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Christmas Edition




DJ Papi


Lamy (Lekka laughs)


December 2011 ……………………… Issue 11

♦ Team Profile ♦ Editors Letter ♦ Front Cover Feature Fiery Hill ♦ Team Profile BLACK MATH

♦ The Writing is on the Wall ♦ Featured Bands / DJs • • • •

The Monroes Black Math DJ Papi Gig Review : Springbok Nude Girls

♦ Jo’s Corner ♦ Danni’s Punk Pit ♦ Good Deed Done ♦ Togger of the Month

♦ Contact Us


♦ Tattoos & Piercings of the Month

Editors Note T

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Hello everybody welcome to the Christmas edition of Fanbase Music Mag, and what an awesome issue we have in store for you. Without being vane, I have decided, because it is the Christmas season, I’m going to make this issue extra special and put my own band “Fiery Hill” on the front cover. I play bass in the band along with some awesome talented friends. Read all about us in Danni’s Punk Pit section. Thanks to Danni for interviewing us, we luv you long time). Also in Danni section she features a great comedy idol of mine, ladies and gentleman I give to you Lamy, SA legend of “Lekka Laughter”. Lamy has been involved with comedy for over 38 years and has helped mould some of SA’s biggest talent in comedy. Go read all about him in Danni Punk Pit. Another big hit “DJ Papi” what an awesome duo. I get to interview super group “The Monroes” who are currently living it up in the US of A, go check out their interview and read all about the band and the release of their debut album “The Devils Carnival. I’m so excited about this interview. Another exciting interview with a band doing big things in Durban, non-other than, “Black Math”. “Black Math” is an energetic three piece band that blends garage rock, alternative rock, blues and punk with some dose of cycodelic rock thrown into the mix. Last but not least, I once again have the honour of featuring a gig review of the amazing “Springbok Nude Girls” – what an evening of some brilliant music ! Now we can’t have a Christmas issue without giving away a few prizes and we do just that in Jo’s Corner. Ever heard of BITE ME? Well, BITE Me is a cupcake company run by Rebecca Nicholas and she makes cool designs for delicious cupcakes. You have to check out her work. She was also kind enough to make our very own Fanbase Music Mag cupcakes and you can stand a chance to win 6 of these cupcakes for yourself. Go read Jo’s Corner for more info. Also in Jo’s Corner she takes a look at Genre Music defined. We would like to thank Kylie Cilliers and her awesome models that help put this section together. Go read all about it and be sure to check out the write up on Kylie Cilliers who does the extreme signature make-up. This month’s “Togger of the month” is, Dewald von Solm, check him out and let us know what you think. Not only do we feature him in our Togger section but we also use his pictures for the models in Jo’s Corner. Very talented guy! Well that is it for this month. I would like to say a HUGE thanks to my awesome team and a very special thanks to my Mom who, once again, put this mag together for us. Mom you are amazing and I love you lots. To my Boet – happy birthday for the 20th December – have one on me ! Have a blessed Christmas everyone and a kick-ass New Year. See you all in 2012 where we will be celebration our 1 year anniversary in January 2012. Lots of exciting changes in January – so watch this space! Hobo hugs Duzzy, Danni, Jo, Fly & Mom

Team Profile

The “Green Day” fanatic Journalist

The Boss / Editor / Journalist

Name: Daniela

Name: Duwyne

Nickname: Danni / Greenday

Nickname: Duzzy

Fave saying right now: "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that's successful is a series of mistakes." Billie Joe Armstrong

Fave saying right now: Mamu or Lani

Greatest ambitions in life: Become a music journalist and follow Green Day around the world!! Fave shoes: My Green Day chucks and doc martens (Oh and my crazy high heels). Fave item of clothing: Black hoodie What’s playing in your CD player/iPod right now? Green Day's Warning CD and some Aerosmith

Greatest ambitions in life: In the words of Just Jinjer’s song “What he means”, “ PEACE , LOVE MORE, TOLERANCE (Live by that and you won’t go wrong) Fave shoes: All Stars What’s playing in your CD player/iPod right now: Rock till you drop volume 4 (but I find myself playing “Flyleaf- all around me” on repeat... That women’s voice is amazing.

The Girly Journalist Name: Joanne Nickname: Jo Fave saying right now: Yebo Greatest ambitions in life: To be a teacher Fave shoes: Black boots Fave item of clothing: Jeans What’s playing in your CD player/iPod right now: Seether


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Interviewed by : Duwyne Clayton

Not too long ago in a land where musical creativity had become a scarcity, destiny inspired The Monroes. Most closely described as melodic hard rock, characterized by distinct guitar riffs and solos, the compositions creatively flourished. Orchestrated by fate, with an innovative sound, The Monroes are tenaciously dealing a shockingly ever after. Having just recorded their debut album “The Devils Carnival� we talk to this unique band about the release of their album. Having just moved to U.S.A we find out more about life in America and take a look at what makes them miss good old South Africa. Hope you enjoy the interview

Let’s talk a bit about the history of the band, where did it all start?

