Fresh from Nieu Bethesda
Swedish band Tuckers Lilla Kapell set to share bill with ‘the wedding band from hell’
hipster ears might hear a kinship with Gogol Bordello or Jewish Ukrainishe Freundschaft and fans of rock esoterica will glean a kind of similarity to The Leningrad Cowboys.
Also on the Cape Town bill are The Hip Replacements, once dubbed “the wedding band from hell”. The band boasts a family-tree of connections to South Africa’s rock ’n’ roll past: it comprises Mark Bennett, ex of Corporal Punishment, Cherry Faced Lurchers and Bernoldus Niemand on vocals and guitar; Allan Lusk of No Exit and The Spectres on bass and vocals; journalist Andrew Donaldson on slide guitar and mandolin; Harvey Roberts, ex of The Dynamics, on saxophone and vocals, and Paul Areal, Roger Lucey and Piet Botha on drums. Willem Moller, producer and guitarist, and ex of Gereformeerde Blues Band and Big Sky plays lead.
Tuckers Lilla Kapell play with The Hip Replacements and guests Willem Moller and Jannie van Tonder today at Speedway Café (Tafelberg Tavern), Roodehek Terrace, off Hope St, Gardens, 9pm, R50, book on 084 577 2418).
OFF-KILTER: Swedish band Tuckers Lilla Kapell’s – David ‘Herbie’ Parkin, left, Bjorn Hammarberg, Lasse Forsberg, Lennart Ostblom and Phil Etheridge.