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Seether's Shaun Morgan live at Kirstenbosch Gardens

More mushy, less moshy, grungy and bloody fantastic! Few things in this world can compare to the beauty of a Kirstenbosch summer concert. The gorgeous mountain background, the tranquil garden setting and the summery open-air concert feel. Add a top international act like Shaun Morgan (a proudly homegrown SA booitjie; for those who didn't know) from Seether and you have the chemistry for something truly magical.
Seether's Shaun Morgan live at Kirstenbosch Gardens

We arrived early enough to a sold-out concert and barely managed to find a patch of grass to rest our butts on. Overheard amongst the crowd were a couple of OZ and UK tourists. It's a known fact, Seether have made it big and done us proud. With the weather in our favour, the show kicked off with the all time classic “Gasoline”, followed by the equally brilliant “Fine Again”; In what can best be described as grunge acoustic in its finest form. Accompanying Shaun on stage was Garth McLeod on drums from popular Rock legend band Sugardrive. With the bass, cello and violin instruments lending to a more classic acoustic feel.

Seether's Shaun Morgan live at Kirstenbosch Gardens

You have to love Shaun for his honesty and not letting the rock stardom go to his head. While changing
song and having to re-tune his guitar by ear, he openly admits that he's not good at it and usually has people who do it for him. A little comforting thought for us beginner guitarists out there.

Seether's Shaun Morgan live at Kirstenbosch Gardens

Joining the band on 2 songs was the ever popular Inge Beckman, famous for her classical operatic voice, and also from the band Lark. After the intermission Shaun had the crowd on their feet as he belted out a brilliant cover version of the song “Nothingman” from Pearl Jam. Wow- so glad I got to see that bit.

All in all a fantastic show. With 2009 marking Seether's tenth anniversary a new release seems imminent. If you're a fan like myself, keep up to date by visiting their official site at Thats all from me. Rock on!

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About Kershin Padayachee

Kershin Padayachee is a web developer at Bizcommunity as well as a part time contributor to the entertainment section in the BizLounge.

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