The TOP 10 Finalists in the Converse GET OUT OF THE GARAGE 2013 competition have been selected, now its up to you to choose the winner!!! Here is the feature of another 1 of the finalists, they are called RUMSPRINGER…
MA: For those of us who have never heard of you, please tell us about yourselves in a few lines…
Rumspringer is a “get-up and have-it” band with deep electro beats, a tinge of Balkan with a front-line holding sax, trumpet and trombone, layered with French guitar work. This Hot 5 piece consists of Carla Louw on vocals, Trombone by Ross McDonald, with Lee “Lips” Thompson on Trumpet, Simon Bates on Sax, and Andrew F playing the big back-beats.
MA: Give us a bit of background on your name? (for some this would be obvious)
Rumspringa (we changed the end bit !!) translates to “JUMP AROUND”……. It’s a time for Amish Teenagers when they become of age and are allowed to experiment with the wonders of the outside world for a year !!!! a time of wildness, reckless abandonment and frivolity…. sounds a bit like us lot !!
MA: What would you say are some of your biggest influences and inspirations as a musician?
We found a lot of inspiration from Caravan Palace, Parov Stelar and the Electro Swing movement in Europe, a fresh take on 1920’s rhythms with huge warped bass lines.
MA: To date, what has been your best gig / achievement as a musician?
We had the great honour to perform at Preston Haskells New Years bash….Best party ever !! Also LOVE The Flamjangled Tea Party, a mad annual festival in the country just outside Cape Town we perform at, thousands of “nutters” in fancy dress for the weekend having big fun.
MA: You have been selected as one of the Top 10 finalists in the Converse GET OUT THE GARAGE competition. Tell us why we should vote for you instead of the other 9 finalists?
We’ve got a brand new sound, a combination of big electronica with super talented musicians on the top, the band was designed purely for the audience to have fun…we are THE party band of South Africa, irresistible dance music !!!!
MA: What would winning this competition mean to you?
It will definitely be a dream come true to record in New York and to perform at the 100 club in London. It will be a confirmation that this passion we have for our project is shared by the rest of South Africa.
MA: Are you working on any other projects that we might be interested in?
As South African musicians we keep ourselves busy with as much as we can……a secret project is in the making as we speak !!!
MA: Where can people follow you guys?
MA: Finally, if you could work in studio with any artist in the world, who would that be?
Definitely Parov Stelar, the king of electro swing !!
TO VOTE FOR RUMSPRINGER CLICK THIS LINK AND SELECT THEM IN THE LIST OF 10!! YOU ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE 3 TIMES EACH, SO DO SO FOR MAXIMUM SUPPORT: