What a joy it was to bump into Lu Chase last week. Chase is a SAMA nominated songwriter and recording artist with powerhouse vocals and a magnetic stage presence. Originally from Cape Town, Chase travelled the world and has performed in exotic destinations such as Bali, Surabaya and Jakarta. She has shared the stage with many celebrated artists, such as Louie Vega, Audio Bullys, Fatboy Slim and The Stereo MCs.
She told me she is relocating to France in three weeks, but needs to get her new album out this week. Chase initially made a name for herself on the EDM scene with international releases in the UK, Ibiza and Argentina.
She met up with French producer Infrared in 2010 and started working on her solo album.
Now after six years of labour she has created ‘The Bend’, on which her throaty, husky voice finds expression through the genres that she has left her mark on. ‘The Bend’ is an album comprised of 13 songs and is a real-time sketch of Chase’s versatility as a songwriter and showcases her powerhouse vocals to the max.
Her voice is pure, raspy sex; matured like a full-bodied tequila, but possessing elements of pain that lets you know that she’s questioned her mortality. She brings it to the fore in lyrics that touch you in a special place.
All in all this is an album for the discerning listener, seeking something deeper than a booty shake. So try it out please .Only by seeking out artists and by buying their music can one continue to build a better industry for everyone to enjoy.
Gig of the week:
Jak de Priester & Altus Muller
Die Boer in Durbanville is a fantastic venue – small and intimate – and this Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, they will host Afrikaans singer Jak de Priester and his accompanying pianist Altus Muller.
De Priester will be travelling through the Cape in the coming weeks for his winter concert tour. With a brand new repertoire of songs from his pen – which proved to be very successful at this year’s KKNK, Woordfees, and Oppiwater Kunstefees – he is returning to our chilly South to bring us a bit of warmth with his charming stage presence.
Music lovers can expect a production filled with humour and nostalgia, with a plethora of his beloved older compositions thrown in with the new – all of them promising to be beautifully executed. Fans can look forward to a passionate rendition of ‘A Farmer’s Wife’, a song that has been making a huge impact in his recent concerts.
Go along, order a glass of red and laugh and carouse with these two consummate entertainers.
Address is Chenoweth Street 6, Durbanville.
Show starts at 8.30pm and should last until 10pm, with tickets costing R130.
Call 021 979 1911 to book.