BadWolf is a fresh band from Johannesburg created purely to rearrange top 40 and other highly recognisable songs with a hip, groove based approach.
BadWolf cover everything from Etta James’ classic “At Last” to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and everything in between.
BadWolf hosts some of South Africa’s young stars. Hannah Foster has created a name for herself as one of the most talented vocalists, Cameron Bruce, Idols finalist in 2009 as well as guitarist for 80’s superstar, Jennifer Rush. Together with Justin Badenhorst (Drummer for Elvis Blue) and Benjamin Jephta (renowned SA Bassist) holding down the rhythm, each song is sure to be tight and groovy.
The cherry on top is their fantastic Trumpet player, Neil Engel, who adds a touch of elegance and class to BadWolf’s sound.
All round BadWolf is a great band for any event, function or wedding with their constantly updated repertoire. The band is fronted by two singers and is available as a 3 piece for intimate occasions, a 5 piece for something with a bit more punch and an 8 piece. They have amazing singers as can be seen in their videos, and they use some of the best session musicians in South Africa! The aim is to be able to provide you with exactly what you’re looking for within your budget!
In honour of Ed Sheeran coming to South Africa, Rubber Duc pay him tribute with an African infused mashup
Rubber Duc released a mashup of Ed Sheeran song covers on 12 September and the public are absolutely loving it. The song has gotten over 6 000 views in only 6 days! Their post on Facebook has been shared over 300 times and counting. Comments are flowing about how much everyone enjoys the African flair that Rubber Duc have put on the popular songs. “Ed Sheeran is coming to South Africa and we couldn’t think of a better way to pay tribute to the legend but to add some South African flavour to several of his hits!”– Rubber Duc. We can only hope that Ed Sheeran himself sees the video and loves it as much as we do.
Watch the video for yourself, if you like it then share it, you could be helping Rubber Duc reach their dream of sharing the stage with Ed Sheeran in March.
Learn more about Rubber Duc
Since their first hit single in March 2014, RUBBER DUC has become a South African favourite on radio and at live shows across the country! Nick Jordaan, Amiel Gopal, Sheldon Sham and Brendan Campbell have captured the hearts of fans of all ages. They have just been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category finalist in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition 2017! The panel of judges included Bastille, Lorde and Tom Waits. Organiser Candace Avery says: “Although being selected an Honorable Mention does not garner any physical prizes, with over 16,000 entries from 140 countries, ISC still considers you an ISC winner. This a remarkable achievement of which you should be extremely proud.”
Although their style and genre is hard to define, their music appeals to a diverse group of people across all age groups. RUBBER DUC believes that music provides a platform to bring people together, to change the world, even if just for a moment… In their own words: “When people sing your music back to you, whether it is one person or a thousand, the point is that the message has touched someone in one way or another.” And they have certainly done that! Their music is uplifting, positive and appealing.
Whether it’s a satirical take on life, like “AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT”, a touching love song like “FEET” or an anthem like “IT’S ALRIGHT”, their songs tend to stick in your mind… RUBBER DUC’s go-to director, the legendary Kyle White, creates equally memorable videos!
Their up-beat and interactive onstage personality makes RUBBER DUC a hit at live performances. That, and the fact that each band member plays a part of the drum kit in addition to their “main” instruments on their feet, makes watching them as entertaining as hearing their music! Rubber Duc also calls on the incredible drumming skills of Leeroy Sauls to add some additional bang on stage.
Rubber Duc released their much anticipated debut album in September 2016. Conceptualised and created on the road between shows, “THE SECRET SUNRISE” was produced, recorded and mixed at Openroom Studios in Johannesburg by Grammy and SAMA-award winning engineer and producer Darryl Torr, and former Zebra & Giraffe frontman Greg Carlin.
“We can barely contain our excitement for this album! From Wellington, which is about a little town in the Western Cape that we fell in love with, to Feet which is about how difficult it is to sometimes be honest with the people we love, Leaving Town, letting go of that love, to Faithful, about being in love with what we do for a living. LOVE seems to be a recurring theme… These songs are a collection of our experiences, feelings, moments, and memories we have made on this flipping awesome journey, which are all as beautiful as a secret sunrise.”
The album has been enthusiastically received by the public and critics alike. Music blogger Al Broide writes: ‘The Secret Sunrise’ is a great debut record. This is a proudly South African album. Sure, it’s a pop album with an international appeal, but there are so many different African elements sonically. Not only does it broaden the appeal locally, but it also shows that Rubber Duc have released an album that is a true representation of themselves and when an artist does that, the audience can instantly pick it up and the connection is much stronger. There are plenty of single choices on the record and it’s easily one of the best pop records to come out of South Africa this year. This is definitely a record you should be adding to your holiday playlist this December.”
“THE SECRET SUNRISE” was nominated for 2 SAMA’s in the categories Best Alternative Album and Best Produced Album.
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The Capitals Sign Exclusive Management Deal and
Announce December Tour
Upon first glance, The Capitals don’t take themselves too seriously, cracking jokes left, right and centre – because the only thing better than a good pun is a really bad one. And let’s face it; you can’t even start a sentence without a capital.
Spending more time with the band, it is clear that behind their happy-go-lucky demeanour are four hard working musicians with an insatiable passion for their community of fellow South Africans.
Hailing from The Capital city of Pretoria, South Africa, the band formerly known as Upsexy, have finally settled on a new and permanent line-up that will see them soar. Originating members Conrad Rudolph and Rics Eltze are joined on stage by Seth Fobian and Wesley Ward – the foursome becoming a sought-after act at top festival line-ups. Additionally, the band have joined forces with Indie Does It, signing an exclusive management deal in the hopes of taking their career to the next level.
“I am extremely excited to be working with these guys, knowing that their hearts and heads are in the right place. The Capitals are an extremely fun loving band and their catchy guitar riffs haunt you for days, in a good way. I cannot wait to take their music around the country and garner them some new fans,” says Indie Does It founder Genevieve Vieira.
Frontman Conrad Rudolph adds, “I’m unbelievably thankful to have someone who believes in us. This industry is savage, so it keeps us motivated. Having an experienced, objective opinion to bounce off of is pivotal in staying sane.”
This news comes together with a teaser of their end of year Capital to Coast Tour announcement. The band will travel from their hometown of Pretoria through to the Mother City, promoting their new music and spreading positive vibes.
The Capitals still remain largely in control of their own brand and music as they continue to develop their personal sound. Before they disappear into studio to make their onstage magic a little more permanent, catch them at Das Oktoberfest Pretoria this Saturday 15 September.
Conrad concludes, “We’ve been itching to take our music outside Gauteng after seeing how people respond to our songs, especially the holiday crowds. Having the new line up settled has really enabled us to level up our performance. We can’t wait!”