Local musicians to rock the Royal Show

2017-05-24 06:01
Locnville will perform at the Royal Show.PHOTOS: supplied

Locnville will perform at the Royal Show.PHOTOS: supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

WORLD renowned blues guitarist, Dan Patlansky, and award-winning pop-electro-hip-hop sensations, Locnville, are to headline this year’s East Coast Radio Royal Rock Concert at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, May 27.

Firmly established as one the country’s most popular musical acts, twins, Andrew and Brian Chaplin, 26 years of age, have been at the top of the South African music scene since 2010, when they burst onto the scene with Sun in My Pocket.

The number one album – which earned them a worldwide deal with Sony Music International – was followed by Running to Midnight in 2011, 2013’s The Odyssey and 2015’s Locnville vs LCNVYL – the Hits.

Patlansky, is a genius singer-songwriter, whose music is respected by blues fans all over the world. Since breaking into the local blues scene with the albums Standing At The Station and True Blues, he has been completely immersed in the world of blues rock.

In February 2005, and again in July 2006, Selwyn Miller, the New Orleans based manager of David Gates, Bread, Randy Crawford and Petula Clark, among others, took Patlansky to New Orleans to showcase his talent.

Patlansky has gone on to release both electric and acoustic blues albums, including Real, Move My Soul, 20 Stones, the unplugged Wooden Thoughts in 2013, and Dear Silence Thieves.

Dear Silence Thieves was voted the number one blues rock album in the world by Blues Rock Review-USA.

Fans will be able to hear tracks from all these albums, as well as his latest release, Introvertigo, at the concert, sponsored by East Coast Radio, in the Royal Show’s main arena on Saturday, May 27.

Also performing at the concert will be Durban singer-songwriter, Ard Matthews, frontman of Just Jinjer, who have performed with The Goo Goo Dolls, Annie Lennox,
Razorlight, Ludacris, Corrinne Bailey Rae, Peter Gabriel, Live and Angélique Kidjo.

Matthews released his debut solo album in 2012 to critical acclaim and recently teamed up with South African folk icon Vusi Mahlasela for the track Umuntu.

He now plays regularly as a solo act and with many well-known and talented musicians on an ad-hoc basis, most recently at Oppikoppi 2014 and the Rocking The Daisies festival in Darling, Cape Town.

The music line-up will be completed by Durban-based band, The Black Lapels, who deliver energetic shows courtesy of the brothers, Rob Warren on vocals and guitar, and Garth Warren, on bass and vocals, and Gareth Gale on drums and percussion.

Luke Wyngaard and Clare Skewis also join this dynamic trio for various shows.

The East Coast Radio Royal Rock Concert, featuring The Black Lapels, Ard Mathews, Dan Patlansky and Locnville, takes place on Saturday, May 27 in the main arena at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg.

The Royal Show runs from Friday, May 26 to Sunday, June 4.

Tickets are R65 for adults and R40 for children under 12 and pensioners. On Wednesday, May 31 all tickets will cost R40 and on Super Friday, June 2 entry is R50 for everyone. Halls will be open until 8.30pm and for R150 show-goers can enjoy unlimited access to the fairground rides between 5pm and 7pm. - Supplied.

The East Coast Radio Royal Rock Concert, featuring The Black Lapels, Ard Mathews, Dan Patlansky and Locnville, takes place on Saturday, May 27 in the main arena at the Royal Showgrounds.

The Royal Show runs from Friday, May 26 to Sunday, June 4. Tickets are R65 for adults and R40 for children under 12 and pensioners. On Wednesday, May 31 all tickets will cost R40 and on Super Friday, June 2 entry is R50 for everyone.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

/World
 

For the love of Corgis!

WATCH: 35 Corgi's to make your day! If they’re good enough for the Queen of England they’re good enough for us.

 
 

Paws

Can we communicate with our pets?
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
WATCH: These funny animal videos will make you LOL!
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.