Durban’s Soul Folk singer-songwriter-guitarist Rowan Stuart will be embarking on a five-province tour in October and November, in promotion of his latest single “Silver Balloon”, joined by Andy Turrell on bass guitar.
Rowan has created an inimitable brand of Soul Folk music, with pop and world influences. Recalling Sting’s imaginative storytelling, Death Cab for Cutie’s sense of space and beauty, and John Mayer’s tight grooves, Rowan uses his notable prowess on the guitar as the foundation for his creativity.
His career came into full swing in 2014 with the release of Hidden Doors, his first acoustic album –fourth in his career. He has since toured South Africa extensively, and opened for some of the country’s biggest acts, including The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Freshlyground and many others. Rowan’s talents were recognized by Cort Guitars, who invited him to become a South African brand ambassador.
His latest single “Silver Balloon” juxtaposes Rowan’s earlier acoustic focus, working in a house/urban beat that provides a strong undercurrent for his signature lyrical content – storytelling at its best. This song is at once recognisable and different, indicating a fresh, new direction for the young guitar maestro. Produced by Shotgun Fakes – the husband and wife duo Stef and Pam Myburgh, previously of The Arrows – “Silver Balloon” carries with it the capacity for universal appeal. This is typical of Rowan, whose formula of both discerning, yet uplifting pop songs always hits the sweet spot. “Silver Balloon” is currently receiving radio play on 5FM and stations across South Africa.
Rowan Stuart’s “Silver Balloon Tour” will include performances in KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape, the Free State and the Northern Cape. Catch this dynamic performer at the following Garden Route shows:
PLETTENBERG BAY – THE BARNYARD
DATE: Saturday 5 November
“Poets, Wine & Song – featuring Rowan Stuart & Mel Botes”
ADDRESS: Askop Road – The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
PERFORMANCE TIME: Doors open from 18h30 – Show starts 20h00
ENTRANCE FEE: R120.00
BOOKINGS & INFORMATION: 079 876 0406 / firstname.lastname@example.org
WILDERNESS/SEDGEFIELD – THE OYSTER SHACK
DATE: Sunday 6 November
ADDRESS: Timberlake Organic Village, N2 halfway btw Wilderness and Sedgefield, Wilderness, Western Cape
TIME: 3 pm
ENTRANCE FEE: free
BOOKINGS & INFORMATION: 044 882 1120 / email@example.com
KNYSNA – BLOO BISTRO
DATE: Tuesday 15 November
ADDRESS: 2 Memorial Square, Main Road, Knysna, Western Cape
PERFORMANCE TIME: 8 for 8.30 pm
ENTRANCE FEE: R100
BOOKINGS & INFORMATION: 082 923 1185
Silver Balloon Music Video: https://youtu.be/JZJdAXj4-r0