Thursday, December 14, 2006

Just the DVD

So we listened to our recording last night and though not absolutly horrible, we weren't happy with it and decided we'd rather wait until we get a decent version down before we let it loose out there. Quality is important, especially if your name's attatched to it. It wasn't all bad though - the DVD came out pretty well, and the quality of sound was not bad considering it was just coming through the DVD's mike - there is however a slight delay between the sound and the visuals, which if you're in the right mood can be quite amusing.

Our General sound on stage comes through though, which is good - I think at the moment I'd have to say we're a better live Band than a recorded band, somkething you can only work on and Improve, the more you do something the better you get at it, the good thing is now we have the time to work on our recording, which is exactly what we'll do. And here is where you'll find out first when it's available.
The new web design I'm working on should hopefully be up and running early next year, once I've gathered all the content and put the finishing touches to the Design - you'll be able to hear all the news, check out picks from our latest gigs and stuff, and hopefully once I've figured out how to do it download songs (which will also depend on when we get some tracks down.
Peace out

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Rough Cut

So last night Myself and Jeremy finished off the Vocals and Guitar and Bass to the three songs we we're recording for a demo. Though we've decided to call it rough cut, because of the time contraints we had, which prevented us from getting down exactly what we wanted. But it's done and wer'e happy it is, we can get it out to varoius festival organizers etc. and perhaps a few dedicated fans. We will be working on a more finished version shortly, something more complete, something we can take our time with.
For now though I need to get a copy of this one (once Steve has finished mixing it) down to Pedro in Durban so we can see if we can get into Splashy.
All right all, keep well

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dan the Man

This Saturday we'll be playing alonside Mr Dan Patlansky at the Red Door - which we're seroiusly chuffed about, Dan has played around the world including The New Orleans Jazz festival, he's a virtouso on the Guitar and really awsome to watch and hear. So the fact that we'll be setting the stage for him is a seroius bonus, if you've been to any of the last5 few Southern Crosses you would have been gifted to see him in action and know it'll be worht your while to do so again, with the added bonus of seeing us ;-) if you have never seen him before, now's the time.
Oh yeah the gig at the last Musicians club was awsome, great crowd and great musicians, if any of you were there, thanks for the support and compliments - it's a real boost.
oh and may you have a blessed Christamas and New Year.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Demo Recording

Last Night Colin, Jeremy and Myself headed to Hilton College’s Music Department to Start recording our demo. Colin was tired from work, I was tired from the flu and Jeremy was tired well, because he student on Holiday and decided to stay up to late the night before.
As alwaysthough playing seemed to lift all our spirits and energy levels, it was either that or the half dozen fizzy cooldrinks we drank in the time we were there. Whatever it was when we all left at 10:30 that evening we were definitely feeling alot better, though it wasn’t quite enough to completely cure me of the flu.
It was great however to be starting to make steps in the direction we’ve been threatening to over the past year, even though it’s just going to be a Demo it’s a step in the right direction.
Steven (the Guy doing the recording) has been really helpful and accomodating, and is great to work with, last night we put down the rough cut’s to three of our songs - “Watching Satelitte”, “Judas Kiss” and “2 second silences”. We’ll be going back at different times this week to play over each track individually to get the sound we want.
I have to say recording is fun, there’s an atmosphere about being in or around the studio, listening to each track and laughing at slip ups and each other.
So even though I’m bound to have a tiring week heading to the Studio after work it’ll be a fairly entertaining one.
Steven’ sgoing to be at the Musicians Club at the Red Door tonight to - make a DVD of us playing so if you’re coming wear your best smiles.
He also mentioned a short film he’s making and wanted to use one or two of our songs on it wich of ‘course we said definitely. Anyway back to work - keep well all

Monday, December 04, 2006

Last PMB Musicians club for the year

This Tuesday is the last Musicans club Gathering for the year, and yup we'll be one of the bands in the Line up, along with "The Hairy Legged lentle eaters" With a cuple of guests. We'll be Starting at 7:30pm. The Venue is "The Red Door" on Quary Road, just off Victoria.
It'll definitely be an entertaining evening,and it's your last chance for 2006 so get there if you can.

Monday, November 27, 2006

What Kind of a rocker...

You Are an Emo Rocker!

