The High End Blues Band

August 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
cafe Roux , Noordhoek

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The High End Blues Band was put together by Lance Allam and James Kibby and consists of a group of seasoned musicians playing Blues, Roots & Americana music, often with interesting chord structures and rhythms. The band recently  released their debut album entitled “Live at Milestone.”

On 17 September, the band will be joined by

Beshara Ornellas – born to 70’s Rocker, Dave Ornellas from the band Hawk and mom Loreta, Beshara came out screaming and has been using her voice to entertain people ever since. On stage from the tender age of 11, Beshara has had the privilege of traveling the globe, singing for most of her life and feels she is only just getting started.

James Kibby (on rhythm guitar) teaches guitar at The Jazz Workshop. Among his students are the founder members of Fokofpolisiekar, Van Coke Kartel, Taxi Violence, The Plastics, Dukes of Note and Mr Cat and the Jackal. He is involved in various jazz, blues and electronic projects such as an Acid Blues album with Maurice Paliaga, a 3 piece band called Phatties in Mono and a purely electronic project called Ward 10.

Mark Buchanan on lead guitar is one of South Africa’s premium blues guitarists. He has played with a wide variety of successful bands including Max Normal, Nelly Furtado, and Just Jinger, to name a few.”
Claire Anderson on bass provides a solid, groovy bedrock for the rest of the band to build upon.”
Mark McDonald is the drummer for the band and has been playing with Mark Buchanan for the last 20 years.

Lance Allam played fiddle and mandolin for Blacksmith and performed with Blue Cadillac, before forming the High End Blues Band with James Kibby.