Live music is always a highlight at our shows and at KAMERS Hermanus it is no exception. On the kykNET stage Farryl Purkiss, Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys, Oh Mercy and Gerald Clark & The Dead Men will make sure shoppers are in an vibey, up-beat but mellow mood on Saturday and Sunday. Just another reason not to miss KAMERS in the Overberg.
Farryl Purkiss – 12:00, Saturday 26 September
Farryll Purkiss is an award winning singer songwriter who has been travelling the globe for the past seven years, sharing his music with the world. He has played numerous festivals, including V-Festival, Big Day Out and Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival. He has toured with and supported acts such as Crowded House, Ben Howard, Missy Higgins and Violent Femmes, to name a few. He has released three albums and has just returned from South East Asia.
Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys – 14:00, Saturday 26 September
It has been close to two years since the release of Lucy’s debut album and her emergence on the South African music scene. The growth in these two years, due to relentless touring and collaborations with various artists, has resulted in a new avenue for the 25 year old – one of colourful soundscapes, dreamy melodies and primal rhythms, while still staying true to her roots of acoustic folk and her honest way with words.
The makings of her band, The Lost Boys, started when Lucas Swart and Andre Leo joined on guitar for stripped down performances at the 2013 National Arts Festival, where they were awarded a Standard Bank Ovation Award. Soon after, they were joined by Werner Von Waltsleben on drums and Calvin Siderfin on bass, allowing for a fuller and more vibrant sound. The musicians have given Lucy the space to further explore what music can sound and feel like. It brings a greater subtlety and a greater violence to the songs.
Last year they released their self-titled psychedelic folk/dream pop album which is available from iTunes.
Oh Mercy – 11:00, Sunday 27 September
Swampy-Sexy-Twanging-Mournful-Good-Ole-Fashioned-Country. She’s the magnolias and he’s the matches.
Andy Lund is a solo artist. Emma du Preez is a solo artist. They met at a gig where they were both performing solo sets in 2011 and became buddies. In late 2012 Emma received a phone call from Andy that went something like this:
“Remember how we said we should get together and play around with some duet stuff?”
“Well, I just booked our as-yet-non-existent band a gig so… we kind of have to start a band. Like. Now”
And in that moment the sweet harmonies and dirty, country guitar riffs of Oh Mercy were born.
Gerald Clark & The Dead Men – 13:00, Sunday 27 September
Gerald Clark is an accomplished South African musician recognised for his extraordinary ability to tell a story with his music. He is one of SA’s top musicians – a singer and songwriter famous for his voice that can get down to the soul and honesty that consists within the blues.
Gerald Clark has released three successful albums of which one, Sweepslag, was nominated for a South African Music Award (SAMA). Clark’s second album, Black Water, gave him international success. The title track’s music video was nominated for an MTV Europe Animation Award. Clark’s third album, Follow the River, was well received by fans and the media. Five songs from this album made it to the airwaves and were played on high-rotation on Smile FM and RSG, amongst others.
Gerald has worked with Valiant Swart, Bok van Blerk, Heinz Winkler, Gian Groen, Luna Paige, Van Coke Kartel, Albert Frost and many more top local talent. He has toured throughout the country and played at all the major festivals and venues, KKNK, Oppikoppi, Up the Creek, Splashy Fen, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Citrusdalfees, The Blues Summit, and more. He took his music to international grounds and toured Namibia and London with Bok van Blerk, and he got a taste of the original blues while performing in Nashville, Jackson, and Memphis, USA. He took his golden voice to Czech Republic and did a 20 show, 20 town, 20 day tour, where he was honoured with sold-out shows and standing ovations, one after the other.
Gerald Clark is more than just a talented musician. In 2014 he produced a show with Fokofpolisiekar, Valiant Swart and Heinz Winkler at the Banyard Theatre in aid of the Fast Forward Fund. The event was featured on Kwêla, in Die Burger and Rapport, and a number of radio stations, reaching millions of consumers. Currently, he is involved with the Ray of Sunshine Home for Abandoned Babies and he helps to collect needed funds, food, and additional baby goods for the home.
Clark has developed dynamic musical ideas and brought it to life in his 4th album – again collaborating with the country’s best musicians. He is confident that the diversity of this new album will be groundbreaking.