Acoustic Liquid

Acoustic Liquid

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Acoustic Liquid is Spanish flamenco guitar mixed with tribal rhythms, deep soulful lyrics beside an array of orchestral pieces; 2 guys changing the way we view band music. Acoustic Liquid is sound art in motion.

Biography

Westley Engelbrecht /Charles Dubber – Acoustic Liquid

BIO:
Who are we?

Acoustic Liquid started off as a cover band and has since turned to original music. They have
been widely accepted as a band with outstanding vocals that stands out among others. A real
crowd pleaser who has a lot to offer. They have made waves in most of the SA battles in 2009 …
making it to the finals of both Klipdrift battle of the bands as well as the RBF finals (to be held in
October 2009).

Acoustic Liquid Originals encompass a wide variety of moods all wrapped up neatly in a package
that is both soothing and emotional. Westley’s deep lyrics ensure that the vibe created in the
music is understood and appreciated by both young and old.

Band member’s history

Charles started playing drums in high school, and played for a couple of garage bands in his
school days. After moving to varsity he joined up with a band called "Till That Time". Front man
Logan left the band, and joined up with Cutting Jade. Charles moved on, and teamed up with a
very successful band called "The Case". After relocating to Johannesburg to start a new job, he
finally ended up with Torment. 1 Year Later he and Westley decided to form Acoustic Liquid to
showcase their other talents as musicians. Charles has successfully completed his 8 Grade in
music and Drums.

Westley started playing the piano at the age of 12. He then picked up the guitar and vocals 2
years later. After years of playing and composing he moved to the UK where he started a very
successful band called "Cryet". They toured SA, but it was short lived due to other responsibilities. He then returned to SA where he formed Torment. He never really gave up his
passion for acoustic music (after spending many years busking in pubs around the UK) and reformed Acoustic Liquid with Charles in 2005.

Influences

Deftones, Classical, Spanish music, Afrikaans, Rock, Pop and the Ice Cream Van tune.

Achievements

STRAB 2008 - Mozambique
Festival of Roses
Opening for Cutting Jade
Opening for Cassette
Final RBF Emerging Sounds 2009 & 2010 – Top 10
Top 12 Klipdrift Battle of the bands 2009 – Top 10
Namibian 2009 Tour
2 JHB shows opening for DILANA SA tour (Rockstar Supernova fame)
Takamine Acoustic Finals - 2010
Grahamstown National Arts Fest 2010

Pubs

BrazenHead Sandton & Florida
Keg – Rock Cottage
Shenanigans
Foxies
Colony & Arms

Clubs

Liedjieboer
Schivas Rock – PTA
Cool Runnings – 4ways
Cool Runnings – PTA North
Tempos
JET
Steak & Ale

Corporates/ Weddings

ABSA
Launch of Anytime Anywhere Magazine at Avianto Muldersdrift
Charity potjie competition for Anytime Anywhere magazine
Pieterse wedding
Rabie Wedding
Kok Wedding
Parktown Christmas Fest

Acoustic Liquid is:

Vocals and Guitar - Westley Engelbrecht
Drums - Charles Dubber
Manager - Bianca Le Cornu

Discography

Goodbye - unplugged
The Night Fall
In Here
Laat Weet
Gluhwein
In Se

EP - Acoustically Speaking