Natasha Meister @ The Grand Daddy Hotel
The Natasha Meister Band will be performing at the Grand Daddy Hotel on Friday 25 May 2012. And since one band is just never enough this performance will also feature the Kyle Petersen Band.....
The SA Music Scene is yearning for more of this at the moment: song-driven music with a bluesy, soulful twist.
- SAMS CD review Natasha Meister Band - Halfway
Singer/songwriter, Natasha Meister has become our very own Blues Queen in the 2 short years since returning from Canada to her ancestral home in Africa. At only 20, she has made a huge impact on discerning SA audiences, especially in the blues/funk niche. Natasha has a great bluesey, Motown voice, plays phenomenal electric and acoustic guitar and is a gifted songwriter.
Soon after her arrival in Cape town she attracted the attention of veteran songwriter Tim Parr, who gave her some initial introductions and opportunities. It didn't take long for offers from the Cape's best musos to flow and soon the Natasha Meister Band was formed with drummer Paul Tizzard and Roger Bashew on bass. This trio is currently SA's hottest blues property.
Their combination of blues standards, inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, plus Natasha’s own songs soon became popular and these early gigs paved the way for invitations to festivals such as the Oyster & Champagne Festival, Table Mountain Blues Summit, Synergy Live, Kleinmond Big Blues Music Festival, and Splashy Fen.
Soon after her first overseas tour in Dubai with Jimmy Thomas, Michael Roach and The Crossroads band, Natasha became South Africa’s first woman to be endorsed by Fender.
Natasha's recently released You Tube/Facebook videos are creating a big stir locally and abroad. She was endorsed by Lakewood Guitars in Germany after just one viewing of the video clips by luthier, Martin Seeliger.
Her first album ‘Halfway, Natasha Meister band’ produced by Roger Bashew and consisting entirely of her own compositions, has just been completed and is available as an indie release.
Kyle Petersen started his musical life at just 4 years of age. After taking up piano, Kyle has gone on to study keyboards as well as voice and has travelled the world as a seasoned performer. He has made his mark as a concert pianist, vocalist, producer and musical arranger and director. But now he embarks on his greatest adventure yet...Kyle Petersen - the artist.
This live music event will take place in the Venue on the 1st floor of the Grand Daddy Hotel in Long Street and starts at 8pm. Tickets are R60 each and can be bought at the door.
The Grand Daddy Hotel is offering an accommodation package of R550 per person sharing for those who want to have a great time and not have to drive home afterwards. This rate is inclusive of accommodation in a luxurious Superior Room or funky Airtsream Trailer, entrance to the event and a delicious breakfast the next morning. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to make a reservation.
For more information on the bands performing please see below