SCOTOWN: THE BAND

Scotown is the number 1 Latin sensation from the Netherlands. This 9-headed band, with a tremendous state of service in the Latin and Salsa scene, will redefine music! The impressive music portfolio, decades of experience in Latin music and a very new sound are the ingredients for this new top act.

Our promise: wherever we come, there will be a PARTY!

Scotown’s bandmembers are famous from bands like Masalsa, Miami Connection and Trafassi XXL.

  • Soeshiel Sharma
    Drums, Timbales

    From hip hop to Hindi pop: Soeshiel has given spectacular drum performances for twenty-five years now. 'Music is part of who I am.' This comes as no surprise, given that he started drumming at the age of five. To him, a great show requires more than just musical perfection – a spectacular performance and stunning visuals are equally important. 'That said, I only consider the show a success if the music really moves the audience.'

    Modern, Upbeat, Spontaneous
  • Anil Sharma
    Conga’s, Percussion

    Mesmerising, rhythmic, and dazzlingly energetic: Anil's beats get everyone moving. He's been delivering show-stopping performances since 1989. 'I only consider it a good show if everyone is having a blast and the band wakes up the next morning with butterflies in their stomachs.' That sounds like music to our ears.

    Happy, Energetic, Swinging
  • Arvind Seetaram
    Bass guitar

    Where would Scotown be without the warm, deep, and swinging sound of the bass? After a thousand or so shows, we've come to expect nothing less than musical perfection from bass guitarist Arvind. What’s his favourite thing about playing for an audience? 'Transporting people through music and watching them have fun.' That promises to be a great show.

    Warm, Varied, Passionate
  • Jeroen Griep
    Keyboards

    With Chopin as his musical role model, Jeroen grew up to become a masterful pianist. This talented player's ultimate goal is to create a musical crescendo that makes everyone want to get up and party. How does he describe his music? 'A mix of pop and jazz with a hint of Latin.'

    Creative, Enthralling, Enthusastic
  • Rishi Bonoo
    Keys

    Inspirational, passionate, and always swinging, music has been an important part of Rishi's life since his father gave him his first keyboard as a child. What makes a show a success? 'When I feel a positive connection with the audience.' Rishi also wants to use his knowledge and experience to help others develop their own musical talent.

    Vibrant, Groovy, Passionate
  • Rief Mecier
    Guitar

    Rock, jazz, R&B, Latin: Rief has been obsessed with these musical genres since childhood. A few years and more than a thousand shows later, his passion for music has only grown, along with his ambition. With a sensational performance and endless talent, Rief dazzles audiences with his refreshing sound. Where does he see Scotown in two years? 'In the top 40.' Rock on, Rief.

    Inspiring, Ambitious, Innovative
  • Emy Perez
    Vocals

    From a young age this Venezuelan singer-songwriter and mc lost herself in music. Emy pursued her dream in the United States, featured as supportact of, among others, Shakira and Eros Ramazotti. She moved to Europe to study at the conservatory, got ill and almost lost her voice. With the help of her (musical) friends she recovered and she pursues her dreams once again.

    Quirky, Driving, Shining
  • Shalini Bholasing
    Vocals

    She is a great admirer of Kim Burrel, the Queen of Gospel. Singing brings Shalini closer to herself. ‘Music is my medicine, food, religion and therapy.’ What does she expect form Scotown? ‘That we will bring a new funky, groovy, spicy and cool sound to the Netherlands.’

    Funky, Cool, Jazzy
  • Kenrick Peterson
    Vocals

    Lead vocalist Kenrick breaths music, entertaining people with his voice since he was 5 years old. His musical interest reaches from Luther Vandross to Eddie Vedder. “The chemistry between the band and fans makes performing magic.” Kenrick wants to connect with his fans through performing out of the box.

    Inspiring, Freindly, All-round