Mix FM chose The Dilemma by K-Jo to be their SA Pick of the Week on September 7, 2018 and invited both of us to their studio in Midrand for an interview. Continue reading “K-Jo and I on Mix FM 93.8 for SA Pick of the Week Interview”
Chris manages the Exclusive Books at Clearwater Mall and Olerato works there. At the first event of this kind that Chris held at the store, he discovered that Olerato was a talented singer, so they teamed up for a few songs this time around. Continue reading “Songsmith Chris and Olerato Performing at Women’s Day Event”
This original instrumental’s sound is driving and the mood is pure open road. Continue reading “Songsmiths Ep28 – dEfUNKD – Driving”
A few years ago, an opportunity came up for RazorKutt to enter a competition sponsored by MTN (South African cellular network). The contest was to create a theme song for an annual soccer tournament (MTN8). We only had a couple of days to prepare a song to submit, so the guys wrote some new lyrics to an existing beat and we entered it into the contest. A group of music industry folks and MTN big-shots chose RazorKutt, who were virtual unknowns, to be one of the final 8 artists in the competition! Continue reading “Songsmiths Ep27 – RazorKutt – MTN8”
Another one from my Live@TheCooler series. I like the “unplugged” approach to this rock song.
Original YouTube decription:
This is Wesley Reddy of The Born performing an acoustic version of Bleed. Thanks to all of you for a great performance.
Wesley Reddy: Lead Vox and Guitar
James Daubeney: Lead Guitar
Caitlin Jessica Liebenberg: Backing Vox
Recorded live at The Cooler.
Fantastic chorus. Definitely one of the album’s highlights. The song is about a real person whose name is not Eloise. To protect the subject’s identity (and because it has 3 syllables) Chris chose to refer to her as “Eloise”.
Chris James – guitar and vocals
Chevy – bass
Rob – drums and backing vox
Produced by Rob Luce at The Cooler.
Another Stray Natives, psychedelic, hard rock classic. Continue reading “Songsmiths Ep 24 – Stray Natives – By the Stream”
I know it ain’t much of a video, but these guys carry it with their talent, charisma and humor. RazorKutt is by far the most talented Kwaito act I ever worked with and this is my favorite song of theirs. I can’t tell you what it’s about though. Sgubhu means “drum” and I believe they’re singing about the beat…
Recorded at The Cooler.
This is the last song I have from Jessica, so savor this Taste of Love.
Recorded at The Cooler.
I can’t remember where our hosts originally heard us, but they liked us enough to bring us to Durban for a 50th birthday party. It’s this kind of road trip with the band that I’m going to miss most. Continue reading “Songsmiths Ep 21 – Redhand Blues Band – Road to Durban”