World’s #1 most energetic, uplifting South African cross-over Folk-Rock-Township-Jive-Blues Band. It’s impossible to listen to Hot Water. To just listen. Because when Donovan Copley, the band’s founder, frontman, and creative heart, starts singing, playing (often his iconic Afri-can guitar), jiving and jumping around stage, backed up by a mix of stellar South African musicians as diverse as the country itself, you can’t sit still…No one does.
The music – ‘South African Folk-Rock,’ Copley calls it –layers the sounds of traditional mbaqanga, kwela and maskanda with a more contemporary folk-rock vibe and utterly danceable rhythms, woven through with Copley’s raw, sweet voice and inspiring, almost dreamlike lyrics……Songs about ‘going home’ – whether to a place, a person, a community, or to yourself.‘I think the qualities I’m striving for in my music can also be found in the general vibe of Bob Marley’s,’ Copley says. ‘In the words of a fan, “uplifting, dance-making and a positive influence on our home.” That’s who I want to be – a homemaker in the sense of creating music that leaves people feeling at home in themselves.’
Have a listen…..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyLbRWXptUA