LIVINGSTON (UK) – TOURING SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 2015:
UPCOMING GIG in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town
There are few bands that really manage to make the quiet/LOUD dynamic work to its full
power, but Livingston are largely masters at this craft” – Kerrang!
“This foursome display their technical prowess with… A viscous soup of alternative rock
with atmospheric elements.. Singer Beukes Willemse’s voice is simply haunting. 9/10”
– Big Cheese.
Livingston (UK) performed at Oppikoppi The Fantastic Mr.VosVos on Saturday 8 August.
Frontman Beukes Willemse says: “Two days and three showers later and I only just
managed to get the red dust out from under my finger nails. Our show at Koppi however
is a different matter and will take a lifetime to get out of my head. Absolutely amazing to
play at such an amazing place to such amazing people. I’ll never forget it. Thank you
Catch Livingston live at:
Sat 22 August – The Music Kitchen, Port Elizabeth
Doors open at 17h00: Opening act at 20h00: James Gilespie, 21h00 Livingston from UK.
Thursday 27 August – Aces & Spades, Cape Town.
Doors open at 20h00 – 21h30 James Gilespie and 22h30 Livingston. Free Entry
FREE DOWNLOAD OF THEIR ALBUM “ANIMAL” FOR FANS IN SA!
“This August we are touring South Africa and we are giving away our latest album
“Animal” for free exclusively in SA. Download below! Enjoy it! Ngiyanemukela! Siya
namkela nonke! Kenang ka kgotso! Šalang gabotse! Le amogetswe! A ku ve Khisimusi
lerinene! Wamukelekile! Impilo enhle! Mashudu mavhuya! Geniet Dit!” ~ Livingston.
Album Download link: http://www.livingstontribe.com/
Having formed in the multi-cultural hub of London, Livingston searched high and low to
find their collective musical feet. With singer Beukes Willemse and a
guitarist/keyboardist Chris van Niekerk from South Africa, guitarist/percussionist Jakob
Nebel from Germany and bassist Phil Magee from the UK, it seemed almost impossible
that their paths would cross. However fate took hold when Beukes was re-united with
Chris in London to find the missing pieces to the Livingston puzzle. The band has since
also set up roots in Berlin and currently operates between the UK and Germany.
Finding their feet with 2008’s debut Sign Language and 2012’s Fire To Fire (Universal
Music Germany), the band achieved numerous successes including Top 20 in the
German Sales Charts and Number 1 Amazon & iTunes Rock Charts. Their single
“Broken” went to Top 20 and their second single “Go” was the official song for German
national broadcaster ZDF during the winter Olympics of 2010.
The Band also collaborated with Hugh Masekela and Till Brunner for a song for
the Football World Cup in South Africa (2010).
The Band and their Music where also featured in the international blockbuster
movie Chalet Girl featuring Bill Nighy, Felicity Jones, Brooke Shields and Ed Westwick.
Retreating to a hunter’s cabin in the woods just outside Berlin, an unorthodox location for
a band who had previously recorded at the hallowed grounds of Abbey Road and Sonic
Ranch with producers such as David Botrill .(Muse, Tool, Placebo) The band wrote,
produced, recorded and mixed Animal entirely on their own. The result? Animal is
Livingston at their purest.
Livingston released Animal in the UK, Benelux and GSA in Autumn 2014, followed by
successful tour where the band displayed their best and most dynamic live shows to
date. Listen to the single “Chemicals” off the album (submitted to SA Radio in June
2015) here: https://soundcloud.com/livingstonmusic/livingston-chemicals-radio-edit
“Catchy, soaring alt-rock… This band have the talent and experience to set themselves
apart from the radio-friendly pack” – Rock Sound
Livingston`s single :Chemicals” is playing on campus radio stations nationwide and is
currenty no 2 on Tuks Fm`s Top 30.
Watch the Livingston EPK here and get ready for a BIG sound South Africa!:
Social Media Links:
Video Links (ANIMAL singles):
“The Hunter” https://youtu.be/99N4MX12gg8