Witness This!


Witness This! was formed at the ICMP, London they set out to write a set of soulful pop and R&B influenced songs.

Drawing on the rich musical interests of all 5 members, the band focused their style on a well crafted, hook-filled music machine.

They performed intensely around North West London before parting ways with each other to pursue individual projects.


We formed Witness This! in one of our Live Performance Workshops (LPW) classes at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (IMCP). These were 2 hour-long weekly classes where we were given a song to take away and make our own. We could use any genre, style and even chop and change the sections as we saw fit.

Towards the end of the first year, we were able to create our music and perform it each week with critique from the tutors in our LPW classes.

We had some amazing musicians tutoring us for our LPW classes such as:

Barbara Amoakohene – Vocals (Paloma Faith, Rich Hall, The Stowaways and The Sense of Sound Choir)

Chris Newland – Guitar (Arrow, Sister Sledge, Odyssey, Mick Ronson, Felix Pappalardi)

John Currie – Bass (The Drifters, The 2012 Paralympic Flame concert, John PermenterMamma Mia & Various other London West End Musicals)

Chuck Sabo – Drums (Elton John, Brian Eno, Tom Jones, Natalie Imbruglia, Shakespears Sister, Chaka Khan, Cher, Sofie Ellis Bextor, Brian Adams)

It was in these classes we first formed the band Witness This! the original lineup was Oliver Killick (Guitar), Linah Nambooze (Lead Vocals), Marie Massiot (Bass), Andrew Gallop (Drum Kit) and Tom Bailey (Guitar). We wrote a song together called ‘Wanna Get Up’ and performed it in an LPW.

As the band developed we started to record demos of the songs we had been writing together in my flat in Kilburn.

Make A Wish

Wanna Get Up

We played various gigs around the London music scene together in venues such as Power’s Bar and Proud Gallery’s Camden. The band went through various member changes and eventually fizzled out as people’s interests changed and new opportunities arose.

Linah London 

Tom Bailey