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Last Saturday saw some of Durban’s finest up-and-coming musical talent performing at Live –The Venue’s North vs. South gig.

The “band-off” featured some awesome local favourites from both north and south of the river, including Majozi, Fools of Fate, Gus Brown and Hours. True to Durban’s notorious reputation the event drew only a small crowd, but instead of putting a damper on the evening, it only contributed to the familiar, laidback atmosphere that is so unique to the venue.

The night was kicked off with the indie-folk sounds of Majozi, a Durbanite whose passion for music has recently thrust him into the up-and-coming category after the release of his first single The River, which has received airplay on 5FM.
Majozi was followed up by Gus Brown, a three-man band who describe their sound as “folk funk”, and reggae-rock band Fools of Fate from the South Coast. The crowd grew denser and the atmosphere more lively with the night rounded off by pop-punk band Hours who released their debut EP in 2013.

Overall, it was a Saturday night well spent, with the talent displayed being only a taste of what the Durban music scene has to offer! For both locals and visitors, it is no secret that this city has unbelievable potential and a growing support for our local bands and musicians.

Live – The Venue has become a favourite in itself amongst gig-goers in Durban. Since its opening, it has hosted a number of amazing artists, including local South African bands Gangs of Ballet, Desmond and the Tutus, GoodLuck, aKing and ISO, as well as some international names, such as Daniel Bedingfield and Australian pop-punk band Dune Rats. In a unique and spacious warehouse set-up that boasts a top sound system and an awesome, ever-festive crowd, Live offers something for all lovers of live music, dancing and a good time.

Be sure to look out for your favourite local bands or discover some new sounds at Live – The Venue, which hosts different gigs every week, mostly on Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information on upcoming events, visit their website at: www.livethevenue.co.za
Address: 166 Mathews Meyiwa Road (Stamfordhill Road)


About Forrest Schafer

Forrest Schafer
Forrest is an aspiring journalist and writer, currently studying a BA degree in English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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