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Hatchetman (R)Evolution

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Hatchetman brings us "(R)Evolution" which won them a Standard Bank Ovation Award  (VirtualNAF2020) and takes you on a thrilling journey of acoustic and electric guitar based music, underpinned by a once in a generation three part vocal harmony blend. For lovers of Folk, Country, Americana, Singer Songwriter, Rock and Roll and Blues.

September 2021 marks Hatchetman’s 8th year of existence in the South African music landscape. Having toured both locally and abroad through the years, won major awards, gone through the usual trials and tribulations of being a band and generally performing to enormous critical acclaim, the band hits the road for a first tour since the Global events of 2020.

Along with that comes the release of brand new Hatchetman recordings that the band spent much of lockdown getting ready for release. With this latest musical offering, the band had clearly audibly undergone a shift in songwriting, style and intent. Live, the band delivers their customary tight and punchy musical accompaniment, while never forgoing their trademark three-part harmony blend that marks them out as being cut from their own cloth.

The band is touring their Ovation award-winning show “(R)Evolution,” a show they debuted in the inaugural Virtual National Arts Fest in 2020 in which the full breadth of the four members’s musicality is displayed across a full set of original material.

“one of my personal favourites, Hatchetman’s impeccably rich and harmonious textures and mellow, Simon and Garfunkel-esque folk” – written by Tecla Ciolfi of Texx and the City

Visit their website to learn more about Hatchetman https://www.hatchetmanband.com/music

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More on the Band Members:

The band consist of 4 members: Jono Tait, guitarist, singer and songwriter, is the son of Richard and

Retha Tait, owners of the Alma Café, one of Cape Town’s premier live music venues. A spirited

character, Jono is very candid in his lyrics as well as his onstage interaction with the crowd.

Matt Catto is the beating heart of the band with his percussive skills (on both cajon and full kit) and

his ear for magic harmony lines. Given his upbringing and family background, it was kind of

inevitable that Matt would turn out to be a master musician. A member of the Blundell family clan, a

prodigious musical family from Cape Town whose roots stretch right back to the origin of the South

African folk music scene in the 60's, Matt recalls some of his earliest childhood memories being

around music and musicians, specifically singing harmonies.

Nick Catto, bass guitar and vocals. Like his brother Matt, music has always played a massive role in

Nick’s life and it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that he would also follow in the footsteps of

family members before him. As someone that has been playing the circuit for many years now and

with other artists and genres too, Nick brings an array of influences to the table when it comes to his

bass playing.

Stephane Corneloup completes the picture. A classically trained concert pianist, Steph abandoned

his studies in favour of the electric guitar. His subtle approach to the music and French flair for

delivery has been the catalyst for the band to really open up and start testing hitherto uncharted

musical terrain.

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