From Nkhata-Bay to the UK: GASPER NALI is getting ready for a jam-packed autumn tour. 21 shows in 29 days all over the UK! Malawi’s own One-Man-Band Afrobeat Explosion with his 3-metre home-made Babatoni bass guitar, cow skin kick drum and the most beautiful and catchy and danceable tunes possible!
We’re super excited to announce that Michael Mountain (MW) will join Gasper Nali (MW) for a month long tour in September and October 2023 in the UK. So far 18 shows are booked and more is on the way. Check dates and links to tickets below!
Gasper Nali is a roots one-man-band from the small town of Nkhata Bay on the shores of Lake Malawi. He plays a one-string home-made 3-metre long Babatoni bass guitar with a stick and an empty beer bottle, and together with a cow skin kick drum and catchy melodies, he creates the most amazing and danceable original Afro Beats possible!
Michael Mountain is a reggae poet and small-scale farmer. The front porch of his small house in the remote village of Viboko is his favourite place, and from there he can clearly see life from a different point of view, and put his reflections into song.
This is the maize field where I grow my crops to feed my family. We are outside Viboko village, far up in the hills of the Nkhata Bay Region, Malawi. The music you’re hearing is called Working With my Tools from the Nowhere Else To Go album. You can find it here: michaelmountain.bandcamp.com/
We’ve finally re-released Michael Mountain’s 2015 music video ‘Nowhere Else To Go’ from the album of the same name. Lovingly spruced up sound and the video has been taken to the HD world. Follow Michael as he travels from his home village to Nkhata Bay town in search of a job.
All songs written by: Michael Mountain. Recorded & Mixed by Mattias Stålnacke at Moto Wambiri Studios, Nkhata Bay, Malawi, and TCIM studios & Studion som Gud glömde, Malmö, Sweden. Remixed & Remastered at St Anne’s, Bristol, UK. Cover design by Mattias Stålnacke. Cover photos by Jeandre Pieterse & Mattias Stålnacke.
Musicians Michael Mountain: lead vocals & acoustic guitar. Aloys “Johnny Handsome”: drums & percussion. Michael “Liberator”: bass guitar. Mattias Stålnacke: electric guitar & Percussion. Alva Gustafsson, Danny Kalima, Neil Nayar & Ben Evolent: Backing Vocals
Michael’s wonderful 2015 album ‘Nowhere Else To Go’ is finally back and available online (Spotify, iTunes etc etc) It was down for a while due to changing digital distributor and we also decided to take the opportunity to give it a bit of a re-master. The bulk of the album is recorded live in Nkhata Bay, Malawi, in 2014, and it’s a collection of absolutely beautiful songs of life and strife in rural Malawi. Favourite track: Working With My Tools. Click the image to check it out!