Have you seen Kees' new look?
Kes The Band lead singer Kees Dieffenthaller gave many a shock on Tuesday morning after revealed his new look during a new acoustic showcase series being published by the band online. Dubbed the "red Rasta from south", he'd been known for his signature locs for years--which made him eye-candy with the ladies. He shed his locs after sixteen years of growth.
When asked about his new look, which was photographed by celebrity photographer Jonathan Mannion, Dieffenthaller seemed quite at peace with the change and expressed excitement at being able to "make space in his life for new experiences".
"It was time to start fresh," Dieffenthaller explained. "I've been growing them since 2001 and I definitely enjoyed them in all sorts of ways, but I believe that change is good and it's always good to reset and start fresh. So this marks a new chapter in my life and I feel like I'm going back home in a kind of way, since most of my adult life I've had the locks or been growing them and now it feels nostalgic... like I'm revisiting the person I was before them..."
Dieffenthaller said the new look was part of the process of "making way for new things" and referred to the experience as a "refresh".
Since Carnival 2017 ended, Kes The Band has performed at numerous events in Florida, New York, Guyana and Jamaica and Dieffenthaller revealed that the band will perform at the 35th America's Cup sailing regatta in Bermuda this weekend for the first time. A release on the americascup.com website says:
"KES The Band, the Caribbean pop/soca group known for their unique blend of soulful vocals, calypso-inspired melodies, rock riffs and island beats will be the star attraction on the America’s Cup Village Main Stage after racing concludes on Saturday, June 10.
Tickets for the day’s racing and Kes The Band’s performance are available right now from just $30 via www.americascup.com/tickets. The America’s Cup Village Grandstand is already sold out, but there are tickets available for general admission, the Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar and the Longtail Lounge."
Dieffenthaller also revealed that the band has been working on lots of new music and intends to release a new single soon. He said that this soon-to-be-released single will be included on a special "Summer" album that will also be released within the coming months.
"We have always been different," he said, "and we continue to be unafraid to express ourselves in whatever ways and styles we feel connected to at particular points in time. That's what made us who we are and continues to inspire us to do what we do..."
While shocked, fans took his new look quite well, indicating that they loved the new look. A few noted that he looks like a younger version of American hip-hop artist, Common.
What do you think of his new look?
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