Well guys let’s get straight into it - after releasing a 4 track demo, which did very well in S.A, you are about to release your highly anticipated debut album, “The Devils Carnival” what can we expect from the album? Yeah it’s about time dammit!!! You should expect devils, horrific murder mixed with love, child abuse, abortion, and that’s just the first song! he he all jokes aside it’s a depiction of life and how it really is even though nobody looks at it that way. Maybe we’re the crazy ones.

What is your fave song on the Album and why? Would have to say "Toy Orphan" cause it’s a song Ii can relate to, it’s like it just taps into my being. It moves me.

You recently moved to the US, how have the American public taken to you and just how different is the music scene to SA? Well it’s certainly different! It’s an incredible place and the artists here are phenomenal to say the least. The Americans really do know how to entertain and because of that the crowds really do come out and support. The crowds are a very responsive and crazy as hell. Bottles flying everywhere and I do believe I’ve seen one or two dildos taking to the air too! Hahaha! So yeah it’s pretty crazy. What was the question again? Ha-ha

Kenny and Sid. It’s all their fault! Kenny and Sid grew up together and Sid was actually the one who showed Kenny how to play guitar but I’m sure Kenny will say that Sid did a s**t job! Hahaha but yeah they’ve known each other for years now and so I guess it was just a matter of time before they started a band. So they spent about 2 years in a studio to record and write and basically just to find the sound they were looking for. After that they auditioned the rest of the guys, and as they say the rest is history really. One big happy family!

Who have been your inspirations as musicians? Mine changes by the day so it’s hard to say. I know it’s been said so many times by bands, but we all really do have different tastes in music, it’s insane!!!! We have a drummer who can’t stop listening to death metal; we have a singer who is obsessed with the worst instrument in the world. The acoustic guitar ha-ha we have a bassist who actually has some taste thank goodness and we have two guitarists. Well, I don’t think they ever listen to music; they just sit and watch movies the whole day! They say it isn’t p**n but we all know the truth! Ha ha ha! We watch lots of p**n

Having played in South Africa and now also in America where and what venue has been your favourite to play at? That’s a real "no brainer" for us. Without a doubt "Blue Moon" in Nelspruit! We have yet to play at every venue that exists but they’re going to have to be very, very, very, very exceptional to beat them. Even then I’d still do with "Blue Moon" – Thanks, now we miss South-Africa!

Do you get nervous before a gig? Ha ha ha always! It’s the worst feeling in the world but exciting at the same time. After the first song it goes away though. Don’t think the other guys get nervous though. A**holes.

Do you have any rituals or superstitions before you go on stage? No not really hey. I’m not superstitious at all. It’s all poppy cock! Ha ha ha yay! I’ve always wanted to use that in a sentence! Ryan drinks his disgusting tea I know that, and he eats weird s**t. Some say Ryan gets a root from the depths of the Amazon and without this he actually sings exactly like Barry Manilow.

Who is the most responsible person in the band? Klement without a doubt! He should really grow up.

Who is the wildest in the band? Ryan. Always the damn singers hey. He would just go out by himself to a bar and ends up in taxi with 2 girls who are making out - teach me Ryan! I really hate him. We have lost him many times; we actually got him a supply of “glow sticks” so that we can find him in a crowd. This is no joke.

Where can people get news of you and the new album and when will it be released? It’s already available for download at or at our Facebook We know it’s on ITunes, Amazon, Spotify and most other online stores. We hope to launch the physical album soon.

As we approach the end of the year and Xmas around the corner, what has been the highlight of your year? Ha ha ha! That’s deep. Well I can’t tell you unfortunately. It’s a bit personal and involves midgets, Jaggermeister and a hot tub but my second highlight would have to be arriving in the USA. Felt incredible walking through those airport doors.

Thanks so much for doing this interview with us? We wish you well for the future and hope you have a Merry Christmas and a kick ass New Year? Thank you guys for all the support and SA we do miss you guys and hope to see all of you soon. We would like to say thanks to everybody who’s us and we love each and every one of you - have a Merry Merry Xmas! You guys can always send us gifts if you want to. Ha ha ha!

