Getting blood on our hands with Jaco

In a few short weeks the fourth annual BLOOD BROTHERS returns to the stage with the common goal of rock ’n rolling against cancer. Four years running and still rocking harder than ever, the line-up for this year has been meticulously selected, with old favourites being joined by some of the country’s most exciting, young songwriters and performers. We decided to delve into this bloody mess, getting some blood on our hands as we chatted to a few members of the BB crew. This week we chatted to the man who can be seen popping up on stages everywhere with various bands – Jaco Mans.

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Every time we look up at a stage, theirs a 50% chance you’ll be on it playing guitar. How do you keep track of what you’re doing with whom – does it ever get confusing?

If it’s challenging songs I’ll write a chart, but most of the time I play with a band that I know really well, and we do rehearse, I hate going on stage not fully prepared.

What are the unique challenges in playing with such a big band?

There is a lot of material that we had to prepare, and very unique genre styles. And the members are scattered all over the world most of the time, so planning for rehearsals etc.

Have you had your first rehearsal yet, how did it go?

The rhythm section already did a few, it went very well, it’s a pleasure working with Chris and Jason.

 

it went very well, it’s a pleasure working with Chris and Jason

 

Are you fine being the guitar player in the band or do you secretly wish you were the lead singer?

Nope, I love playing guitar, there is nothing I would rather do.

The Blood Brothers initiative will be making a lasting impression on people’s lives (through the Vrede Foundation). Which one person have you met who has made the most lasting impression on you?

Linton Kwesi Johnson (LKJ) the Jamaican poet and reggae star. The guy just has an insane presence. If you don’t know his music be sure to look it up. I met him at a concert in Joburg, Tidal Waves was the opening act.
 

An epic show filled with some of the most famous local alternative songs, and one hell of a party!

 

What can fans expect from this year’s show?

An epic show filled with some of the most famous local alternative songs, and one hell of a party!

Thanks for the chat! And we’ll see you there

 
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BLOOD BROTHERS CAPE TOWN

Date: Saturday, 22 September 2018
Venue: Zip Zap Circus School, Cape Town
Time: 19h00
Tickets: R180
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BLOOD BROTHERS PRETORIA

Date: Saturday, 29 September 2018
Venue: Platteland, Centurion, Pretoria
Time: 19h00
Tickets: R180
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Interview by The Original CC
Press photograph by Andre Badenhorst, #RandomFootShots by Recording Studios