Local rock band jams to a smooth beat
14 June 2012 | Natalie Grobler
Vintage but certainly not boring – this is how you could describe the smooth sounds of Vintage Kings.
Their combination of vintage/classic rock of earlier years and modern alternative rock had been attracting many loyal fans for the past six months and Rekord got the chance to get up close and personal with the four friends who started this new movement.
Henri Stander (lead vocalist and guitarist), Hendrik Bisschoff (lead guitarist), Daniel Rademeyer (bass guitarist) and Charles Noke (drums) founded the band in late 2011 in an attempt to share their passion of music.
Since then they have been jamming and rocking it out with every chance they get.
How did you come up with the name Vintage Kings?
We were all crammed into one vehicle when we brainstormed a few ideas. All of us came up with great names, but Vintage Kings just got stuck in our heads and the rest, as they say, is history.
Do you label yourself as a Christian band?
All four of us are Christians but we do not slap it on our backs and proclaim it to the world. We hope people will see a difference in us through our music and lyrics.
Why did you form Vintage Kings?
We are all very passionate about our music and would like to share this passion with the world. We believe we can bring about a change in our communities.
What would you like to achieve with your music and lyrics?
We want to make a difference in the lives of people without walking with the Bible under our arms. We do not want to come across as ‘fake’ and we would like to associate with people no matter the ‘level’.
How do you come up with your tunes and lyrics?
We usually rehearse together and more often than not we will always find a tune that ‘sticks’. Henri writes the songs and the rest of the band figures out the music as we go along.
Where do you hope to be in ten years’ time?
Which of your own songs have a deep and personal meaning to you?
Tears and Rain and One life are definitely on the top of our list. We have all experienced painful setbacks but we have learned that after each disappointment we can look forward to a positive ending. We also only have one life to live and we have to make it count every second of every day. All of us were born to make a difference.
What about the Vintage Kings album?
We are currently rocking the studio with the tunes of our debut album that will be released later this year and fans can look forward to fresh and lively music videos.
Where can we catch a glimpse of you?
Our next gig is at the Plant Liefde music festival on 15 June at Lewende Woord Brummeria from 18:00 to 22:00. We will be jamming with talented artists such as One Crown, Bruce Noble, Die Mislukte Rebellie and Bouwer Bosch.