** FREE SHOW **
WHERE: Aces’n’Spades Bar
WHEN: 10 MAY 2019
TIME: First band on at 9PM (sharp), DJs from 11PM
Pizza + Drink = R65
4 – 8pm:
8 – 10pm: Drink Specials
>Half-price Tafel Lager
>Espolon Tequila @ R18
>Double Jack Daniel’s & Coke @ R35
Sponsored by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
With their brand of honest, dirty rock ‘n roll, Stoker has made their presence known with heavily distorted guitars, bass and pounding drums that drive the melodic intensity of their songs.
Stoker is made up of two sets of brothers hailing from two small towns. Chris and Jurgen ‘Borrie’ Bornman are from Rawsonville and Morgan and Redge O’Kennedy are from Malmesbury. Both of the older brothers imparted their passion for rock ‘n roll onto their younger brothers.
Chris and Borrie originally kicked off as a 3-piece with drummer Joe Theron releasing their first single Stuck in the Alcohol together. In 2013 the O’Kennedy brothers joined Stoker, adding to the dose of vim and vigor.
MOUSE is a Noisy, Heavy, Experimental, two-piece, Garage, Psych, Fuzz-Rock band from Durban, South Africa with Damon Miles on guitar and vocals and Christopher Chay on drums and vocals.
It began in 2012 when I (Damon) posted an ad on Gumtree looking for a fellow bassist and drummer to jam with, Chris promptly replied and we began our musical journey together. In 2015 we decided we were better off as a two pice and began MOUSE. With regular shows at the Winston & Jack Rabbits we slowly dug our feet into the sands of musical expression gaining a deeper understanding of what we wanted to make. With local Durban acts, Black Math, The Sisters and The Myths providing us with a plethora of inspiration we gained expeirience and started touring to JHB in 2016 aswell as playing our first festival, OutLand.
In 2017 we were lucky enough to gain a slot at Mieliepop festival which followed to festivals including Lush, Oppikoppi and Endless Daze. This year we have toured overseas to Reunion Islands aswell as tours to JHB, Pretoria & Cape Town. We have also released our very first full length album entitled, Elephant Island. The album encapsulates our sound from the past three years into one package & we are already going into production on our next which will be a bit different and definitely faster haha.