Remember it is a Halloween Jol at The Hidden Cellar - Dorp Street Stellenbosch - The Lanc’s with the Pretty Blue Guns - so Dress up … Free CD give-aways to the two best dressed !!!! This Friday 31st October at 8:00 for 8:30 till late … Only R30.00 addmission. We will have some cd’s and T’s on sale. See you there in the mood for an evil jol!!!!!!!!!
Much reason to celebrate - 2 birthdays in the band this month!!!! Happy Birthday Garth & Gary …. Looking good Saxy
HERES ONE TO GET YOU INTO THE MOOD - PSYCHO-BABBLE LIVE FROM INDEPENDENT ARMCHAIR GIG 2006
The Lanc’s are back in line to play at The Hidden Cellar / De Akker in Stellenbosch and are looking to hook up with the fabulous Pretty Blue Guns ( http://www.myspace.com/theprettyblueguns) on Halloween Night - Friday 31 October 2008. The band will be joined on stage by The Brothers Streep’s - Dylan Hichens. Who knows they might even be able to persuade the Streeps ( http://www.myspace.com/streep) to do a set on the night so stand by for some awsome vibes. It is likely to be a fat party and will mark the first gig the band have played in Stellenbosch since it’s recent revival. Doors open at 8:00 pm and festivities will kick off from 8:30 till late. Admission is R 30.00 and there will be some new merch on sale.
The venue De Akker, was a regular haunt for the band in the late 70’s early 80’s and The Lanc’s would alternate weekends and mid week gigs at the club with The News. A freindly rivalry existed at the time and to honour that period the band are working on some The News covers for the night … If you remember those day’s this is not to be missed … if not… don’t miss this opportunity to experience the retro legendary jol that the Lanc’s can produce. See you there!!!
WHO CAN REMEMBER THESE GREAT CAPE TOWN PUNKS - PERMANENT FORCE AKA PRIVATE FILE?
We love the fact that they were instructed by the SANDF to change the band name or face detention … those were the days!!!! The Greshoff boys, Adrian, Bobby and Martin and Chris Quirk could conjure a throbbing groove and despatch a lot of blood.
Adrian and Martin Greshoff
Martin Greshoff and Chris Quirk
Freedom Farm Festival
Bobby at Freedom Farm Festival, playing Harry's kit
A tireless energetic supporter and one of the doer’s of local music, Benji Mudi has encapsulated a massive collection of images on the “The Retro Reissue Series” that bring back deeply moving memories to anybody who was part of, or followed the latter years of South African music. Memories of the best in the business, some who are still with us and other sadly now gone to a greater musical universe are there to be revived. You have to visit the site and browse this awesome gallery of participants and history makers in, what must be one of the globes least appreciated and most underrated contributors to rock and contemporary music.
To expand on the LB image in the gallery, here is a post of images of the Lanc’s at The Rotunda in Camps Bay, circa 1980, when Robin Auld and Brian Davidson had moved on and the band had made it’s shift to the Ska Rock scene. Included in this line up were - Harry Lancaster (Drums), Howard Butcher (Bass), Garth Hichens (Lead Guitar), Robin Lancaster (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals) and Hamish Davidson (Saxophone). In the background somewhere ‘Sound Engineer’ Simon Cotton was working on the sound and memorising the lyrics. His vocal prowess was soon to be discovered by Tully McCully in studio at Spaced Out Sounds during the recording of ‘Comic Strip Heroes’ whereafter he was baptised into the band proper as lead vocalist.
Great days, great memories … and warm wishes and special thanks to Benji for honouring this band with an inclusion amongst some of the absolute finest this country ever produced.
Robin Lancaster, Harry Lancaster & Hamish Davidson
Robin Lancaster, Hamish Davidson & Garth Hichens
Harry Lancaster, Hamish Davidson & Howard Butcher
THE LANC’S LIVE
BLOEMENDAL BLANC n BLUES FESTIVAL
3RD OCTOBER 2009
‘The “Boerwors Curtain” will never be the same again’ - Christo Crafford (photographs)
Check out the grins on our faces - So much can be said about the way this jol was organised and run - it was A grade!!! - and the people who rocked there were there for the music - to quote Koos Kombuis …… Dit was “piele oppie wiele!!!!”
What an awesome gas to be back on a city stage again. We shared the club with The Rudimentals and a hectic skanking crowd. Thanks for the response!!! It must be stated that Mercury has the best sound in town - we are looking forward to doing it again soon so those who missed this one need to be sure to keep an eye open for the next. It promises to be a retro party of note!
These pics are posted courtesy of Kevin Winder / Mercury Live.