A FINE SLICE OF NOSTALGIA – BRIAN FINCH: IT'S THE MUSIC THAT MATTERS MOST

Brian has just completed an extensive tour around the country, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Plett, J.Bay,East London, Durban.

He had a very successful tour with great performances. He continues his tour throughout the year, and this month will be performing “UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL” with 3 shows, l Friday 30th April at 8.00pm/cover charge R80 pp. (Barnyard style/bring your own refreshments, etc.)
Venue, Mike’s Memorabilia Saloon 49, Mark Street, Prince Albert. Contact Marion 0721515693
Tickets at the door. Saterday lst May at 3.00pm and Saterday Night at 8.00pm. Last year his shows were a sell out.

A FINE SLICE OF NOSTALGIA – BRIAN FINCH: IT’S THE MUSIC THAT MATTERS MOST – REVIEW BY PATRICK COMTON.

What a breath of fresh air the veteran singer-songwriter Brian Finch brings to the show, it’s good to watch a guy who offers us his own vision of the world in his music. Finch, carefully rearranges cover songs, and makes a big effort to make them his own, his choice of material is unusually interesting. Some of the songs are not so well known, while others are far from being staples. Bob Dylan’s Dream, the 1963 album The Freewheeling “Bob Dylan and Only a Hobo, from The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-2 (Rare and Unreleased) 1961-91 are examples of what I mean.

Finch is a grizzled South African country music artist who’s seen a lot of brackish water pass under the bridge, and there are parallels between his music and Dylan’s, which unfold as he sings songs like She Belongs To Me, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Gotta Serve Somebody, I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, the amiably satirical Positively No Bob Dylan, and Forever Young.

Brian surprises his audience, as he largely bypasses his best-known songs. Instead, he offers us two songs from his as-yet-unleased new album. Outa-lappies, his first in Afrikaans and the impressive All the Glory is Gone, a comment on the bloated land of corruption and bling that is present-day South Africa.

Aside from this Finch plays sometimes surprising selections from his most recent albums, Hero of Heroes and Eden. A fine artist who captures his audience in the palm of his hands.

FACEBOOK SPARKS SA LEGEND’S REVIVIAL.- BY LINDILE SIFILE (Entertainment Reporter)

At the age when most muscians retire, the Facebook craze has put renowned South African Country rock singer Brian Finch, right at the peak of his career. The social website has grown from being a networking website for friends into the global market, as the number of fans groups continue to climb. Durban born muscian, who is celebrating 44 years in show business, is reaping the rewards. Finch as been one of the leading musicians in the country rock genre since the release of his solo album -BRINGING BACK THE GOOD TIMES, in 1974, followed by a string of CD’s released with friend Kenny Henson. Again in 2002, he released his first solo project Hero of Heroes. “My last album Eden (2007) was the best of the lot in terms of sales.

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