So Sicc Records are home-proud
THEY might not be the obvious choice for Ipswich ambassadors, but hip hop group So Sicc Records is proud to call the city home.
Lead singer Owen Kami, or as he is known in music circles Lowkey, said the group dabbled in everything from hip hop to reggae and even pop.
The Leichhardt resident said band members had grown up together in the same Ipswich neighbourhood, with music their main way of expressing themselves.
“We have been doing it since we were 10 or 11,” Mr Kami said.
“We all grew up together.
“We have always been around music, but we didn't officially start professionally recording until January last year.”
He said the band's name had come from a crowd description of its first performance.
The 24-year-old said wherever the band performed it made sure to promote the city.
“A lot of people don't like Ipswich,” Mr Kami said.
“We are trying to change that.”
Establishing its own recording studio in Ipswich, Mr Kami said So Sicc aimed to record on average two songs a day.
“We cover so many topics,” he said.
“Our new one is The Flood for all the people affected by the floods.
“Our songs talk about the harsh reality of life and what others are going through.”
So Sicc will perform at Fitzy's Loganholme alongside New Zealand reggae group House of Shem on Friday, February 25, and Friday, March 25, at the same venue alongside American reggae and hip hop artist Fiji.
Tickets are available at the door or via So Sicc's Facebook page.