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What if Prime Circle was named Princess JuJu?

2014-08-07 06:00

Cape Town – After more than a decade of making music and six albums under the belt, Prime Circle is still rocking hard.

The band - which consists of Ross Learmonth (vocals/guitar), Dirk Bisschoff (guitar), Dale Schnettler (drums), Neil Breytenbach (keyboards) and Marco Gomes (bass) – recently returned from a 30-date tour in Europe and is now going full steam ahead with launching their album on home soil.

We had the opportunity to do a quickie with them ahead of their album launch in Cape Town this weekend at Grand West Arena.

Check it out here:

"Are you guys excited to be performing back in South Africa?"

Prime Circle:
"Of course … always. We are also glad to be playing back in South Africa, specially after a long tour in Europe. And even though we got to play Spain and Paris for the first time, there is nothing like playing on home ground. Cape Town is one of our favourite cities to play in. The shows this time are much different – it is an Arena Tour – two hour long show with all the effects you can imagine. It is us playing in a way that is very different, like you have never seen us play before."

"What is the band's best kept secret?"

Prime Circle:
"It has to be our crew; the guys behind the scenes. A great team of over 20 people that never get into the public eye."

"If the band’s name wasn’t Prime Circle, what would it be?"

Prime Circle:
"Ha! There were a number of names that we toyed with…. Princess JuJu, Condition Black…..but thank God we didn’t go with those :). It has always been Prime Circle – from the get go …"

"What inspired the diverse sound of Let the Night In?"

Prime Circle:
"Let The Night In was about the band wanting to do different things as musicians. And namely by bringing on board new producers – we went with Denhom Harding who just took the music and band to new heights. This is our sixth album and after 13 years (lucky No 13) we believe that we crossed those barriers."

"What do you guys do to wind down while on tour?"

Prime Circle:
"We always get together to have a braai. We find the time to do this one thing. Even when we tour in Germany, we have to have a braai."

Cape Town gig details:

When: Saturday 9 August
Where: Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino, Cape Town
Time: 20:00
Tickets: Available from Computicket
Prices: R145 to R315

*Three lucky Channel24 readers can each win a double ticket to go watch Prime Circle at the Grand Arena in Cape Town this Saturday! Simply follow us on Twitter, @Channel24, and tweet us with the hashtag, #Channel24PrimeCircle.

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