James Gogo Biography: James Gogo is a Kenyan-based talented musician, vocalist and the Band leader for Gogosimo.
James Gogo real name is Marcus James Jozee.
James is son to Ndongo Amani.
James is of Congolese, French and Kenyan heritage and was raised in the coastal town of Mombasa, Kenya.
James is the lead vocalist, composer, lyricist, producer and director of Gogosimo.
In 2000, he was a pianist in a band named Safari Sounds, and in 2002 he started a duo singing group and his own seven-piece band named Gogosimo.
James calls his original music Afro smooth sounds – easy listening and danceable, it is music that is a rich blend of coastal music, African beats and western instrumentation creating a unique East African sound. He also performs conversions of different genres of music from soul, jazz, rhumba, salsa, afro-beat, funk, pop and soft rock.
James Gogo learnt to play the Saxophone from his father Ndongo, a member of the legendary Congolese Band- Les Noirs that settled in Kenya in the 1970s.
Apart from his father, his inspiration comes from Stevie Wonder, Oscar Patterson and Mzee Ngala.