Hello everyone. Well such exciting stuff happening in Jo’s Corner this month. Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you to the wonderful Kylie Cilliers for all her hard work in making Jo’s Corner look awesome. If you ever need signature make-up done in an extreme way, Kylie is the person to contact. You can contact her on and you can see her awesome work on some models in my corner article “ Genre music defined” . Also featuring this month in my corner is our cupcake competition (yummy!) made by Rebecca Nicholas , check out my article on her cupcakes under company name BITE ME – they really are cool. Since it is the silly season of Christmas I have added some humorous Christmas jokes in my “Just for giggles” section. So with all this excitement I just want to wish all you readers a very Merry Christmas, stay safe and God bless each one of you. This amazing lady can create any cupcake design you desire, from butterflies to Halloween, covering all occasions i.e. Engagements, weddings, baby showers, Christenings and even musical events She has made designable cupcakes for “The Anti Retro Vinyls” band and even our very own front cover feature band “Fiery Hill” of Duwyne Clayton.

We’ve got something exciting in store for you in this issue with it being the month of Christmas we are giving away some awesome Fanbase Music Magazine cupcakes, made by the very talented Rebecca Nicholas from “ BITE ME”, who makes and designs these unique cupcakes. If you want a cupcake designed for a special occasion then Rebecca is the person to get hold of. Look up her up on her Facebook group page i.e. BITE ME or you can email her direct on :

If you would like to stand a chance of winning some Fanbase Music Mag cupcakes of your own, email the word BITE ME to and the first 2 emails received from the Durban area will win 6 cupcakes each (sorry readers we can only deliver in the Durban vicinity but look out for other competitions in our future issues !)

Quote of the Month

A Christmas thought:

STRESSED is just DESSERTS spelled backward

What did Jack Frost say to Frosty the Snowman? Have an ice day! What comes at the end of Christmas Day? The letter "Y"! What did one Christmas light say to the other Christmas light? You light me up! What did the bald man say when he got a comb for Christmas ? Thanks, I'll never part with it !


Tamlyn O’Donoghue

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Kylie Cilliers

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Cameron Young

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Linda Classen

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Step 4: Brushed through her eyebrows with an eyebrow wand to groom them. Step 5: Powder is applied with a slanted eyebrow brush to fill in the scars and gaps. Your eyebrows add strength and definition to your face and frame your eyes, so they should be beautifully groomed.

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Frikkie Nel

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Step 4: Used concealer to cover any darkness around his eyes, blemishes or redness


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At first, most breakers dressed for comfort and practicality. Loose-fitting pants (sometimes with suspenders), comfortable sneakers (with the laces left mostly undone) and colorful t-shirts (to go with other members of a dancer's crew) were standard on the East coast. Meanwhile, military-inspired outfits with baggy pants (again, sometimes with suspenders) and lace-up boots were popular with some dancers on the West coast.

Make-up by : Kylie Cilliers


Photography by : Dewald von Solms


BLACK M A T H Black Math are an energetic 3 piece band that blend garage rock, alternative rock, blues and punk with a dose of physcodelic rock thrown in. Featuring Cameron Lofstrand on lead vocals, lead guitar and main music composition; Tyla Burnett on bass and Ntando Mokoena on drums. Theirs is a sound that is in-your-face and ballsy with influences stretching back as far as the sixties - from Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin to Nirvana, The White Stripes, Wolf Mother, Arctic Monkeys and the Hives. An essential part of the Black Math experience is their live performance. They have an explosive stage presence and personality that demands attention. They perform with passion and charisma and deliver catchy riffs, bluesy bass lines, inspired lyrics and insane guitar solos. One event organizer described their music :- “when they rock, their music makes the concrete on the walls crumble�. Interviewed by : Duwyne Clayton

First of all guys thanks for doing this interview. It’s really awesome featuring you in our Mag? Thank you Sir, for interviewing us and for your interest in our band!

As a band where did it all start for you and what’s the story behind Black Math? Tyla: I used to chill at Cameron's house and listen to him playing his guitar. He had a jazz bass guitar lying around that belonged to his uncle. He showed me some basics and we started jamming together. The rest is history. Cam: We came up with a few songs, jamming and just having fun. We felt we needed a drummer to complete the sound we were trying to achieve.

Ntando: Tyla and Cam were jamming in our school's music room, I joined them on drums one day, playing my favourite song ' Hey Joe' by Jimi . They had a gig and they told me to join them. From then on we became a band.

Do you all come from a musical background? Not really....we just simultaneously grew to love music

How would you describe your music? We can't really describe it. We try to be original and keep each song different, basically we just try to make hard, aggressive in your face garage rock.

Tell us about your song writing. What is the process like and where do you find your inspiration? Cameron: Well sometimes I'll come up with an idea, the basic beginnings to a song and some lyrics. Tyla and Ntando will then add their parts to complete and formulate the song while jamming together. There are times when we have come up with something spontaneously while jamming together. It takes each band member's creative input to make each song what it is. It needs no more and no less, three is all we need. We draw inspiration from musicians such as the White Stripes, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix.

You have played along some awesome bands such as The Anti Retro Vinyl’s and The Trees just to mention a few. What do you think of Durban’s talent? Ntando: Durban talent is great. Durban bands definitely know what’s happening and there’s such a variety. Bands like Fruit and Veg, no one sounds like they do. People need to support the Durban music scene and it will grow.

