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Sunday, November 8, 2009


Rise open for Goldfish at Botanic Gardens

Durban band Rise will showcase their international release, Summer is Gone, at the Botanic Gardens on November 8, promising a strong emphasis on vocals, guitar, catchy dance beats and uplifting songs. The band – comprising vocalist Kerry Wood, guitar ace Colin Peddie and DJ Martin McHale – will open for SA electronic jazz outfit, Goldfish.

With their first single All We Have is Now receiving airplay on ECR and radio stations around the country, Rise are ready to lift off with the re-mixed Summer is Gone which has already received huge support from UK and European radio stations. They are also about to launch their second album which is described as “more warm and friendly”. “The message of the new album is about rising above all the negative aspects of life,” says Kerry. “There’s a lot of emotion with a really good groove.”

The Botanic Gardens Music at the Lake concerts are always jam-packed so make sure you get there early to book your picnic spot. Rise takes the stage at 14h30 followed by Goldfish at 15h30.

Early bird tickets are R70 (R20 children between six and 12 years) available through Tickets purchased at Botanic Gardens on November 8 are R100 (R20 children six to 12 years.) Secure parking is available on the Juventus ground off lower St Thomas Road, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens and the Munies Hockey Field off lower Sydenham Road.