The working class blues
BASS guitarist Stuart Milne's growing repertoire of "working class" music and lyrics has become a package for fans to enjoy. That's exactly what he will deliver to an audience tonight when he performs and launches his new EP album titled Hurricane at the New Cash Store on the Sardinia Bay Road on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth.
Milne is a solo musician from Kimberley who is currently living in PE and has been performing what he describes as a "unique show" at various venues around the Eastern Cape for the past four years.
Using a bass guitar as his main instrument, he recently recorded some of his own songs and describes the lyrics being about daily scenarios we can all identify with.
"Having written about 25 original songs, I thought it was time to start recording something," he explained.
He said his main musical influences were artists like Chris Daughtry, Bon Jovi, Staind and Ronan Hardiman.
His songs also focus on the human condition and its pitfalls.
"The theme of the songs is everyday situations that all can relate to.
"It's very much for the working class and speaks of human flaws and emotions.
"Hurricane is a deep, moving song to those who have experienced the struggles of financial hardship."
Apart from using a bass guitar as his main instrument, he uses a djembe drum and Irish fife to back it up. "These combined helps me to create an emotional ride for my audience."
The show and launch take place tonight at the New Cash Store at 8pm. Entry is free.