The song LION, Written by KES and Derek Bramble is a Finalist in the International Song Writing Competition.
Kes the Band was nominated for 3 awards including best music video, and won most promising artist at the USA4REAL 3rd Annual Music Awards. The group, comprising lead singer Kees Dieffenthaller, his brothers Hans, Jon and Riad Boochoon, skillfully cross genres, producing music that is not easily definable but definitely likeable. "Stalker" is currently #1 on the Hot 25 and it is a well produced gem that has a lot of cross-over potential to reach a massive audience if it finds the opportunity.
Kes the Band produces a unique blend of soulful vocals and calypso-inspired melodies, over a fusion of rock riffs and island beats, hints of soca and reggae; it is best described as Caribbean Pop.
Kes deserves to be recognized, and therefore they are out of this world becoming our 2010 February Artist of the Month.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh0EOdMmIPs
1) Having a song placed on EA's best selling Game FIFA, as well as reality shows for MTV and BET
2) Nominated for an Independent Music Awards - Song STALKER
3) Released third album “ON in 5” this 2009
5) Lead singer Kees writing with Desmond Child for an American Idol finalist
6) Opportunity to sing with Patti La Belle at the Tobago Jazz Festival
7) Opened for international superstars such as John Legend, Sean Paul, Sugar Ray, Usher and Rihanna.
8) Released their second video STALKER
9) Performed in the US (New York, Los Angeles, DC, Miami) Canada, and all over the Caribbean