Explain a typical band practice for Black Math? Are there any albums or recordings out there or in the future that we can Tyla: Every band practice has to start with a wholesome get our hands on? meal( usually bacon laden foods), we then chill anywhere from 30 minutes up to an hour and round it off with a jam.

Having seen you guys play live before, I can vouch that you put on an awesome live show. Just how important is playing live to you and how much work goes into it? Playing live is important for us as we are trying hard to get our name out there and have our music heard. The music is most important. We put a good amount of work into our shows , most importantly being as energetic as possible on stage. There’s no particular plan, but we always have the intention of going absolutely insane on stage.

If I was someone who has never heard your music, what experience would I get from one of your gigs? Well, we aren't quite sure what you would experience, but we hope that our music will be delivered upon you as a good punch in the face.

Do you have any rituals before going on stage? Tyla: Not particularly, though Cameron and I usually enjoy a good cup of tea before we play.

Not yet, but we are working on it at the moment

Lastly, thanks again for doing this interview with Fanbase Music Mag. We wish you well for the future and hope you have an awesome Xmas and a kick ass New Year. Any last thoughts?

What do you wish for the future of the band and your music? Well, we hope to play overseas eventually. We hope to just keep doing what we are doing, if we can make a living out of it then that would be a bonus.

We would just like to thank other Durban bands like The Anti Retro Vinyls, Fruit and Veg, The Trees, Explosion and the people who have supported us and given us opportunities to share the stage with incredible bands at some amazing gigs. We would also like to thank Taryn Vedder for her support and helping us find a platform for our music. Thanks again for interviewing us.

Hello Kids!! Hope you are all ready for Christmas time!!! I must say I am not the biggest fan of Christmas these days buuuuuut that does not make me a Grinch ;) Anyway I hope we can all spread the cheer in a less materialistic way and actually help those who are in need of food, clothes and love. Take the time to smile at someone, give a small gift to a car guard or petrol attendant and focus on doing random acts of kindness ☺ I hope you all enjoy the interviews I have lined up, I had the pleasure of interviewing our Duwyne’s band, Fiery Hill, which is so exciting!!!! I am very proud of him!! I also interviewed DJ Papi, which I know you will all enjoy! Lastly I interviewed my Dad, one of South Africa’s Top Comedians, Lamy! I would like to wish my Mom a happy birthday for the 20th December!!! Eu Amo-te muito Mama!! A special thanks to the lovely Emily for putting so much time and effort into Fanbase!! We all love you! Have an amazing month everyone, and be sure to check out our Poem of the Month!! Lastly I would like to thank the whole Fanbase team for an amazing year!!! We are on the road to success!! Hobo hugs!! Keep it Punk <3 Danni x


Fiery Hill is a Rock Christian band that has Punk flavour and even includes rap in their variety of sound. The band consists of Brandon Jooste on vocals and rhythm guitar, Renier Kruger on drums and backing vocals and Fanbaseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very own Duwyne Clayton on bass guitar!!! We are so excited to finally feature his amazing band and it is safe to say that we are all so proud of him and we will always stand by his side! I hope you all love their interview!! <3 xx

How did you come up with the name of your band? We all brought some ideas to the table and we chose Fiery Hill over the Spunk Rockers hahaha On a serious note, we chose Fiery Hill because it sums up what was done for all of us at Calvary. Tell us a bit about each member of the band? Renz initially started as the lead guitarist for the band but moved on to the drums when we became a three piece band. He is also our sound tech. (sorry Terry) lol Brandon is the lead singer/songwriter as well as rhythm guitar for the band. He enjoys bringing in platforms for new songs. D.W: is our laid back bassist and professional chair breaker lol (sorry Colleen) its true he has broken at least two chairs from just sitting on them. He is also the peace maker in the band! How long have you guys been around? We were all friends at school and had the same musical interests as well as influences. Renz and DW started playing music together in their teens. DW went overseas when he finished school. Brandon and Renz got together and played around in their spare time. After a few failed attempts at getting a band off the ground and DW’s return to SA, Fiery Hill was born in October 2010. What is the most interesting thing a fan has ever said to you? Renz: on guitar – good guitaring and on Drumming – good Drumming!!! Yeah!!!! DW “Renz sings”… All in all it’s just another…broken chair on the floor!!! Brandon: Play it Brother! We generally get good feedback from the audience.

