15 – 18 August 2019
SA music legends, Watershed, are coming to visit Central South Africa in August! Don’t miss out on this multi-platinum-selling, award-winning act when they stop in Ficksburg, Welkom, Bloemfontein and Bethlehem, 15 – 18 August 2019.
-15 Aug (18:30) - Cafe Chocolat, Ficksburg (Book tickets @R180pp: 051 933 3531; 082 920 5551)
-16 Aug (20:00) – Woodstock Pub and Grill, Welkom (Book tickets @R165pp: 136 Constantia road; 063 611 3735)
-17 Aug (20:00) – Aasvoëlklub/Vulture Club, Bloemfontein (Book tickets @R150pp: Kiki Corner Langenhoven Park; firstname.lastname@example.org)
-18 Aug (doors open 11:30) – Atmosvuur, Bethlehem (Book tickets @R280pp, Sunday Roast included: 071 437 9372; quicket.co.za)
This multi-platinum selling band have released 5 studio albums so far, along with a greatest hits album during their 18 year career, as well as receiving 2 SAMA awards for best pop album. They are also multiple winners of SA's best band award by People Magazine.
Eighteen years after the release of their debut album ‘in the meantime’, Watershed have put together their 6th studio album ‘Harbour'.
‘Harbour' boasts 10 tracks that are acoustic in their construction, and current in their appeal. Hinds teamed up with fellow band mate, and producer, Gideon Botes to come up with a production that is Watershed all the way.
“We took a while to get this album done, because Gidi and I and the rest of the guys had to carve out time in our schedules to work on this record - It’s not that easy to set out to record and produce an album within a set number of weeks. It requires a different kind of discipline but allowed us the freedom to listen and improve on stuff as we went.
“The result is something we are all really proud of. It also allowed us the time to listen and comment and make our own unique contributions. We are lucky to be in a band of people who are all individual and talented and even more than that, mature enough to let the songs do the talking without the influence of too much ego! Its such a privileged place for me to be, to work with each of them.”
This South African music success story has had a string of radio singles that way surpasses the years they have been around. 'Indigo girl’, ‘Fine way’ and ‘Letters’, mentioning a few.
The band has toured and had Major success in the big European territories performing alongside some of the biggest names in world music, such as U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Geldof, The Corrs, The Cranberries.
The band is Craig Hinds on vocals, keyboards, guitar, Howie Combrink on drums and guitar, Gideon Botes on electric guitar, Quintin Askes on bass and Paul McIver on acoustic guitar.