…better late than never…
My sincere apologies for the terrible admin…the road is to blame…
This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Jack Hammer Band.
There will be a Jamboree on the 18th of July at Café Barcelona and many of the musicians who were part of the band will be performing as well as some of our brothers.
So far this year has been very exciting.We were lucky to be invited to the “Up the Creek” festival near Swellendam and it was wonderful to play and to see so many of our dear friends there. Thanks to Jacques and Jacques for the trip to and fro from Cape Town. We managed to drive there thru lightning and thunder via Hermanus, but we got there just the same.
At the end of February we were very fortunate to be invited to Namibia. We played four nights in Windhoek at the Warehouse Theatre and would like to thank Ernst Herma and all the crew and staff for making our stay so memorable.
On the home front we have been working the Acoustic Sundays at The Blue Flame for almost a year now and it has turned into a beautiful gig…every Sunday in the Garden.
Also great vibes at Steak and Ale, Tings and Times and Café Barcelona. In Boksburg we have had a rip at the Knight and Dragon, thanks to bra Fritz and all the crew there, young Johnathan for doing the sound and the wonderful guest bands like The Whining Orphans.
This week myself, Moonshine Lee and Johno are off to Mocambique for the FORR Launch Party.
Many thanks to Frans and Linda Human for the brilliant idea and to Annie and Dick at Nudi Divers for the training. Great new adventures await.
“Suitcase vol Winter” has been remastered and due for re-release early in April.
To celebrate 25 years on the road we are releasing a compilation album “Road Works 1984-2009” by June. This will contain songs from all the Jack Hammer albums.
“The Pilgrim” should also see a new release in a new jacket sooner than later. Many thanks to Deon van Niekerk and all at Select Music Distribution.
Many thanks to Mike Joubert and Alistair King for all the support and faith.
Also very special thanks to Francois Friend.
And of course to Brian Currin.
Hope to see you soon at a gig, thank you for friendship and support!
Love and Respect, Piet.