RISING musician Gary Tight, pictured, has roped in the services of veteran artistes on his debut studio album scheduled for release in March.
Titled Nzira Yangu, the album comprises 10 songs.
On the project, the 25-year-old musician worked with former Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s Black Spirits guitarist Enock Piroro who played the bass guitar. Piroro is now based in Canada. United States of America-based Zivanai Masango played the lead guitar on the project.
Masango has played the lead guitar for musicians such as the late Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo and Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave among others.
“The idea is to give fans a real deal. Most of these artistes — I have roped in on the album— I have worked with them for a long time through Tuku,” he said.
On acoustic, Gary roped in Canada-based Tayt Vialy who played keyboards on Mtukudzi’s Mukombe Wemvura album.
Apart from Mtukudzi, Vialy also worked with Tocky Vibes, Suluman Chimbetu and Tanga Wekwa Sando.
All the backing vocals have been provided by Pamela Zulu, popularly known as Gonyeti in the music industry.
Gonyeti worked with a number of musicians including Jabavu Drive, Jah Prayzah and Dino Mudondo among others.
After her stint with Jah Prayzah, Gonyeti who is currently in South Africa for medical reasons, released two studio albums under her name and these are: One Day and Madhin’adhin’ali.
Meanwhile, Gary who is son to Willom Tight, was mentored by the late Bvuma hitmaker and went on to charm Mapfumo during his Peace Tour held in the country.
Mukanya, as Mapfumo is fondly referred to by his legion of fans, fell in love with Gary’s talent and his sense of perfection.
Mapfumo went on to give the youngster rights to remix one of his all-time hits, Vanhu Vatema a song that was released in 1994 when Gary Tight was just a few months old. Mukanya went on to tour the country with Gary on the Peace Tour.