Sizzling show with Frost, seven guitars

Brett Adkins

EXPECT a jol and to be introduced to no fewer than seven guitars when maestro of the instrument Albert Frost appears in East London next week.

Frost – whose name is synonymous with South African blues rock – will be joined by Cape Town drummer Kenan James, with the duo delivering an inimitable version of the genre at the Legends Showcase venue in Berea, East London, on Wednesday.

Having been performing locally and internationally for some 20 years, Frost has become known for his versatility.

The musician’s love of blues has its roots in the Blues Broers with whom he has performed since 1994.

Asked how his stage pairing with James came about, Frost said the drummer had great talent.

“I met Kenan years ago through my cousin Adam and we started playing together about a year ago.

“He is a natural musician and I really like his drumming. It’s percussive and grooving and that’s what you want.”

Frost said during the past year he had been involved in a production called Riders from the Storm which “has been fun – larger theatres and big production!”

“The Blues Broers have been active again and I keep pushing myself with my own loop show – that is, better sound and providing an entertaining and professional show.”

Asked about any new projects or plans in the future, Frost had some exciting news for fans of his own and other household muso names.

“I am slowly but surely working on my next album and will be busy with Chris Chameleon, Arno Carstens and the Blues Broers throughout this next year.”

About his upcoming East London concert, he said an audience who loved guitar and blues music, would definitely lap it all up.

“Look forward to a jol!” he said.

“I pride myself in delivering an entertaining show with seven different guitars – electric and acoustic – classic songs, and even some funny stories to boot.

“If you are interested in guitaring and especially the blues, you will thoroughly enjoy this show.”

Frost has recorded with Carstens, Chameleon, the Blues Broers, Koos Kombuis and many others.

He has also toured with Simple Minds and REM, and even supported the Rolling Stones.

Tickets for Wednesday’s show cost R75 and are on sale at Lee Gold Music opposite Checkers in Nahoon.

Contact (043)735-1586 for more information.

The show starts at 7.30pm and seating is at unreserved tables.

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