I am normally circumspect when it comes to statements such as “living by faith” or “God will provide”. But as I type this, I find myself in the middle of an unfolding miracle. You may or may not believe it, and I am still trying to come to grips with it myself. It all started on Monday. (more…)
Posted on August 18, 2011 by Ryan in
Well, here’s a story you may or may not believe…
Posted on August 1, 2011 by Ryan in
We have every reason to believe that this won’t happen. But as I have mentioned before: we’re partly stupid and mostly gung ho.
So here we are, nearly two weeks into our endeavour to get to Spain, and the graph below resembles two lines. The green line signifies where we should be, and the red line is where we are. (more…)
Posted on June 14, 2011 by Jon in
Jon reflects on the bands shows at the Hexagon Dive and his subsequent decision to stay on in PMB.
Music is brilliant at conveying a `feeling’, creating an atmosphere. It can shape your perception in a powerful way. Imagine a movie without a soundtrack – it just wouldn’t be the same. As a lover of music I continually find myself reminded of the ability that the right kind of music has to put ones thoughts and emotions into perspective. Our recent series of shows at the Hexagon was one of those reminders. (more…)
Posted on March 8, 2011 by Ryan in
Damon Beard of East Coast Radio is well-known around KZN and further afield. We spoke to him about South African music, radio and his typical working week.
The band first met Damon at the Golden Horse Casino last year. I’ve bumped into him on a number of occasions before that through media work. We’ve found Damon to be one of the most approachable guys in show business, and he’s been very accommodating of the RCB and our ideas. His show on East Coast Radio broadcasts from 3 to 6pm every weekday and you can check out his blog here. We asked him a few questions about the radio and music business. (more…)
Posted on February 17, 2011 by Ryan in
When it comes to rock ‘n roll acts in South Africa, Southern Gypsey Queen is right up there. Frontman Gareth Wilson gives some perspective on the local industry.
There’s nothing quite like unadulterated rock ‘n roll, and in South Africa, there is one act which stands head and shoulders above the rest – the Southern Gypsey Queen. They understand what it is to put on a show and that touring gets you in the face of the fans. The band consists of Paul Wilson (drummer), Tammy Wilson (bass) and Gareth Wilson (guitars). All three of them sing, and all three have been mates of ours for a number of years. After 10 years in the industry, Gareth gives some perspective on the SA music scene. (more…)
Posted on February 14, 2011 by Ryan in
John Ellis gives some insight into the music business, what’s important and what makes up his ideal weekend.
Famed as the front man of legendary South African rock export Tree63, John Ellis has performed around the world and decided that there’s just no place like home – Durban, South Africa! He’s come out fighting, in every sense of the word, on his debut solo album, and stirred up important discussion about SA politics and Christianity. But what we like the most about John is that he’s our KwaZulu-Natal homeboy who continues doing what he does best – thrilling audiences with cool tunes. (more…)
Posted on November 1, 2010 by Ryan in
A review of RCB’s performance on a big night in PMB, which included headliners Prime Circle, local bands Skylit City and Zephyr, and East Coast Radio’s Damon Beard.