As you should know by now – Distilled is a new and exciting weekly YouTube music series of live mini concerts filmed in Pretoria. Each week we feature a South African band/artist who perform 3 songs of their choice in one live take. The show is filmed with Canon’s EOS M6, a compact, affordable mirrorless camera that can go with you anywhere, so you’ll always be ready for spontaneous stories on the streets.
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The series is filmed and produced by Decibels Studios
Episode 2 – The Black Cat Bones
Episode 2 features The Black Cat Bones, a South African rock band formed in Silverton, Pretoria in 2007. The group consists of founding members Kobus de Kock jr (vocals) and Andre Kriel (guitars) with Chris vd Walt (bass) and currently Gareth Bunge (drums) rounding off what is considered to be one of the current top performing acts in the country.
Both their debut album ‘Silverton Swamp Songs’ (2009), and the critically acclaimed second helping ‘The Long Drive’ (2011) were heavily influenced by Kobus and Andre’s blues roots but, in 2013, the band released their third (SAMA nominated) studio album ‘Beatipliller’ which showcased their collective influences as a diverse 4-piece rock act. In the same year the band also won the MK Award for ‘Best Live Act’ and emerged from being underground sub-culture champions to a group that is adored nationwide by a constantly expanding, and ever-loyal following from all walks of life.
Silverton Swamp Songs (2009)
The Long Drive (2011)