Big beats in town

2009-10-09 00:00

BIG BEAT Productions is hosting one big concert this month, featuring South African rock stalwarts Prime Circle as the headline act, at the Golden Horse Casino on October 23.

Having been on the South African music scene for five years as a forceful entity, Prime Circle is still going strong — the band’s third CD release All or Nothing has almost achieved platinum status. The first two singles Out of This Place and She Always Gets What She Wants received significant airplay. The latest, poignant Consider Me, jumped to number one on 5FM and is currently climbing the charts on other major stations in the country.

In addition, Prime Circle recently returned from a tour of India, which is ­currently one of the fastest-growing music markets in the world. In May this year, the band drew over 4000 people to the Royal Show concert and this month returns to Pietermaritzburg for another power performance.

Left: "Jozi soul" rock outfit Newtown.

Supporting the band is Johannesburg-based Newtown — an invigorating band, which may be the only band in the world which plays “Jozi Soul”, which is alternative soul music.

It's honest and exciting and you may have heard something like some of it before, and you liked it all... but you'd never heard the whole lot of it together, mixed like this - influences set against each other, styles mixed into each other, musical era's echoing through each other, all becoming something new, rich and rad!

Habit To, who will be known to locals from recent performances at White Mountain Folk Festival and at Splashy Fen, comprises three talented musos from Durban who come together in one harmonious blend of rock, jazz, classical and pop.

Right: Three-piece Durban band Habit To.

Tickets available at:

R85 — Big Beat Shop (in Parklane, Centre near Super Spar);

R85 — Golden Horse Casino;

R95 — Computicket; and

R100 — At the gate on the night.

Buy five tickets from the Big Beat Shop and get one free.

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