Sat 03 Aug 2013 8:00 PM — 10:30 PM
Truth HQ, 36 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
The Truth Sessions are more than just Live Music on a Saturday night – they are a Rock ‘n’ Roll Road Trip that tell the story of recently re-united ’80s rockers Falling Mirror, who many might remember from the radio hit ‘Johnny Calls the Chemist’. As the name suggests, each session offer’s a candid two-part insight into Falling Mirror’s 30-year music journey:
The first hour is an explosive look at the band’s work from 1979 to 2012, before launching into a freer and more explorative second hour set featuring new album material, maybe a few covers and the odd jamming collaboration to test fresh ideas in front of a live audience.
The entire session will be captured on film in the intimate live setting of Truth Coffee and Bar in Cape Town and ultimately form part of a major upcoming international documentary on Falling Mirror.
The unique rock story of Falling Mirror has not only prompted the commissioning of a music documentary, but created renewed interest in the band and their music among a wide audience. This has sparked the development of a new album set for international release in 2014.
The second hour set of The Truth Sessions will delve into a new part of their journey, experimenting with new material in a raw, live format that will give the audience a rare behind-the-scenes view into the ‘making of’ an album.
Founding band members, Allan Faull (lead guitar) and vocalist Nielen Marais together with original drummer Patrick Humphries, George Den Das on keyboards and Harvey Cohen on bass guitar, were known as a non-performing, inordinately introspective group that has gained a cult following since the ’80s. Despite their rare ‘live’ performances, the band has stayed rooted in the nation’s musical psyche ever since ‘Johnny Calls the Chemist’ was released. The Truth Sessions will take them out of the basement and into the fray in one of Cape Town’s favourite urban hideaways Truth Coffee and Bar on Buitenkant Street.
Unusual, hypnotic and totally addictive, Falling Mirror remains unique in SA and world rock, and The Truth Sessions will remind us why they are so unforgettable and timeless and give us a glimmer of things to come.
For an evening of legendary Rock that will include Falling Mirror’s hits and new material, make sure you book early to avoid disappointment as tickets are limited. Tickets are now available via Quicket and at the Door (limited). All tickets are priced at R50.