Groovy sounds at folk meeting

Lionel Bastos and Ryan Kidwell are the featured artists at the next False Bay Folk meeting at the Clovelly Country Club on Tuesday June 7.

Ryan has been writing songs since high school and will most likely never be able to put the guitar down.

This has prompted him to launch his solo career, after having been the co-founder and front man of rock-reggae band, The Little Kings.

During the seven years that The Little Kings were together, they rocked Cape Town’s favourite clubs and pubs, ventured on many a coastal tour and played on the stages of some of South Africa’s biggest music festivals, including Rocking the Daisies, Ramfest, Concerts for a Cause and Synergy, and also opened for the likes of Johnny Clegg and Prime Circle.

Ryan’s combination of sincere lyrics and acoustic country folk sound makes for a truly heartfelt experience. He will be performing his original, captivating songs.

Lionel is a seasoned musician, wordsmith and a true troubadour and is back at the Country Club after a guest spot with Cindy Alter, former Clout lead sing-er, at last month’s meet. He has a sharp sense of humour and gives a relaxed, self-deprecatory and very pleasant set of sophisticated, jazzy and smooth-flowing music.

Lionel is a multiple SAMA-award nominee and SAMA award winner, and has written songs for and produced albums for some of the top names in South Africa including Clout, Yvonne Chaka-Chaka, Wendy Oldfield, PJ Powers and others. He wrote and produced the longest running Dstv ad song, “More”, and in 2014 composed the score for a local film called Konfetti, which won awards internationally and locally.

He has performed on every continent and was the opening act for The Bee Gees’ only performance in Africa at Loftus Versveld Stadium in Pretoria and was also in the opening act for Wet, Wet, Wet.

False Bay Folk meets from 6.30pm. Food orders need to be in by 7pm to enable the performers to start at 7.30pm.

There is a cover charge of R50.

Call 021 782 2920 to book.