HARARE – Upcoming gospel musician Trymore Bande has released his fourth album titled Zvakagara Zvakadaro.
The seven-track album, which sounds like a replica of gospel star Charles Charamba, was produced by Lyton Ngolomi at Lyt-On Studios.
Bande, who has been accused of being a Charamba copycat, admits that he is inspired by the Zimbabwean gospel great and zora musician Leonard Zhakata.
“I am inspired by Pastor Charamba and interestingly many people mistake my music for that of Pastor Charamba,” said Bande.
“I am glad that this album reflects a lot of maturity partly due to the advice and mentoring I have received from Leonard Zhakata,” said the 27-year-old father of one.
Songs making up the album include Uchandiramba Peter, Muimba YaMwari, Kuri Kwedu, Zvataungana, Nhowo Yangu, Pharaoh and Madhara Ekereke.
The Charamba sound-alike, who was born in Honde Valley in Manicaland, featuresgospel star Bethen Pasinawako-Ngolomi on the album.
Bande is grateful to the Ngolomis for helping him produce a quality album.
“Maiguru Bethen (Lyton Ngolomi’s wife) provided with backing vocals and I have all the confidence in this project since it was produced by one of the best producers in Zimbabwe.
“If artistes such as Blessing Shumba, Mathias Mhere and Rumbi Zvirikuzhe among others managed to make their name under Lyton, definitely I am also going to make it,” said The Gospel Vocals band front man.
On the song Zvataungana the singer highlights how people interpret the same church sermon in various ways.
“I was inspired to write this song by the increasing number of churches in the world. The Word is the same hence the continuous sprouting of churches shows that people have different ways of interpreting it,” said the shop assistant of a leading retail chain.
Bande recorded his debut album called Old and New Testament with Elias Musakwa’s Ngaavongwe studios in 2007. The album was produced by Jonathan Mgazi.
In 2009 he released another eight-track album Discover to Recover before dropping another project The Scriptures with MJ Studios the following year.
He is managed by Bryn Ngolomi-brother to Lyton — who told the Daily News that the artiste will soon be staging concerts around the country.