Expressive and deep, lyrics are really your thing.
That doesn't mean you don't rock out...
You just rock out with meaning.
For you, rock is more about connecting than grandstanding.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Writing a song

Sometimes it’s something you work at, you have an Idea in your head, a theme, a tune - something specific. Those are normally the hardest or should I say most frustrating and time consuming, because it feels like it takes you forever to get to the point you want to be at. Other times it just happens in that moment when your sitting there at your piano, or in my case with your guitar in hand with a handy piece of paper and pencil; nearby (I really need to get a Dictaphone or something).
That’s what happened last weekend - there are very few songs I’ve written in half an hour, but this was one of them (Maybe Angels - written further down the page was another)-I wish I could explain the feeling that comes with writing one of these songs. It’s almost like a channeling that something more than you has decided to use you as the conduit for this melody and if you don’t grasp it in that moment it’ll be gone forever.
I promise you this happens too, I’ve had it before when I’ve had the song in my head and had to go and do something else and have not been able to grasp it again. The words flow, like wine amongst friends -you don’t have to work too hard to find the ones that express what you’re trying to say. Then suddenly it’s over and you have in your hand scribbled on a bit of paper, and you’re left sitting there wondering what just happened to you. That’s when you need to commit it to memory, because if you leave it to long the melody will leave you, you’ll have the words and the chords scratched down, but unless you can write music (which I can’t) the fundamental melody that binds it all together will leave you.
After all of this if you’re playing it with a band, it’s going to change and shift around those who play it as all songs do, but essentially it’s there.
I Cant’ post the words yet as I haven’t committed them to memory, but if you’re at our next gig, listen out for it, it’s called “Stand Up” (for now at least).
Keep well all
Love and peace

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Helping Out

I don't know where she got our number from, but a couple of days ago I got a call from a Lady at the Hospice organization in 'Maritzberg asking if we'd be able to play at a general funraising day they're having there on the 25th, which is next Saturday. For those of you who don't know, hospice is an organization that goes around giving care and companionship to poeple with terminal illnesses, like Cancer.
The reason I know this is, I've had more than enough contact with them In the past two years, and they are good people that dedicate thier time to others. Firstly my Gran was diagnosed with and eventually died of cancer - and then not even a month Later my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, though she pulled through, tough Lady that she is, but my point is (and there is one I promise) is that they first visited my Gran when she was Ill, and then my mom. Alot of the time the biggest function they provide in those situations, is just someone to talk to about it, it's amazing how many people can't or wont.
I know I've gone on about it, but we'll definitely be playing there, so if you're in 'Maritzberg, or you fancy getting out for the day, come along. The Day starts in the morning and we'll be playing at 10-11am, but it'll be whole day affair. So come and Support Hospice, It's at 200 "Zwartcop Drive", which is what "Meyers Walk" becomes.
We hope to see you there.

Love and Peace

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Long time no Blog

Alright I know it's been an age, I've been really busy at work these last couple weeks so... that's my reason and that's what I'm sticking to. We haven't confirmed any gigs for the festive season yet, but I will keep you posted. The last couple practices have been really fun and sounding great as we've been trying out some new things, So don't be surprized if you hear some new songs comeing out of this corner.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


I just noticed that I Had posted the wrong email adress to contact us at, it was published as "" when it should have been "". So if you have tried to send anything through and have been wondering why it hasn't been working - well now you know, I have corrected that entry now. Shows you how often I read through what I'm posting, no-wonder there's so many spelling errors.

Animated Giffs

Thanks to my colleague, I now know how to make animated Giff’s - I thought I would post one up here, to see how it works (If it works).
You can get quite involved with them and end up spending hours on something that is only animated for a couple of seconds. It’s alot of fun though, if you got the time to spend making them - hey maybe you’ll see some more in the future if this one works. If it doesn’t then you never read this.
Keep well all

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Change of line up

Hey all,
unfortunately we're not going to be playing with Zen Arcade anymore which is a pity, I was looking forward to a double "Z" billing. We still will however be playing, with another local band, Helpbreakmary, the evenings proceedings should be kicking off at around 8.30 pm, so get there if you can, it'll be a great one and we're definitely looking forward to it, so we hope to see you there. If you can make it come over and say Hi.
I do finally have my guitar back which makes me really happy, Pete did a great job, and she's sounding better than ever. Jeremy's hoping to have his new bass amp by then aswell, so be ready to rock.Alright Later all

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Next Gig!

