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Bed On Bricks At Mercury Live | Acoustic College Rock

May 12, 2008 – 17:07 by John

Bed on Bricks played at Mercury Live on Friday 9th May and they clearly showed why they are one of the top South African bands and my favourite one at the moment. If I had two extra hands I’d give them four thumbs up.

Die Helde kicked off the show, followed by “experimental alternative rock” three-piece The Plastics. Bed on Bricks got up just after 11.30 and played songs from their two albums Humanarium and If You See Kay and also included a track from their long awaited third album Royal Honey. Each song was played to perfection and the crowd thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lead singer Mike Hardy also showed us he does not just have a good voice but he can play the sax pretty well when they played “Hope in my Eye.” Honestly I cannot fault this band on anything their performance was good their songs are great and their sound is so refreshingly unique. If you have never heard or seen them before do yourself a favour and go check out their gig guide at

Bed On Bricks is Dave van der Linden on guitar, Schalk van der Merwe, on bass, Tim Rankin on drums and Mike Hardy on vocals.

by David Francis. originally posted on Biz E-Blog


Sun 18th – The Jonnie Walker Winter Concert Series, Silvertree Restaurant, Kirstenbosch. This is a fantastic, intimate gig. Seating limited to 120 people so phone now! Tickets are R100.00 which includes a starter soup and glass of wine (full menu available). Arrival from 18:00 with show starting at about 19h00. For bookings and more info: 021 7629585 (Silvertree), or (for full line up).

Sat 24th – Aandklas, Stellenbosch. LIVE.LOUD.WILD. Need we say more? For more info, please contact Ilse at Red Fox Events:

Sat 31st – STRAB Music Festival, Mozambique (Subterranean Rhythm & Blues Experience). For those who are wishing to cross our borders (for whatever reason), why not join us for our second International Gig ever! Check out for more info.


Fri 13th – Aandklas, Stellenbosch. LIVE.LOUD.WILD. Need we say more? Part of the UBUNTOER with our partners in crime, Zinkplaat. For more info, please contact Ilse at Red Fox Events:

Sat 14th – Bertie’s Mooring. Gordon’s Bay. This is always a winner gig! Great vibe, good food and good times! Show starts 21:00 sharp. Cover charge R20. For more info, please contact Ilse at Red Fox Events:

Sun 15th – The Levis Vintage Sundays Sessions, The Green Dolphin, Waterfront, Cape Town. One of the highlights of the year! As always, a night of top quality all round. Free entry! Seating limited so get there early. For more info, please contact the Green Dolphin on 021 421 7471.

Sat 21st – Dizzies, Camps Bay (to be confirmed). R40 at the door. This’ll be our second gig there. The first one was packed to the max and rocking!

Fri 27th – Mercury Live, Cape Town (to be confirmed). This gig is with one of our favourite bands, Taxi Violence. If you haven’t seen these two bands sharing the same stage, then you’ve been missing out big time!


July 4th & 5th – Grahamstown festival with Oppikoppi Events.

  • Bed On Bricks once tried to get the word ‘fuck’ in a song on the radio, and their second album If You See Kay is a tribute to this magnificent effort. Overtone Kudos.
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