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chris chameleonA new favourite live performer! I love this - being able to find new acts that you really enjoy and can see over and over. The latest one is Chris Chameleon.
You may remember him as the guy who wore dresses and make-up in the band BOO!, but all that's changed. Not that it was a bad thing. I just think Chris may have found his own groove now. We went to see him perform a while back at a theatre in Pretoria. Loved it! He did the poems of Ingrid Jonke (yes, you HAVE heard of her - think back to school) and he gave them a life I never saw before while hanging over an old textbook. He breathes in to them. He introduces one song as "one of Ingrid Jonke's saddest poems of loss", and promptly launches in the liveliest vocal acrobatics ever!
And he really is an amazing vocalist! The things that man can do with his throat! At one point I really thought the sound effects had kicked in, but it was all him - just him, his mic and his guitar. "I know - talented tongue" he says smiling...

If you get a chance to see him, I recommend you do - you won't regret it, and you may find something beautiful you never knew was so close.

1 comment:

noodle said...

Ja, he is cool. I remember him as an actor in this cheesy educational TV program about 10 years ago, pre-BOO! days. Real naff.
He's a card.

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