I SIMPLY cannot tell you how excited I am about the upcoming tour in September. The various members of the RCB are constantly playing and performing in various other capacities, but over the past few months the opportunities have been knocking for us as a group once again. Continue reading September tour 2013
The past few months will be perhaps the most forgettable and probably the most profound in the lives of the RCB. Here’s why… Continue reading Update on the Great Deep
What were you doing? What were you wearing? What music were you listening to? Who were you hanging out with? What were you dreaming about for the future? Continue reading A future year of music
It’s time for new songs, don’t you think? Well, I do. The whole band is getting involved in the songwriting process this time around, and the ideas coming out – even in the initial stages – already have me quite excited. Continue reading What’s in store for 2012
Being cynical is not a bad thing necessarily… you could argue that there’s a lot that can be gleaned from a critical observation of the world and the status quo in looking to the future. Take, for example, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. One argument is that his cynical view of social structures spawned the most influencial social-networking website we’ve ever known.
How about Sir Bob Geldof? One of the most cynical artists around, but also one of the most influential – Live 8 founder, humanitarian pioneer and all-round roughian. Continue reading A city… and how it evolves into something greater
“Abandon” is one of those terms we use to describe the behaviour of children. They’re that way inclined: uninhibited and prone to instinctual response. The highs and lows of their experiences from one moment to the next are exactly that on an emotional level – exceptionally high and desperately low. Continue reading Songwriting with child-like abandon
If there’s one profession that the majority of citizens in any country are sceptical of, it’s politics. I think it’s got to do with our obsession with power and control. Continue reading Life in South Africa: Politics
As you know, I am intrigued by people’s stories. I much prefer autobiographies over anything else. There’s nothing more interesting, I find, than hearing someone’s story and their own personal journey: what they’ve been through and what are the things that have made them who they are.
And if our drummer Rudi had a biography, it would be well worth the read. Continue reading If Rudi Engelbrecht was my psychiatrist…
They say that Chuck Norris grew a beard at the age of 18. Seconds.
Now, I’m not here to diss Chuck (we all know what kind of suicidal mission that would be)… but I just can’t help wondering whether Mr Norris ever considered world domination? Continue reading Forget Chuck Norris… Jon Calder is the man for the job
We often get asked at gigs (mostly by white people) where Roberto comes from. The answers are wide and varied.
Rob, Berto, brother, bass ou, bruin ou… whatever you want to call him, seems to have mystifying power over our audiences. Continue reading Five reasons I would invite Roberto Hemmero to dinner