Lead singer / songwriter and rhythm guitar : Brandon

Brandon: At a very young age it was the metal scene, Metallica, Pantera and the heavier bands, I think it was the guitar licks that had me interested. I enjoyed the grunge scene as well. I gotta say these days it’s a lot softer, I love Counting Crows, Matchbox Twenty, David Crowder, P.O.D, 12 Stone, Kutless, anything with good chords and meaningful lyrics. Where does your band play gigs? Due to the recording and being a relatively new band we haven’t done many gigs. We have played at JD’s bar on the Bluff a couple of times and done a bit of outreach. We are looking forward to getting out there a lot more once the C.D is done and released. Who is the craziest person in the band? It’s a toss-up, Renz and Brandon have their days, if they are both having one of their days on the same day, then we usually cancel band practice! Haha Who is the craziest person in the band?

Bass Guitarist : D.W What do you all do in your free time? Since we grew up together, we hang out quite a bit, watching rugby, having braais and just socializing and jamming. Going out to gigs. Who inspires your music? Renz: I grew up on Bruce Springsteen, pink Floyd, Cat Stevens, later moved to Pearl Jam, Creed, Audio Slave, Stone Temple Pilots, basically anything with a good tune and words that are cryptic. DW: From an early age it was Nirvana, Pearl Jam, any grunge rock or metal (the heavier the better). As the years went on I’ve enjoyed more subtle bands like counting crows, Tree 63, Just Jinjer, Prime Circle etc. but my music taste varies in so many ways. At the moment I am a huge fan of The Anti Retro Vinyl’s, Kissed by Katie, The Cheap Bad Habits and THRONE

It’s a toss-up, Renz and Brandon have their days, if they are both having one of their days on the same day, then we usually cancel band practice! haha Do you guys have any rituals you do before going on stage? Not really, it’s usually just P & P, prayer and play. DW usually phones his Mom just before the gig. Describe how you feel when you're on stage. Renz: Euphoric/excited and passionate DW: Nervous/excited and happy to be there Brandon: Truly Humbled

How do you think music changes lives? Music is a universal language, which brings people together, moves emotions and sooths the soul. How are you guys going to spread the Christmas cheer this year? The same way we spend every other day, laughing, joking and just having a good time with family and friends

Drummer / Sound Tech : Renz Where do you see yourselves in 5 years? Interviewed by : Daniela de Almeida

Hopefully a few albums out, doing a national tour, maybe even quitting our day jobs. Describe the band in 3 words. Lost and Found!

Fiery Hill would like to thank …… Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for the blood that was shed for every one of us and His everlasting grace and mercy. Richard Baird, Andy & Lynette Ward and everyone at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Bryann Reed, all the guys from THRONE, our families and loved ones for their support and motivation. Danni de Almeida for interviewing us and everyone at Fanbase Music Mag. Last but NOT LEAST, our fans, present and to come. Blessings! PS Please look Fiery Hill up on Facebook and Press “Like” You know you want to!!!

T.I.T.S 'Two In The Shirtâ&#x20AC;? is a provocative clothing company based in California, USA. Also known as T.I.T.S the company has grown tremendously over the past year and is a key sponsor to many international celebs throughout the world. The Kartal Group has specialized in the state of the art online store that supplies all the latest ranges available to the public in South Africa. I hope to see you all wearing them soon! Thank you again to T.I.T.S for my rad new tops!! I have been wearing them everywhere!!! So trendy and edgy! Fits in with the perfect Punk Rock life style! xx

DJ P A P I DJ Papi~~~~my lovely readers, please listen to this duo so as to formulate your own opinion on this dynamic brotherly team! You will be entranced by their super sound! Happy reading my lovelies! Xx

Interviewed by : Daniela de Almeida

What does it take to make it in your industry? This industry has a lot of levels, it takes a lot of hard work, and perseverance, sacrifices and so much patience, just to get to the first level of the industry. The rest of it takes more effort and long nights.

How would you describe your sound? Our sound is exciting, hot, crazy and electrifying! We guarantee you an absolute new experience in music, and guarantee you that you will have goosebumps while you are on the dance floor. That is the best description we can give you about our sound.

Tell us your list of credentials! Where is your favorite place to perform? We are DJs/ music producers and video producers. We create electronic sounds with exciting rhythm and make music videos to give it the final product.

We have been DJn in some huge events and other places but we have to admit that our most favourable place to perform is at Koko's Margate , its where we were discovered and became international DJs.

Why did you want to become a DJ? We always thought we would be somewhere else if we didn't have parents in the music industry we would have probably become a pilot, or doctor or a grocery store packer lol. We love music and not only the dance/electronic genre, we love all types of music. We became DJs because we love to learn all types of music, especially the electronic genre e.g. Electronic house , Dub-step and a new genre circulating the Latin American mainstream called Moombahton (pron. Moom-bah-tin) and of course to entertain the crowd , nothing beats the scream of a crowd that loves your music!

