Wembley turn 22 with the Tutus

2019-07-17 06:00
photo: suppliedMembers of the band (from left) Douglas Bower (guitarist), Craig Durrant (on drums) and Shane Durrant (on vocals).

photo: suppliedMembers of the band (from left) Douglas Bower (guitarist), Craig Durrant (on drums) and Shane Durrant (on vocals).

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THE annual Duck Derby concert is taking place on July 26 on the Wembley top-fields.

Desmond and the Tutus was a great choice for a 22-year celebration. The band name was somewhat inspired by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and has now become synonymous with South African indie rock-pop music. The band formed in 2005, creating music which is infectious. “They are a blend of rock n’ roll, indie kwela pop and genius.”

Desmond and the Tutus is the ideal vibe for a family school, a band made up of two brothers and a childhood friend.

“Their musical influences are Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, Michael Bublé, Michael Jordan, Michael Steven, George Michael actually anybody with a ‘Michael’”. Some of their most popular songs are Tattoo, Lazy Bones, Pretoria Girls and Teenagers. They were also influenced by growing up in a church environment since the two brothers’ father was a minister. Their songs elude to suburban living and childhood memories of Pretoria. Although they are quick to point out that their songs aren’t necessarily autobiographical, they bring a perspective only they could have had to the lyrics. The link to purchase Duck Derby tickets is available on the Wembley College D6 Communication App and Facebook. Be part of our forest, buy four Duck Derby tickets to receive a tree which is planted in Wembley soil. Duck Derby tickets are R250 per person. — Supplied.

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