Gangs of Ballet is a Durban-based band comprising of four musicians and friends.
Each accomplished musicians in their own rights, the band's members - Brad
Klynsmith (Vocals /Electric Guitar), Jonathan Rich (Keyboard/Synth), Hardus de Beer
(Bass Guitar) and Josh Klynsmith (Drums/Vocals) -- have combined their various
individual tastes and styles to create a sound that is captivatingly fresh.
Their music, which boasts a winning combination of their vibrant energy and a host of
musically intriguing melodies, cannot be pinned down to any specific genre but rather
experiments with an eclectic mix of alternative, melodic, anthemic, electronic and
dance. In any context, Gangs of Ballet's audiences are encouraged to experience the
band's music in ways that are dually intuitive and physical as their music seeks to
stimulate the musically-minded while also providing those merely seeking a good time
with a good reason to dance. Originally formed as a side-project, Gangs of Ballet
came into official existence at its debut gig opening for aKing in April of 2011.
Their Debut single, 'Breaking the Silence', was released in September of 2011 and by
early November it had entered into the 5fm Top 40 chart. The single thereafter
continued to climb its way up the chart and after just 10 weeks on the chart, 'Breaking
the Silence' entered the New Year at 7th place and secured a spot on 5fm's list of the
Top 100 Hottest Hits of 2011. The single is currently hitting all other radio stations
across South Africa, both regional and campus, attracting fans across the spectrum.
'Breaking the Silence' can also be heard as the soundtrack for Cell C's 'Be' campaign,
currently running on both TV and radio stations nationwide.
Copyright: EMI Music South Africa
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