MEMBERS of the Rugby World Cup team who had local connections were fêted by the city when they returned from France — but the man who for the past two years has been on stage at the Grammy Awards to collect a Grammy for South Africa slips in and out of Eastwood when he comes home, unrecognised except by his community. It is a sad comment on the way the arts are regarded, but it is also a compliment to the unpretentious nature of the man. In 1995, Bok was part of Gospel Explosion, a project that combined a number of choirs in the Pietermaritzburg area, singing gospel music. And all along he was looking for ways to make music his career. At Tech in Durban, he studied sound engineering and did a course in how to be a DJ. “I still wanted to do music, but it gave me something else — if I didn’t make it as a musician, I could be a sound engineer,” he says.