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Saturday, February 22, 2014


Award-winning, Durban-based band Gangs of Ballet will be Breaking The Silence when they perform at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway for the first time on Monday (February 24).

Gangs of Ballet comprises of four musicians and friends: Brad Klynsmith (vocals / electric guitar), Jonathan Rich (keyboard / synth), Hardus de Beer (bass guitar) and Josh Klynsmith (drums / vocals). Each an accomplished musician in his own right, the band’s members have combined their various individual tastes and styles to create a sound that is captivatingly fresh.

Originally formed as a side-project, Gangs of Ballet came into official existence at its debut gig opening for aKing in April 2011.

Their music, which boasts a winning combination of their vibrant energy and a host of musically intriguing melodies, cannot be pinned down to any specific genre but rather experiments with an eclectic mix of alternative, melodic, anthemic, electronic and dance.

Their debut single, Breaking The Silence, was released in September 2011 and by early November it had entered into the 5fm Top 40 chart. The single thereafter continued to climb its way up the chart and after just ten weeks on the chart, Breaking The Silence entered the New Year at 7th place and secured a spot on 5fm’s list of the Top 100 Hottest Hits of 2011. It was also chosen as the soundtrack for Cell C’s ‘Be’ campaign, which were featured on SA TV and radio stations nationwide.

Tickets R120 pp and seating will be as for normal shows, with no standing room. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031  566 3045 or visit For further information e-mail or visit