Last year I wrote about watching aKing performing live for the first time at Kirstenbosch, and how terrible they were.
In the year that has gone by, they have released a new album and fired their old sound engineer (whew!)…
Cue 2010 Kirstenbosch summer concerts, 7th February.
In true ‘shameless aimless’ form, I was right up front dancing from the word go,
Or in this case ‘hello, we are aKing…’
The advantage of being so close was that I did see Snake (drummer) drop and lose one of his drum-sticks for about 20 seconds in the first song. He continued playing one-handed (but who would notice over the screams from fans below), which I must say was entertaining J
Over all I was truly impressed.
They have grown immensely ‘tight’ as a band and of course Laudo’s voice is just dripping gorgeous and deep.
Whether it was the wine or not, I likened his voice to a cello while jumping up and down singing ‘I like looking at the sky, as the wind the plays through…
In truth I have seen them perform in other (smaller) venues over the past 12 months, and was aware of their growing improvement (and fanclub!).
Now I recommend them to anyone!
These Belville boys can rock up a party!