Two vibrant local bands to perform at Musicians’ Club

2015-08-22 09:33

TWO fresh local bands, Now A Daze and Gugz and The Bam Bam, will perform at the Maritzburg Musicians’ Club at La Casa (5 Quarry Road) on August 25.

Durban band Gugz and The Bam Bam have been recognised for their exciting energy and have been playing at gigs across the country.

This four-piece acoustic indie-jazz-pop band formed in 2014. From their humble origins as a two-piece practising in the lounge of an apartment, they have grown and played at numerous festivals across the province, including Biosphere, FrothFest, Buzzard Music Festival, and have recently returned from a tour of Mozambique with Gary Nixon, from The Kickstands.

With a deep love and passion for playing and performing, their lively originals and artistically different covers have had people from every music scene jamming and head-bobbing along to every song.

The band consists of Abigael Thompson (vocals), Thayne Flanagan (percussion, rhythm and bass guitar), Liam Flanagan (lead, rhythm and bass guitar) and Morgan Keenan (lead and rhythm guitar) with special feature Luke Wyngaard (bass guitar).

Now A Daze, a much-loved band from Pietermaritzburg, have proven to be quite popular in their short existence.

The semi-acoustic, alternative rock trio consists of vocalist Lauren Moonlily, guitarist Joshua Strydom and bassist Jes Bedingfield.

After jamming and dreaming for many moons, the three friends found each other all living near Pietermartizburg and keen to finally put their dreams and skills together to “start a band, baby!”

They will play some originals and some unique covers of songs they have always loved from the alternative rock 90s.

Tickets cost R40 and doors will open at 7 pm with an opportunity for up-and-coming bands to perform in an open-mic slot. This opportunity is free for anyone interested, and the folk club appeals to all musos around the city to bring along their instruments and make the most of it.

— Arts Editor

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