ParkingLotGrass (or PLG) is a rock band based in Kenya that has been active since mid-2010. PLG is at present, comprised of 5 members: Victor Chweya (Guitar), Alistair Gould (Guitar/ Bass),Duncan Muriira(Lead Vocals), Amos Kiptoon (Bass/ Guitar) and Nick Wathi (Drums).
For most of 2010 and 2011, we had been performing at every opportunity, spreading the band’s name and rock culture in Kenya. Towards the end of 2011, we decided to focus on recording in order to be able to release our EP early in 2012 and start working towards our first full length album. The first single released, Etched On My Heart, peaked at number 1 on XFM’s “Newly Released Chart” after making a debut entry in late Dec. 2011 and continues to receive positive responses from listeners through regular airplay on local radio. The second single, Speed Chaser, (released Feb. 23rd 2012), has followed suit.
Our style of music is influenced by a variety of diverse rock and metal bands including Metallica, Foo Fighters, Chevelle and Bullet for my Valentine. However, through individual influences within the band, we manage to maintain a ‘local’ feel either through language or lyrical content giving listeners a different type of musical treat.
We believe in being able to create positive change through music. Most of our music is inspired by real life experiences which we express through our band resulting in music which our audience can relate to. We also give back to society where we can and support causes that we believe in such as those of the Afya Kenya Foundation.
On a Jan. 2012 radio interview, ParkingLotGrass was touted as being at the forefront of Kenya’s rock revolution, an accolade that we are keen on fully realizing. It starts now…and will never stop.
Style of Music
The band categorizes its music as Rock/ Hard Rock/ ‘Experimetal’