only 35 minutes. “Unbelievable amount of chemistry” might be a slight understatement!
“The song writing is a very organic process. We just get in the room and feel what the song is trying to tell us. That’s what we run with,” lead guitarist, The Ginger, adds.
Drawing inspiration from bands like The Springbok Nude Girls, Boo!, The Killers and Depeche Mode, these guys go all out when performing, aiming to get the crowd rocking to their melodies. “Playing at the Kirstenbosch Gardens in January 2012 was one of the most memorable moments so far in my music career. There were people as far as we could see and they were signing the words back to us,” Graeme says.
Music to your ears
The Graeme Watkins project launched their debut album, Corridors of the Mind, in March 2011. Since then they’ve already produced two top ten hit singles from the album. Graeme thinks their fast growing success is a combination of luck and hard work.
“Remember it takes 10 000 hours to become an overnight success,” he jokes.The front man’s motto is echoed in their music: “A masterpiece is a stroke of genius in a moment of madness, so live life like a madman.” With a SAMA nomination already on their list of achievements and at the rate these guys are creating music, world domination might not be so far off.
Published By: Bronwyn Kemsley