CIVIL TWILIGHT RETURN HOME WITH 5LIVE
5FM’s live music sessions 5Live hosted by Rob Forbes and Fix Moeti on the last Friday of every month has showcased some of the best local talent since its inception last year.
Previous award-winning acts featured include HHP, AKA, Goldfish and Twin Atlantic and this week sees SA born and now US-based band Civil Twilight return to the Mother City for a live performance on the 5FM music feature. The four piece rock band is made up of South African brothers Andrew and Steven McKeller, Richard Wouters, and American Kevin Dailey – who joined the band after their move to Nashville.
Broadcasting from the Red Bull Studios in Cape Town between 15:00 and 16:00 on Thursday, 24 March (due to the public holiday), the band promises fans and 5FM listeners plenty passion and excitement with their homecoming. The band was last here in 2014 and say they are always happy to return to the place of their birth and perform for their people.
They are currently on tour with three performances planned for SA. The band say some of the tour highlights of their career include playing at music and arts festival Bonnaroo, in Tennessee, USA a few years ago. “It’s one of the biggest in the world. We spent four days on the grounds roaming around, drinking free booze and eating free ice cream and fried chicken. And watching incredible bands of course. It was crazy fun. And we’re playing there again this year, so, can’t wait,” they say.
The band is now just focusing on the tours but say they are discussing plans for the future as well as another album soon.
5FM’s purpose is to bring together youthful South Africans through the power of music. As an entertainment powerhouse offering the best in local and international music, 5FM is a Top 40 contemporary hit radio station and multi-media content platform featuring some of the most well-known media personalities and music DJs in South Africa. The station has won numerous awards, including seven consecutive Generation Next awards for Coolest Radio Station, 2012 Commercial Station of the Year at the MTN Radio Awards and has been nominated for Most Influential International Station at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Los Angeles. 5FM aims to be on the pulse of local and global music trends offering its 1.7 Million-strong nationwide audience an opportunity to co-create, engage and participate in the energy and dynamism of a fast changing youthful community. 5FM lives loud!
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About the RED BULL STUDIOS CAPE TOWN
The Red Bull Studios Cape Town is one of 10 in the Red Bull Studios global network, which include studios in London, New York and Sao Paulo. Established in 2005, the Red Bull Studios Cape Town aim to be a platform for growth in the ever-vibrant South African music scene.
Nestled in the heart of the mother city, Cape Town, it’s the perfect space to explore the local musical potential. The newly relocated studios now house fully-fledged recording studios that can accommodate everything from a full live band recording to an intimate DJ/producer session working with unknown up-and-coming talent to already established artists. Having seen the like of artists such as Khuli Chana, Black Coffee, Sibot and Das Kapital record and produce in the facility, the Red Bull Studios Cape Town have also hosted workshops by formidable names in the international music business – Steve Aoki, Public Enemy and Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) to name but a few. Over the years the Red Bull Studios have curated stages at some of the country’s finest festivals and venues including Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, Synergy Live and Earthdance.
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Distributed by: Gilda Van Schalkwyk
PR Specialist – 5FM
On Behalf of: Liesl Hefkie