On Saturday the 16th of February I made my way to Jozifest at Town Hall in Newtown. The line-up was a bloody awesome one. Bands like ISO, Naming James, Taxi Violence, Southern Gypsey Queen, Desmond and the Tutu’s, Shadowclub, the Black Cat Bones and Goodnight Wembley rocked out to the max on the day.
One of the highlights of this year’s Jozifest (which forms part of the Campus Invasion tour) was definitely Goodnight Wembley. It was the first time that I had the opportunity to check out these Western Cape rockers and I must say that I was definitely not disappointed. They blew me (and most of the Johannesburg crowd) away with their blend of no nonsense “we’re going to rock your fucking socks off” rock ‘n roll. I could definitely hear the years of musical experience etched into their sound. All I could say for @BaasDeBeer whilst watching them perform was “What a Fucking Band” (and I think I tweeted that too).
In case you did not know, Goodnight Wembley is made up out of members from established bands. George Van Der Spuy (Taxi Violence), Nic Gaud (7th Son), Alex Krause (Dead Lucky), Gideon de Kock (Like Knives /Yes Sir! Mister Machine) and Jean Labuschagne(Dead Lucky/Bilderberg Motel) are the members of the band.
A little bird told me that Goodnight Wembley will be touring Gauteng again in May to promote their album launch. If you get a chance to check these blokes out, do yourself a favor, they might just blow you away completely. Check out the photos I took of Goodnight Wembley at Jozifest below.
What did you think of Goodnight Wembley at Jozifest this past weekend? Leave a comment and let me know. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here. You can check out the other photos I took at Jozifest on the Henno Kruger Photography page on Facebook.
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If you’re not a fan of Goodnight Wembley on Facebook yet, click here. You can also follow them on Twitter via @gnightwembley. I’m pretty sure that you’ll see updates on those two profiles about their upcoming gigs. They’re nominated for the Best Newcomer Category for the MK Awards this year for their song “Time Machine”, you can vote for them here.
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