Gaëllou Album Launch (Sunday afternoon Matinee show. Arrive 4pm. Music at 5pm)
Gaëllou is a truly one-of-a-kind, South African singer/songwriter/multi instrumentalist/visual artist. Gaëllou is also the name of her band and new project.
The variation of her name originates from her very young years in France, where adding ‘ou’ makes a word a diminutive of the original, much like adding ‘tjie’ in Afrikaans. Her aunt and grandmother called her Gaëllou and it stuck.
Although (fittingly) small in stature Gaëllou’s songs are massive. They tell stories through the music, based on her own experiences and the content of her poetry. Crunchy and thought-provoking her lyrics paint a picture of her life-long struggles with abuse and addiction and deal with them head-on, through discovery, hope and the promise of new beginnings. Her aim is to give a voice and inspiration to others who have suffered similar battles.
Backing Gaëllou in her band are well known local musicians, Grant Jackson on electric and acoustic bass, Kathleen Eggers on strings and Derek Craig on percussion and drums. Gaëllou perform powerful acoustic and electric arrangements of their unique ‘folk-rock’ musical sound.
**Arrive from 4pm. Show at 5pm
**Covid protocols apply at all times – mask, sanitise and social distancing.