Profile: 7th Son


Rude rock reggae. Headed by frontman Nic Gaud, this five member Cape-Town based ensemble includes a sax and trumpet player and is renowned for expressive lyrics promoting tolerance. Explosively energetic when performing live, the band has played at a variety of popular South African music festivals including Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies and Ramfest. The band’s first full length album, Ontology, was released in 2009.
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  1. I loved this sound – a mix of hip-gyrating and head-banging tunes, combining classical instruments with thumping beats and rock riffs to create a tropical sound the band calls “rude, rock, reggae”. Click here to read the full of 7th Son at Mercury live.

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