Jack Hammer Band
Arrive from 6pm for pre-drinks and supper.
Show starts at 7:30pm
Tickets @ R150 do not include dinner
Prisoner of the white lines on the freeway, I know you’ll understand. I’m just another pilgrim for a Rock ‘n’ Roll band
Founded by musical legend Piet Botha, the Jack Hammer Band have been captivating audiences across the country for over three decades. After Piet’s untimely passing, the band is continuing with the legacy, with live shows featuring classics from their immense discography as well as new songs that affirm their status as a cornerstone of the South African rock scene.
Johnathan Martin and Jake Gunn are both celebrated musicians in their own right and their guitar skills and vocal harmonies never cease to amaze. In the rhythm section, Paul van de Waal’s solid and open drumming drives the Jack Hammer sound, while bassist Tertius du Plessis’ unique sliding style and focus on root notes create the connection between guitar melodies and drum rhythm.
The Jack Hammer Band have just released a new album titled Second Chapter. Featuring 11 songs — including a reworked, never-before recorded version of Diana, a song Piet left behind — the signature style of Jack Hammer runs through the album like a golden thread.
“Without any pretences, the album blasts straight into the driving rock sound that has come to define the longest-standing South African rock band. You immediately find yourself at a Jack Hammer gig, with Paul van De Waal (Duke) steady behind the kit, Tertius du Plessis (Bean) towering over his black bass like a watchkeeper, and Johnathan Martin and Jake Gunn wringing rock ’n roll out of their guitars as if their lives depended on it.”
– Album review by Jannike Bergh, 2022