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Saturday, October 11, 2008


Snap Winebar to host launch party for new Creeper album.

SNAP Winebar on 41 Marriott Road doesn’t quite have the capacity of Wembley Stadium or even King’s Park so patrons had better get there well before 20h00 on October 11 if you want to make it into the launch party for the new Creeper album.

This is the third album to be released by Creeper and definitely the most funky and danceable to date. Duo Daniel Wilson (basses, keyboards, programming) and Luke Townsend (saxophones, assorted instruments and vocals) have branched out into electronica and global dance without sacrificing their distinctive stripped down jazzy edge.

The launch will be the world premier of their new material with several tracks being performed by Dan Wilson and Luke Townsend along with special guest Daniel Sheldon on trumpet. Later in the evening they will be joined by erstwhile Durban club owner, Crucial DJ Slyder, for an acidized funk party.

Creeper’s two previous albums: Time it Was and Tune the Moon were with drummer Wesley Gibbens but this year they dispensed with the human drummer and began exploring heavier dance elements whilst retaining jazz-based improvisation and world groove.

Dan was nominated for a SAMA award in 2008 for his album Max Roach Park with Mark Huggett and in the same year Luke began DJing in South Africa on Fine Music Radio. Whilst you may not have heard Creeper before, they are one of the most popular Acid Jazz artists on Download.Com, where over 14, 000 people have downloaded tunes such as Big Jack and Lava.

The music starts at 20h00 on October 11. CDs and T-shirts will be on sale and the entry fee is R30.