LIVINGSTON (UK) – TOURING SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 2015:
UPCOMING GIG in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town
There are few bands that really manage to make the quiet/LOUD dynamic work to its full power, but Livingston are largely masters at this craft” – Kerrang!
“This foursome display their technical prowess with… A viscous soup of alternative rock with atmospheric elements.. Singer Beukes Willemse’s voice is simply haunting. 9/10” – Big Cheese.
Livingston (UK) performed at Oppikoppi The Fantastic Mr.VosVos on Saturday 8 August. Frontman Beukes Willemse says: “Two days and three showers later and I only just managed to get the red dust out from under my finger nails. Our show at Koppi however is a different matter and will take a lifetime to get out of my head. Absolutely amazing to play at such an amazing place to such amazing people. I’ll never forget it. Thank you Oppikoppi!”
Catch Livingston live at:
Sat 22 August – The Music Kitchen, Port Elizabeth
Doors open at 17h00: Opening act at 20h00: James Gilespie, 21h00 Livingston from UK.
Thursday 27 August – Aces & Spades, Cape Town.
Doors open at 20h00 – 21h30 James Gilespie and 22h30 Livingston. Free Entry
FREE DOWNLOAD OF THEIR ALBUM “ANIMAL” FOR FANS IN SA!
“This August we are touring South Africa and we are giving away our latest album “Animal” for free exclusively in SA. Download below! Enjoy it! Ngiyanemukela! Siya namkela nonke! Kenang ka kgotso! Šalang gabotse! Le amogetswe! A ku ve Khisimusi lerinene! Wamukelekile! Impilo enhle! Mashudu mavhuya! Geniet Dit!” ~ Livingston.
Album Download link: http://www.livingstontribe.com/
Having formed in the multi-cultural hub of London, Livingston searched high and low to find their collective musical feet. With singer Beukes Willemse and a guitarist/keyboardist Chris van Niekerk from South Africa, guitarist/percussionist Jakob Nebel from Germany and bassist Phil Magee from the UK, it seemed almost impossible that their paths would cross. However fate took hold when Beukes was re-united with Chris in London to find the missing pieces to the Livingston puzzle. The band has since also set up roots in Berlin and currently operates between the UK and Germany.
Finding their feet with 2008’s debut Sign Language and 2012’s Fire To Fire (Universal Music Germany), the band achieved numerous successes including Top 20 in the German Sales Charts and Number 1 Amazon & iTunes Rock Charts. Their single “Broken” went to Top 20 and their second single “Go” was the official song for German national broadcaster ZDF during the winter Olympics of 2010.
The Band also collaborated with Hugh Masekela and Till Brunner for a song for the Football World Cup in South Africa (2010).
The Band and their Music where also featured in the international blockbuster movie Chalet Girl featuring Bill Nighy, Felicity Jones, Brooke Shields and Ed Westwick.
Retreating to a hunter’s cabin in the woods just outside Berlin, an unorthodox location for a band who had previously recorded at the hallowed grounds of Abbey Road and Sonic Ranch with producers such as David Botrill .(Muse, Tool, Placebo) The band wrote, produced, recorded and mixed Animal entirely on their own. The result? Animal is Livingston at their purest.
Livingston released Animal in the UK, Benelux and GSA in Autumn 2014, followed by successful tour where the band displayed their best and most dynamic live shows to date. Listen to the single “Chemicals” off the album (submitted to SA Radio in June 2015) here: https://soundcloud.com/livingstonmusic/livingston-chemicals-radio-edit
“Catchy, soaring alt-rock… This band have the talent and experience to set themselves apart from the radio-friendly pack” – Rock Sound
Livingston`s single :Chemicals” is playing on campus radio stations nationwide and is currenty no 2 on Tuks Fm`s Top 30.
Watch the Livingston EPK here and get ready for a BIG sound South Africa!: https://youtu.be/TaiA_QgKp9c
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Video Links (ANIMAL singles):
“The Hunter” https://youtu.be/99N4MX12gg8