The videos come just weeks after Brown’s stellar performance at Oppikoppi Nomakanjani. He survived a near fatal car-accident en route to the historic festival. Brown is backed by his ever eclectic shifting troupe of musicians he affectionately dubs his ‘’Wild Professors’’.
Shot at the I&J exhibit by Julian Evans at Far Out, the show is the lovechild of Tecla Ciolfi (Texx & The City) who hosted local musicians like Grassy Spark, Majozi, aKing and Southern Wild as part of it’s pioneer run.
These two song / videos will blow you away…
‘Daylight’ is an ode to Brown’s grandmother (who can actually be seen sitting in the front row watching the performance). ‘’My gran is the Queen of my heart and I’ve written her a bunch of little nursery rhymes and such. I made her a promise to write her a song she, and hopefully other people who like it can have a little hip-swing to.” And If they don’t like it? ‘’So chilled’’, says Brown, ‘’I wrote it for my gran anyway didn’t I?And she likes it.’’
’Varanasi’ tells of a 4 day trip Bam spent at the spiritual epicentre of India. Without giving away to much, Brown tells of the peace that he found sitting at the riverside of the great Ganges, having chance conversations with the spirit world, and stuffing handwritten notes of their teachings in his back pocket. It’s also a song Brown wrote to pay tribute to,and deal with, the passing of his grandfather, Teddy Brown.
All music and lyrics are composed and arranged by Kieron ‘’Bam Bam’’ Brown. If you haven’t seen him live, do yourself a favor. I think I can safely say that you won’t be disappointed.
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