It’s been on shelves for a bit, but we officially christened this album release with a shindig at Tanz Cafe Fourways on Tuesday night. With a fantastic Band (Neill Ettridge – Drums, Trevor Donjeany – Bass, Alistair Coakley – Guitar, Ashish Joshi – Tabla, Hlengiwe Pitso – Vocals, Tumie Mfecane – Vocals and Andy Innes – Guitar / vocal) the gig went down really well with rave reviews from all who came along. The band whipped through a set of Seven tracks from the Anthems of a Stranger release to thunderous applause from the large audience. This showcase was just the precursor to more upcoming shows, to give the audience and press a taste of what’s in store and to highlight some of the album material.
Thanks to everyone who turned up and special thanks to the “profile” guests who took the time to come and help celebrate.
A special thank you to Andy Furtner at Gearhouse, who provided cabling, mults and splitters for the live recording and a HUGE thank you to the Gearhouse affiliate Ledvision (under the able leadership of Richard Baker) who provided the immense video wall that you can see featured here behind the band. Thanks also to Warren Gibson from Plug Music for his efforts and to Jules (who also did the MC gig, incidentally) and his team from Sstream who shot multi-camera footage of the show. Thanks to Raeven Brough for doing a great job at the guitar tech position too. Last but not least, a huge thank you to Desiree for everything she does so exceptionally well.
The launch T-shirts and CD will be available here from Friday 09/11/12.
Andy plays Tugela Crossing on his P22
L-R Alistair Coakley (gtr), Tumie Mfecane (vox) and Hlengiwe Pitso (vox)
Alistair Coakley and Andy Innes playing guitars
Beauties and the beast (Tumie Mfecane, Hlengiwe Pitso, Andy Innes)
Hottest rhythm section in town (Neill Ettridge – drums, Trevor Donjeany – Bass)
Andy Plays 8-string Baritone on Ride to the Sea
Ashish Joshi (tabla) and Neill Ettridge (drum kit)
Here are some related reviews and articles:
http://cleonecassidy.blogspot.com/2012/11/pure-genius.html (Cleone Cassidy’s Blog – she said it was pure genius, we like this)
http://museonline.co.za/news/andy-innes-releases-debut-album-anthems-of-a-stranger/ (Muse announcement and article)