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Video | aKing Unplugged

July 22, 2008 – 11:47 by John

Sunday evening was the first unplugged set by aKing Overtone has had the opportunity to cover. The Green Dolphin in Cape Town was packed packed — mostly aKing fans, by the sounds of things — and we had to crouch by the grand piano in the corner for the Levis Vintage Sundays gig, which also featured an unplugged set by Taxi Violence [Video | Taxi Violence Unplugged].

aKing’s raspy-throated frontman Laudo Liebenberg did the Punkskelm boys good, playing a set from superbly produced debut album Dutch Courage [Album review | Dutch Courage] and managing to placate the multitude of fans from all over the city. Even Mike Smith from the ever-growing YourLMG gig guide print mag was there, and commented on the ‘international standard’ of the album. Did we mention it was a free show?

aKing – Unplugged at The Green Dolphin
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With catchy, mellow acoustic rock numbers like Safe As Houses and I Believe, aKing are rapidly garnering fans across the English and Afrikaans gigging scenes. We’ve been out, and we’ve seen it. Local music is out of the dip. Now let’s work on a reliable, safe transport system.

  • Album Review | aKing: Dutch Courage
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