Killiam Shakespeare is a Philadelphia based collective made up of the most respected talents in the music industry who define the essence of a Kaleidoscope Dream.
This Philly based group has been making their rounds on the streets of Philly for quite some time. With their hybrid sound of soul, jazz and R&B, their unique blend of musical styles posits them in a league of their own.
The band is comprised of members Corey Bernhard, Steve McKie, Simon Martinez and Anthony Decarlo on electric guitar, Dwayne Moore and Dre Pinckney on electric bass and Aaron Draper on percussion. Critically acclaimed for their eclectic sound, Killiam Shakespeare, returns with their highly anticipated new Mixtape entitled, Killiam Season 1 featuring Grammy award-winning artist and producer, DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Killiam Season 1 is the first of the group's three-part mixtape series that features an array of artists including Philadelphia’s own hip-hop recording artist, Freeway who has worked with Jay Z, Beanie Sigel, Kanye West, singer Cody Wise, and singer/songwriter, Aaron Camper. Killiam Shakespeare considers this project as a representation of their artistry as a musical unit.
I have been following these guys for a while. I came across Silk City Diner on a Tuesday night and discovered Killiam Shakespeare, who performs there every Tuesday as the houseband for Beatstreet Jam.
If you are not able to go there on Tuesday nights, they are going to be at Time Restaurant (Sept. 29). Make sure to check them out and download their latest Mixtape Killiam Season 1 available digitally everywhere: iTunes, Google Store, Soundcloud, Spotify, Tidal, and Bandcamp.
In the mean time, stream the album above!