On the 18th of March, on the eve of the full moon before the harvest of 2011
there will be a wonderful celebration and musical event at Wolfkloof Wine
Cellars in Robertson in the Western Cape.
Having performed at Wolfkloof during the Wacky Wine Festival in 2010 to sold out audiences, Piet Botha and The Lizard Kings have been invited to
perform “Songs of the Moon” on this special occasion.
The Lizard Kings is a hybrid musical outfit comprising the Dennis Brothers
and A.J. Graham of the well known Akkedis Band as well as Li-Ann Cummins , Jacques Groenewald and of course Piet Botha who acquired the status of rock legend many moons ago.
The band has performed often during the past year and a half ,usually when
Piet Botha comes down from Gauteng to tour the Cape, and has built up an extensive repertoire of Afrikaans and English songs , mostly original material from their previous albums over the years as well as renditions of
classic songs by artists like Neil Young, Warren Zevon, Steve Earle, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, J.J. Cale and others.
Piet Botha is known for his body of work over the last 35 years , both with
his rock outfit Jack Hammer as well as the acclaimed Afrikaans albums
like “Suitcase vol winter” and “Die Mamba”. He was awarded a SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 at the relatively youthful age of 50. As from April 2011 he will also be seen presenting a new series on Kyknet
TV titled “Wie lê waar ?” , which deals with the burial sites of famous people from our history, from Saartjie Baartman to Siener van Rensburg to Chris Barnard to Shaka Zulu and more. Botha is the presenter and narrator of this
new series which features music by Riku Latti and Jahn Beukes as well as several contributions by himself.
Li Ann Cummins is a young singer-songwriter from Cape Town who adds a
wonderful feminine touch to the repertoire .She is currently working on her
Jacques Groenewald is also a young singer-songwriter from Durbanville who is being groomed for bigger things.He also knows Piet Botha’s songs better than anyone. And he plays a really good guitar.He just needs some discipline.
The idea for a special concert on Harvest Moon came from the Kannemeyer family of the farm Wolfkloof, specifically Jan Kannmeyer and his sister Marietjie. The idea was to have a performance that was loaded with songs
about the moon.And so it will be.The Lizard Kings have beefed up their setlists with full moon fever!
For more information on the event and how to book please contact
Marietjie Kannemeyer: 082 8720403 … email@example.com.
For more information on the band please contact
Piet Botha: 0722158455.. firstname.lastname@example.org.