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Kele

Biography

Best known because the vocalist/songwriter/guitarist for Bloc Party, Kele Okereke was created in Liverpool, Britain to Nigerian parents. His family members transferred to London and Okereke fulfilled potential Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack while still in senior high school. During university, he produced the music group the Angel Range with Lissack, adding bassist Gordon Moakes and drummer Matt Tong towards the fold immediately after. In 2003 they resolved on the name Bloc Party and discovered success having a string of post-punk-inspired produces, you start with the Banquet and She’s Hearing Voices singles and albums including 2005’s Silent Security alarm, 2007’s A Weekend in the town, and 2008’s Intimacy. Past due in ’09 2009, Bloc Party continued hiatus and Okereke started working on tunes by himself, shifting to Berlin and collaborating with makers Hudson Mohawke and XXXchange in NY on a single album. This year 2010, the solitary Tenderoni arrived, disclosing that Okereke’s single work was even more dance-oriented than his music with Bloc Party. That calendar year, he also verified rumors that he’s homosexual and was called Sexiest Out Homosexual Male Artist with the music internet site LP33. His full-length debut, The Boxer, found its way to summer months 2010. After time for Bloc Party for 2012’s guitar-heavy Four, Kele shipped his modern second album Technique in 2014.

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Full Name Kele Okereke
Music Groups Bloc Party
Music Songs Porque Estoy Enamorado, Tenderoni, What Did I Do, Everything You Wanted, Yemaya, Que Ganas Tengo de No Amarte, You Belong to Someone Else, On the Lam, Goodbye Horses, Doubt, All the Things I Could Never Say, Walk Tall, Unholy Thoughts, Coasting, Closer, My Hotel Room, Year Zero, Humour Me, Candy Flip, First Impressions, Yesterday's Gone, Like We Used To, Silver and Gold, God Has a Way, Stay the Night, New Rules, Cable's Goodbye, Heartbreaker, Release Me, The New Feel, Love as a Weapon, Rise
Albums The Boxer, Trick, Silent Alarm, A Weekend in the City, Hymns, Four, Tapes, Little Thoughts, Silent Alarm Remixed, Intimacy Remixed, Bloc Party, The Hunter, On The Lam


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#Fact
1 The son of Nigerian immigrants.
2 His mother is a midwife and his father is a molecular biologist.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Before We Go 2014/I writer: "So Here We Are"
Kill Your Darlings 2013 writer: "The Pioneers M83 Remix"
LAID: Life as It's Dealt 2013 writer: "This Modern Love"
The Vampire Diaries 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Made in Chelsea 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Charlie St. Cloud 2010 writer: "Helicopter" - as Rowland Okereke
iTunes Festival London 2010 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 2010 2010 TV Mini-Series performer: "Tenderon" - as Kele
Glastonbury 2009 2009 TV Series lyrics: "Two More Years"
Echelon Conspiracy 2009 writer: "Helicopter"
Yes Man 2008 writer: "Helicopter"
Prom Night 2008/I writer: "I Still Remember" - as Kele Okerekel
Parlami d'amore 2008 performer: "Believe" / writer: "Believe"
27 Dresses 2008 writer: "So Here We Are"
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 2007 Video Game writer: "Helicopter"
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground 2007 Video Game writer: "Version 2.0"
Psych 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
CSI: NY 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grandma's Boy 2006 writer: "Helicopter"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gran Turismo 5 2010 Video Game

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
iTunes Festival London 2010 2010 TV Series Himself
Glastonbury 2010 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself (as Kele)
Reading and Leeds Festival 2009 TV Series Himself
Bloc Party: Live & Intimate 2008 TV Movie Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
TV total 2005 TV Series Himself
God Bless Bloc Party 2005 Video documentary Himself

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#Quote
1 I think Oasis are the most overrated and pernicious band of all time. They have had a totally negative and dangerous impact upon the state of British music. They have made stupidity hip. They claim to be inspired by The Beatles but - and this so saddens me - they have failed to grasp that The Beatles were about constant change and evolution. Oasis are repetitive luddites.
2 [in 2007] Cocaine can be very attractive, very seductive. But, for me, it's bad news because that drug can really damage your voice. The drug I do enjoy taking is ecstasy, which gives a real sense of euphoria. It makes your senses so much more acute. It makes music sound so powerful. And it makes touch incredibly sensual. You know, every touch is orgasmic. These days, I don't even bother with pills that often.
3 [on "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke] It is the most perfect song. If Bloc Party could record something with that sort of emotional impact I would truly feel we had achieved all we could.
4 I've been listening to a lot of Queen this year - the Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2. I'm completely knocked out by the effort that's gone into making those records. The vocal harmonies, the guitar layering: the fact that this music was made before Pro Tools, it's breathtaking ... and humbling.


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