The Amalgam is a vibrant multi-genre band that draws from a myriad of different cultures but mostly old school West African Afro-beat.
Fronted by Nigerian songwriter, clarinettist and singer, Ọlá (Isreal Akindipe), the group was formed in Trinity Laban Conservatoire Of Music And Dance in Greenwich, London during an online project that explored Nigerian music. The Amalgam has a fast growing fan base, having performed at events, concert venues and festivals in and outside London.
Ọlá’s compositional output showcases elements of his Afro backgrounds, his western musical influence, as well as the sounds of the popular music of his generation. He chose to name the band “the amalgam”, reflecting how the band’s music fuses a combination of styles.
Listeners and fans have much to say about The Amalgam’s original music, describing it as “energetic in a signature Afro-fusion style, characterised by strong rhythmic drive, punchy hornlines as well as thought-provoking lyrics”. An audience member once said, “my feet couldn’t resist the groove, yet my heart couldn’t forget the stories behind the songs”.
The Amalgam loves to get it’s audience grooving so we always advise to come in your “dancing shoes”!!