The announcement of the 60th Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Awards sees Yusuf / Cat Stevens receive his first ever nomination. The honour coincides with celebrations marking 50 years of his illustrious recording career. Yusuf’s wonderful new album, The Laughing Apple, has been nominated in the Best Folk Album category. The Laughing Apple reunites the team that worked
Kwame Yeboah (Musical Director) Keys, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Backing Vocals, Percussion Born in Ghana, Kwame Yeboah joined the Roadsters in 2009 and his wide ranging musical talents quickly led to him becoming an integral part of the team. A hugely versatile multi-instrumentalist, Kwame plays guitar, percussion, keyboards, drums, and sings backing vocals with Yusuf.
Yusuf was received like a war hero returning from a successful campaign on foreign soil as he took to the stage at the Perth Arena. However, the jubilant masses were not cerebrating an expression of military might, instead, they were revelling in the return of a messenger of peace whose only weapons are an acoustic
Glen Scott Keys, Drums, Bass, Backing Vocals, Percussion Glen is a new face to the Roadsters and was introduced to the team by Kwame. Their paths crossed regularly on the London session circuit and while working together they developed a strong friendship. As one of the most in-demand session musicians and musical arrangers around,
A Cat’s Attic: Peace Train Tour is Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ first ever tour of South Africa. In attendance of the first show, at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, was Ingrid Schoeman, a survivor of drug resistant TB who, in conjunction with TB Proof, has dedicated considerable time and energy to fighting the stigma that
The stillness of a serene Johannesburg evening was well and truly shattered when Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ Peace Train steamed into town. The lights and glamour of his theatrical production transported a slice of London’s West End directly into the calm African night and the sounds and songs that defined an era of hope rang
It’s late in the evening just south of the Thames and Kwame Yeboah is steering Eric Appapoulay and Glen Scott through songs from Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ prolific back catalogue. The hi-hats mark the pace as the bass and guitar drive through the familiar musical patterns that are ingrained in the hearts of fans the