BRIAN FINCH – ON THE SCENE
Brian Finch continues to perform live at gigs this year 2017, has seen him pack the venues
In January 2017, he performed at Bloo in Knysna, and on opening his gig with YOU GOTTA BE STRONG – had a standing ovation, a special guest attended Howard Butcher, who commented “the best solo performance he has seen in a long time”
Continued to perform at his own home theatre in Prince Albert, The Stone House music connection to a group touring from Germany, Switzerland and France, travel with Gravel Travel Tours, They commented after having been served a 3 course meal, and a “up close and personal” Brian Finch show, to say “it was the highlight of their tour”‘
In February, Brian hosted his 70th birthday celebration in his home town of Prince Albert to 175 guests, who had a full weekend of entertainment by Brian Finch, Paul & Kevin Herbst, and Stavro Michelle. This was attended by family, friends and fans from as far as Germany.
He then performed at a private birthday party of Charles Roux at the fantastic venue The Red Mountains, between Oudshoorn and Calitzdorp.
He then travelled to Namibia to perform at Joe’s beer house for an afternoon entertainment attended by his Namibian fans who packed out the venue
Brian then went to Johannesburg to pre-record some new songs at Neil Solomon’s studio Passenger and then mixed and mastered these at Howard Butcher’s studio Eden, with finally saw the songs “THE LOST BOYS” and “MANHANGU” especially composed for their personal promotion.
Brian continues to write new songs, and will be releasing a new album by the end of this year, and if Marion can finalize the book tiled YOU WERE THERE, to be released before Feb 2018,
Brian has further performed this year at the SOUTH COAST BIKE FESTIVAL, joined by Wayne Coughlan on Dobro guitar.
He also performed at the Tankwa Bike Burn event and was joined by Tigger Reunert.
His debut at the fantastic venue CAFE ROUX was a sold out evening of excellent performance by Brian, leaving his fans wanting for more.
With Namibia being his second home, he travelled 5000 klm on his own to perform at the annual Desert Hawks bike event in Luderitz, then onto the Bender Huis in Windhoek, and another gig at The Duine Hotel in Henties Bay, with another gig at The Desert Tavern, Swakopmond, and Sarah’s se gat in Walvis Bay.
Another private party for Johan Notts 50th in Cape Town, and then onto one of the best live music venue’s in ST.FRANSIS BAY – THE ROCK LILY, and followed by another best of live venue’s BLOO in Knysna.
With no end to the gigs, Brian then performed at The Northwood Old Boys Club – The Crusaders to a crowd of over 400, new and old fans. Followed by another special birthday celebration gig at Clive van Reenen. Followed by another special up close and personal event at the The Stone House music connection, (Brian’s home theatre) for Hennie and Victoria and special guests.
That’s not all, Brian went onto perform at Cafe Barcelona in Pretoria to a sold out show, followed by a gig at the Radium Beer Hall.
The gigs are coming and going, and will be soon leaving for Namibia for a private party for Anita in Windhoek, Benda Huis, Desert Tavern and a special birthday event for Ceasar’s 50th. Then again another gig to perform for a very special fan “Raymond Losch” from Gaborone, hiring Brian to perform for himself, his guests and Brian’s personal invited guests, sponsored by Raymond quoting “can’t listen to the radio”. Then finally, a very special gig to look forward to will be CAFE ROUX – NOORDHOEK – CAPE TOWN on the 29th Sept. 2017, after that he will be heading for Prince Albert to perform for the Harley Davidson club in Prince Albert.
Potentially, a very exciting prospect to be confirmed will be a tour of gigs, to perform in Oman, and will be awaiting news on this soonest.
So a full year so far, before he flies up to Durban to attend a VERY SPECIAL EVENT – where Brian has been nominated for a Life Time Achievement award, in arts,music category !
Further gigs are in the pipeline, for the rest of this year, so will keep you posted.
Written : by MARION FINCH.