Acoustic afternoon

2009-11-06 00:00

CLIFFY’S Music Pub hosts an acoustic music session on Sunday afternoon, which promises to provide a relaxing way to round off the weekend.

In the line-up is Exit the Fall (doing a rare acoustic performance), The Kickstands and Shannon Connolly, with her new acoustic outfit, the Omega Connection.

Exit The Fall is a promising up-and-coming act from the south coast built on vocal harmonies over ­melodic, driving guitar riffs. At the beginning of 2007, Exit the Fall hit the South African music scene with their debut EP, recorded with Dave Birch at Tropical Sweat Studios. The band has been well received, making a good impression on and off the stage. Usually performing as a hard- rock band, Exit the Fall will provide a rare acoustic show this weekend.

From north Durban comes ­Shannon Connolly, the performer with the powerful vocals who cut her teeth as one half of the acoustic duo Syrens in Pretoria, entering the competitive music scene at the age of 16. In 2003, they had the opportunity to open for German electro-goth ­band, Diary of Dreams, on its South African tour and they spent time ­recording with Jazzworx Studios in Johannesburg.

Connolly later went to Europe where she tested the waters in ­London, busked the chilly streets of Galway, Ireland and spent two summers playing on a picturesque Greek island. Returning to her home town of Durban in 2006, she has since ­immersed herself in the local music scene performing regularly.

Queensburgh outfit The Kickstands is a dynamic acoustic duo whose aim is to provide the soundtrack to your idea of a good time. With influences ranging from ­Rodrigo y Gabriella, Andy Mkee, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, Dragonforce and Death Metal, The Kickstands defy convention and definition. Rudi Greyvenstein will leave jaws dropped with his phenomenal guitar prowess, while Gary Nixon provides a soothing and melodic ­vocal line, as well as a fairly fierce rhythm guitar.


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