Back on a Jozi stage by popular demand; Absinthè will present their unique take on classic covers for one night only at Montecasino’s trendy new venue 3SIXTY Liquid Lounge on Thursday May 16 at 8pm.
Absinthè is the acoustic rock collaboration between two of the country’s finest powerhouse performers, Cito and Paul E Flynn, lead singers of WONDERboom and Sugardrive. They have been teasing the South Africa audiences with very select shows from their group, Absinthè, over the past 2 years, taking them on an elaborate musical journey.
Absinthè embodies the spirit of the project with a simple concept: No originals, just covers.
Cito and Flynn have taken an informal approach to some of their favourite songs from the last century. The duo is a laid-back fusion of two unique and diverse voices accompanied by both on acoustic guitars. Intended to charm those in an unplugged environment, Absinthè has entertained music lovers with an awesome show of great alternative classics to contemporary favourites.
Through jamming together, Cito and Flynn found that they had similar taste in music. The musicians thought it’d be a unique concept to keep them busy and having fun interpreting mutually admired songs by their great legendary influences such as Joy Division, The Verve, Pixies, Placebo, House of Love, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Johnny Cash, The Mission and many others.
Taken from their Double CD debut album ‘A Rendezvous at Nirvana’, June 2012 saw the group release their long-awaited music video for the Joy Division hit, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ to a great response and it culminated in an MK Award Nomination earlier in the year. (Watch the video, here)
“Paul and I have always wanted to play at a casino and so are now looking forward to taking to the stage at this fabulous new venue at Montecasino,” says Cito. “Our comaraderie on stage is ideally suited for 3SIXTY and we look forward to seeing how the crowd there responds on the night.”
* No cover charge to enter the venue, but patrons are expected to order from the enticing menu available. Bookings are advised and can be arranged by calling 011 510 7340/1, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.