Blues Broers are back

2015-05-26 06:00
Photo: suppliedAlbert Frost - lead guitar and vocals Rob Nagel - bass guitar, harp, tea chest, Simon Orange - keyboard, vocals, bass guitar, tea chest, maraccas Jonno Sweetman - drums

Photo: suppliedAlbert Frost - lead guitar and vocals Rob Nagel - bass guitar, harp, tea chest, Simon Orange - keyboard, vocals, bass guitar, tea chest, maraccas Jonno Sweetman - drums

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OPEN Strings proudly presents home-grown talent, the Blues Broers, on Friday 29 May in Kloof at Villa Brae.

This show is hosted by husband-and-wife team, Rod and Karen Nichols, who have created a unique entertainment venue for acoustic artists.

The Blues Broes band comprise Albert Frost - lead guitar and vocals, Rob Nagel - bass guitar, harp, tea chest, Simon Orange - keyboard, vocals, bass guitar, tea chest, maracas and Jonno Sweetman – drums.

They are ultimately a South African blues-rock band.

Known in the nineties as South Africaand#039;s hardest working blues band, the Blues Broers played at hundreds of gigs at festivals, bars and nightclubs.

However, the death of drummer Frank Frost in 1999 was a blow from which the band struggled to recover and in 2003 they put together a farewell gig in Stellenbosch.

Now, the Blues Broers are back with performances at old haunts, and new.

Frost performs on a classic selection of electric and acoustic guitars. Keyboard player Orange hammers a boogie­-woogie, while Nagel (fondly known as Big Bob or Harpdog Bob) juggles­ bass, harmonica and tea chest. New drummer Tim Rankin brings his experience to the rhythm section to add to the group.

The Blues Broers recently released their sixth CD, Out of the Blue in which the band wrote, performed and produced all 13 songs. Eight years have passed since they took a break from their tour schedule. Fourteen years have passed since their last album was released. This album is being well received which indicates that the Blues Broers have not lost their magic. Experience the Blues Broers at Villa Brae next Friday. Entrance is R150. Burgers and chips will be R60. Full cash bar (or Zapper) available. Doors open at 6pm. The show starts at 7.30pm.

- Supplied

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