Almost a year ago I had the privilege of seeing a young man perform at the Lemon Jack Theatre in Centurion. Confident and charming, Armand Joubert left an undeniable impression on the audience as well as myself with his command of the stage and powerful voice. Fast forward eleven months and there he is TV auditioning for The Voice.
Jerry and the Bandits
'Fiction in Folktale' is the latest EP released by Joburg based Jerry and the Bandits. Ranging from blues and jazz all the way to alternative and indie rock, the album is a result of the band's passion, hard work and long hours. Each of the songs are meaningful and true giving every listener something to relate to.
Having begun her singing career in school already Bianca Wood is not stranger to the stage. Writing songs in high school spilled over into her university years where she did her Honours degree in Cabaret where she discovered her deep love for writing and an obsession with music.
Having released a number of hits over the last two years, Rubber Duc has taken the South African music scene by storm. Releasing their debut album late last year saw them gaining even more traction. With somewhat of a cult following, the Ducs seem to be popping up all over the place.
Indie artist and singer/songwriter Jozia uses her unconventional way of looking at the world to create music and videos with a fearless disregard of opinion. Describing her sound as Mamokebe, meaning siren, that also forms the title of her latest album which was released earlier this year.
Designer, artist, musician - all round creative Loui Lvndn has recently upped his game by releasing his debut full length album. This alternative, rock infused piece of work is something most musicians can only dream of calling a debut.
Formed in Hermanus, Retro Dizzy is a psychedelic surf rock band who now resides in Cape Town and is part of the ever-growing psych, garage and surf scene within The Mother City. Now with the release of their third album Just Relax, the group is looking to expand their reach to the rest of South Africa.
Southern Wild, a four-piece Rock band from Cape Town was founded by long time musician David van Vuuren and joined by Julian van Rensburg, Alex Smillie and Dylan Hunt. They have just released their debut album Lead Role In A Classic Horror with Raiven Hunter as co-producer.