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Graeme Watkins Project
Graeme Watkins Musicians
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Entertainment
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
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Entertainment,Musician,Performer
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It’s not often that the South African music scene sees a band explode the way The Graeme Watkins Project did in 2011. After the release of their debut album “Corridors of The Mind” in March 2011, the bands spacing in the South African music industry changed dramatically, making them a hot product at most events and festivals around the country. In the space of one year they’ve produced 5 Top 10 hits singles from the album.

2013 has seen their fresh new single “Fight When We’re young” , produced by LA based producer Jeff Blue, hop right back into the SA Chart scene. The song comes from their hugely anticipated album, due for release in the middle of the year.GWP brings a dirty, edgy, rough approach to a medley of pop, indie, rock and electronic genres.“A Masterpiece is a stroke of genius in a moment of madness… So live life like a madman” is Graeme’s motto, and there is definitely madness incorporated into his music. With a range of songs incorporating a host of genre’s; from Rock, to indie, to pop to deep and meaningful ballads, or acoustic bounce downs of popular chart toppers, this band is full of surprises.

Their ADHD inspired beat, the music is designed to get the crowd into the mad-capped mindset of the band members, to break out of their comfort zone and rock out to the all-encompassing movement of the melody.“Corridors Of The Mind” produced FIVE major hit singles in 2011 and 2012. The attention they received in 2011 reached its climax when they were invited to Los Angeles to perform at A+R Worldwides Musexpo. It was here the band had the opportunity to perform for industry legends such as Larry King, Seymour Steyn, and Michael Chugg, to name but a few! As a result the band were spotted by international Producer and A+R specialist from Atlantic Records Jeff Blue. They went on to record their current with him in LA.

The band have been involved in some of South Africa’s hottest parties and festivals over the past 2 years including: Kirstenbosch Old Mutual Encounters, Splashy Fenn, Rocking The Daisies, The World Flow championships, The St Francis Ruins Fest, You Spectacular Awards, Idols SA, Mnet New year spectacular, Gary the Toothfairy Royal Variety Show and Rocking the Daisies. They are Confirmed to play Oppikoppi, Zimfest and Joburg day, to name but a few, before the end of this year.

2012 saw them nominated for: 2 x SAMA AWARDS (best rock and video), 1 MK Award (Best Newcomer) and a YOU Spectacular Award (Best Music act) The Graeme Watkins Project (GWP) is not just about Graeme, it’s made up of phenomenal musicians who can stand proud in their own musical right: Ryno Zeelie plays Lead Guitar, Rudo Pieterse on Bass and Matthew Marinus on drums. This unit has managed to break the “cookie-cutter” mould of the stereotypical SA Pop-Rock sound by producing a fresh sounding album, with each of the original songs lined with raw, pure emotion … pretty much exactly what everyone, not only the SA Music scene, needs right now.
It’s not often that the South African music scene sees a band explode the way The Graeme Watkins Project did in 2011. After the release of their debut album “Corridors of The Mind” in March 2011, the bands spacing in the South African music industry changed dramatically, making them a hot product at most events and festivals around the country. In the space of one year they’ve produced 5 Top 10 hits singles from the album.

2013 has seen their fresh new sing
Synopsis:
REPERTOIRE for Graeme Watkins

Set List to be altered
• Walk of life
• Another universe
• All summer long
• Brown eyed girl
• Crazy little thing called love
• Great balls of fire
• Elvis medley – hound dog-jail house rock-blue swain shoes
• Jhonny bee good
• Losslappie
• Mr bright side
• Mustang sally
• Sex on fire
• Use somebody
• Unchain my heart
• Stand bye me
• Iv got a feeling
• I'm a believer
• She always gets what she wants
• Holiday in Spain sweet Caroline
• My girl
• Suspicious minds
• YMCA
• What’s up
• Have I told you lately
• Have you ever seen the rain
• You can leave your hat on
• Sitting on the dock of the bay
• All Original Set
• Music affair
• You and I
• God bless
• Little white rabbits
• London bridge
• Holding on
• Last night
• Real world
• Bloodshot eyes
• No lights
• I gotta know
• Sex on fire (acoustic version)
All songs above can be done acoustically. Should there be any requests, please advise and the band will learn them

Band also have an entire swing set
• Mack the knife
• World on a string
• Home
• New York New York
• Sway
• I’ve got you under my skin
• Straighten up and flu right
• One for my baby
• Fly me to the moon
• Beyond the sea
• Witchcraft
• I get a kick out of you
• Moondace
• Everything
• Quondo
• That’s life

