The Thirst are a quartet band, encompassing a mix of their original rock sound with funk and soul. We caught up with Mensah to find out about their favourite places and the lastest news from the group.
Tell us about the band and how you got started:
“We’re The Thirst…Brixton’s home grown. The Thirst consists of me; Mensah Hart the lead singer and guitarist, Mark on Rhythm Guitar, my brother Kwame on Bass and Marcus on drums.
We’ve known each other since we were kids, but officially started the band about six years ago. We started in my Mum’s flat just making a lot of noise, which after a while turned into music.
You seem to be quite trendy. Where do you like to go shopping?
Seem to? Lol…We shop everywhere. I don’t think any of us have a particular shop – it’s just all about mixing and matching. As long as it feels right, looks right, it’s cool.
Where has been you’re most memorable venues to perform in and why?
We’ve got loads of good memories. One of the most memorable was supporting the Rolling Stones in Croatia. We had this idea to step away from rapping and DJing and start a band, practiced until our fingers bled and then all of a sudden, four guys from Brixton are on stage opening up for the Rolling stones in front of 40,000 people. Crazy…
When you’re not performing, where are your favourite places to go?
Do you have any performances lined up? If so, where are they?
What can we expect from you at the Qype Business Awards?
Doing what we do best…We’ve just released a new EP called ‘Laugh with the Sinners’, which is out as a free download from our site www.thethirst.co.uk, so we’ll be playing tracks off of that. We’ll also throw some covers in and also some tracks off our first album. A good mix of everything…our performances are always very high energy and we like to get the crowd involved, so be ready to shake a leg or two.
If you would like to see The Thirst performing at the Qype Business Awards, you can get your tickets here.