Justin Serrao and Red Tape Riot

March 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
cafe Roux Noordhoek


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Justin Serrao is not just your average singer-songwriter. At the age of 27, Justin is a festival promoter,  PR specialist, studio producer, multi-instrumentalist, live performer, strategic networker, successful music business entrepreneur and all-round nice guy! Having played in several bands since 2001, Justin has settled into a comfortable niche space that no other SA artist is presently dominating in. He describes his music as a fusion of acoustic and country rock. Aside from powerful originals, Justin has a massive repertoire of familiar current Top 40 hits that he’s cleverly transformed from commercial pop or dance tracks, into foot stomping country versions. Country music has its roots in string, banjo, harmonica or guitar-accompanied sound from South and Western American folk music, usually vocalised in harmonies, with a mix of powerful melodic ballads and foot-stomping show thumpers. What makes Justin’s take on this genre so unique is that he extends his vocal range from a bass to a tenor with a fierce ease, and the fact that he fuses a genre that was popularised in 1920’s America, with modern-day pop.

Listen to this Justin Serrao —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iExCG51EIYM

Red Tape Riot  would describe their music as Groove-Pop, an evolution of all the band member’s influences that range from the post-punk sounds of the 80’s, to the swagger of Arctic Monkeys and The Cure, through to elements of Incubus, Dire Straits, 2 Door Cinema Club, and everything in between. Culminating into an altogether unique foot tapping contrast between heartfelt melodies and strong party grooves.

Red Tape Riot has been earmarked as one of the most exciting additions to the South African music industry since forming in 2012. Over the last 4 years they have cemented themselves into the South African live performance scene, and have created a loyal and steadily growing fan base

Listen to this  Red Tape Riot —> https://soundcloud.com/red-tape-riot