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Friday, February 24, 2012


(Pascal Koch, Seth Parkin and Aury Livingstone)

New Hysteria will perform as the main feature band at Mojo’s at The Riverside Hotel on March 2 as one of the GreenBox Productions featured bands and artists which can be seen at the venue over the next few months

Hosted and co-ordinated by Bookendz and Friends on behalf of Mojo’s and the Riverside Hotel, these popular Friday night events (which take place on the last Friday in the month) has created a great amount of interest within the local music arena. The perfect place to wind down with family and friends after a heavy week, there is a cash bar and delicious and affordable menu to choose from whilst entrance is free but tables are strictly on a first come first serve basis so you don’t want to be too late.

New Hysteria were formed almost three years ago by Seth Parkin and Aury Livingstone and later joined by Pascal Koch making up this tight and talented threesome. The Westville Boys High School students quickly developed a sound which would astound audiences across the board. The boys, then 14 years old, appealed to most of the older age group as they performed classics from the likes of The Eagles, Creedance Clear Water Revival, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Live, Maroon 5 and more.

As they matured - not only as individuals but also as artists - so did their music and they “came into their own” as it were, penning most of their own songs and establishing their own signature sound. Unlike most boys and bands of 16, this music is mature and lyrically appealing and is not just another head-banging mess from a stage.

They won every category in the 2010 Kearsney Collage Battle of the bands –which not only set them up as a fully equipped band with regard to equipment, but also afforded them their first opportunity to perform at the 2012 Splashy Fen festival. They will perform at Splashy again this year and can be seen on the Splashy 2 Stage at 14h00 on April 7.

“It is clear this band is outstanding and perhaps the obstacle of school is not such a bad thing although for the present, is somewhat limiting in terms of musical opportunities realised, because as their manager it remains imperative that I ensure their schooling comes first and three different sets of parents and household rules are observed,” says their GreenBox Productions Manager Tanya van Agthoven Marais.

Completing their first full album at Lyd Studios with Producer Ruben Thomas in his Winston Park studio is ongoing as end of year 2011exams became a priority just as the last tracks were to be laid down. However a few sample tracks will be available for short CD compilation which they hope to sell at Splashy Fen this year even though the release of the full CD will take a little longer.

New Hysteria will perform at Mojo’s, Riverside Hotel, on March 2. The band can be booked for corporate, private events and festivals through their Management and Publicist Tanya van Agthoven Marais on 082 747 9738 or