Get to know the band that’s opening for UB40 on their SA tour

2016-10-27 07:00

Cape Town – With just over a week to go until UB40 kicks off their SA tour, we bring you some interesting facts about their opening band.

Grassy Spark, a 7 piece ska-blend outfit from Cape Town, have just released their debut album Portal and will be bringing their awesome vibe to UB40’s gigs in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

Check out these 5 interesting facts that Grassy Spark revealed to us:

1. Grassy Spark actually originated in a church - Rence and Josh played in the church band, but also played in a metal band called Wings of Aggression, Yanick joined and we specialised in Melodic Death Metal - this didn't go down well in the church as it was not Hill Song appropriate, so we were asked to leave! 

2. Before the name Grassy Spark was decided we were previously known as Iriemember (too much rasta) followed by Wake up Earth (too much politics).

3. Our bassist Kev claims to be a professional brick layer and that's why his muscles are so huge, but the truth is he is actually a professional body builder/boxer.

4. Simon is actually 1500 years old and recently developed a moustache because Elves usually hit puberty around 1200 years.

5. All the band members suffer from the existential dread of having to work day jobs for the man instead of chasing their dreams which leads to exceedingly aggressive behaviour that we mostly manage to contain within the confides of our WhatsApp group.

Catch Grassy Spark live at the following dates where they’ll be the opening act for Britain’s biggest reggae band of all time, UB40:

Tour Information:

Cape Town 
Saturday 5 November – SOLD OUT 
Sunday 6 November – NEW DATE ADDED 
Grand Arena, GrandWest
Ticket Price:  R625 – R745

Thursday 10th November
Durban Botanic Garden
Ticket Price:  R480

Saturday 12th November
Ticketpro Dome
Ticket Price: R450 – R790

Tickets are available from Big Concerts and Computicket.

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