Afrikaans bands to rock at Duck Derby

2017-08-23 06:01

LOUISE YEADON

THIS year the Wembley College Duck Derby is going to be bigger and better than before. If you were entertained and enjoyed last year, you are going to be knocked off your feet this year. The energy and vibe of five top South African bands playing over one weekend, will be etched into your memory forever. Don’t miss out on the biggest party to hit Wembley College in two decades. This is the time to celebrate our success

Pieter Smit is one of our performers. He was born in Potchefstroom, the youngest of three children. He started playing guitar when he was four years old and by the time he was seven, he played at professional events. After school, he became a music teacher and taught at Laerskool Queenswood in Pretoria.

‘n appel en ‘n ei. Pieter is one of a handful of artists who writes his own lyrics.  Steve Hofmeyer named Pieter Smit the “partytjiemaker of the decade and of our land” with the funniest and most original lyrics in his songs.

Another “rocking” Afrikaans band, Die Rowers, is made up of four band members – Lethokuhle Banda, Albie Rautenbach, Abel Knobel, Johannes Viviers and Jandre Potgieter, who sing anything from boere musiek to your favourite sokkies. Their gigs have been described as “dit gaan een vir die boeke wees” and “dit gaan kook”.  

Last but not least is “Saarkie” - three beautiful, talented musicians are a rock & roll band from Pretoria. They play rock and commercial songs in Afrikaans and English.   Adele Fouche is the lead singer on guitar, Lila Botha is on drums and Lourene Mostert is on bass guitar and keyboard. Date: Friday – September 1                  Venue: Wembley College 

Die Rowers, Saarkie and Rubber Duc will perform from 5pm on Friday September 1 at Wembley College. On Saturday from 5pm the music is from Die Rowers, Pieter Smit and Shortstraw.

To buy tickets, contact Wembley College on 033 413 2677. Please note, alcohol can be brought into the performance by anyone over 18 years of age. There will be no cash bar on the school grounds.

 

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