I’m really happy to announce that I made through to the Final of the Cape Town Acoustic ‘n Folk Music Festival Auditions! On the 20th August the final will once again take place at Music Experience and I’ll be competing against 5 other acts (this after a total of 20 entered). Yikes!
I’d mentioned earlier that the first round audition was a truly magical experience and was really unforgettable. At that point I didn’t even care whether I’d make it to the final or not – it was just so good having a crowd of the most appreciative supporters one could ask for, on one of Cape Town’s most beautiful and intimate stages. To hear a mass of people singing along to the songs I wrote is without parallel.
I’d really like to make the same type of atmosphere happen again and will try to get as many of my friends to support me once again. That said, I’m so grateful and humbled knowing my work effects, moves and inspires others. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome.
This past Monday marked the start of the arduous rehearsal process for Rockville 2069 – the epic, sci-fi, rock musical I’m acting, singing and dancing in. The world premiere happens on 30th August at Artscape Opera House and this will be my first time doing this type of thing in an opera house – eeek! Thereafter the show will run ’til 7th September.
From a physical perspective, the 6 day rehearsals really are killing my body – it is very intense to get this whole thing down in 3 weeks, now – 2 weeks! Heavy! Luckily everyone in the cast if co-labouring and I’ve got little doubt it’s gonna be spectacular. Check out these pics:
Brother & Brother, Elevated Motion and The Young Folks at Aandklas
Next week Saturday, the 16th August – Brother & Brother will be joining forces with Elevated Motion and The Young Folks to rock Aandklas to the next dimension. If the last time we played there is anything to go by, you bet it’s gonna raise the roof. We’ve already got loads of confirmed guests and each band member from every band is selling pre-sold tickets. I’ve already sold 20, 10 more than I was supposed to sell! And I’ve got something quite spicy up my sleeve – I’ve invited 3 of my friends from the hip hop scene – Jerome Rex, Recruit and Reinhart Rymhard to join us on a boom-bap inspired rap item we’re doing. I can’t wait…oh and before I forget…
Last week Sunday we recorded a video of us performing our song Mr Fantasy at Stellenbosch School of Rock‘s Green Room to promote GoMusic.Mobi – a fledgeling local music social network run by Tertius van der Merwe – who also recorded and mixed the sound you’re about to hear on this video. Tertius let us use the Green Room free of charge in exchange for us Facebook promoting GoMusic.Mobi – not a bad deal at all. The visuals were recorded by Sam. Check out the vid:
Make sure you get your tickets!
16 August – Brother & Brother at Aandklas, Stellenbosch with Elevated Motion and The Young Folks
20 August – Fruit Vendor at Music Experience, Cape Town Acoustic ‘n Folk Music Festival Final Audition
29 August – 7 September – Rockville 2069 at Artscape Opera House, Cape Town
24 September – Solms Delta Soetstemme at Solms Delta, Franschoek
20 November – Solms Delta Soetstemme at Solms Delta, Franschoek