Johnny’s Back … SA’s legendary band Falling Mirror Live at Barnyard Theatre, Willowbridge – Cape Town

Johnny's Back

Try to imagine what a cross between Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison and Rodriguez would sound like, throw in Mark Knopfler and The Stones, and you are close to the sound of Falling Mirror, South Africa’s hit band from the ’80’s.

Remember the hit songs ‘Johnny Calls the Chemist’ and ‘Neutron Bop’ that topped local charts and even received some recognition in America?

Well, “Johnny’s Back!” albeit for one night only in The Barnyard Theatre, Willowbridge on Sunday the 28th of April, to Rev up the Rock. This concert will also form part of an upcoming major international documentary that will tell their unique rock story and capture the band’s reconnection with their audience.

Founding band members and cousins, Allan Faull (lead guitar) and vocalist Nielen Marais (the band’s name is a play on their surnames) together with drummer Patrick Humphries, were known as a non-performing, inordinately introspective group whose debut album ‘Zen Boulders’ was critically acclaimed upon release and gained a cult following for the band in SA. Now joined by George Den Das (Keyboards) and Harvey Cohen (bass guitar), Faull (recognised as one of South Africa’s best ever guitarists) together with Humphries’ rock-firm percussive patterns and Nielen “Mirror’s” bold, captivating voice and lyrics makes this one-night-only live performance a rarity and a must-see.

Nielen’s voice is probably the most distinctive feature of Falling Mirror’s music and it has often been compared to Dylan’s and although that artist’s influences still weave through some of Nielen’s songs, his sound is undeniably authentic and unique. Nielen is a man with a story to tell and he does so with his exquisitely beautiful music, unmistakable voice, timeless melodies and haunting lyrics. Allan’s guitar playing has the neat clarity of Mark Knopfler, deceptive simplicity, with incredible diversity and delivered with great emotion.

Unusual, hypnotic and totally addictive, Falling Mirror remains unique in SA and world rock, and has stayed rooted in the nation’s musical psyche ever since ‘Johnny Calls the Chemist’ was released.

For an unforgettable evening of legendary Rock that will include all Falling Mirror’s hits, and some new material, book early to avoid disappointment as tickets are limited.Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE via www.barnyardtheatre.co.za or via the booking line on 021 914 8898. All tickets are priced at R100.

Cape Town
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Barnyard Theatre – Willowbridge
Show starts at 7pm
Doors open at 5.30pm

Website: http://fallingmirror.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FallingMirror
SA Rock Encyclopedia: http://rock.co.za/fallingmirror
Buy CDs: http://freshmusic.co.za

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Falling Mirror re-records the classic Johnny Calls The Chemist

2012 re-recording of the classic Falling Mirror song.

Alan Faull: guitars and backing vocals, Nielen Mirror: vocals, Selwyn Schneider: bass, backing vocals, programmed drums, arrangement and production, George Den Das: keyboards. Track recorded at Selsong Studio.

Website: http://fallingmirror.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FallingMirror

SA Rock Encyclopedia: http://rock.co.za/fallingmirror

Buy CDs: http://freshmusic.co.za

Falling Mirror Live at Alma Cafe on 31st March

Sat 31st March – South Africa’s legendary band, Falling Mirror perform at The Alma Cafe. We all remember their iconic and unforgettable “Johnny Calls the Chemist” but with an original repertoire of over 100 songs, you are in for an evening of truly quirky, fascinating and powerful songs. The evening of original music is also interspersed with storied, anecdotes and songs from other musicians who inspired and influenced the band. Book earliest to secure your seat.

“Thru The Mirror”

“A nostalgic trip down memory lane…. the story behind the influences that wrote the songs.”

Alan Faull…guitar and backing vocals

Nielen Marais …vocals

Tim Faull …Drums

Selwyn Schneider…Bass

Alma Cafe Rosebank
Saturday 31st March 7pm for 7.30pm.

Bookings on 021 685 7377.

R130 including 1 course meal

Fully licensed R20 corkage.

Please specify dietary requirements upon placing your booking Desserts and drinks optional extras Fully licensed NO PLASTIC, cash only

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Falling Mirror Launch show – Coming out of retirement concert

After 10 years in retirement from live performances the core members of Falling Mirror are coming out with their guns blazing to perform live. For the last couple of months they have been working very hard at their new show under the creative direction of well known and respected music director Jonny Blundell. “Thru the Mirror” is a nostalgic trip down memory lane … it tells the story behind the influences that wrote the songs.

Falling Mirror Launch show

Coming out of retirement concert

2 sets of 30 to 35 mins.

Alma Cafe Rosebank

Tues 7th Feb. 7pm for 7.30pm.

Bookings on 021 685 7377.

R130 including 1 course meal

Fully licensed R20 corkage.

“Thru The Mirror”

“A nostalgic trip down memory lane…. the story behind the influences that wrote the songs.”

Music Director : Jonny Blundell

Narrator and vocals: Neilen Mirror

Unplugged : Allan Faull, Jonny Blundell, Roger Bashew.

http://www.facebook.com/FallingMirror

Johnny Calls The Chemist – Falling Mirror (via 1001 South African Songs You Must Hear Before You Go Deaf)

Johnny Calls The Chemist – Falling Mirror Johnny Calls The Chemist – Falling Mirror (Prescriptive and addictive) Ever wondered what Bob Dylan would have sounded like had he been South African? No, me neither, but on ‘Johnny Calls The Chemist’, Neilen Mirror gives you a feel for what that would sound like. Add to this some Dire Straits-y guitar from Alan Faull and you’ve … Read More

via 1001 South African Songs You Must Hear Before You Go Deaf

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