|Southern Gypsey Queen|
On 21 September Purple Turtle Cape Town will host Southern Gypsey Queen (SGQ) with local AFRO Rock band Anton Syndrome as the opening act! SGQ has represented Rock n Roll at all our major festivals including OppiKoppi, Splashy Fen, KKNK, OppiAarde and many more. They attribute the way that they write and rock out to the music styles of Led Zeppelin, The Stones and Raconteurs to name but a few. It should also be obvious that their front man gets his on stage energy and high leg kicks from Angus Young and the other members of ACDC. The Wilson Rock Trio is made up of Tammy, Paul and Gareth Wilson. All three members use their very individual voices and instruments to produce the unique sound that is SGQ. All three members originate from hardy Eastern Cape stock, born and bred in the tiny town of Molteno . While SGQ is based in Joburg, the band tour though out the year – both in South Africa and our neighbouring states.
The front man and lead guitarist of SGQ will stand out immediately because of his enthusiasm for tequila, tight pants and tattoos. Gareth Wilson re-introduced super skinny jeans and a passion for performance. His untreated approach to performing has become synonymous with impromptu jam sessions and the bringing together of unlikely musicians and their often converse music genres.
On the drums, on the vocals, Mr Paul Wilson...who is not only the talented SGQ drummer but also one of SA’s hottest male celebrities, as voted by Heat readers nationwide. As brothers, Paul and Gareth have been playing together for as long as they can remember. “Paul and I have been playing together and brawling for the last 20 yrs, it’s all we know”. Like the two other band members, Paul settled into his career as a musician from an early age, “Music just took over”.
Don’t let the attentive brown eyes and petite frame of this dinky bass player fool you into a false sense of stereotype. The sheer volume and quality of this little lady’s voice brings the house down every time and makes Tammy Wilson an irreplaceable asset in this close nit trio. The trained ear will be able to pick up Tammy’s classical music background. She began her formal music studies in vocal and cello before taking up the position of bass player in SGQ. She started touring straight after school and hasn’t looked back since.
Anton Syndrome one of Cape Town’s newest Rock outfits are also slowly but surely making their way up the ranks! The 4-piece AFRO INDIE ROCK outfit will leave you foot-stomping in no time. They have an infectious sound that has got the flavor of Africa and would make you reminisce about the green hills of Kwazulu Natal, but wait till you hear they fuse their music with a twist of PUNK. It would definitely put you in a happy space if you were looking for one.
But this is nor where our evening would stop! As it is ROCKING THE DAISIES – Time of the Year it boasts for lots of excitement all around! This year with new sponsor Carling Black Label, involvement and enthusiasm by fans and attendees of the concert will be tested to the maximum! They have brought us BAND HERO! Yes and for all the aspiring MUSOS, here’s your chance! Yep “bands” can enter and on the night a WINNER will be selected to take part in the FINALS on the Rocking the Daisies Stage! Yes LIVE! Loads of Prizes to be won!