Audiences at Die Boer Theatre Restaurant in Durbanville are in for a rare treat as The Luna Paige Band have been confirmed to perform at the venue on Wednesday May 15.
It is not every day one gets to see this group perform together. Luna Paige performed and toured solo for the majority of 2012, but in 2013 Schalk Joubert, Kevin Gibson and Willem Moller have been joining the singer on stage more regularly.
Joubert needs little introduction to serious fans of local music. He is regarded as one of the most renowned bass players in SA. Apart from him playing the bass in his unique, virtuoso way, he’s been nationally awarded as both producer and composer. Joubert recently toured with the famous American singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked in the States and the UK and also regularly travels and performs with Gert Vlok Nel.
Gibson is noted as one of SA’s top drummers. He is highly acclaimed and respected in the jazz circles, has performed with international stars Jackson Browne and Johnny Clegg as well as a wide array of SA’s top musicians.
Gibson has worked on a multitude of SA music albums as session drummer and often works with Joubert on musical projects.
Moller has been in the music industry for over 20 years and was one of the pioneers of the Afrikaans music revolution, the “Voëlvry” movement. He recently gained renewed recognition for his role in ‘Search for the Sugarman’ as one of the band members who performed and toured with Rodriguez in the 1990s, since performing again with Rodriguez in 2013.
These three highly experienced musicians all form a super-special part of the unique Luna Paige Band sound. Since 2003 Paige has released three original English albums and one live Afrikaans CD and DVD. All four albums have received positive reviews and have been featured and/or play listed on national radio stations, TV programs, glossy magazines and print media.
Paige will be performing a collection of songs from all of her albums. She recently started dabbling in blues and country and is has prepared some brand new, never released songs. Paige decided to work on some special cover songs by artists that inspire her and that were recommended by her fans. 2013 marks the artist’s tenth year in the industry. June will see Paige performing in the Netherlands for the first time and performing at the popular Innibos festival in Nelspruit.
* Tickets are R90. Book on 021 979 1911.
Visit www.lunapaige.com for more information.