Kwasi Asante (Vocals & Percussion)
Appeared on stage with the band at the reunion gigs and has since helped out on a semi-regular basis.
- Why Call It Anything
In his own words.... "I grew up in Middleton/Manchester, and knew Dave & Mark through mutual friends. I only saw them perform once at the Ritz in Manchester back in the early 80's, a friend of mine was really into the band and I had heard of the band so when he invited me to the gig I went, not knowing that it was the band that Dave and Mark were in, BOY was I shocked and impressed! I was was also involved in music at the time singing and DJ'ing with a reggae band and sound-systems. Sometime after this Dave came down to a couple of gigs that I was on, and enjoyed in the same way. More recently I had been doing some live performances with a mate from Middleton, a group called Steady that Dave was helping to produce. Then out of the blue the Chameleons re-form, I went down to the final rehearsal at the Witchwood/Ashton to give it a listen, and halfway through One Flesh the lads stopped and Dave asked me to try some of my stuff on it, so we jammed and it seemed to wor. I was then invited to get involved in what as Mark said at the recent Ritz gig the four gigs that have turned into something else. When that ball starts rollin' nobody knows when it will stop, so here we are still rollin' and lovin' it. As for playing to "sad old twats", none of us are that young until the music kicks in, then we're like old heads in young bodies for while, or so I keep tellin' myself Ha Ha. I hope to be travelling with the band next time they go Stateside. I heard some good feedback from the lads when they came back last time. Well Col its a bit long winded but you asked. I'm login'out right now,but i'll try and get back on board later, see y'all later.
Keep the vibe flowin' Happy Days."