Brace yourselves for The Narrow Multiverse folks! The critically acclaimed hard rock band from Pretoria is returning to fans this August with a rare offering.
In case you did not know, The Narrow has received 3 SAMA nominations, undertook numerous national tours, headlined the country’s biggest festivals and shared international stages with the likes of Korn, Deftones, The Prodigy and Marilyn Manson in Europe.
More info about The Narrow Multiverse
After 17 years, the band is giving fans the opportunity to become a part of their history. Performing with a unprecedented line-up and various special guests on the night, the band will present an exceptional production to thank fans for their support over the years.
The Narrow Multiverse will feature not only the band’s own songs, but also the songs which inspired them through the course of almost two decades at the forefront of South Africa’s alternative rock scene.
The show will feature three original members of the band, and four guest artists. Each guest was chosen by the band for their individual contribution to hard rock in South Africa. Totaling a line-up of seven top musicians, fans can look forward to a nostalgic evening with hard rock music.
More info about the members of The Narrow
Emile De Jong (Guitar)
He picked up the guitar when he was 13 years old after seeing Juan Oosthuizen (Floors) play at a school event. He played his first professional show by the age of 16 in a band called Orograph. By 18 he had headlined every festival in South Africa with his band Not My Dog.
Emile formed The Narrow in 2002, and more recently also joined Jason Oosthuizen’s Guns N’ Roses & Friends Tribute Show, performing with Frank Ferrer from Guns N’ Roses in 2019.
Jow Feldtmann (Bass)
He grew up in a classically trained family, learning to play piano at age 6. Jow got his first guitar age 13. He taught himself to play through the aid of books and jamming with friends. His interest in bass guitar springs from exposure to church bands and great musicians like Sting.
He started actively playing bass in church at age 19 and joined various other projects. In the early 2000’s he started playing professionally with The Narrow as one of the four founding members.
Over the past few years he was involved in a couple of band projects Like Stefan R Autism South Africa. He is presently active in Jason Oosthuizen’s ACDC VS Deep Purple Tribute Show. He is currently working full time at Paul Bothner Music as Area Manager. Jow is still actively involved in writing and pre-production in local rock music.
Deon Kruger (Guitar)
He started playing guitar at the age of 18. Deon has performed in musical theatre productions such as ‘Let’s Rock’ and ‘High School Musical’ and ‘Janice Honeyman’s Pantonime’.
Deon has done live and studio session work for the likes of Joe Niemand, Krone 3&4, Second life, The Plain Truth, CFC Worship and Sinatra & Me. He joined The Narrow in 2002.
Adding to this, Deon has taught music since 2001 in a variety of styles. This includes national / international syllabi including ACM (Degree Level), Rock School (Grade 8) and the local qualification equivalent of NQF 6.
More info about The Narrow Multiverse Special Guests
Kobus de Kock Jnr (Vocals)
Kobus de Kock Jnr is an artist, singer and musician hailing from Eshowe KZN. In 2001 he moved to Pretoria to study sound engineering. Kobus subsequently formed The Black Cat Bones with fellow musician and friend, Andre Kriel in 2007.
He has released four volumes of poetry, hosted three successful solo art exhibitions and released six albums and a live DVD through The Black Cat Bones.
In 2013, they won the MK Award for Best Live Act, and in 2014 their album ‘Beatipiller’ was nominated for Best Rock Album at the prestigious SAMAs. In 2019, their latest album, ‘Here Is A Knife’ received the band’s second SAMA nomination for Best Rock Album.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Cito moved to South Africa in his teens and is best known for being the frontman for one of South Africa’s longest existing rock bands, WONDERboom.
WONDERboom has been nominated five times for Best Rock album at the SAMA awards. In 2004 WONDERboom won Best South African Rock Band for the Global Battle of the Bands and went on to achieve second Best Rock Band in the World at the finals in London.
WONDERboom have released nine studio albums to date. Cito is also part of two side projects, Absinthè and El Cantante. He’s also the the singer for Jason Oosthuizen’s Led Zeppelin Tribute Show, touring across South Africa.
Gideon Karsten (Vocals)
He picked up the electric guitar by the age of 12. He later joined the band Forfeit Thee Untrue, who signed with American label Sanctus Gladius Records for the release of their EP ‘Blood Soaked Splinter’.
Not long after that, FTU signed with American label Rottweiler Records and released their debut album ‘Cremationem Jesus Lacrimam’. While being part of FTU, Gideon started working on his own solo project and started recording his EP – playing all instruments and singing all the parts.
Later Gideon ventured into his calling in music and started pursuing his dream. It’s a theme that echoes throughout Gideon’s life: from a childhood overshadowed with no father figure, a loving mother, from facing suicide, to a life filled with forgiveness and a ministry that has inspired people throughout his walk.
Jason Oosthuizen (Drums)
He is a renowned South African drummer and musician. Jason is largely known for being a member of locally celebrated bands, Van Coke Cartel and Lost&Found, and in 2018 also as frontman for Oooth.
He started playing drums in 1991 at the age of four. Since then has gone on to play in some of the best bands in SA. In 2007 Jason joined the band One Day Remains, and in 2010 became a household name as drummer for Van Coke Kartel.
He created the show-stopping tribute shows, ‘Led Zeppelin Tribute’, ‘Guns ’N Roses & Friends Tribute’ and ‘AC/DC vs Deep Purple Tribute’ in 2018. He took to the stage with some of South Africa’s biggest local music legends and played sold out shows across the country.
In September 2018, Jason decided to broaden his musical horizons to singer/songwriter position by replacing the drumsticks with a Gibson electric guitar and mic as frontman of Oooth. He released Oooth’s debut solo album, ‘Who Cares What You Think.’ on 2 November 2018.
Ticketing Info for The Narrow Multiverse
The show is happening at the Rivonia Barnyard Theatre on the 2nd of August 2019. Tickets will set you back R150 via this link. The show starts at 8 PM on the night.
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