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The international doors open

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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. Continue reading The international doors open

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Reasons for music, shows, and related decisions

Hexagon Dive June 2011

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. Continue reading Reasons for music, shows, and related decisions

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Radio and music: Damon Beard

Damon Beard

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. Continue reading Radio and music: Damon Beard

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Gareth Wilson: The SA music 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. Continue reading Gareth Wilson: The SA music industry

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John Ellis – music, insight and advice from an honest rocker

John Ellis

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. Continue reading John Ellis – music, insight and advice from an honest rocker

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Rock and Big Beats with Prime Circle and people of the Burrah

Jon Calder - RCB

In our opinion, Big Beat rocks. In all aspects of the word.

The Pietermaritzburg-based production company, who stage most of the big concerts and shows in PMB and the midlands, went out on a limb to bring top South African rock act Prime Circle to perform at the Golden Horse Casino. Continue reading Rock and Big Beats with Prime Circle and people of the Burrah