WE did it. After months… nay!… years of writing and recording.. we are putting on a show. But not just any show! And not just for the sake of it either… this, people, is going to be one of those SPECIAL moments. Like, VERY special.
Here’s the plan:
1. You bring a picnic blanket and picnic basket of food.
2. You pay R50 for a ticket at the gate (or if you’re clever, you can pre-order your ticket for just R40!)
3. You enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment, from 3pm onwards…
Here’s what the band is planning to do on the day:
Jon (left) has booked his plane ticket to KZN and will fly in 2 days prior to the show. He’s bringing his keyboard. And his persona.
Many don’t know this, but the RCB keyboardist is a Masters graduate in statistics, works as a behavioural analyst for an online company and is single. Yes, ladies. A-v-a-i-l-a-b-l-e.
True story: he runs a half marathon every three months, and lives in Mowbray, Cape Town.
Roberto (right) will be locking up his dog after his ubiquitous weekly Durban trip (where he spends a lot of time these days and nights), and heading up to Hilton with his family.
The master blaster, who works at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is a father of two, husband of but one wife, and spends his spare time trying to control their new labrador from causing chaos in the neighbourhood.
He does not run half marathons.
Rudi (left) has agreed to let the RCB, and you, invade his dwelling place.
Rudi is one of the leading authorities on F1 as well as bunny chows. His hangout these days is The Knoll in Hilton.
He doesn’t need to bring anything, including his family, because everything ascribed to him in this world is all there: wife, family and drum kit.
I am bringing my wife and kids. My wife is going to be on stage, which is why I need you there… to look after the kids!
Kidding. (Pun intended.)
We are quite excited about performing for you, in all seriousness.
So this is what we are going to do: we are going to pray for beautiful sunshine, and host the show on the sprawling front lawns of The Knoll in front of the farmhouse.
Then, dear fans and intrepid chance-takers, we will play you the new music of the RCB. And let me just say, we are very excited about this new music. We think that you might be as well, once you have heard it.
All I’m saying is come ready. Bring your family, your friends, someone who needs cheering up… freak, bring your cellphone if you have to… just come ready. We are setting up an appointment with you, and afterwards you will not think the same way about the world.
Or bass guitars, for that matter.
DIRECTIONS TO THE KNOLL: (Thanks Keith!)
Take Pietermaritz St to Chief Albert Luthuli St/R103
Follow R103 to traffic lights by Old Main Brewey, turn left into Dennis Shepstone Dr in Hilton
Continue on Dennis Shepstone Dr, passed Cowan House school
Turn right on to dirt road at sign for “Knoll Barn”