinityBandUK

Sky One Microsite
http://sky1.sky.com/must-be-the-music-trinity-band

Photography

Photography experience:
  Amateur photographer
Has a studio space:
  No
Type of camera equipment:
  35mm SLR/DSLR

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