Tell us a little about who you are as people, behind the scenes Basically we’re just kids that love music .Our origins are from Madagascar, we were raised in South Africa. We weren’t exactly popular kids at school and we didn’t have any friends at school, music has always been there for us. We truly found ourselves after school and never looked back; if we did we could've sworn we would get a knuckle sandwich again lol. We love life. You can't take life it as it comes, we influence it and that is how ChiN3gro roles!

Where is your favorite place to go out on the town? We love to go to News Café at Bedfordview, Johannesburg it’s exciting and we meet interesting people all the time. If it's not News then its XL at Margate , GREAT seafood they got there! Who are your inspirations? We were inspired by many but God is our main inspiration in our lives. If He didn’t have a sense of humour where would we be now? In music we were inspired by Dylan H “The King of Dirty house”, Swedish House Mafia , Skrillex , Steve Aoki and Afrojack. Each of these people play a major role in our style of music especially when it comes to producing our own music it’s like mixing double Vodka and Coke with a shot of Tequila to give you that new kick. Do you do anything else besides DJ? Well, I (Papi Murf) usually make music videos for our fan page or manage the fan page, otherwise just chilling watching movies and producing with my brother (Mickathies James) and sleeping, say what you want, sleeping is hard work. I (Mickathies James) usually producing music and hanging with friends and listening to different sounds. If you could say anything to your loyal fans, what would it be ? We love you all (and haters too), if it weren’t for you all, we would be DJn in our bedroom or worse at school functions! Follow your heart , if you are a vampire then that's just too bad! Seriously just have fun all the way, life is too short for any seriousness.

Interviewed by : Daniela de Almeida

I must admit, I was very excited to do this interview with my Dad. Lamy is an excellent and legendary Comedian who has been in the game for many years. He is a true professional and one of the best friends that I have. I am blessed to have him as a Dad and I hope you all enjoy his interview!! Go and see his shows for a good laugh! Happy reading lovelies! Xx

What made you get into comedy?

Tell us a bit about the man behind all the laughter?

Ever since I can remember Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always wanted to entertain people. Acting was my first love but comedy and singing came naturally so I combined them and 39 years later Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still doing it full time.

First and foremost Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a family man who loves cooking, FB, chatting to friends and generally trying to be a good person.

Why do you think it’s important for comedians to be recognized in South Africa? I think we make a difference in everyday life by bringing out the lighter side of issues and subjects that people are too scared to talk about as well as making the audience feel good. Comedy is therapy for the soul and that’s the main reason why comedians should be recognized.

Tell us about some rituals you have on stage? I don’t really have rituals although I like to be alone for at least 5 minutes before the show and I have to have an upright mic stand. I used to smoke about 10 cigarettes before I went on but that’s gone out the window as I no longer have that vice.

Who are your biggest comedic inspirations? Charlie Chaplin was my very first hero as he could make you laugh and cry without even saying a word, to me a genius.

Where is your favorite place to travel? I’ve been to so many places and countries in my life that I don’t have a favorite, as a matter of fact I don’t like traveling that much.

Where can we catch you performing regularly? I’m based in Durban so I’ve been doing my shows every Wednesday for the last nine years at CoCo’s Comedy Lounge in the Umhlanga Sands Hotel .

What are your pet peeves? I dislike people who don’t have a sense of humour as they must lead miserable lives, the government, racists and hypocrites although I can see the funny side in them.

Please tell us a joke!! ;) I bet you get asked this all the time! People always expect a comedian to be funny, what they don’t realize is that it’s what we do for a living and its work. If you’re a plumber I don’t invite you over to my house for a braai so you can fix my pipes. I think that was funny!!!

What is your group on Facebook all about? The group on Facebook called “Lamy SA’s Legend of Lekka Laughter” was actually created by an ex pat now living in New Zealand. I’m very chuffed with it as everyone from all walks of life, are allowed to share their humour. Isn’t that BRILLIANT !!!!

What is your motto in life? Peace and laughter will make you a better person.

Is there anything you would like to say to your loyal fans? Thank you so much for letting me entertain you for so many years, doing what I love most and bringing a smile to you all.

Describe what it feels like when you are able to capture your audience and keep them entertained. Once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve read your audience and capture their attention, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an adrenaline timeless journey of absolute satisfaction. There is nothing better than seeing happy people.

Is there any advice you can give to any up and coming comedians that may read this? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m lucky enough to have inspired a few local comedians, Barry Hilton being one of them. My advice is, you must have a passion for comedy, never panic and timing is your weapon. Stay grounded.

So I take it you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t love me? So I take it you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care? Am I not pretty enough? Do I not dress well enough? Are my nails not up to your standards? Is my job beneath you? Am I beneath you? Is my age really that much of a problem? Are my dreams a bit too far out for your approval? Are the places I go to inferior to your liking? Is my future yours? Am I yours? Who are you beneath your arrogance? Is time against us, or are you? Is my personality almost too similar to yours? Is she really who you want? Am I what you want in your future? Could your promises be based on intoxication? Do I believe them or do I really want to believe them? Could you Love me? All I can ask is if you could please try to just see ME? Is my innocence the issue? Or are you the issue really? Perhaps you are the issue.

