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'Living Sounds' was founded by Derane Obika to creating music and hosting nights of musical entertainment all under the Slogan "Music From The Heart". This has led to working with some of the best musicians in the business.


Derane grew up hearing Gospel and listening to his mother's Niderian, Igbo Style music and good dose of artists like Prince, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson and many others coupled with a musical back ground of British and Nigerian origin meant he learned to sing songs in his own unique way.

After Playing a few countries and some fantastic venues. The Band was started and they have never looked back.

Quoted by many as "a soulful sound that is in a genre of its own"


The main members of the band are:


Gianluca Chiarella (Lead Guitar & Backing Vox)

Francesco Mendolia (Drums)

Kofi Emanuele (Bass)

Derane Obika (Rythum Guitar and Vox) 

The sound is unique and the band is definitely a family.

Big Love

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