CONCERT IN THE GARDEN
Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 4 - 6 pm
Simon Van Gend on U.S. Tour from South Africa
Simon van Gend
South African singer-songwriter Simon van Gend has been writing songs since forming his first band in the early nineties. Originally inspired by songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Paul Simon, he has developed a style of writing and performing all his own, mixing soulful melodies with lyrics that chart new territories in the internal world.
Simon has recorded four albums with his band, Simon & the Bande à Part. The latest album, Blinking and Breathing, was produced by acclaimed Australian producer Ian Pritchett, famed for his work with Angus & Julia Stone and The Beautiful Girls.
Simon has recently challenged himself to write a song every week for a year. Follow his progress at www.asongaweek.simonvangend.com
“It’s the songs that take you by surprise. Persuasive without being preoccupied, full of words without being wordy, delivering life’s lessons without being preachy, they never quite go where you expect.” – Richard Haslop, Audio Video
“The second half of the performance took us deeper into the tapestry of beautifully put together songs with an impressive complexity of chord uses. Evidently real care has been taken to construct these songs and to create interesting progressions, something of great value in contrast to the “three chord theory” often employed by folk artists.” – Marie-Claire de Villiers, What’s on in Cape Town
$10 donation - BYOB and picnic - Outdoor Bistro Style Seating in the Amphitheatre
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