Jack Hammer - A true South African Rock Legend!
In our November newsletter, we pay tribute to Jack Hammer, true South African Rock Legends! Jack Hammer is more than just a band - it is a roundabout of musicians. A collective that over the years has included amongst its members American Oscar-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton, McCully Workshop keyboard wizard Rupert Mellor, Kwaito master producer Gabi le Roux, Not My Dog guitarist Lanie van der Walt, prog-rocker Ken E Henson, Blues Broer Simon Orange, saxophonist supremo Mike Faure, and many, many others. As band roadie Hendry Jackson (who is immortalized in the song 'Laat die Wiele rol') said, "I have seen many Jacks, so to speak, come and go in time I will tell you".
Fiercely independent, they have somehow survived the strange machinery that is the SA music industry and produced some sterling original albums over the years. Since their first performance way back in 1984 the one constant factor in the band has been the man affectionately known as "The Hammer", Piet Botha.
Read their full story here ...
Piet Botha & Akkedis Live, 12 November 2011 at Botrivier HotelJoin us on 12th November 2011 at the Botrivier Hotel as we open the stage to famous rockers Piet Botha (from Jack Hammer) & Akkedis!
Stay the night at the Botrivier Hotel. Camping is also available at R50 pp. Please contact us to make a booking!