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When I first started Songsmiths, I contacted my former bandmate, Chris. I have always respected Chris' talents as a songwriter, singer and guitarist and thought he might like to be involved in my new project. I was right. Long story short, "Not Going Down" is the first of several songs I'm producing with Chris and Beautiful Losers is the band bringing them to life.
Beautiful Losers are:
Chris - Lead Vocal, Guitar
Chris and I played together in a rock band several years ago that enjoyed some success locally (Songwriter's Club, Roxy's, Woodstock...anyone?).
Des - Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals
Des and I were both in a Blues band called Redhand for many years. We had a ball playing gigs in cool places all over southern Africa and I'm quite happy to have my homie Des on board to give us a big, two-guitar sound.
Keegan - Bass
Keegan is Des' son! I first heard him play when Redhand was headlining the Durban International Blues Festival years ago and his high school band had an opening slot. His playing has matured a lot since then and he's holding down his end quite capably, thank you.
David - Keys
We've added another of Des' progeny to the lineup. David is going to fill out our sound with his piano/keyboard skills and some vocals too at some point. A Drakensberg Boys Choir veteran, David is perfectly capable of getting in there and harmonizing harmoniously with Chris' lead vocals.
Rob (me) - Drums and Backing Vocals
I've been playing drums and percussion in various bands and orchestras since I was 9 years old (how long that actually is, I'm not saying). And, as stated above, I have played with both Chris and Des before and I'm really enjoying playing with them both at the same time. Can't wait to go live. We're gonna make some magic.