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Shaun Jacobs Band
November 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shaun Jacobs Band – Xtra Show
Shaun Jacobs Band have been hard at work in studio recording their new album “As Shadows Fall” & have just released the first single “Don’t Let Go”, a thumping, edgy track that sends a message of a band now coming into their own.
Shaun started out as a solo musician which is how he recorded the breakout album “Love Can” & before that “Paper Wings” – albums on which he played every instrument & recorded, mixed & produced everything himself. But it was when he started touring the music & was joined by Andrew Sowter on drums & Craig Sparks on bass that the three-piece now known as Shaun Jacobs Band formed, & the special chemistry they share is evident as the band plays up a storm on the live music scene in SA. “Over the last two years of playing together we have developed something very special as a unit & as friends” says Jacobs, “it has changed the way I write & put music together, & we are really excited to take what has been happening on the stage & pour it into this album”.
It was the launch of the smash hit single Love Can that catapulted the act across the radio and TV airwaves of South Africa and into the hearts of millions. Love Can stayed at number 1 on the Local iTunes chart for 12 weeks while staying in the top 10 of the overall chart for 11 weeks. It reached number 2 on the national radio chart and number 1 on other charts, while being the 14th most played song of the year on Simfy Africa. This was followed up with the release of End Of The Road which saw even greater radio success while landing in the number 2 spot on iTunes the day the album (titled Love Can) was released.
The Love Can album debuted at number 4 on the overall iTunes album chart, and won Adult Contemporary Album of the Year at the 2014 SAMAs (South African Music Awards) – the highest accolade in SA. It has continued to impress with more chart toppers around the country such as Slipping Away, When the Bells Ring and Like Fire. This all came on the back of the debut album Paper Wings, which saw the single With You achieve major radio success as well. In 2014 Shaun also received SAMA nominations for Best Producer and Best Engineer .
These guys put on an exceptional show in our small venue. Always super-special to watch their performance up-close & personal. You should know this one….http://tinyurl.com/op4v94t