The Color Blew represents depth and insight in a sea of overproduced, shallow, commercial music. We provide the “alternative” where talent and passion merge with meaning and sound – a place free from preconceived notions of how music should sound. We often find discerning audience members getting lost in moments of deep listening, mesmerised by the artful sound and impassioned performance, unaware of what is happening around them. We work hard in the studio, play hard on stage, and strive for consummate professionalism, no matter the occasion.
The Color Blew has been together since 2014, but our combined years of band experience total over 65 years. We are a four piece outfit consisting of Liaan Horton (Vocals & Rhythm Guitar) Marius Cronje (Bass Guitar) Timothy James (Lead Guitar) Armando Santos (Drums). We are based in the East Rand of Gauteng, where we rehearse, create, record and produce our music in our own studio located in Springs.
Asking us to categorise our sound into one subgenre of rock music would be like asking a painter to use only one colour paint. Our music could be broadly considered “Alternative Rock”, but there are many more nuances. Our core material is heavily coloured by grunge and punk, and can be found on our debut album: THE CANVAS (2018). Our newer music brings in the bright hues of jazz and African beats, blended with meaningful lyrics. Our newer music brings in the bright hues of jazz and African beats, blended with meaningful lyrics. This is evident from our sophomore release LIGHT SWITCH (2019). We are presently gearing up for the release of our third album in 2023.
All in all, we strive to create an evolving, distinctive sound on the vast canvas of South African music!
Liaan Horton (Vocals & Rhythm Guitar)
Marius Cronje (Bass Guitar)
Timothy James (Lead Guitar)
Armando Santos (Drums)
The Color Blew – Under Pressure
The Color Blew – The Man
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