Monday, June 28, 2010
Fokofpolisiekar competition winners announced!
Wake To Wonder, The Runs and Baarmoedergevoel to open for Fokofpolisiekar at Assembly, Cape Town on 3 July 2010 PLUS First screening of new Fokofpolisiekar music video “Tussen Die Krake” at Assembly, Cape Town on 3 July 2010
Cult SA band Fokofpolisiekar has extended an open invitation to any local band to be considered to open for them at their 3 July gig at Assembly, Cape Town during the 2010 World Cup Soccer Tournament.
The three winning bands have now been selected and they are Wake To Wonder, The Runs and Baarmoedergevoel. Said Fokofpolisiekar bassist Wynand Myburgh: “We had an overwhelming 65 entries from bands wanting to play with us. I was astonished to see how many upcoming bands there are in our country, the SA music scene is definitely happening. It was a tough choice. There were many JHB bands who were great, but in the end we focused on local bands, with one of the winning bands from Vanderbijlpark. Our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years, and all the bands who applied to open for us.”
You can read more about the winning bands below. The music video of Fokofpolisiekar’s latest single, “Tussen Die Krake” (produced by Fly On The Wall) will also be screened at the 3 July gig at Assembly for the first time ever.
Wake To Wonder
Wake To Wonder hail from the Vaal triangle. Their innovative tunes mixing melodic and screamo vocals with powerhouse drums, in-your-face guitar melodies and dynamic bass riffs have put them on the map in the local music scene. The band has recently completed their debut album entitled SALUBRIOUS. The album has a diverse flavor of tunes and does not just stick to one genre in any way. Some accomplishments of the band include numerous TV appearances, featured articles, radio interviews, playing big local festivals like Woodstock, Thornfest "the camp", Seasons wither and more as well as playing alongside some of SA's top local bands and international acts such as platinum selling American band 'The Ataris'(Made famous for their song 'Boys of the summer'), hardcore legends from Netherlands 'No Turning Back', Ska punk outfit 'Red 5 point star' from Slovenia as well as metal band 'Seven year kismet'(United Kingdom).
Formed in late 2009 by David Thorpe, Nick Gordon and Greg Geyser when the three got together to audition Thorpe as a potential guitarist for their previous band The Retreats. In their first jam the song “Straw” was born and it was decided that a new band should be formed, with Geyser playing lead guitar and Thorpe on rhythm and vocals all that was needed was a bassist. Thorpe suggested friend Tim Gaud as a likely candidate as he had played in several bands before, including one called Contra Band with Thorpe. During his audition with only Thorpe and Gordon present, the song “Movies” was formed instantaneously and it was clear they were on to something. Over the next couple of months they developed their sound based mostly in modern rock music but drawing influences from blues, funk, hip hop and various other genre’s. The end result was an energetic groove based rock sound with a punk attitude.
Baarmoedergevoel is a Stellenbosch-based band that has been rapidly growing in stature. What started as two friends playing guitar has blossomed into a full five-piece band with members ranging from diverse backgrounds. Baarmoedergevoel draws heavily from their diversity in order to create a new unique type of music. The music is a blend of melodic guitars, funky bass lines and creative drumming and the band has been described as a blend between Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters. But then others have simply labelled it Kaalvoet Rooiwyn Rock (barefoot red wine rock).
Date: Saturday 3 July 2010
Line-up: Fokofpolisiekar with special selected acts:
Wake To Wonder (Vanderbijl Park)
The Runs (Cape Town)
Venue: The Assembly, 61 Harrington Str, District Six, Cape Town
Cover: Pre sold @ R70 from http://bit.ly/kqKz5. R80 at the door
Contact: 021-465 7286
Other: Cape Town Quarter Final World Cup match day
Facebook event - http://bit.ly/asEHAC