ISAAC KIMETTO

Coke Studio Africa 4 Bass Guitarist Isaac Kimetto loves guitars and says that he specializes in the ESP Limited Edition 5 string bass. Kimetto loves the genres of Jazz, Reggae, Lingala, Afro Fusion and Rock. For ten years, he has been perfecting his craft in playing the guitar. He says on a musical journey that was inspired by his family, “My dad also plays the guitar. Together with my identical twin brother who plays the keys, he introduced us to music from an early age,” adding, “During the holidays he would usually send us to music camps and school to learn more after noticing that we had an interest in guitar and music.” The brothers ended up learning multiple instruments. Isaac first got accustomed to the trombone while in high school. Soon after he got to learn and love the low/bass sounding instruments—how he ended up loving the bass guitar.

Apart from the Coke Studio Africa 4 artistes, Kimetto has played for several acclaimed artistes like Sauti Sol, Atemi, Eric wanaina, Chris Adwar, Nameless, Wyre, Wahu, Size 8, Bahati, Omar Lye-Fouk, Peterson, June Gachui, Kristine Alicia-jamaica and Different Faces jazz band. He says that his career highlights include playing for Omar Lye-Fouk from the UK live in Nairobi, Kristine Alicia from Jamaica at the Groove Party (2015), Niko Na Safaricom Live Tours in 2013. He has also shared a stage with Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown and Gerald Albright while performing with the Different Faces Band at Safaricom Jazz Festival in 2016.