The Reverend's Son

The Reverend's Son

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The Reverend’s Son is a new South African Funk Rock band. Their creativity and originality is apparent from the very first base drum beat to the last fading guitar notes! Fresh music delivered with a clear and contagious level of confidence!

Biography

The Reverend’s Son is a new South African Funk Rock band. Their creativity and originality is apparent from the very first base drum beat to the last fading guitar notes! Fresh music delivered with a clear and contagious level of confidence!

Experience comes in heaps with this band as the members of the band have been playing their instruments for over 10 years and have been involved with numerous musical projects and groups. The four members of the band (Casper, Willem, Pieter and Dirk) found their passion for music at very early stages in their lives and has each walked vastly different musical paths which led to the unity they call “The Reverend’s Son”. Influences from all over the musical spectrum were combined and thus gave rise to the music they create, experimenting tirelessly in their practice room. The music can be described as feel good groovy rock at an up beat tempo and is guaranteed to get the party started and leave the audience utterly satisfied.

The creative juices started flowing five years ago when three of the current members (Casper, Willem and Dirk) started performing and recording original music. After two years they decided to make an appearance on the cover market and recorded an album with hits ranging from the 1920’s to the 1990’s, displaying their unmistakable ability to perform songs from any era and genre under the band name DWC. While the DWC was going strong, Pieter was busy showing his talents performing in a professional band touring the country, playing at schools and festivals. After two years in the cover scene the three members of DWC decided that they had to get an outlet for their creativity and decided to start a new original band. The origen of the new band called for a new member, which led to the including of their current bass player (Pieter). From the very first session the band played together they knew it was the start of something new and exciting!

All the members of the band take their music very seriously and are dead set to carve their place in the local and international music scene.

Instrumentation
Casper Steenkamp – Lead guitar, Saxophone
Willem le Roux – Drums and percussion
Pieter Fouché – Bass
Dirk van der Merwe – Vocals, Rhythm guitar

Lyrics

The Reverend's Son - Disco Magic

Written By: The Reverend's Son

As your heart beat bows to the pulsing floor
You're torn away from the entrance door
Lights lashing out from the mirror balls
Shadows weaving on the shape stained walls
As your body answers to the music's call

There's magic in the air tonight
Can you feel it?
The music makes you feel alright
Can you hear it?

As the melody moves up your spine
You feel yourself intertwined
Lights lashing out from the mirror balls
Shadows weaving on the shape stained walls
As your body answers to the music's call

There's magic in the air tonight
Can you feel it?
The music makes you feel alright
Can you hear it?

SOAP

Written By: The Reverend's Son

Your love is a fire that burns in my veins
And I can’t get enough
Soon my desires will burst into flames
You are the thorn, the thorn in my side!

I know I’m easily slave
Breathing deeply at the sound of your name
I know my resistance has cave
Leave me longing for more
Now I’m calling your name in the dead of the night
One more time baby, I’m going to get it right
Now I’m begging please
I need a cure for this disease

Your love is a fire that burns in my veins
And I can’t get enough
Soon my desires will burst into flames
You are the thorn, the thorn in my side!

There’s no going to where we’ve been
There’s nothing good in between
I opened up my heart for you to tear it apart
But I keep on coming, I keep on coming
This obsession has turned into a curse
Day by day I feel it getting worse
Lost control, Just one goal
Begging for more

Your love is a fire that burns in my veins
And I can’t get enough
Soon my desires will burst into flames
You are the thorn, the thorn in my side!

I keep coming, keep, keep coming
I keep coming, keep, keep coming
I keep coming, keep, keep coming
Soon my desire will burst into flames

Your love is a fire that burns in my veins
And I can’t get enough
Soon my desires will burst into flames
You are the thorn, the thorn in my side!

Why Not

Written By: The Reverend's Son

Now that’s a nice rack
Curvy back
Enough to give a heart attack now

That’s a cute face
Perfect waist
Making my heart race now

But then she lets that mouth run
Spoil the fun
Her misperception of the sun’s rightful place
Shine from the south of her face
Got to make a run
Cause this conversation’s done

I got to get myself away from you
I got to allow myself some freedom two

So you’ve got a nice mask
To hide the fact
There’s nothing in between

Cause in shallow waters
No one bothers
Because everything is seen

But you ought to train away
Because there’ll come a day
That the depths will be too deep
Just thought you ought to know
You only have one chance to blow

I got to get myself away from you
I got to allow myself some freedom two

Truth

Written By: The Reverend's Son

So you wake up from this dream you were living in
And you kick the bed from underneath your head
You see a light faintly flickering
And you breathe

But you still feel like slumbering
Then you breathe deep the fumes that leave the heap
Burning, your head heavily turning
But then you breathe some more fire to the truth

So the light smashed the shadows over the unknown
And all of a sudden you can see
It’s not pretty, this heavy glow
The imperfections of the ones you know

Stagger backwards from the sudden smoke
Hands clasping, hands clasps the mouth with which you choked
You thought the problem fades with youth
But you breathe some more fire to the truth

So the light smashed the shadows over the unknown
And all of a sudden you can see
It’s not pretty, this heavy glow
The imperfections of the ones you know

Now no longer sleeping
Wide awake and hopelessly bleeding out
The saddest sight
Of the truth inside the light

It’s easy to forget your own
Until you see the same in someone you have known

Discography

1st Single: Disco Magic

Set List

1. Disco Magic
2. SOAP
3. Breathe
4. Hella Good ( Cover )
5. Blues Funk
6. Why Not
7. Rodeo
8. Real Man
9. Spotting monkeys
10.7 ate 9.