The Armchair pub and backpackers went a little bit country this weekend as it rocked to the beat of Sixgun Gospel.

They describe their sound as Roots/Rock but if you imagine a harmonica, bales of hay and songs like The Applepicker then you should get a fair idea of what they mean.

The band launched their first EP at the tiny Obz pub on Friday and couldn’t have hoped for a better turn out. Around 130 people squished into the venue with a fair few cheapos watching through the front gate to avoid the R50 entrance fee- which wasn’t a bad deal considering you received the EP for free.

I was lucky to snatch a space on a hay bale and got a birds eye view of singer Danieyella Rodin working the enthusiastic crowd.

Her energetic performance went down a treat with a crowd who seemed to know all the lyrics and happily sang along with her.

I listened to the CD on my way home but preferred them live so would definitely pay to see them again.

 -Lauren Kansley

(Pics by Shawn Uys)

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