Lucky Sings At School

From our day at the primary school in South Africa the day before Oppikoppi

Posted on September 5, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog

News From Abroad

A little report from South Africa (yes we’re posting something AGAIN from that tour….)  :)

Posted on September 1, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog

Learn Something New Everyday

Here’s a capture of our South African tour poster and flyer. The bottom picture was taken last week when Martijn, Otto, Tumi and myself visited the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. This is from the entrance which apparently Nelson Mandela himself had a hand in creating. Very impressive museum. The 2 hours we spent was far far to little. Need to go back someday. Voicst South African Tour Poster 2009Apartheid Museum entrance @ Johannesburg

Posted on August 18, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog

Back To School

Confusing drive out of Joberg. Off the beaten track. We’re off to the area around Oppikoppi. Off to play at the Mamodimakwana Primary School in Swartclip which is located on a Platinum Mine. THe ground here is a rich deep red colour. I thought my eyes were deceiving me but it was that red. My guitar cables are still all red and dusty. We arrived a bit late and the Belgium band Balthazar was playing for about 50 little kids ages 4-10 all dancing around in a semi-circle around the band. It was kind of surreal to see them playing outside in such and atmosphere. Otto (Lucky Fonz III) played after them. He kids loved it. While we set up after Otto a little girl had grabbed one mic and had started singing some song. All the rest of the kids joined in. I have no idea what they were singing but it was fantastic. We played for about 25 minutes I think. They loved it. I loved it. Every time I started to jump around so did about 40 little kids in front of me. Voicst has never played for such a young audience. A couple times during each song I got goose bumps looking at their faces as they expectantly watched to see when we they could jump up and down again. They’d start smiling and get all energetic. Fantastic. While we were cleaning up one little kid was hanging around close to Joppe and eyeing his kick, snare and hithat combination. Joppe gave him the sticks and he started to play. Within seconds Joppe was surrounded by a bunch of kids all wanting to play on the drums. An hour later we finally got to leave after everyone had had their chance. We headed off to Oppikoppi near Northam. Koppi is the hill/ mountain near Northam where the festival is held. Oppi means on top of.. so yes Oppikoppi is on top of the hill. But also basically in the middle of no where in the bush. We got our passes and wandered around of an hour but then had to quickly leave. We got put up in a game ranch about 10 km away. A few very bumpy dirt roads later we arrived at a huge 10 meter high ‘jurrasic park’ style electric fence. Arrived at the lodge in the pitch black. GReat to see soooo many stars and shooting stars aswell. We all sat around a large fire outside drinking beer completely surprised that it was only 8pm. It felt like midnight. (I’ve got some video from the day at the school but will have to upload it later back in NL.)
Pictures by Sely Friday

Posted on August 15, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog

Things in the head after Tings ‘n Times

- Last night had a great show at Tings ‘n Times in Pretoria… It’s so much fun to play small clubs again. Hey, don’t get me wrong; bigger shows are cool too, but just a way different dynamic I guess. South African audience very nice too, not afraid to rock-out, that’s for sure…!
- Sleep is a mess at the moment, pissing me off.
- Feeling sorry for Jaimie who plays keys and electronics. She has a crazy flu for days now. Hardcore how hard she still rocks each night: earning points like a mad(wo)man.
- I really need to continue working on backing up all these voice memo’s on my phone. I have recorded about 300 of ‘m over the last few months. Some stuff is really almost a song, but mostly some vague humming, words, or strumming of the guitar. Definitely some cool stuff, and I guess I should not be too worried about not having enough material for the new Voicst record. I still am though…
- I am totally addicted to the live recordings of Antony and the Johnsons at Dalhalla.
- I’m giving you a picture of an elephant, just because I can…
- This is my first Blog. I feel damn grown up right now and will celebrate it with a nice breakfast at the Hotel.

Tjeerd

elephant

Posted on August 12, 2009, by admin. Filed under blog

A Few Days In South Africa

It’s now been a week that we’ve been driving around in the southern hemisphere. There are so many wonderful things to see, do, taste and touch, and smell. I haven’t had that much time to get some pictures online but I did get a few from the first three days. For those new here, my self included, I have been posting pictures and stories the past year on my own site @ www.nassio.com/hurryupandwait. For the moment (until I get back home) you’ll need to check out the dialogue there until I get this new place on our newly designed site figured out. So check out the Hurry Up And Wait, and for now a small vid from the van….



Posted on August 11, 2009, by SF. Filed under blog

South African Tour

We are really excited to announce that from the 5th to 16th of August we will be touring South Africa for the first time in our career. Amongst numerous club shows we will also perform at South Africa’s largest festival, the OPPIKOPPI Festival.

Dates:

05.08.2009 Durban, Burn
06.08.2009 Johannesburg, Tokyo Star (canceled)
07.08.2009 Johannesburg, Roxy
08.08.2009 Swartklip, Mamodimakwana Primary School
09.08.2009 Northam, Oppikoppi Festival
11.08.2009 Pretoria, Tings
12.08.2009 Johannesburg, Tanz Cafe
13.08.2009 Johannesburg, East Rand, Street Cafe
14.08.2009 Pretoria, Zeplins Rock Shack
15.08.2009 Johannesburg, Black Dahlia
16.08.2009 Johannesburg, Bohemian

Posted on June 10, 2009, by VOICST. Filed under news