See original prints of iconic album covers up close

See original prints of iconic album covers up close

Storm Thorgerson, the artist acclaimed for his imagery on some of the most successful rock and roll albums of all time will be exhibiting a selection of his fine art prints in Cape Town. These highly sought after works are signed and numbered by Storm and include the album art of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Gabriel, The Cranberries, Black Sabbath, Audioslave, Pendulum, Disco Biscuits, Steve Miller Band, The Mars Volta, Anthrax, Catherine Wheel, Alan Parsons, Ian Dury, Biffy Clyro and added to the list amongst others is South African band Machineri.

The Raging Storm exhibition opens at 6 Spin Street, opposite Church Square in Cape Town on Monday February 20 and runs until Saturday March 10. Gallery hours are all day Monday to Saturday from 8.30am.

A feature-length documentary film ‘Taken By Storm’ will be shown followed by an intimate Q & A session with Thorgerson on Wednesday February 22 at 6.30pm and Thursday and Friday February 23 and 24 at 8pm. A Tapas menu and cash bar will be available from 6pm.

Produced by Roddy Bogawa, the film is about Thorgerson’s life and work as told through his own reflection, his personal archive of never-before seen photographs and films. There are interviews with his ex-partner of Hipgnosis Aubrey Powell and some of the most important musicians and bands of our time: Alan Parsons, Steve Miller, 10cc’s Graham Gouldman, The Cranberries, Damien Hirst, Robert Plant, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Peter Gabriel. It’s also about Storm’s creative processes from the Hipgnosis days until now and his relationships/friendships with the musicians and bands he has worked with through his four decades of making album art.

Booking is essential as space is limited. Tickets cost R80 and R60 for students (with student card). Book on 082 455 3447, or send an email to

On Saturday February 25 to celebrate the exhibition the band Machineri will give a live performance at 10pm. There is a R40 cover charge. The restaurant is open before the performance and there will be a cash bar.

Machineri was formed in late 2008 by Sannie Fox and Andre Geldenhuys. The three piece band includes two American Fender Stratocasters (Sannie and Andre), Drum (Daniel Huxham) and Lead Vocal (Sannie). Machineri’s sound is predominantly Celtic Blues-Rock, layered and riff-driven.