Lead singer and guitarist Zivai ‘ZEE’ Guveya’s talent was first discovered at the age of fifteen when he began working with Dr Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo as a multiskilled musician playing the guitar, marimba and mbira. The early part of his career with Dr Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo saw him record five albums and touring throughout Africa, Europe and North America before relocating to the UK with the HERITAGE Survival Band, a compelling, insistent dance band weaving shuffling and hypnotic up-beat chimurenga songs with fast-beat sungura music. Veteran performers all who have worked with some of the great names of African music, the Band is a musical powerhouse.
Zee Guveya and The Heritage Survival Band is a group of talented musicians from Zimbabwe who have relocated in Manchester. Zivai Guveya founded the band in 2002 with his other band members.