The intriguing posters for the upcoming shows were designed by one of Lucy`s Varsity friends Nena Maree. Lucy says: “One of the greatest things about my drama studies at Rhodes University is that I met like-minded and excessively creative people. University is a time for people to experiment and indulge their curiosities. It has been wonderful to re-connect with Nena a few years later and watch her developing her art form even further. Besides the obvious skill in her work, I am very fond of the balance between taking the work very seriously while still leaving room to play. In that way her design relates very well to my music.” You can check out more of her work here: https://www.behance.net/nenamaree It has been close to two years since the release of Lucy’s debut album and her emergence on the South African music scene. The growth in these two years, due to relentless touring and collaborations with various artists, has resulted in a new avenue for the 25 year old - one of colourful soundscapes, dreamy melodies and primal rhythms, while still staying true to her roots of acoustic folk and her honest way with words. The makings of her band, The Lost Boys, started when Lucas Swart & Andre Leo joined on guitar for stripped down performances at the 2013 National Arts Festival, where they were awarded a Standard Bank Ovation Award. They returned this year to do a run of shows on the arena program. Soon after, they were joined by Werner Von Waltsleben on drums and Calvin Siderfin on bass, allowing for a fuller and more vibrant sound. The musicians have given Lucy the space to further explore what music can sound and feel like. It brings a greater subtlety and a greater violence to the songs. The EP ‘Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys’ was recorded live over three days in a house in Onrus. The idea was to keep the sound as honest and authentic as possible - a group of friends coming together to create something special. Lucy Kruger will be performing at the following Cape Town and surrounds venues in November:
Saturday 15 November: Lucy Kruger and Andre Leo: Slow Life, Muizenberg.
Time: 19h00 - Cover charge: R15
Thursday 20 November: Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys: Café Roux, Noordhoek.
Time: 19h00 - Cover charge: R80
Friday 21 November: Lucy Kruger and Andre Leo: Fred & Max, Somerset West.
Time: 19h00 - Venue contact: 021 788 5849 / no cover charge.