Cape Town - UK band Livingston is currently on tour in South Africa.
The tour started off with a stellar performance at Oppikoppi, The Fantastic Mr. VosVos. Frontman Beukes Willemse says: "It took two days and three showers to get the red dust out from under my finger nails. Our show at Koppi however is a different matter and will take a lifetime to get out of my head. Absolutely amazing to play at such an amazing place to such amazing people. I'll never forget it. Thank you Oppikoppi".
Livingston's single Chemicals has done well on SA Campus and online radio stations and is currently no 1 on Tuks FM's Top 30 Chart.
Livingston performed live on Expresso on SABC3 on Wednesday and Cape Town and Tulbagh are in for a treat with the following shows this week:
Thursday 27 August – Aces & Spades, Cape Town.
Doors open at 19:00 – 21:30 James Gilespie and 22h30 Livingston. Free Entry
Friday 28 August - Saronsberg Theatre, Tulbagh. Time: 19:00 for 20:00. Cover R80.
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 230 0179.
FREE download of their album Animal for fans in SA!
"This August we are giving away our latest album Animal for free exclusively in SA. Download below! Enjoy it! Ngiyanemukela! Siya namkela nonke! Kenang ka kgotso! Šalang gabotse! Le amogetswe! A ku ve Khisimusi lerinene! Wamukelekile! Impilo enhle! Mashudu mavhuya! Geniet Dit!" - Livingston.
Download it here.
Having formed in the multi-cultural hub of London, Livingston searched high and low to find their collective musical feet. With singer Beukes Willemse and a guitarist/keyboardist Chris van Niekerk from South Africa, guitarist / percussionist Jakob Nebel from Germany and bassist Phil Magee from the UK, it seemed almost impossible that their paths would cross.
However fate took hold when Beukes was reunited with Chris in London to find the missing pieces to the Livingston puzzle. The band has since also set up roots in Berlin and currently operates between the UK and Germany.
Finding their feet with 2008’s debut Sign Language and 2012’s Fire To Fire (Universal Music Germany), the band achieved numerous successes including Top 20 in the German Sales Charts and Number 1 Amazon & iTunes Rock Charts.
A photo posted by Livingston (@livingstonmusic) on Jun 5, 2015 at 6:57am PDT
Their single Broken went to Top 20 and their second single Go was the official song for German national broadcaster ZDF during the winter Olympics of 2010.
The Band also collaborated with Hugh Masekela and Till Brunner for a song for the Football World Cup in South Africa (2010). The Band and their music where also featured in the international blockbuster movie Chalet Girl featuring Bill Nighy, Felicity Jones, Brooke Shields and Ed Westwick.
Retreating to a hunter's cabin in the woods just outside Berlin, an unorthodox location for a band who had previously recorded at the hallowed grounds of Abbey Road and Sonic Ranch with producers such as David Botrill (Muse, Tool, Placebo).
The band wrote, produced, recorded and mixed Animal entirely on their own. The result? Animal is Livingston at their purest. Livingston released Animal in the UK, Benelux and GSA in Autumn 2014, followed by successful tour where the band displayed their best and most dynamic live shows to date.
Listen to the single Chemicals off the album (submitted to SA Radio in June 2015) here.
Watch the Livingston EPK below:
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