Thursday, February 28, 2013

Andy's Acoustic Forum, the February edition

Looks like "that fellow" I keep forgetting to mention is here again!
" David, dinner is on me in March"...

A first for The Forum...
Bakgat Radio, an Internet radio station was broadcasting the evening live!
The station focuses on sport and South African music of a genres.
To tune in, go to: 

Opening the evening, not an easy slot to fill, were Paul and Charles...
New to me, their music was an interesting mix of folk and blues.
The Dobro added to the latter... 

Mother-of-pearl on the guitar controls,
not something I have not seen before 

They certainly put the crowd in a receptive mood for the acts to follow. 

Next up, a "young" man making his name in the music industry...
Bruce Dennill 

Newspaper editor by day, part time radio presenter and father and husband by night,
 I am uncertain where he finds time for his music
but he does 

And if last night's audience was anything to go by,
they were certainly glad that he could make the time. 

Bruce's music can be found on Soundcloud.
He is also getting a lot of airplay via a radio station in Knysna.
Your music, my Blog... onward and upwards!

One of my FAVOURITE local acts...
(Cindy)Alter (Stuart) Irving 

The two have an easy and intimate feel and their music covers a variety of genres,
but with strong New Country overtones... 

Their current hit single "Tightrope" is getting A LOT of airplay!
Last night, the audience was treated to the back story of this song
and it put a whole new slant on the lyrics!
The song is about Cindy's battle with leukemia that she fought and won.

They perform at a variety of venues.
To find out where they will be next, visit:

The penultimate act was Vergaz  and was a mixture of Reggae and Afrikaans music.

I have been told that the lead singer is off to live and work in Brazil shortly.
Our loss is their gain.
I wish him all the best 


Finally the "new kids on the block"... 


Great music to end off the evening
I have been coming to the AAF evenings for almost a year,
and aside from a couple of "special" guest evenings, this has been the best line up so far...
this year.
The line up for 27 March:
The Rocketeers, Swamp Dogs, Wesley Oosthuizen, Wendy Niehaus and Stewart Irving
7.30 for 8pm
Entrance will cost R50, students WITH ID,R25.
I hope that Bakgat will be back and that the musicians featured will benefit from the extra exposure.

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