Beautiful Rebellion in Fisanthoek
When the world is beset with chaos and ugliness each act of beauty becomes a kind of rebellion. When Martin and David get together in musical protest they leave the specifics of language behind. In a genre-fluid conversation they let the beauty of their instruments and a shared love of the purity of sound do the talking.
Together, Martin and David intend to take the listener into a musical world illuminated by melody, rhythm, and – of course – plenty of improvisation.
David Leadbetter is a virtuosic guitarist and pianist who has graced projects from the short-lived Illegal Gathering – featuring the legendary James Philipps - to the Jazz-Fusion super-group Workforce. His most recent recorded work – as composer and leader with percussion maestro Ronan Skillen in Deep South – has a sinuous, neo-folk beauty that has garnered critical acclaim and hypnotised audiences across the globe.
Martin Wolfaardt has added his lyrical piano stylings to albums and performances by international and local luminaries like Jonathan Crossley and Guy Buttery. He is the composer for Offshore – a hidden gem of South African jazz whose performances at the Cape Town Jazz Festival and National Arts Festival have left music lovers enthralled. He also nurtures a love for African percussion.