As well as some straight up jazz standards…
INDUSTRY PRAISE for the GRAEME WATKINS PROJECT With a strong and solid following, Graeme has crept into the hearts of South Africans, press and public alike. With the following votes of confidence from press; “I think he might be one of the most successful contestants in the show’s history to be honest.” Jason Von Berg blogs.timeslive.co.za

“This suave character definitely stands out of the crowd.” http://mmmmamarazzi.blogspot.com/2009/02/graeme-watkins-4727-durban.html

“A pleasure to hear that song done by someone who can actually sing” – Dave Thompson, Sony BMG, on Graeme’s performance of “Sex on Fire”
“The man that can’t be hated” Gareth Cliff After having spent the past four months, brewing their magic in the studio, the band has emerged with an amazing amount of original tunes, and are ready to wow South Africa with their magic.
REPERTOIRE for Graeme Watkins

Set List to be altered
• Walk of life
• Another universe
• All summer long
• Brown eyed girl
Ryder:
TECHNICAL RIDER for the Graeme Watkins Project - 2011

****NB - please request diagram of stage layout from Guest Speaker offices***
This document summarises all equipment and technical aspects required by Graeme Watkins Project (GWP) as a live act.

GWP TECH RIDER: GWP wants to keep the highest standard in production possible. If the organiser does not meet the terms of this tech rider the GWP reserve the right to refuse to play. Therefore the client will be liable for a cancellation Fee, should they be unable to correct the Technical problems that arise.

PA Specs:
• The PA must be of high quality (e.g. JBL, EV, Yamaha, Nexo, TurboSound).
• The PA must be sufficient for the venue and amount of people. GWP is a high volume act and needs a PA that delivers the full spectrum of frequencies.
• The PA must be equipped with sufficient subs and good quality amplifiers (e.g. Crown, Qsc. No Behringers!).
• The PA System must be Stereo Monitor Specs:
• The Monitors must be of high quality (e.g. JBL, EV, Yamaha) and have a power rating of at least 300W each.
• There must be at least 4 x monitors on stage, if space allows on stage 5 monitors would be preffered

Front of House (FOH) Specs:
All FOH gear needs to be of high quality and in working condition (e.g. Lexicon, DBX, Rane, TC Electronics, Yamaha).
• Desk: - Soundcraft, Midas, Yamaha. No Behringer DDX3216s.
• Channel EQ: - Full parametric or analog with lows, sweepable low & high mids, highs.
• Auxes: - At least 4 Aux sends are required. All 4 Pre-Fader
• Channel Effects: - High Quality Reverb & Compression for FOH and Monitor Feeds BACKLINE: DRUMS (Matt)
• 1 x 4 Piece drum kit (Tama Starclassic or similar)
• 4 x boom cymbal stands
• 1 x carpet (if needed for the stage)
• 1 x Plug Point
• 2 x XLR cables (for stereo loop station)
• Monitor feed as an XLR or Big Jack (for in-ear monitoring system)
• 1 x Monitor Guitar (Ryno)
• 3 x Plug Points
• 2 x SM 57
• 1 x Fender Deluxe AMP
• 1 x MesaBoogie Lonestar AMP
• 1 x Monitor
• 1 x Fan Bass (Rudo)
• 2 x Plug Points
• 1 x DI Box
• 1 x Mark Bass AMP
• 1 x Monitor Vocals (Graeme)
• 1 x Beta 58
• 1 x Plug Point
• 2 x Monitors
• 2 x XLR output from Vocal Pedal

Staging:
Minimun staging requirements are 4.8m in width, by 3.6m in depth and 0.9m in height.
Staging must be of an industry standard with appropriate safety ratings, the edges clearly marked with white tape.
The stage must be level and sufficiently supported to prevent any “stage bounce”.

LIGHTING SPECS:
• 1 x Laptop Light Jockey
• 4 x Martin Mac 250 Entour
• 2 x Martin Mac 600
• 1 x Lighting

Technician Security:
Security must be provided at the stage at all times, the equipment used by the act is extremely valuable and fragile. Audience members must be prevented from accessing the stage and the equiptment before, during and after the performance. For Performances over 500 people adequate barricading must be provided, at least 2 security personel must be at the stage for the duration of the event.

Catering:
On Stage: 6 x Still Mineral Water
Off Stage: • A bar tab for the band .
TECHNICAL RIDER for the Graeme Watkins Project - 2011

****NB - please request diagram of stage layout from Guest Speaker offices***
This document summarises all equipment and tec
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