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Article By: Suzanne v Zyl

My son Darren is a 21 year old young adult who has Cerebral Palsy, he is hemiplegic and has no functional speech. He is a very sociable young man and absolutely loves music. His favourite band is Westlife and he listens to Westlife every day. In July this year, I saw an advert for a festival taking place in September in Windhoek which would be featuring Westlife. Unfortunately Windhoek was too far for us to go, but I found out that Westlife would be playing in Pretoria as well. I wrote to the organizes of the Festival and asked if it would be possible for Darren to meet the group in Pretoria. After hearing nothing for some time, I received an e-mail from the relevant people saying that the Westlife guys had agreed to meet with Darren and that (in their words), “it would be an absolute pleasure”.

Of course, much excitement ensued and we booked our air tickets to Pretoria, made hotel reservations and hired a car. It was Darren’s first time flying so he was a bit apprehensive but all went well.

We were due to meet the band at 20h00 on the Saturday. We arrived at the concert venue at around 16h00 and listened to all the other bands playing and eventually 20h00 came and we went to our meeting point. The guys were running late, so we eventually got to meet them at 20h40. By this time, Darren was so excited! He had asked me to buy each of the band members a gift and I bought them South African scarves. Shane, Mark, Nicky and Kean came out looking awesome, with Black suits on, looking really cool!

They were so friendly and greeted us and shook hands with Darren and asked

questions about him, shook hands with Darrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, Craig and chatted to him as well and also had photos taken. When Darren gave them their gifts, they were so pleased, put the scarves around their necks and admired them and Shane said that they would use them during the show. They were really down to earth and pleased to meet their fans. We stood in the media pit to watch the concert and during the course of their show, they would wave at Darren or give him a thumbs up sign. At the point that they used the SA scarves that Darren had given them, they told the audience how pleased they were to have received them from two of their biggest fans, Darren and Craig and waved at the boys and sang two songs wearing the scarves. Their concert was amazing, they have such good rhythm and relate so well to each other on stage and just look like they are having such fun together. It was so enjoyable. For Darren, it was the best thing ever that he has experienced and it is something that he will remember forever. We made up a photo album of our trip and Darren looks at it all the time with a big smile on his face!

Reaching 1.3 billion people across the globe, Earth Hour is an environmental awareness celebration created and run by WWF International which encourages citizens of the world to make a symbolic gesture by switching off their lights for one hour between 8:30 and 9:30pm. All for an awareness message and commitment towards combating climate change. It is the largest peaceful civil society participation movement the world has ever seen with 1.3 billion people from over 4000 cities in 88 countries from across the globe taking part on the last Saturday of March every year. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switch off and people across the world from all walks of life turn off their lights for the hour with many coming together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our planet. The event began three years ago on the suggestion of a four year old South African girl, to host an Earth Hour picnic where all South Africans of all cultures could celebrate Earth Hour together under the stars. This resulted in the Hermanus Earth Hour Jazz Festival in the beautiful sea-side town of Hermanus, known for its visiting whales and great white shark projects, show casing the exciting jazz roots now growing from the township areas and the implementation of the first youth upliftment in the area.

There is much need for youth upliftment in this area who's economic growth is based on environmental tourism as it has been wracked with the negative impacts of Abelone poaching and alleged Chinese gang involvement leaving the youth in an economically down turned area with poaching, gangs and all that comes with it with this as their only perception of success. The event provides Musicians that perform at the local schools giving messages of hope and motivation within this environmental context. The platform of the event is used to highlight the fantastic jazz that is coming out of the poorer areas from musicians that do not normally have the opportunity towards exposure and networking that this presents to them.

Did someone say “Bubble gum on my boots today?” Wow Burn night club will never be the same again, one of South Africa’s biggest rock acts rocked out so hard that whoever was part of that gig will not forget it any time soon. If only more big acts will come to Durban then we will really be on the map, maybe this is a taste of things to come because I know if I could attend a gig like that again in my lifetime, my life would be complete ☺ When a successful band like “The Nude Girls” come to town, you would consider it an honour to be a support act for the evening, and that is exactly what it was for bands Scarlett Hill and The Anti Retro Vinyl’s. Speaking to Chris Van Reenen (drummer of The Anti Retro Vinyls) before the gig, he said this is like a dream come true for him. Opening up for the Springbok Nude Girls was definitely on his to do list and he was about to make that dream come true. As we both remembered and shared stories of the first time




