Formed in 2006 from a group of Nigerian musicians that had settled in and around Dublin over the preceding 6 years Allen-Taylor’s Afrobeat were formerly known as Oleku Band. Lead by composer/arranger Allen-Taylor Adeniyi, originally from Abeokuta in SW Nigeria (the birth place of Fela Kuti) the band plays authentic Afrobeat and Highlife from their Nigerian (Yoruba) roots.
Singing lead vocals, mostly in Yoruba, Allen-Taylor also plays the Saxophone & organ with backing vocals supplied by a chorus led his wife Tomilola.
Originally playing covers of songs by Fela & Femi Kuti, they now perform music written and arranged by Allen-Taylor with some musical references from the Kuti dynasty included.
Bring your dancing shoes!!!