Slow Life with Muizenberg Festival presents Van T

Thu Oct 13, 20:00 - Thu Oct 13, 22:00
Rolling Wood


I saw her support Majozi at a 500 strong gig in the city a few weeks ago to rapturous applause.

Van T:
If it were possible to meld the heart of Mazzy Star, the soul of PJ Harvey, and pure poetic prowess of Throwing Muses’ Tanya Donelly into a solitary star she’d go by the name Chantel Van T.

Since 2013 Van T’s delivered a five track EP, Tides, and her first debut album We’re Still Running released in 2015. Singles off of them including ‘What Do You Do’, ‘May Mood’ and ‘Paperblood’. Since then she has graced stages locally and abroad, having just recently got back from a European tour.
On a mission to unearth raw feelings, coupled with intoxicating melodies, Van T took the best of her old school musical upbringing and added multiple layers of life. Think The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and just enough Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell to elicit the requisite feeling music is famous for elevating, and that’s exactly the wave this singer/songwriter rides.
Alternative, indie, ambient folk, Van T flies against rigid style classification thanks to the energy driving each track. “These songs are close to home,” she admits. “Each is rooted and grounded in space and time. It’s been a cathartic, intense and exciting journey to here.
Always curious, a just restless enough to seek out new adventures, this one time quantum scientist and actor want-to-be has clearly found her vessel to best satisfy her passion. And this is just the beginning of the continual discovering in this artist’s musical abyss.

Live in Studio:
'We're Still Running' - Official Music Video:


Slow Life with Muizenberg Festival presents Van T
Rolling Wood
152 Main Rd, Cape Town, 7139, South Africa
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