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DAN GETS OLDER
10th July 2019
This crazy man turned 22 on Monday. Dan is the youngest member of the band but he sprouts as much wisdom as wise cracks.
We celebrated his achievement of ageing by making him play a gig at The Barleycorn Music Club.
Alanna is on the committee there, so we play quite often. The club has a culture around listening and appreciating the music, so there is a no-talking policy during performances. It's intimidating, but it is also an amazing feeling to have such a captive audience.
Since it was Dan's birthday we asked our friends Stanley Sibande and Isla Sutherland (from the Rust Jam Sessions) to join us. We also had Craig Dads and his band on the line-up and they were absolutely incredible with a jazzy set of mostly instrumental songs.
RUST JAM SESSIONS
In case you are new to the adventures of Joy & The Boyz, we should let you know about our weekly jam sessions!
So every Wednesday at a place called Rust (79 Station Road, Observatory), we host a jam session. It has the structure of an open mic night, and muso's have to arrive at 6pm to sign up, but it has the freedom of an improv session. Musicians can jam it out with each other, practise new material and catch up with fellow musicians.
As musicians, we are always so busy with our own gigs that we often miss out on bonding with each other and collaborating and communicating for fun. Rust allows exactly this, and in fact, it was the inspiration for our band!
While we all knew each other beforehand, the jam sessions gave us a chance to play together that might not have happened if we hadn't attended.
WE DID A SOFAR SESSION!
Wow guys! We cannot believe we have done a Sofar Session!
Sofar is an amazing initiative which organises house gigs around the world. You should definitely check their website here
Cape Town hasn't hosted one in ages and we were lucky enough to be asked to perform for the launch!
Dan is now apart of the team and he will be assisting with the next event!
Can't wait to see how the video comes out!