Performance Media


“The Meaning of Love”

Written by Ife Samms

Performance at the 23rd Annual Kansai International Students Music Festival, November 2014

Kyoto, Japan




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Girl Band Power (ガールバンドパワー) A.K.A GBP 

Location : Kyoto, Japan (Spring 2015)

Five-Piece Girl Band performing covers of Japanese Jazz-Rock, as well as original Pop-Funk written by Ife Samms in both English and Japanese. Shoko Mifune (bass), Mako Iwasaki (drums), Jennifer Wang (keyboard), Noyuri Shibata (vocals), Ife Samms (vocals/leader).


Location : Binghamton, NY (2012-2014)

Seven-Piece Funk cover-band from 2012-2013, Funkophiles became an all-original seven-piece Christian Funk-Pop Fusion band from 2013-2014. Led by Ife Samms on bass and vocals, with original songs written by Ife Samms. 2013 lineup included Ben Abbott (drums), Max Aaronson (lead guitar), Steve Olson (rhythm guitar),

Performance at Binghamton University, UNICEF Charity Benefit Concert, March 2013

“Hair” by Graham Central Station

“Voyager” by Daft Punk

“I Need You” by Alicia Keys




Binghamton University Spring Fling 2014, Concert Openers for RDGLDGRN, Joey Bada$$, and Matt and Kim

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Binghamton University, Late Nite Binghamton 2014 Battle of the Bands, Nights 1 & 2

First Prize Winners

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Binghamton University, Late Nite Binghamton 2013 Battle of the Bands

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