Concertgoers travelling to Sun City for the highly-anticipated Kings of Chaos concerts on the 29th and 30th of November 2014 can look forward to a host of value-added services and activities while they are there.
The resort’s Hall of Treasures, which provides direct access to the Superbowl where the concerts are takingplace, will feature an expansive beer garden where visitors can kick back and relax while they wait for the show. There will be snacks and drinks on sale, as well as live bands providing entertainment before the Saturday concert.
Some of the talented bands performing in the beer garden include Holly & the Woods; Southern GypsyQueen; Black Cat Bones, and Shadowclub. The beer garden will be open from 12h00 to midnight on Saturday, 29 November, and from 11h00 to 16h00 on the Sunday. There is no cost to enter the venue.
The first band in the Saturday line-up is Holly & the Woods at 15h00. This five-piece band’s songs “Save Me” and “Not Like Me” , from their 2008 debut album, were both #1 hit singles on Highveld’s Homebrew chart and also dominated the Radio charts of stations such as Ofm, Tuks FM, Kovsie FM, PUK Fm and MFm, to name a few. Highlights of the band’s live career were their support slots with Seether’s Shaun Morgan and Eagle-Eye Cherry on his South African in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Following Holly & the Woods at 16h00 is Southern Gypsy Queen (SGQ). This popular rock band has enjoyed over ten years of touring the country playing anywhere between 180 to 200 shows a year. In those 10 years SGQ released four studio albums as well as an unplugged album. SGQ play a blues infused rock n roll show that isn’t afraid to folk it up, funk it up or even country it up if need be.
At 17h00, Black Cat Bones takes to the stage. The band comprises Kobus de Kock jr (lead vocals); Andre Kriel (guitar / vocals); Chris van der Walt (bass), and Jason Hinch (drums). Their collective influences fuse together in an audio diary made up of traditional, as well as modern Blues,Rock, Folk, and Country-inspired music, paying tribute to the founders of these classic genres while maintaining a strong modernized presence. With the release of their latest full length album Beatipiller (SAMA Nominated for Best RockAlbum 2014), the Bones have once again reinvented their sound.
The last band in the line-up is Shadowclub at 18h00. Their rootsy, bluesy rock is purposely fuss free. The dozen songs on their debut, “Guns And Money”, were recorded live with no click tracks and no guide tracks. Modern recording techniques may have been used, but they certainly weren’t relied on. Like the classic rock acts that inspire them, Shadowclub is about powerful songs, performed with a passion that explodes from the speakers and, live, can be felt at full force by their fans.