FatheR BrotheR Sun

Oak-town originals with a mix of the past.

FatheR BrotheR Sun



FatheR BrotheR Sun / FBS, is an 8 piece band with 1-3 main vocalists, a rhythm section which fluctuates between a band with and without a horn section (including bari sax and trombone; 1-2 electric guitars; bass; drums; percussion; and keys). We are a wonderful fusion of funk, hip hop, r & b, rock, and soul music. The band was forged together by band leader Atiim Chenzira to highlight the vocals and song writing of each vocalist: Chloe JeanAli Hammad, and himself. Each vocalist bring a uniquely different style and complimentary range to the band, which is masterfully expressed through the bands compositions at every show. FBS also re-interprets select cover material from their inspirations, which collaboratively produces a sound reminiscent of Sly & The Family Stone; Gil Scot Heron; and Tower of Power, among others, to the stage. Their stage presence is magnetic, and energetic, soulful, and captivating.  

FBS began playing around the Bay Area in early 2014 to support Atiim Chenzira's newest body of work, 'Aspectz Of Me: (Vol. A & B)', a double album of 22 tracks.  Later in that year, Chloe Jean released her newest album, titled 'Freak', and in and the band has been incorporating this body of work. In late 2014, FRBRS/FBS entered Skyline Studios in Oakland to record live versions of Chloe Jean's, and Atiim's original songs, as well as Salim s latest single, 'Sang'. Later, in 2016, SFBS also recorded a cover of Bill Withers' song, Kissing My Love (Listen).


The Band:

FBS members: Band leader & singer, Atiim Chenzira; lead & support vocals; Chloe Jean on lead & support vocals, and ukulele; Ali Hammad on lead & support vocals. Alpha Lewis on drums (son of Aura Msimang and Art Lewis); Tsune Naya on bass; Jerry Goldstone & Kenji Matsui on electric guitar; Sally Wynar on Keys; Art Hafen on Trombone, and guest players on tenor and bari sax.

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Featured Band Member, Ali:

Berkeley to Berklee: Keep Ali in College

I am starting a new chapter in my life across the country at my dream school, the Berklee College of Music! I will be walking the same halls that some of our favorite musicians have walked, such as Esperanza Spalding and Quincy Jones, pursuing my passion for music and collaboration. I am trying to afford this journey and ask that you please consider supporting me by purchasing my music. LINK. Thank you for taking the time out to read this. :-)  Here is my website: http://www.alisounds.com

Purchase his latest project, Grey Skies & Romance as a way to help fund his education ---------------->