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Black Harbour is a blues band from Johannesburg, formed in early 2017.

The band’s sound has been deeply influenced by the music of Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, and other classic blues artists, with a sharp modern approach to the blues that can be heard in artists like Dan Patlansky and Gary Clark Jr, both being major influences on the band.

Black Harbour has a darker blues tone that brings in unique acoustic, electric and melodic elements into the music. A sweeter, melodic atmosphere can be found in the band’s acoustic set as a duo or trio, while a powerful, rock-influenced electric set comes to life at festivals and club shows.

During the bands’ short history it has reached some notable milestones. Recently, it hosted a greatly successful blues show at the Barnyard Theatre Rivonia – the House of Blues. This was the second blues event that the band has hosted, which followed the Crossroads Blues event that took place at Bailey’s Live in Bedfordview. The House of Blues saw the return of guest artists Gert Wolmarans and Richard Bruyns, and featured an impressive line-up of South African artists. Among these artists was Andre Kriel of the Black Cat Bones, and Pepi Dimevski of Gunshot Blue.

History/Music/Performances

Black Harbour self-titled EP released 13th June

Singles- Blood Moon, Spoonful playlisted on Mix FM 93.8

The band has performed at FORR Fest 2017, Misty Waters 2018, and Freestate Folk Festival 2018, with artists like Albert Frost, Dan Patlansky, The Black Cat Bones.

Notable performances include Balcony TV (Home Acoustic, Blood Moon)

Live performance on the Hangout, presented by Kerry-Anne of MixFm 93.8

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