CB-3 is Chris Berry (Vocals, Mbira, percussion) Aaron Johnston (Drums, Vocals) of the Brazilian Girls http://www.braziliangirls.info/ and Jesse Murphy (Bass, Vocals) from John Scofields Uberjam and original Brazilian Girls Member
Chris Berry, a widely celebrated Mbira player, singer, percussionist, and songwriter, has sold over 1 million albums in Africa. Since his return from Africa back to the United States, he has been playing main stage at some of the biggest festivals in the country, and collaborating with some of the most recognized musicians in many different genre's from all over the world.
Special Guests included: Michael Kang (of String Cheese Incident), Steve Kimock, Peter Apfelbalm (of Trey Anastasio Band), Jason Hann (of String Cheese Incident) , and more Michael Kang is one of CB-3 most consistent guests, One of the main members of the band String Cheese Incident, which had a massive cult following akin to the Grateful Dead's, has played at some of the biggest and most famous festivals and venues in the world. Headlining Rothbury 09' for 40,000, Main stage at Bonnaroo Music Festival, 10,000 Lakes Festival, and four shows in a row at Red Rocks Amphitheater, to name a few. He performs on the electric Mandolin, Guitar, and vocals.
CB-3's Sound is a mix of the modern and the ancient. Old rhythms from the motherland are played through heavy electronics and otherworldly effects. The electric Mbira developed by Chris Berry, is the only one of its kind and creates a unique and distinctive sound that characterizes CB-3's original sound. The result is a dubbed out very dancey version of CB-3's mother-band, Panjea.
Chris Berry's music got its start in the Ghettos of Zimbabwe where his platinum selling albums featured fusions of Funk, Dance Hall Reggae and African Rhythms. After losing most of his band to AIDS and Zimbabwe's brutal regime, Chris narrowly escaped Zimbabwe in 2000 and has kept his music alive with his band Panjea ever since. Chris left Africa with the honors of being the first non-Zimbabwean ever to be given the title of Gwenaymbira or 'one who's music summons the spirits.'