More than a year after the singer known simply as Kalimba was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in a hotel after one of his concerts, it seems the Mexican-born performer is looking for a fresh start and he’s starting with a new name.
With a new band, comes a new name: The Singer.
The Singer has formed a new band based out of Mexico called The Fishes.
The Fishes, who sing in English have already uploaded their song/video “Shining Star” onto YouTube.
The name change comes after a trying time for The Singer. In January 2011 an arrest warrant was issued for Kalimba after an allegation that he raped a 17-year-old girl in a hotel room after a concert in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, on December 18, 2010. Kalimba was arrested on January 20, 2011 on immigration charges in El Paso, Texas and turned in to PGR back in Mexico. He was released on January 27, 2011 due to lack of evidence.