Trinidad & Tobago's Kes The Band

Kes The Band is threatening to take legal action against American singer Remi Wolf and Apple Inc. over their new iPhone 12 advertisement.

The Soca group is claiming that their smash 2018 hit “Hello” was sampled in a new commercial for Apple’s iPhone 12.

Kes The Band’s new management team, Evan Vogel and Damon DeGraff, are now considering to file a lawsuit against Remi Wolf’s “Hello, Hello, Hello”.

“‘Hello Hello Hello’ sounded familiar — so much so that Kes’ fans started writing in and congratulating us. However, it turns out that our dream of working with Apple has perhaps come in the form of musical theft and cultural appropriation. We are working to take the proper course of action,” Kes The Band’s management team said in a statement.

Remi Wolf’s version, “Hello, Hello, Hello,” appears on her second album “I’m Allergic To Dogs.”

Kes (commonly known as Kes the Band or KTB) is a Caribbean soca group formed in 2005 and known for their unique blend of soulful vocals, calypso inspired melodies, rock riffs and island beats, with hints of reggae.

The band hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and consists of founding members, brothers Kees Dieffenthaller (lead vocals), Hans Dieffenthaller (drums), and Jon Dieffenthaller (guitar), along with long-time friend Riad Boochoon (bass guitar).

Kes’ style has elevated them to mainstream popularity, allowing Kes to become a household name in their country (Trinidad and Tobago) and throughout the Caribbean circuit. The band constantly captivates and wins over their audiences, with their electric and high-energy performances.