Mark Wienand and Brent Eva "Thousands of One"
"A band born to change society through music, Thousands of One core members' first gig was in a maximum security youth prison. At one point, lead singer, Jhakeem Haltom gave the mic to one of the inmates who let his voice be heard. It was a defining moment for the band.
Conscious music, revolution sounds, liberation time!
Something deep happens when dedication to social change meets the burning desire to make amazing music. We give thanks for being alive! We give thanks that we can travel this beautiful road! We give thanks for a million things, and do our human best to put it into music.
This is the essence of Thousands of One - to build connections between people and live inspired lives, striving to bring that inspiration into the world around us.
Gaining notoriety for their spirited live shows throughout the nation, Thousands of One jumps from activist/retro soul - think Olu Dara or Marvin Gaye - to cross Atlantic afrobeat/funk jams as in Fela Kuti meets James Brown- to underground Hiphop a la The Roots or Talib Kweli with a funk rock edge.
Before joining forces as Thousands of One, group members graced projects across the musical spectrum from Hiphop to rock and reggae, jazz, Motown, Full Gospel, West African drumming, Middle Eastern Arabic and even Nashville country."
For an extended biography you can go to http://thousandsofone.com/bios
The Big Questions interviewed two members of the band; Brent Eva, a bass player and song writer and Mark Wienand, a saxaphone player.