Graeme Watkins Project, also known as GWP, released their debut album Corridors of the Mind
in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. The band is made up of Graeme Watkins (vocals), Rudo Pieterse (bass), Matthew Marinus (drums) and Ryno Zeelie (guitar). The SAMA
-nominated band was recently scouted by multi-platinum producer Jeff Blue while performing at the Musexpo
showcase in Los Angeles.
The band, best known for hits such as Music Affair
and Bloodshot Eyes
, recorded with Blue, whose success stories include Macy Gray and Linkin Park.
Says GWP: “We spent most of our time living and performing in busy cities and made environments so we are delighted to be able to perform in a living environment and a space that makes us reconnect with our lives.”
The Old Mutual Music in the Gardens series presents live concerts throughout the winter season at the Pretoria National Botanical Garden and is an extension of their sponsorship of the Kirstenbosch Music series in Cape Town.
For more on the Old Mutual Music in the Gardens music series go to www.oldmutual.co.za/musicinthegardens
Tickets for all concerts are available at www.ticketbreak.co.za. R5 from every pre-sold ticket (tickets purchased on the website) is given to the Wildlands Conservation Trust for their Trees for Life initiative where community members grow trees to sustain their livelihoods.
Pre-sale at gardens: R90
On day sales at gardens and Ticketbreak: R100
Children under 13 are free.
Gates open: 11:00
Supporting Act: 13:00 with Dance, you’re on Fire
Supporting Act: 14:00 with 7th Son
Main act: 15:00 with Graeme Watkins Project
Gates close: 18:00
Facilities available: Restaurant and tea garden available on site where alcohol will be served.
The Kids Zone is available from 13:30 to 16:30.