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A lot of bands say they're unique. Few can actually say there's no one doing what they do, period.

WACHICHOO is that rare example.

Exploding from the depths of Brooklyn in 2009, Wachichoo stands out with modern soul stories, tough electronically - blasted beats, righteous rhymes and sky-high vocals that leave audiences breathless.

Singer / rapper Ill-On and vocalist Ashanti J'Aria sail powerfully and create new fans everywhere through their sly stage presence and sharply crafted lyrics. Chris Strange’s keyboards and synths, Mario Rubano's searing guitar leads, Justin Thompson's relentless drumming and Jamie Pitrelli’s futuristic bass playing provide the drive that enables the band to come out swinging with an amazing groove and energy.

In a short time, they've played a headlining show at NYC's world-famous Bitter End, rocked the Harvest Festival in Hancock, NY , the Studio at Webster Hall, Tammany Hall, The Red Lion, and showcased the annual CMJ Festival. They are set for a cultural takeover as the touring and media assault continues across the world and beyond.

On "Bomb Shelter", the group has added guitars to the mix, courtesy of brilliant producer Brian Forbes. The songs are darker and more rock-influenced than on their previous recordings. The song themes range from karmic retribution, survival, government corruption, and living in New York amidst a culture of apocalypse.

Check out their latest OFFICIAL Video for their upcoming single "Karma", recorded in Bushwick, Brooklyn May 2013:

General Info

Band Members
Ashanti J'Aria: Vocals // Ill-On: Vocals // Chris Strange: Keyboards // Mario Rubano: Guitar // Justin Thompson: Drums // Jamie Pitrelli: Bass
Artist Name
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Active Since
Pop / Hip-Hop / Alternative

Contact Info

Brooklyn, NY

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