Gangs of Ballet and Albert Frost is coming to Ballito for another Marriott Ballito Beats concert at Sugar Rush Park.
Gangs of Ballet music, which boasts a winning combination of their vibrant energy and a host of musically intriguing melodies, cannot be pinned down to any specific genre but rather experiments with an eclectic mix of alternative, melodic, anthemic, electronic and dance. In any context, Gangs of Ballet’s audiences are encouraged to experience the band’s music in ways that are dually intuitive and physical as their music seeks to stimulate the musically-minded while also providing those merely seeking a good time with a good reason to dance.
Made up of Jonathan “Jono” Rich (keyboard) and brothers Brad (lead singer, electric guitar) and Josh Klynsmith (drums), Gangs of Ballet have established themselves as a favourite on the SA music scene. Based on the success of this multi-award-winning group, it’s difficult to say that a lot of people don’t “get” the band. But as Jono explains, the changes they’ve gone through have been beneficial to their growth.
Supporting them will be the legendary Albert Frost.
For the past two decades the energetic performances of SAMA award winning blues/rock guitarist/singer Albert Frost has captured audiences worldwide.
Dubbed the “South African Hendrix”, Frost deftly alternates between rhythm and lead, showcasing his extraordinary skills on the acoustic and electric guitars. His first love is the Blues, stemming from the influence of his long relationship with the Blues Broers, a well-known and respected group from Cape Town with whom he has performed since 1994 at the age of 17.
In 2000 frost became one of the first fender endorsees in South Africa and has been linked with the brand ever since.
He has recorded with Arno Carstens, Koos Kombuis, Chris Chameleon, Anton Goosen, David Kramer, Karen Zoid, Blues Broers and many others. He has performed with every major artist in South Africa, including international artists like Ali Farka Touré and Finley Quaye. He has toured with Simple Minds and Rem, and supported the Rolling Stones. Albert performed at some of the most legendary and exclusive international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Hard Rock Calling and Oppikoppi.
April 2016 saw the release of his much anticipated third solo album, The Wake Up, which, according to Frost, signals the “start of a new journey” for him. In a departure from Frost’s blues roots, The Wake Up explores various musical avenues and lyrical content to create something he says will surprise and excite his fans.
The album won in the coveted best rock album category at the 2017 sama awards.
After a very successful 2017 Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Frost was nominated for a Kanna award as well as a kykNET-Fiëstas 2018 for the Best Music Production for the two shows: with Loki Rothman (The Acoustic Guitar) and with Zolani Mahola (Rok en Rol.) In December Albert Frost was also invited to perform with Henry Ate at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens opening for the Scottish band TEXAS.
His patent enjoyment of the music he performs and his instruments as well as his charming rapport with the audience, keeps his admirers captivated and returning for more.
Date: May 20th 2018
Cost: R140 Early bird, R150 General Access adult, kids 6-12 R80, kids U6 R30
Book now on www.webtickets.co.za