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Saturday, June 3, 2017


(Fiona Tozer & Dan Wilson)

The Maritzburg Musicians Club will host Fiona Tozer and Dan Wilson on June 6.

Famed and loved by all, singer-guitarist Fiona Tozer accompanied by talented bassist Dan Wilson on bass guitar will be showcasing their epic duo Quark once again. Touring muso friend Jonny Luck will be performing in KZN for the first time, specialising in his own style of Folk Booze Blues, cultivated from years of barwork.

Quark is a collaboration between Tozer and Wilson. They have fused their individual styles to create a new sound, which contains elements of folk, jazz, funk, rock and probably a few other unexpected influences. Their original compositions feature guitar, bass, voice and loops, and explore the theme of space-time and the universe.

Tozer is also a songwriter and guitarist, who has played at many venues and festivals around the country and was the headline act at Splashy Fen in 2004. Her music has evolved over time - after recording three CDs of original songs in folk and acoustic rock style, she went to study music at university, getting a masters degree in contemporary classical composition.

Dan Wilson has played with musicians as diverse as steel guitar legend Mike Cooper, the Waterboys, Annette Peacock, Syd Kitchen and RISE. He has released five albums with Creeper, an acid jazz outfit featuring saxophonist Luke Townsend, and has performed on several albums by local and international musicians. His album Max Roach Park with UK drummer Mark Huggett was nominated for a SAMA for best jazz album in 2006.

Born and bred Capetonian, Jonny Luck is a singer/songwriter hidden behind an acoustic guitar. Mixing a blend of whiskey-soaked blues and fresh upbeat folk, this storyteller will have you reminiscing of misspent youth, new love and those nights spent drinking at your local watering hole. Luck is a one-man show incorporating earthy guitar rhythms, passionate harmonica lines and a worn in soul voice, all backed by the drive of a stomp box.

Entry R50 and doors open at 19h00. The home of the Maritzburg Musicians Club, La Casa (formerly The Red Door) is situated in Quarry Road, off Victoria Road, in Pietermaritzburg. Car guards on duty. More information from Roger O’Neill on 083 230 6562