Sunday 29th April is going to rock... Check out Jake Gunn & Devin Smith on the Thirsty Oyster stage for a laid back Sunday afternoon. The biography below says it all! Starts at 4pm.
Jake Gunn is an up-and-coming blues rock musician hailing from the northern suburbs of Cape Town. After discovering rock ‘n roll at a young age, he was inspired to start playing guitar and worked tirelessly to improve his skill. This finally led to him joining the Lyzyrd Kyngs (Piet Botha & Akkedis) in 2010. He spent a year under the mentorship of these veteran musicians and has further
performed over 100 gigs with Piet Botha, still playing with him to this day.
The launch of Gunn’s first album Triple Jack, recorded in the winter of 2012, was met with great praise and a favourable review in Rolling Stone magazine. Containing a wide range of
original songs, as well as one cover, the album showcases Gunn’s skill and multiple influences.
Since the start of his musical career, Gunn has teamed up with fellow guitarist Devin Smith. Sharing a love of music and complementing each other’s guitar playing and vocals, they
have been doing gigs around Cape Town and tours up the Wild Coast for the last 5 years. They later evolved into a full electric band after being joined by CJ Bergh on bass guitar and
Francois Keyser on drums, adding another element to their sound.
"Springing from the backwaters of Brackenfell with the hair of
Robert Plant, the skill of boy Clapton and the voice of a morning-after-night-before Mark Knopfler, Gunn is a revelation." -Alice Inggs, Rolling Stone South Africa
Gunn has since toured all over South Africa and even up to Mozambique, sharing the stage with a nu ber of musicians, including Jack Hammer, Kobus de Kock Jnr, Johnathan Martin,
and Rob Nagel. Audiences can expect to hear original material as well as covers of songs from the likes of Eric Clapton, The
Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Performing either as an acoustic duo, three-piece or with the full band, Gunn’s soulful brand of blues rock, often infused with reggae, is bound to entertain and impress.