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Thursday, April 11, 2019


Shackles and Bones will embark on a regional tour spanning across three provinces namely; the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to showcase their multi-faceted performance to a broad, new audience.

The tour will take place over the period of three weeks in April during which the band will be performing nine uniquely curated shows. Playing in a variety of venues –Shackles and Bones will be able to showcase their dynamic ability to perform in small intimate venues as well as in large halls where dancing is a certainty.

After a hugely successful tour of Vietnam in August 2018, the band is looking to continue their intrepid musical journey through the distant corners of your imagination and comprehension.

Shackles and Bones is a band that revel in their ability to draw from multiple genres and influences to produce a sound that manifests a desire for genre fusion coupled with contemporary sounds. Lead singer and guitarist David Glover mixes funk-jazz chord progressions with sensual and soulful vocals, all while supported by the indestructibly groovy rhythm section comprised of Argentine born drummer Julián Arenzon and lion-person Steven Ellery on the bass. Shackles and Bones put on a dynamic performance that will surely have a little something for everybody.

Over the past 6 years Shackles and Bones have been on many countrywide tours including a highly successful tour to Vietnam in 2018 and have shared stages with local favourites such as Jack Parow, Short Straw, Desmond and the Tutus, Shadowclub, Southern Gypsy Queen and Taxi Violence to name but a few. They have released four EP’s thus far, their self-titled debut album Shackles and Bones (2011), Free Parking (2013), Replica Estetica (2017) and The Lost Tapes (2019).

KZN performances:

April 18 at 20h00: The Winston Durban. Entrance R30. Accompanied by Dave Glover & MOUSE

April 19 at 20h00: S43Durban. Entrance is free. Accompanied by Taekwondo Sleepover & Duncan Park

April 20 at 20h00: Rocky Ridge, Margate. Entrance R40

April 21 at 15h00: Northwood Crusaders, Durban. FREE TBC

April 24 at 19h00: MiTH, Hilton. Entrance R40. Accompanied by John Ellis and Igolide