“Borrowed Time”: A Tribute to Piet Botha

A bunch of local musicians listed below have got together to perform “Borrowed Time” in light of Piet Botha’s passing. They launched this single on all digital platforms today. Today would have been Piet Botha’s birthday. It’s also Mandela Day and Lance James’ Birthday.

In light of the recent passing of a great father and teacher Piet Botha, some of his closest comrades got together to not only show their respect and admiration for this legend but also to honor an old friend in the only manner they knew how, by giving him a song.

Piet Botha

“Borrowed Time” was composed and arranged by Andre Kriel. The track features the Jack Hammer band Johno, Tertius and Paul, together with Andre and Kobus from The Black Cat Bones, Arthur and Rudolph Dennis, Gareth Wilson and finally the Van Der Walt Brothers Lanie, Chris and Heine aka ‘The Wolmers’.

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The Gauteng chapter of the collaboration was tracked and engineered in June 2019 by Lanie van der Walt at the famed Wolmer Records. This studio is located in Pretoria North. This is where Piet Botha recorded most of his albums in both the Jack Hammer band as well as his solo offerings.

Borrowed Time

Arthur and Rudi Dennis laid down their voices and guitar in Strand, Western Cape at Riku Lätti’s ‘Wasgoedlyn’ studios. The entire process was documented and edited into a live studio music video by the acclaimed Image Engineer’s Fred van Leeuwen.

“Borrowed Time” is a beautiful tribute to one of SA’s most-loved and hard working musicians. Piet Botha has left a hole in the hearts of many South African music fans.

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