In God we trust (American Love)
In God We Trust aka "American Love" is my US single talking about the very positive light of the US
Guitar ability: Expert
Keyboard ability: Intermediate
Bass Guitar ability: Intermediate
Vocal ability: Lead singer
Drumming ability: Expert
Composer ability: Expert
Percussion ability: Expert
Producer ability: Expert Singing styles Favourite genres
Influences: Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, U2, The Darkness, Rod Stewart, Greenday, Nickelback, Ottis Redding, Kc & Jo Jo, R Kelly, Lynkin Park, Snoop Dogg, Bob Marley
This is were i would say i have achieved most of my commendations being a pioneer of rock music in Nigeria for over a decade. I have had my band(s)since 1995, played live gigs since 1989, written well over 600 songs, play the drums, acoustic and electric guitar, a bit of the piano, bass guitar and mouth harmonica.
I have played major gigs in my country Nigeria and over seas. In the year 1998 just 3 years after i formed my band "Dabyna" now DABYNA Poll-Abraham, we won an Award for Musical Excellence in Nigeria (AMEN '08) in the category for the best band in Nigeria and also wrote, produced and performed the theme songs for the award night that year and in 2001. I have written, composed, performed and produced other theme songs for REEL awards(Movie award), MBGN(Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria '07), NNSM (Nigeria's Next Super Model '07,08), BRECANFA (Breast cancer foundation- song listed on my debut album as "Let's Save the Women"). Also, i have co-writen,produced and performed radio jingles for Starrcoms, Lux beauty soap, Tigre bear etc. Recognised as the first black African rock artist in an international Rock festival(DDRF- Dubai Desert Rock Festival 2008) was at the FIFA world cup 2010 in South Africa.
Though i can very well at ease sing almost all genres of music, professionally, i am a rock singer.
I run a small three piece band that delivers big music for occation and events and a 5piece band depending on the size of the occasion/events and the requirements from clients and also concerts and tours depending on the tour package.
I have been tagged a master showman likened to guitar legends like Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Angus, Buddy Guy, Michael Jackson etc.
I have the natural strength to play up to 5/6hrs non-stop depending on timing of event and repertoire.