Wrestlerish launches The Rude Mechanical – Album information and launch tour dates

Wrestlerish – The Rude Mechanical
Wrestlerish – The Rude Mechanical



Out March 2010

Wrestlerish’s much-anticipated debut album, The Rude Mechanical, will be released by Rhythm Records in March 2010.

Wrestlerish is the brain child of songwriters Werner Olckers (Vocals and guitar) and Jacques Du Plessis (Keys and vocals) and is completed by David Grevler (Bass) and Gavin Flaks (Drums). After a whirlwind year of touring and performing in 2009, the band is now set to release their debut album “The Rude Mechanical” in March 2010 through Rhythm Records.

Wrestlerish has quickly become the band that seems to have everyone talking. After making a critically-acclaimed festival debut at Splashy Fen last year, the band went on to play Oppikoppi: Smoorverlief, where their performance was selected by 5FM to be part of the Live@5 Oppikoppi campaign. They also played Oppiaarde, Rocking the Daisies, Old Mutual Encounters and Magic in the Music with MNET.

The band plans to follow up their debut single, “Bad News” (which already went to # 1 on the TuksFM charts and is playlisted on several campus radio stations, with the video enjoying heavy rotation on music channel MK) with two more music videos, confirmed performances with international acts Johnny Foreigner (UK) and Balthazar (Belgium) and a full national tour during March and April to promote the album.

Says Olckers, who was previously in SHU with Peach van Pletzen (Yesterday’s Pupil) and Barend Pieterse (Kidofdoom) “I mostly write about what is happening in my life… friends, family, love. I don’t have a set formula when I write. Sometimes it is the tune that gives shape to the entire song, sometimes it is only a few words…”

Wrestlerish captivates not only through their exquisite, simultaneous musical richness and simplicity, but Werner Olckers’s octave-shifting voice also has that rarest of qualities – conveying meaning and feeling with every word he sings.

Download Wrestlerish’s first single “Bad News” for free at http://rhythmmusicstore.com/music/6152/Wrestlerish/The-Rude-Mechanical

Read more about Wrestlerish here: http://www.speakerbox.co.za/content/feature.aspx?id=208

Watch the music video of “Bad News” here:

“When I listen to Wrestlerish I think of driving in the passenger seat and losing out under street lights and I think of

bicycles and glitter and I think of girls and the way hearts used to break so well in the old days.

A quarter-life crisis is a ridiculous thing to have, but he’s making the soundtrack to mine.”

Hunter Kennedy



When: Friday: 19.02.2010

Where: Pretoria Hot Box Studios

Address: 1072 Schoeman Street, Arcadia

Entrance fee: R70.00 before 20h00 & R80.00 after

Starting Time: 18h00

Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=279017281239&ref=ts

With many more

When: Saturday: 27.02.2010

Where: Cool Runnings Victory Park

Address: Shop 28, Victory Park Shopping Centre, Rustenberg road.

Entrance fee: None

Starting time: 19h00

PLEASE NOTE: This show is an acoustic set featuring Jacques & Werner

When: Friday: 05.03.2010 – Album Launch

Where: Cape Town &Union

Address: 110 Bree Street, Cape Town (St. Stephens Church)

Entrance fee: None

Starting Time: 7pm


When: Saturday: 06.03.2010

Where: Ramfest, Johannesburg

Address: Emmarentia Botanical Gardens, Olifants Road.

Entrance Fee: Pre-sale: R100.00

Door tickets: R150.00

Starting time: 12h00


With many more

When: Thursday: 11.03.2010 – Album Launch

Where: Tings & Times, Pretoria

Address: 1065 Arcadia Road, Hatfield

Entrance Fee: R30.00

Starting Time: 19h00

With Yesterday’s Pupil

When: Friday: 12.03.2010

Where: Back2Basics, Johannesburg

Address: Cnr. Perth and Lancaster roads, Westdene

Entrance Fee: R50.00

Starting time: 19h00

With Jack Parow

When: Monday: 22.03.2010

Where: The Waiting Room, Cape Town

Address: 273 Long Street, Cape Town

Entrance Fee: R20.00

Starting time: 19h00

PLEASE NOTE: This show is an acoustic set featuring Jacques & Werner

When: Tuesday: 23.03.2010

Where: Aandklas, Stellenbosch

Address: 43A Bird Street, Stellenbosch

Entrance Fee: R30.00

Starting time: 20h00

With Thieve

When: Wednesday: 24.03.2010

Where: Kunskafee, Durbanville

Address: 1 Scher Street, Durbanville

Entrance Fee: R20.00

Starting Time: 19h30

With Fox Comet & Mt Rooms

When: Friday: 26.03.2010

Where: Mercury Live, Cape Town

Address: 43 De Villiers Street, Cape Town

Entrance Fee: R30.00

Starting time: 20h00

With Balthazar (Belgium) & Ashtray Electric

When: Saturday: 27.03.2010

Where: Jo’burg Burning, Johannesburg

Address: All around Melville

Early Bird: R80.00

Pre-sale: R100.00

Door: R130.00

Event link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119231607004&ref=ts

With many more

For photo’s, interviews or more information, please contact:

Riana Wiechers
C: 072 341 6439 H: 021 801 0663

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