Hey All
We've been asked to play with "Zen Arcade" at Cliffies on the 20th of this fine month of ROCKtober - that would be next friday, we're looking forward to it and hopefully by then I should have my Accoustic guitar back (I've been practicing and played one informal gig - with my electric, though while fun, needs a bit more work and experimenting with before hitting the big stage. Basically I need to get a decent guitar amp which would set me back a couple of grand, so not likely any time soon.) As i was saying I should have my accoustic back soon, she is in the very capable hands of Mr Pete Hanbury, a good friend and skilled Luthier (an instrument craftsman). My old pickup died on us in the middle of our set at Southern Cross (Jeremy and Colin you're stars - they managed to add in and adjust some of the songs so they were carried by the Bass and Drums), so Pete has fitted a new one and is doing some general maintenance repairs on her for me.
Unless you actually play an instrument as often as a gigging band does you don't really realize how much wear and tear your intruments endure.
Gotta run
Peace & Love people

Monday, October 09, 2006

Contact Us

Hey if you visit the blog and want to know more about the band and don't want to leave it as a comment to one of our posts, I've set up a yahoo email adress where you can send us an email.
Other news is that we've registred the web address However as Im busy with wortk at the moment I haven't had the chance to build the site, so for now it leads you here. Which Might be a bit confusing to those of you who have seen our address on stuff we've handed out at gigs and ended up at a blogspot.
So write to us we'd be pleased to hear from you.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Maybe Angels

I've just Found out a friend of mine lost her Dad a few weeks ago, news like this always hits you at your core - and despite the loss of lives all around the world the news of the loss of someone, (even if you don't know them personally - but they're close to someone you know well) creeps right under that guard you've built up to avoid letting in all the terrible things that happen in the world.
I’m sure everyone at some point in time has experienced real grief at one level or another. I’m posting the words to a song I wrote a few years ago, when I was experiencing a grief that felt it would tear me apart, this ones for you van if you’re reading this.

Maybe Angels

Maybe angels watch over me,
when I’m sleeping when I’m lost in my dreams
when I’m searching for answers just out of my reach
Are you out there searching like me
can you hear it when the wind starts to speak
when it whispers it leaves your name caught in the air

Maybe angels watch over you
Maybe angels watch over me too
Maybe angels are holding us safe in the night

I’ve been broken since you stepped on that train
maybe angels can make me whole again
because the feelings I’m feeling are too much to bear
When the moon shines over the sea
I’ll be thinking of you thinking of me
Maybe angels are holding us safe in their embrace

Maybe angels stand by our side
Maybe angels our guardian and guides
Maybe angels are holding us safe in their light

Maybe angels are watching me bleed
Maybe angels are bleeding with me
Maybe angels are feeling the pain that I feel

Maybe angels won’t you stand by my side
Maybe angels my guardian and guide
Maybe angels - wont’ you stand and watch over her

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Southern Cross

This Southern cross will be a 1 year anniversary for the band, it was at last years festival that Jeremy picked up the Bass, and Colin officially joined Zephyr. Of course then we also had Chris playing with us, but alas he had to much on his plate to continue. We have progressed alot this year and we've been relly enjoying ourselves and had some brilliant gig's. It hasn't been easy fitting in our practices with our normal lives and in the near future we're planning on putting more practices in if we can, you only get out what you put in.
I digress back to the Festival, If you go to You can see the line up and some of the pictures from prevoius years. It is really a great festival, very relaxed and scenic and this year like every other has a great music line up. We'll be playing on the Friday Night at 7pm and probably doing a couple accoustic songs on Saturday as a filler, so if you're gonna be there watch out for us.
Peace and Love all


Monday, September 11, 2006

A Hard fought Battle

It's called battle of the bands and a battle it was, everyband on the night gave thier all and more, the Victors in the end were "WHite Chapel" and though close it was a deserved victory for them Their strongest points were thier Technicality and stage precence. I would definitley say we had the edge in originality and Versatility as most the bands we were up against were all pretty much the same Genre, an dplayed very similar sounding songs. All in all we really enjoyed ourselves and had a great gig, the Crowd really got behind us and that makes all the difference in the world, so thank you all so much.
Even though we didn't get to take the title home of top KZN band on the night we had some really Good Critics from the Judges, Both of them really liking the direction the band has been taking. Encouraging us to work on certain aspects to make us all the better for the future - at the end of the day stuff like this can only help us. I've linked this entry to where there are pictures of the evening, including the one above, which was taken not long after we'd come off stage, unfortunately there weren't many Pic's of the bands in action.
Peace & Love

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Time and date

Right so I've recently learnt the time that the battle kicks off, This Saturday at 8pm is when the first note will be struck. I have no Idea of the line up, or when each band will play, all of this will be decided on the night. I do know that there are ten bands playing on the night and only one will go through to the finals.
Keep well all

Friday, September 01, 2006

Ready to do battle!

