The Real Concerts Series
From Friday, 7 April 2017 to Saturday, 8 April 2017
- Friday, 7 April at 20h00 – Prime Circle, Just Jinjer & Tailor
- Saturday, 8 April at 20h00 – Prime Circle, Ard Matthews & Tailor
Tickets: From R285
The Real Concert Series brings you Prime Circle, Just Jinjer, Ard Matthews & Tailor Together on one stage.
This April, two of South Africa’s most iconic bands will be performing a special show together at Montecasino. Joining them is Tailor, one of the hottest up-and-coming artists. Come and experience this epic line-up of unique and historic artists playing the music that has shaped the SA music industry.
Prime Circle: After notching up six studio albums, several chart-topping singles, a string of awards and countless sold-out gigs, Prime Circle have earned their status as South African rock royalty. Formed in Witbank, Mpumalanga, in 2001, Prime Circle have demonstrated unparalleled staying power with a dynamic signature sound that continues to evolve in exciting, progressive directions. Their six albums have all reached gold or platinum status, morphing in style from commercial, anthemic radio hits to a harder, edgier sound. Over the past few years, they have taken their well-crafted tunes and powerful live energy to international markets while not forgetting their massive South African fan base.
Prime Circle are: Ross Learmonth (vocals and guitar); Marco Gomes (bass); Dale Schnettler (drums); Neil Breytenbach (keyboard) and Dirk Bisschoff (guitar).
Just Jinjer: Just Jinjer are one of the biggest rock band exports in South African history, having sold more than a quarter of a million albums to date. Their power and alluring appeal is fueled by a well-honed and heartfelt musicality, a commitment to communication on a genuine emotional and cerebral level — music that touches the heart, body, mind and soul — and a dedication to their musical mission that is virtually unstoppable. During the band’s career, they have had 8 number ones across national radio, and some high-profile television soundtrack syncs including MTV’s ‘The Hills’ and the US network ABC’s popular TV show ‘Cougar Town’.
The band is made up of Ard Matthews on vocals and guitar, Denholm Harding on Bass Guitar, and Brent Harris on Drums, this trio having been part of the solid foundation of the band since its inception.
Ard Matthews: Over the course of the last decade and a half, well known singer and songwriter, Ard Matthews, has been honing his craft and moving people the world over. As the front man of South African band Just Jinjer, his indelible lyrics and melody arrangements led the way to the incredible success of their debut album title ‘All Comes Round’, becoming one of the biggest selling rock genre albums of all time in their native country of South Africa, achieving double platinum status in its first year, with the follow up album “Something for now” reaching the same status a year later. Ard released his debut solo album in the winter of 2012 to critical acclaim. Ard is now playing regularly as a solo act, as well as still fronting the original Just Jinjer, with many well-known and talented musicians joining him on bass guitar and drums on an ad-hoc and dynamic basis
Tailor: With two 2013 SAMA nominations behind her debut album “The Dark Horse” and a 2015 SAMA nomination behind her second album “Light”, Tailor’s journey has been nothing but a feat of celebratory confidence.
Tailor is a force to be reckoned with, her diverse voice will take you through an emotional yet happy journey which will leave you inspired. Tailor is famous for her energy as a live act. Tailor embarked on a South African tour in 2016 to promote her latest album ‘Trust’.
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