The Love Affair: The Vibonics

I crossed the grassy knoll in search for a group of dudes lazing around with acoustic guitars; kinda difficult to spot at Bellevue Square in Kensington Market where that could easily be the norm. Towards the east end of the park sat a group of four guys — Alborz, Chris, Gubbie and Alfred, also known as The Vibonics. A combination of funk and alternative hip hop, this quartet of Seneca music students all found each other at their establishment of higher education. What I’ve coined as the “D2 Mighty Ducks Concept”, in which a collaboration is formed — the amalgamation of the best of the besterest is put together to contribute their master skills and talents to create a SUPER FORCE, is one of the best ways to describe The Vibonics. Chris on keys, Gubbie on bass, Alfred on guitar, (Caesar on drums) and Alborz spittin on the mic, The Vibonics give off the rawness that of The Roots but with a funky silly soul like they just stepped off the Double Dutch bus.

[Alborz, Crossword MC]

[Gubbie on bass]

Preparing to film a takeaway show, we were soon disturbed by a nearby carpenter and his annoyingly aggressive sounding saw. We decided that a new location was necessary so the boys packed up their instruments and hit the sidewalk in search for a quieter chill spot. Walking down Bellevue Ave, we soon magically came across a mustardy yellow painted piano sitting in front of a restaurant. Excited that he didn’t have to play percussion off his guitar case anymore, Chris flipped open the piano lip and began messing around on the keys. We all looked at each other and knew this place was perrrrfect for what we were about to do.

[Alfred, usually on guitar]

[Chris, usually on keys]

[The Vibonics]

Ladies and Gentlemen, the second installment of The Love Affair, catch these guys and their live band set next Thursday night at Augusta House. It’s sooo much more of a different feel compared to what you’ll see below here in their acoustic set. Their live band set which I later saw that night at Rancho Relaxo had me thoroughly impressed. If I was drunk I probably would’ve danced by myself in the middle of the dance floor during their jam out. Lol.

The Love Affair: The Vibonics from Char Loro on Vimeo.

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    08/28/2010 @ 4:30 pm

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Alborz Mohtashami, Chris Wilson and Alborz Mohtashami, Char Loro. Char Loro said: LATEST BLOG POST: Lovehard x Vibonics for THE LOVE AFFAIR holla! @crosswordMC @tachatheflava @djsoundbwoy @smashbrovas […]

  2. Chris said,

    08/29/2010 @ 11:44 am

    Love the photos and video! Thanks Char! Good times in Kensington Market!

  3. Richie said,

    08/29/2010 @ 2:35 pm

    Wish I could be there for the love affair!

  4. DOdelisca said,

    08/31/2010 @ 10:59 am

    char is so cool

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