The Kickstands and The Alley Cats at the Maritzburg Musician’s Club

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The Kickstands.

FOLLOWING last week’s record breaking attendance at La Casa, during which Gangs of Ballet and Mali Zulu blew the audience away, and numerous well-attended music festivals around the Country, Maritzburg Musician’s Club plans to deliver more top-notch music.

On Tuesday, March 5, The Alley Cats, locally known from the Marshall Music shop, will be showcasing their gifts with a bit of swing, and a bit of bop! Also headed to the MMC are the Durban-based Kickstands, who deliver a tight, enjoyable acoustic sound.

The Alley Cats are an all-star cast of Rockabilly die-hards. They perform an electric set of rock & roll standards with a special emphasis on Rockabilly music, with some originals thrown in.

The trio, consisting of Christo Loots, Skippy Kubheka and Chris Melling, formed out of a shared love for swing, bop and blues music, and keep the vibe strong with some surf rock classics. There’s no doubt the crowd responses have been overwhelming!

Accomplished musicianship and expert songwriting has seen The Kickstands at over a thousand gigs around Southern Africa since 2009. Gary Nixon and Rudi Greyvenstein pride themselves on being able to perform at intimate venues as well as major festivals and showcase events.

The Kickstands have had the privilege of performing amongst and supporting some of South Africa’s most popular artists such as Goldfish, Just Jinger, Goodluck, Albert Frost, Arno Carstens, Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Desmond and the Tutus and Mango Groove.

Without radio support, their live performances have carried their unique, improvised and energetic acoustic sound around Southern Africa – gaining fans along the way, all the while fine tuning their craft. But most of all – enjoying the journey.

Doors open at 7 pm for 8 pm. Tickets R40.

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