Pretoria rockers We Are Charlie are one of the acts who will be performing at this weekend’s edition of Park Acoustics. They are part of a stunning line-up (which also features Basson Laubscher & The Violent Free Peace, Van Pletzen and Matthew Mole).
We Are Charlie has been featured on one of the 012 Trading Card Game Cards. They have played at most of the music festivals in South Africa and I’m glad that they’re making their way back to Park Acoustics again.
I recently had a chat to the band. This is what they had to say…
You’ve probably been asked this before, but how did you come up with the name “We Are Charlie“?
We have been asked that before but how did you know? It was a gift from people we looked up to when we were young renegades in need of adventure.
What are your thoughts on the current state of the SA Music scene?
There’s a definite underground movement that is very exciting at the moment, but the rest is pretty bland. There’s no longer a sense of ‘being a part of something’. Unless you’re looking in the right places. We think it will get better.
If someone asked you “What’s Park Acoustics?” what would you tell them?
I’d tell them it’s Gauteng’s premier day festival and one of the best times you’ll ever have in the sun on a Sunday.
What have you guys been up to lately?
We‘ve been writing new music and we‘ve been playing exciting shows. We‘ve also been trying to get in some festive times while we still only have 1 day hangovers. It’s been a busy schedule for us.
In your mind, which two individuals will face eachother in the ultimate edition of Celebrity Death Match?
Shit, we‘re not huge into violence or fighting but we’d love to see America’s president fight a bear.
What’s cooler, Star Wars or Star Trek?
They’re both awesome from what I hear but I think we‘d have to go with Star Wars, because I don’t think we‘ve seen anything from the Star Trek franchise as of yet.
What is the funniest thing you’ve ever experienced on stage?
“Play Pretoria Girls!”
What can we expect from We Are Charlie at Park Acoustics?
Our set has changed drastically and it’s very dark. We might upset the people expecting “Hey Friend” and “Let’s Stare At The Sun”, but we do think the new stuff will excite some people. Unless they are solely there for Matthew Mole.
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