Maestros at MMC

2012-03-23 00:00

NEXT Tuesday the Maritzburg Musicians­’ Club hosts Joshua Grierson­, who is taking a twirl around the songhalls of KwaZulu-Natal.

Having recently relocated from Cape Town to Johannesburg­, Grierson is taking his one-man performance around the country to spread his musical, artistic vibrance and energy.

Supporting Grierson will be Maritzburg­’s “wunderkind” and guitar maestro Luke Wyngaard, who will be joined by Quin.

Grierson, who left his hometown in the Cape in pursuit of the bright lights and Parktown Prawns, has teamed up with musician, producer, engineer and film-maker Dan Roberts­ to produce his album Strange Heart.

In the five months that Grierson has been living in Jozi, he has opened for Yoav, Dan Patlansky, Farry Purkiss, Josie Field and John Ellis, among many other solo performances at venues in and around Gauteng.

Never ceasing to grab another­ opportunity­ of making music­, Grierson has joined the Johannesburg­based indie pop-rock band Cold War Candy­ Drop and fulfils the role of bassist.

With Cold War Candy Drop, Grierson has shared the stage with The Parlotones, Kinky Robot, The Ice Project and 3rd World Spectator.

Local artists had only good things to say about him.

“Joshua Grierson is our answer to Bruce Springsteen. He is a dynamic and soulful performer and one of the most underrated country-blues songwriters in South Africa,” said Inge Beckman, lead singer of South African band Lark.

“Passion, humour, possession, artistry, mad dance, rhythm, holding a crowd in his hand, incredible guitarist, pipes like a cathedral organ, Grierson is all that, and more,” said Matthew Roux, South African singer-songwriter.

The MMC is hosted at The Red Door. Entrance is R30. The evening starts at 8 pm. 

 

To contact Grierson directly, visit facebook.com/josh.grierson or go to www.griersonandcompany.tumblr. com

 

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