A few Friday evenings ago (while still on South African soil) Farmboy and I (joined by a few other family members) set off to support my cousin who is one of the lead singers in local SA band Shout Hey!. What an awesome night filled with such incredible local talent, it was wonderful to be a part of it and see first hand that South Africa has it going on when it comes to musical talent.
First up was Pretoria based Flint, meet Spark whose laid back tunes and soulful voices really gave me goosebumps. Adele, you have one incredible voice!
Then Shout Hey! took to the stage and rocked! I'm so looking forward to seeing more of these guys and I know that the future looks bright for these kids.
Lastly, Dave van Vuuren took up his guitar, looked deep into our hearts and souls (at least it sure felt like it at the time) and began his set. Wow. Raw talent. The audience was hushed, and we all sat entranced as we were led on an emotional and yet hauntingly beautiful journey.
All in all, an awesome evening. Good luck to all of you.
Here are a few iPhone snaps of the evening...
Dave van Vuuren:
Me with the ultimate groupie fan below...we even had on matching stripes: