Oyé takes a trip across the water to Future Yard in Birkenhead where the trailblazing venue hosts the legendary Zamrock outfit WITCH: We Intend To Cause Havoc, brought to the stage in collaboration with HSP PRSNTS on 16th August.
Led by the charismatic Jagari Chanda, and supported by Dutch musicians Jacco Gardner and Nic Mauskovic, W.I.T.C.H is a force of nature; a fireball of psychedelic rock underpinned by African rhythms that took Zambia by storm in the 1970s.
In the early 2010s, record-crate diggers “re-discovered” W.I.T.C.H but could find almost no information about the group, and so set out to find the band. What followed is documented in We Intend to Cause Havoc (2019), a documentary about finding the only two living members: Chanda, the lead vocalist during the Zamrock period; and Patrick Mwondela, the keyboardist during the disco period.
This documentary, as well as reissues of the band’s catalog, sparked interest from fans all over the world—and W.I.T.C.H. are now back on tour.