The formidable BLOOD BROTHERS made history as South Africa’s first rock super group when they banded together at Carnival City on 18 July 2015 and at Grand West Casino on 23 September 2015 to join the Vrede Foundation in the fight against cancer. The Vrede Foundation’s aim is to generate awareness amongst young South Africans (aged 15-29) regarding cancer and at the same time raise funds to provide financial aid to young South Africans with this disease.
Ten of the biggest names in SA rock were recruited to destroy the stage with their legendary songs and the songs from their favourite international bands (which influenced their sound), during a killer 3 hour long set.
Blood Brothers also recorded a heartfelt song in Afrikaans, English and Xhosa, “Ek Sweer Op My Lewe” (I swear on my life) to garner more support for the Vrede Foundation.
The track was written, recorded and mixed by Nicolai Roos and George van der Spuy (Taxi Violence & Crawling King Snake) at Kill City Blues. “We gave the Blood Brothers a basic template which evolved with each band member’s contribution. Each member put their own feel and stamp on the parts they recorded,” says George.
George came up with the chorus lyrics and Hunter Kennedy (Fokofpolisiekar & Die Heuwels Fantasties) built the rest of the song lyrics around that theme and also produced the track in conjunction with the Kill City guys.
George van der Spuy explains the story behind the song: “Too many people have lost friends and family to cancer so the song is mainly about missing those people and how if you had one more chance to see them, you would tell them you love them and hold them close to you one more time.”
Blood Brothers at Carnival City – Details:
Event: Jägermeister Presents: Blood Brothers at Carnival City
Date: 9th September
Venue: Carnival City
Doors open at 7pm. The show runs from 8pm – 11pm
Tickets at TicketPro – Range from R250-R395