Triple M Entertainment books Founder of iconic SA band Bright Blue to perform a FREE Concert in De Waal Park on Sunday 2 Dec 2012
Robin Levetan was the lead vocalist and founder of iconic SA band Bright Blue whose uniquely infectious blend of pop, rock and mbaqanga established them at the forefront of the progressive music scene in the 80’s and 90’s.
Robin’s writing extended to the theatre and his highly acclaimed counter-culture play, “Skyf” broke attendance records at The Baxter and Market Theatres. His second play “Mrs Kaplan and the Witchdoctor” was also performed at The Baxter and was later staged at various festivals in Eastern Europe by students at UCT.
After leaving Bright Blue, Robin continued to write songs and, in 2009, teamed up with producer / musician, Roger Bashew. The pair were joined by Willem Moller (guitar), Paul Tizzard (drums), Selwyn Schneider (keyboards, vocals), Tonia Selley (vocals, percussion), Shaggy Scheepers (keyboards), Buddy Wells (sax) and Jessica Levetan (vocals), together with Bright Blue band mates Ian Cohen (bass) Dan Heymann (piano) and Tom Fox (guitar).
The resulting 12 track album, “A Far Country”, was launched at the CTICC in 2011.
Robin has been performing with a group of top local musicians who will join him at De Waal Park on 2 December from 4pm till 5.30pm (Entrance is free ..) where they will perform songs from the album as well as new material and some Bright Blue favorites. CD’s will be on sale at the event.
The line-up will be:
- Robin Levetan (vocals)
- Tonia Selley (vocals, guitar, percussion)
- Selwyn Schneider (vocals, guitar)
- David Bass (keyboards)
- Roger Bashew (bass)
- Paul Tizzard (drums)
- Willem Moller (guitar)
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Great site…….Question was there ever a band in SA called “Wakeford Heart” a mate now living in the UK seems to think they double billed with HAMMAK in the CT City hall the night HAMMAK made their Live recording. I cant remember it being a double bill and find nothing for Wkeford Heart. email can be sent to regards
Wakeford Hart was formed in SA in 1969. They have song on the Astral Daze 3 compilation.
They did double will with Hammak, but not at the City Hall. It was at a farm in Hout Bay owned by Peter Wale’s father. I can’t remember the name of the farm. Alan Faul and Mandy Cohen both played for the group and Mandy Cohen (She lives in LA now as Amanda Blue) was one of two singers for Hammak. Keith Lentin also played for Wakeford Hart (note the spelling) for a short period of time.