With the third instalment of Blood Brothers coming up this month, we chatted to Jason Hinch to find out what fans can expect this year.
Jason, you’ve been involved with Blood Brothers from it’s inception. How has this show evolved over the past few years?
Firstly, we’re in a new venue this year, which brings the action a lot closer to people. We’re at at The Good Luck Bar, one of the best venues in SA. We’re very happy to be there. Also, the lineup is obviously different as always. This year’s is mental. We’ve got Francois van Coke, Garth Barnes from CrashCarBurn/Tweak, Hanu from The Narrow, Albert Frost, Chris van der Walt, Loandi Boersma and Jaco Mans from Tidal Waves and Bok van Blerk on lead guitar duties, just to name a few.
What brought about the change in venue?
I think it was just time for a change. We loved playing the arenas at Carnival City in Johannesburg and GrandWest in Cape Town but they’re a bit far removed from people I think. The Good Luck Bar is just an Uber away!
What can fans expect from the show this year?
One of the main reasons Blood Brothers is such a blast is because some of the things that happen when you get ten people together like this will never happen again. Where else can you see Hanu from the Narrow cover a Rage Against the Machine tune with Francois van Coke on backing vocals, Albert Frost on lead guitar, Chris van der Walt on bass and all of the above with two drummers? It’s just a really, really rad thing to see if you’re even remotely a fan of local or just rock music in general.
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BLOOD BROTHERS – 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
This September, 10 of South Africa’s local rock legends unite as one in the battle against cancer, in support of the Vrede Foundation.
For the third annual BLOOD BROTHERS, South Africa’s first rock supergroup features 6 brand new members to take up arms against their biggest struggle yet. In their quest for victory, they will be performing your favourite hits, as well as songs by their own heroes. The choices are bold, the talent undeniable, the result – unforgettable.
Experience the rare opportunity to witness 10 of our best local rockstars together on one stage for one night only! For the first time, they will be defending their rightful rock legacy at a brand new battlefield known for reinventing the live music scene in Johannesburg – The Good Luck Bar.
Fighting for liberty, this year’s line-up includes veteran fighters Francois van Coke, Albert Frost, Kobus De Kock Jnr and Jason Hinch. Joining the revelry this year are newcomers Garth Barnes, Hanu De Jong, Chris Van Der Walt, Jaco Mans, Jason Oosthuizen, Loandi Boersma and fans can also look forward to a few special guest surprise performances!
With 3 hours of non-stop rock ’n roll, the battle lines have been drawn. Pick your side, buy your ticket. #tenant
Date: 30 September 2017
Venue: The Good Luck Bar, Johannesburg
Entrance Fee: R200 (Early Bird Limited), R250 (Online & Door)
Time: 2PM – 90s Pre-Party | 8PM Blood Brothers
Book Online: Plankton http://bit.ly/2tfDo6b
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/2t3IFcI
THE VREDE FOUNDATION
The Vrede Foundation’s aim is to generate awareness amongst Young South Africans (aged 15-29) regarding Cancer and at the same time raise funds to provide financial aid to Young South Africans with Cancer.
BLOOD BROTHERS Contact:
Vrede Foundation: http://www.vredefoundation.co.za
Pictures by Andre Badenhorst