In a rare coincidence, as Alleluya Band continues to celebrate its 35 years in music, its father veteran musician Paul Banda celebrates his 50th birthday and together they bring live shows to celebrate their success stories in music.
Speaking to Nation Online on Wednesday, Banda said 2013 is a blessed year for him and the band.
“It has been a successful journey and our fans have been very supportive, fifty years on earth to me means a lot and as a public entertainer, I feel it great to celebrate my life in a music show with the fans,” said Banda adding that his reunion with Alleluya band is a big boost to the celebrations.
He says they have agreed to spare the year for celebrations through live shows.
“I was born on 16 October 1963 and because I value the success story behind Alleluya Band, I am joining them so we can celebrate as a family from this month till the end of the year,” said Banda who has released over 15 albums.
Banda says the journey begins this month with two big shows to be held in Blantyre and Lilongwe. He said the first show will be on Friday May 25 2013 at Blantyre Culture Centre (BCC). The following day the Balaka based stars will rock Lilongwe Golf Club (LGC).
He revealed that the shows will feature only the best hits of the two groups.
“We promise only fireworks. We will give the fans a taste of all our albums,” said Banda adding that other veteran musicians such as Cos Chiwalo, Paul Subili and Patrick Abig Tung’ande will grace the shows.
Meanwhile, Banda says the new age is not a stumbling block to his career. He says he still has more to offer and his next album comes in 2014.
On the market now is his 2012 production called Wakwera ya Yani.