Flat Stanley & The Rudimentals concert review



If you were paying attention to the last newsletter, you should have noticed a clash between two events at the same venue. I mentioned that Goldfish had started their ‘Submerged’ sessions at Ignite every Sunday until the end of January, but I also mentioned a charity event at Ignite on the 11th November, where Flat Stanley & The Rudimentals were playing. What could have been a disaster turned out to be a fantastic evening. R100 at the door (proceeds went to African Tails charity) got you 3 great live acts.

Flat Stanley was great as always. There is a reason why they are one of South Africa’s most successful bands. Next was The Rudimentals which I have never seen before. They were fantastic, a very funky and unique sound. It’s difficult to describe their style, rap/reggae but transformed by the trumpet, sax and trombone. Very upbeat and infectious, apparently the official genre is ‘Ska’. You can hear some of their tracks at their MySpace page and read more about the band at the official website. They have a couple of albums out, you can buy the first one “Set it proper” at Kalahari.net.

Goldfish wrapped it up with another stonking session. Sundays at Ignite are gonna be big.

But the most memorable part of the evening was having my beer delivered by a mate despite the fact that he had no hands free, check out his technique…