TouchWood is a Indie-Folk band from Cape Town, South Africa. The band’s fresh, unique sound and catchy, up-beat melodies have made them popular right from the start with their first official gig being a main stage slot at The Flamjangled Tea Party Festival 2012. The band has since gone on to play the majority of South Africa and Spain’s most prominent festivals such as Rocking The Daisies, Splashy Fen, Pirineos Sur, Etnosur and The Heinekin Jazz Festival of the Canary Islands.
TouchWood kicked off 2013 by composing an original song for the One
Billion Rising TV ad campaign directed by Diana Keam. They then released their
debut EP Land In The Sun in June 2013 to a sold out venue in Cape Town. 2013 also saw TouchWoods greatest achievement to date as they were selected from 100 local acts by SAMRO and Casa Africa to tour the Spanish summer music festival scene in July 2013 alongside Soweto band BCUC. Festival directors were impressed at the bands fresh and contemporary approach to old folk that incorporates Southern African rhythms as well as their interesting array of instruments and vocal harmonies. After returning from their tour, TouchWood was selected by Converse as one of the top ten up and coming artists in South Africa.
They took a hiatus for the past year when lead singer, Ruth, went to work for Amnesty International in Canada. They recently came together for a reunion show at Kirstenbosch Amphitheatre teaming up with Majozi.
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 7PM. SHOW AT 8.30PM