“It was the first time I’ve watched them live and man, it’s not a lie
when Ard Matthews (Just Jinjer) and Marco Gomes (Prime Circle) say
that these guys are the next big thing in South Africa. They are tight
and their passion for making good music really shows up in their warm
and killer stage presence.”
The Rescu uplifts!
The Rescu released their debut album in August and has received great reviews up to date, complimenting the band as a new SA Rock act to look out for. Evan Milton commented in his article in Weekend Argus: “The Rescu have announced their arrival on the South African music scene with a definitive debut and a much more rounded package than many brand new bands.” Claire Martens from MusicReview.co.za commented “For a trio, they certainly know how to fill the speakers” and Jana van Heerden noted in her review on Artslink.co.za “There is no doubt that The Rescu is a solid band with a successful career ahead.”
The band drew their inspiration for the songs from various elements and life experiences. Their genuine and heartfelt love for South Africa and its people inspired many of the tracks. The band name expresses their desire for something relevant, something needed, something out of the ordinary; something that happens to be in the right place at the right time.
“As a band, we like the idea of getting people excited, being positive and focusing on the good stuff that life has to offer. Our performance as a band is an integral part of conveying a message of hope. We put a lot of effort into our live shows, we work hard at keeping the energy up and offering something special to the audience. We are all about bringing the rock and roll to every performance, having fun doing it and just letting the music say what it has to say. At the end of the day, our music is designed to inspire, to lift up. It`s about the triumph of the human spirit and its connection to the spiritual and physical world we live in.”
To date, The Rescu have performed with some of the biggest names on the SA music circuit, sharing the stage with Just Jinjer, Arno Carstens, Prime Circle, Foto na Dans and The Dirty Skirts. These performances, as well as the many smaller shows played by the band have given them the street cred they require to hold their own at any level of live performance.
Catch The Rescu live in November:
23rd November: &Union, Breestreet, Cape Town 8pm, free
26th November: Synergy Live, Main Stage, 3pm www.synergylive.co.za
27th November: V&A Waterfront with Prime Circle, 6pm, free
Album available to download from Rhythm Music Store