Rooky and The BAD HVBITS Band dazzles Regina with Afrodisiac in Spring concert! – A Gallery.

Poster by the Exchange Regina.

Friday the 13th is notoriously famous for its scary nature popularly inspired by the movie cult classic but that was not the case this year in the Queen city of Regina. Afro-fusion artist Rooky hosted a concert along with his band called The Bad HVBITS at the prestigious The Exchange, we also saw exhilarating performances by other artists in the city like Lynks, Zochi , Alexander James , Zweii and TOVA. The music was majorly Afrobeats , Hiphop and Rnb and was played by Regina based female DJ “DJ Rain” and hosted by the enigmatic Chris Omas as the MC.

here are some photos from the event shot by Rick the photographer .

The Creative process behind my latest single “Inna Eyes”

Created by Rukevwe Emeni

The process of creating this song started from my search on what “Afro” influenced genre or style that I can deliver , I had decided that the instrumentation would guide my song writing as I wanted the muse to guide my Melodies.

It was about 1/2am one early morning and after a remote studio session with my friend and long time producer Skyler “Cools” from Saskatoon. We decided to work on an Afrobeats record which lead to an intriguing brainstorming process. After he laid out the beat idea , I started my song writing process.

Inna Eyes was written with a two dimensional point of view in mind. It’s a love story that speaks about the beauty of requited love and also appreciation of that feeling . while fully knowing the dangers of all that could go wrong but enjoying the moment and staying true to the essence of that love.

The song starts with the whistling and choral “Don’t stop turning me on” from Rooky , accompanied by William Burnett’s guitar licks. For sonically pleasing Melodies we can hear the sonorous voice of Nini Jegz at the Last chorus of the song. After which William comes back with the body swaying “Guitar Solo” which simply differentiates “Inna Eyes” from your regular Afrobeats song.

Screen grab of the Music video

After a couple Weeks with the recording process at both regina and Saskatoon trips respectively and an exchange with the sound engineer “Rosesonic” , we found ourselves on your way to Weyburn for the Music Video shoot with the talented and creative genius “Christopher” of Phantasma Photography.

We also had models – Ariana Donovan and Franka Dior on set for the music video. We decided not to go with the usual flow of a music video and tried a more experimental burlesque -type imagery which seemed to work perfectly fine with our vision.

The Music video is set to release in less than 48 hours (28th Feb) and I’m so pumped and excited to share this creative project. If you haven’t heard the song, kindly check out this link below 👇🏾 lyrics would be updated on all digital streaming platforms as soon as possible as well.

LISTEN TO INNA EYES

Rooky on CTV LIVE Regina – Interview + Live Performance of debut Single “CNTRL”

It’s 2022! We are gearing up for the electrifying night of amazing musical performances at my Concert “Afrodisiac” which is on the 8th of January! . Check link for more info

https://rooky.ca/2021/12/08/rooky-in-partnership-with-cloud9-live-presents-afrodisiac/

We had a quick chat with CTV Regina and gave a chilly Live performance of Debut Single “CNTRL” enjoy!

https://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2354141

Rooky on CTV LIVE Regina