we saw “ SNG” play or heard their music we could start to feel the excitement of what was about to take place. First up was a band, who in my opinion don’t get enough recognition at this early stage of their career and if they were able to play a bit later that night, they might have pulled in a bigger crowed, but nevertheless they still rocked and really got the night started. Who might that be ? I’m talking about Scarlett Hill. A band destined to do big things in the music scene. Well done boys you guys are awesome!!! And watch out for future issues of Fanbase coz I am going to make it my mission to get them featured in the mag. Next up was a band who, in my opinion was the perfect choice to be a support act for “The Springbok Nude Girls”. There is at least two bands that come to mind that I would want to see open up for Nude Girls and that is “The cheap bad habits” or “The Anti Retro Vinyls, and at least one of those bands was playing, so this just added to my excitement. Greg Allan has such a Rock star persona that he is one of the best front men this country will ever see. He interacts with the crowd so well and really knows how to rock out. Each member of the band “The Anti Retro Vinyls” really know how to play their part to give off a real rock show, with Harry Alan’s unique guitar licks, Carl Van Reenen’s perfect bass lines and backing vocals, and Chris Van Reenen’s insane drumming, this band could easily have been the headline act of the evening and I know they are going to be just as big as The springbok Nude Girls. Well done dudes you guys were insanely good. After what all that rocking out did we had what it took to welcome The springbok Nude Girls on to the stage? As Arno Carstens stepped on the stage to do a bit of sound check you could feel the excitement in the air with the crowd going mad just by him singing 1,2 mic check. As the rest of the members came on and off the stage to get their stuff ready, this huge crowd starts to get impatient urging the band to get on.

Then in true rock star fashion Arno announces they will be back right now, they are just going to down some Jaggermasters quick. Just then you know you’re in for something wild and if you don’t go home with at least a bruise from the mosh pit then you might be disappointed hehe

“The Nude Girls” came, they saw and they conquered!!! Playing all of their well known hits such as Blue eyes, Genie, Little and one of my all time favorites, Bubble gum on my boots today, which is always a crowd pleaser. Their heavy sound and stage performance caused one of the biggest mosh pits I’ve seen with even the women pushing the men just as hard as they got. Well done to Springbok Nnude Girls and to everyone else involved, this was defiantly one of my favorite gigs ever... Long live “The Nudies”

Review done by : Duwyne Clayton


DEWALD VON SOLMS How did you get into photography?

What style of photography do you like?

I have always been an artist, and photography is a brilliant way to live out my artistic nature when I’m not on stage performing somewhere. I started professional photography with my wife in 2003, a way we can spend more productive yet quality time together. We are one of the few couples that love to work together, without killing or strangling one another. Ha ha ha!

I love studio work, you are always in control of everything, well except if you have a 2-3 year old in the studio. Photography is all about lighting, angles and obviously an undeniable understanding of your equipment and its boundaries. I love a challenge and every person I work with has their own little challenges. Doing fun shoots with striking themes are stunning. All people have life stories in their eyes, I love reading these stories.

What camera are you currently using? I’m a Canon man and I still use my old 30d most of the time in the studio, but my 60d goes on location shoots. My favourite lens is the Canon EF70-200is for outdoor shoots and landscapes.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years in terms of your photography? In 5 years I would like to have all the necessary equipment to go into Africa for at least a month to study and capture the fascinating lives of people and animals on our intriguing continent.

What do you like about photography? There are so many things I love about photography, but I Who is your favourite South African think the fact that you can, as a photographer, change photographer and why? the way a model looks at herself by creating an almost Wessel Oosthuizen award winning sports photographer. perfect picture of what they would like to look like with He has devoted his life to his photography, and every different angles, lighting and a little help from shot tells a great story. Photoshop. In other words making art of photography. Taking the picture is just the first step of the artistry of photography. Boosting someone’s self-esteem is priceless!

Describe a day in the life of a photographer? Wow! Are you sure you want to know…..? Well at 06h30 I take my kids to school and when I return I check my diary and then I take my place behind the flat screen of my computer to edit all the recent shoots. About 60% of the day is spent behind the screen editing. We do an average of 6 shoots a week and a lot of time goes into preparing the studio: repainting the infinite wall, painting and designing new backdrops and buying new props for the studio. I hardly get to bed before 23h00. “Shame”

What advice do you have for up and coming photographers? You have to be passionate about your art and secondly never stop learning new tricks to push the boundaries of your equipment. It is great to start by specializing in one type of photography and then later expand your horizons.

Out of your portfolio, give us the one image you’ve taken recently which really blows your mind. This is like asking me to choose which of my children are my favourite, impossible. Every shoot I do has at least 2 – 5 striking shots that capture the essence of the model or theme of the shoot. It’s like an endless search for that perfect shot

Winner :

Jared Williams

Tanya Streak

Wimpy Dempsey Photographer : Cate Walker - Enamored Photography

Shannon Rice

Katharine McKinnon

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