Mean Mr Mustard
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Mean Mr Mustard


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The best kept secret in music


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Waiting for a Miracle, Stranger in My Head, Can't Get Enough, Only When It Rains, She's Crying Again, Hello She Says, Secret Places, re-make of Build Me Up Buttercup, Higher, Waterfalls, Rollercoaster (currently climbing the charts)


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Among the many South African artists that come and go over the years, most succeeding in creating a spark but fizzling out just as quickly - MEAN MR MUSTARD is a name that continues to burn brightly.

The unwavering determination of the band has paid off. This is one of South Africa's hardest working and most experienced bands. Making an impression from the start in 1995, through the club and festival circuits of South Africa, the four musicians are now reaping the rewards with sell-out shows and tours.

Their first album, self titled "Mean Mr Mustard" (1996), was quickly recognized by the South African public and music industry, winning them the "Best New Artist" Award for the song "Cant Get Enough" and Best Song nomination for the track "Waiting for a Miracle" at the South African Music Awards.

The message was clear - this was a band to watch.

Their second album, "Only When It Rains" (2000), featured 14 original tracks recorded in Johannesburg and mastered in London. The title track "Only When It Rains" climbed to no. 1 on the national radio station 5FM Music, followed by their second single "Without You" that reached no. 2 on the same station.

The band has also enjoyed success on all regional radio stations with no. 1 positons across the board. The songs once again feature the stunning vocal and song writing talents of front-man Mark Beling. This album collected two awards for "Best Band" category and "Best Album".

Their third album, "Secret Places" (2002) to a slightly new musical direction. The songs are more guitar based with a "live" edge. Although not a live recording, the album gives Mean Mr Mustard fans the intense sound and feeling of their live performances for which the band has become so well known.

Their first single "Secret Places" reached no. 1 on 5FM Radio and the second single - the re-make of "Build Me Up Buttercup" has literally become a "National Anthem" in South Africa and is still riding high on play-lists on all the stations.

Mean Mr Mustard had the honor of being selected to support Bryan Adams at the MTN Dome in Johannesburg on NYE 2002. They have been released in Australia and New Zealand and are play listed on 24 radio stations. The album was chosen as one of the best new releases in an industry magazine review called "Music Menu".

The release of "The Best of Mean Mr Mustard" has been a tremendous success. The album encompasses all the hit songs from their last three albums. The band is incredibly proud of this achievement as it has taken many years and many top ten hits to release all the public and the radio stations favorites onto one album. This is a feat that not many South African acts have been able to achieve.

Their latest album "Rollercoaster" features 12 tracks with memorable choruses and catchy grooves. Their first single "Rollercoaster" has reached no. 1 on The South African "Home Bru" charts and the album has sold over 8000 units in three weeks.

Mean Mr Mustard is the most sought after band for corporate functions and festivals and have performed for the following companies (just to name a few):-

Gilette, Glaxosmithcline, Microsoft, Tiscali, Mecer, Estee Lauder, Bayer, Toyota, Opel, Dimention Data, South African Breweries, Ster Kinekor, Namibia Breweries, Global Mining, Iscor, Bavaria Breweries, Planet Fitness, Tyco Trucks, Iscor.

They have performed at most of the South African and International Rugby and Cricket games all over the country and are asked to perform at all the major music festivals in S.A.

The future of the band is enormous - judging by the support received so far from radio stations around the country and across the ocean, Mean Mr Mustard is causing a stir.