Local rock aristocracies unite for a noble cause

Local rock aristocracies unite for a noble cause

Fans of South African rock music are in for a treat in September when ten of the country’s top artists unite for a one night only concert, ‘Blood Brothers’, at the Grand Arena, GrandWest. On the bill for the rare music event, in support of cancer awareness, on September 23, are Francois van Coke of Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel fame; Kobus de Kock jnr from Black Cat Bones; Arno Carstens from Springbok Nude Girls; George van der Spuy of the bands Taxi Violence and Goodnight Wembley; and Albert Frost, from the Blues Broers.

They will be backed by Hunter Kennedy (Fokofpolisiekar and Heuwels Fantasties) and Rian Zietsman (Taxi Violence and Beast) on guitar, Loedi van Reenen (Taxi Violence) on bass, and Jason Hinch (Black Cat Bones) and Isaac Klawansky (Shadowclub) on drums.

“Concertgoers can look forward to three hours of power hits by some of South Africa’s most notable singers and musicians. We urge people to book in advance because we anticipate a capacity crowd for this show,” says GrandWest’s PR and Promotions Manager, Elouise Matthys.

The concert is a fundraiser in aid of the Vrede Foundation, an initiative that helps to educate young people about cancer.

“Blood Brothers is South Africa’s first rock super group, and these local music legends are standing together for an excellent cause,” adds Matthys.

Each of the super group’s members has been carefully picked from South Africa’s premier crop of musicians and bands. They will perform the major hits that made them famous, as well as songs from the international bands that influenced their sound.

* Tickets for ‘Blood Brothers’ are on sale at www.webtickets.co.za and range in price from R250 to R395 per person.