Graham Gillot Band concert on 20 February
Bring your picnic and prepare yourself for an afternoon of great entertainment with the Graham Gillot Band on Sunday, 20 February 2011 at the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West.
The Graham Gillot Band comprises some of South Africa’s top musicians – Graham Gillot, Duncan Combe and Jeane Combe and they combine catchy original vocal songs with virtuosic instrumental music.
Classic original rock songs (a mix in the style of John Mayer, U2, Foo Fighters, Goo Goo Dolls and Bon Jovi) with vocals to match, are performed by the talented guitarist Graham Gillot together with outstanding support from the rhythm section of Duncan Combe on bass and Jeane Combe on drums. The band’s repertoire is not limited to rock and you can expect some blues, Spanish Flamenco, African or even Irish tunes, demonstrating the band’s versatility.
Graham accomplished a study record by obtaining Grade 8 Classical Guitar with Merit in only two years of study through Trinity College, London. In the UK, Graham performed at the Bournemouth Music Festival as well as the International London Meula. He then went on to play for various bands, including the Jesse Jordan Band. He also sessioned for DNA Strings and even played for Rodriquez.
Duncan has a B. Mus majoring in Clarinet from Stellenbosch University. He is a music teacher at Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West, developing ensembles which focus on Rock, Jazz and Drumline. His other forte is corporate team building with Djembe drums and instrument building workshops, offering businessmen and women a taste of the wonderful world of music. Duncan is a master instrumentalist playing more than eight instruments including banjo, sax, clarinet, bass, keyboard and guitar.
Jeane is an accomplished pianist, drummer and percussionist, with Grade 8 in these instruments. Following in her father’s music footsteps, she teaches full time. In the Helderberg basin Jeane plays extensively for musical shows and on the corporate scene she facilitates Djembe drumming sessions.
Bring your blankets and chairs, your friends and refreshments and come and enjoy the entertainment.
The concert starts at 17:30 and tickets can be bought at the gate or at the Information Centre in the Reserve. The cost is R30 per adult and R10 for scholars. There is no admission fee for children under the age of five. Parking is available inside the Reserve. The proceeds of the concerts are used to support environmental education projects at the Reserve.
Please call the Information Centre for more information.
For contact details refer to the Information column to the right of the page.