Thursday, 22 November 2012
So it's just an average night and I feel pretty sad, but I had no idea why. My friend was rashing me on twitter (oh by the way: @kerbelker_s :)) and I didn't want to look any more desperate than I was. So my friend was just tweeting Freddie Van'Dango and mentioning me. Then I checked my phone and yet, I had ANOTHER tweet. I reluctantly picked my phone up and FREDDIE VAN’DANGO tweeted me! After reading this tweet I phoned my friend and started shouting on the phone! (hah I am so weird). This reply just means that he has read all of my (annoying) tweets. Thank you, Freddie. <3
This just in. this December, South African born rock band CIVIL TWLIGHT will be coming back home from Nashville for their South African tour. This is for their latest album HOLY WEATHER. We-are-awesome events has brought them here. I am so stoked for this concert!! :D 28th of December in Cape Town at the Wittebome Civic Centre in Wynberg. Although the venue may seem a bit strange, I know that Civil Twilight will exceed my expectations. “Civil Twilight is a mystifying blend of atmospheric sounds with swirling guitars and hazy storytelling centered on the struggles and triumphs of human existence. Three parts South Africa and one part Nashville, Steven McKellar, his brother Andrew, Richard Wouters and Kevin Dailey combine power and grace to provide a soundtrack for everything from the cracking of a heart to a walk around the block.” - Andrew Berry. Andrew, Richard and Steven are best friends that grew up in Cape Town. Civil Twilight’s music is influenced by their mother’s classical music (as she was a classical pianist) and alternative music. Many years later in Nashville, Kevin Dailey impressed these three with his talent and Kevin was invited to join Civil Twilight. Civil Twilight has opened for The Smashing Pumpkins and Florence & The Machine (OMG! :D). Tickets are available at (https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=380801271) R125 pre sold and R175 General Admission
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
The band Kongos comprises of 4 brothers, Dylan, Daniel, Johnny and Jesse. Their father is John Kongos, a South African musician, who is now their manager. They presently compose, record and perform in Arizona.
Friday, 16 November 2012
Freddie Van'Dango, an ex-contestant on South African Idols, has recently launched his debut CD. This CD has taken many months to create but as the saying goes; Rome was not built in a day. Tonik has been released through Rhythm Records in September 2012. This CD comprises of 10 songs. All songs herein are composed by Freddie, except ‘Superlove’ by Brendon Henry Shields and ‘Play’ by Tasha Baxter and Andre Scheepers, ‘Devil’s Charm’ was co-written by Freddie Van’Dango and Andre Scheepers. This album was produced by Dan Roberts, a SAMA winning producer. Freddie Van’Dango’s music is alternative and unique as he has a very distinct voice. Everyone will be able to enjoy Tonik as it has something for everyone and if one just listens to the lyrics of the songs, it is something that everyone can identify with.
Everyone needs music to stay sane in this world and music has always been an outlet for many. This blog is just a personal space in which I shall express my musical opinion - not that it's a professional one. I believe that my taste in music is strange; however I also believe that I listen to quality music and not just the simplistic stuff. I shall post anything and everything that I think is cool on here. Reviews, pictures and links to music videos. Enjoy! :)