The hour is almost upon us when we must face our fears and stride forth, to an uncertain future, where we'll tread uncertain ground and hope to be left standing at the end of the evening... yes a little dramatic, but The National battle of the bands is apon us and the KZN leg is a one night ten band affair held right here in PMB. On Saturday the 9th of September "The Red Door" in PMB will play host to a score of bands from around our fair province and among them will be Zephyr. After speaking to Colin and Jeremy we decideded top enter - 'cause at the end of it at the least it should be good exposure.
So we blood ourselves to the competitive area of this industry, to stand up and take whatever may be thrown at us abuse or applause, even if we end up limping home we'll be able to hold our heads high and say we did battle, and battle our hearts out we did. (I sound Like Yoda - "mmm teach you I will.. yeeas mmm").
If we manage to be the one KZN band that does go through, we'll end up going to Gauteng, and exposing ourself to a whole new audience ("expose" is probably not the best word to use, it mighht give you the wrong impression of what we do). So we are exited and are currently working really hard on the songs we're going to be playing. So if anyone reading this is In 'Maritzburg on the night, come along, we'd appreciate the support.
Keep Well All

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Fashion Show Gig

Hey All, okay I've got the date, but not so sure about the time, it's this Saturday, 26th September - were all looking forward to it, it's a while since we've done a gig and we've been working hard on our set, so I hope you all come out to see us again. If the last gig we did at the 'Varsity is anything to go by, it'll be a great one.
Spread the love

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Hey all..

It's been a while i know, I've been off on Holiday for a couple of weeks and am only now back, which means no to much has been happening on the Music front.
So what's lined up for the band... well were booked for Southern Cross Music Festival Held on the weekend from the 22nd - 25th of September this year. A little closer we'll be playing at the Fashion show PMB's UKZN campus, I'm not sure of the date yet, though will post it as soon as I have it confirmed. Other than that we're still looking forward to doing our recording sometime this year, we'll be meeting with Dave Birch this eve to get his coments on our rough recording we sent him. Hopefully he'll give us some positive criticism on the songs and then we'll be able to set a date with him and start working towards it.
Will keep you all posted until then
Love and Peace

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

More Pic's

Photo shoot.

Hey All, I know it's been a while since I've added, but I haven't had access to the web . Aswell as our recent inactivity as far as gig's go. Not to worry we shall shortly be rectifying this, though first a couple of us will be on holiday with our families.
We haven't been completely quiet we've been practicing hard and putting into place our plans for our recording. Recently we went down to Durban to speak to Dave Birch of Island Studios, and it was on the way back that Andrea (Colin's wife) decided the light was perfect for a photo shoot. Besides embarassing the band she managed to get some really cool shot's of us and some goofy ones. So I thought I'd put a couple up that you can laugh at or whatever.
Just in case you've never met or seen the band, I might as well do a bit of an introduction. Jeremy's the one with the crazy eyes on the right of the second Picture (bass and vocals), Colin's the Dark haired smooth looking drummer in the middle, and the other messed up one in the glasses is me Liam (guitar and vocals)
life's a song and you're the melody.
Spread love and peace.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Surprise from the beat boy

Liam, I finally made it onto the blog. Looking pretty good.

Looking forward to the youth day festival on the 16 June at Pietermaritzburg varsity.
As the drum beats, let it bring together the people of South Africa to celerbrate unity and peace. Through music we are one.

See you there.....
Colin A

Youth Day Concert

Hey all... okay the next one is again being held at the big chill, were playing with a host of other artists, and yes the MC's are all going to be there again, and I'm sure we'll do a couple of colabo's again. We're celebrating 30 years of youth revolution. So get there and celebrate it with us, we'll be taken donations of money and tinned food, so bring something along if you can.. it's all being donated to I think it's called the "Angel Foundation". I'm sorry if I got it wrong, but it's going into hands where it will make the most difference.

"...drink your coffee black drink your coffee white, it still has the same effect" - Over the table

Peace and love to you all

Friday, June 09, 2006

The Red Door

Tuesday eve. at the Red Door was really great, it's always a pleasure to be playing there, Jamie's really got his sound sorted, and to be playing with Celtis, well what can you say. Thier celtic music really runs into your veins and gets you going, the crowd turnout was good and the response to both bands was brilliant. The Audience are the main reason we do this, and you guys definitley got us going.
I'm not Sure when the next gig is yet but it is on the cards we promise, and I will have some pictures of our last couple of gig's just as soon as I can get my hands on them.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Southern Cross

The time is nigh... yes the time for southern cross music festival is creeping up on us, still a few months admittedly, but before you know it those months have gone. If any of you have been before you'll kmow it's a lovely festival, with a really awsome relaxed vibe. If you haven't been a sugest you go, you'll enjoy it.
I just confirmed with the organizer last night, Dave Falconer, that the Band Will be playing at this years one, held sometime at the end of September. All the details haven't been worked out yet, but as soon as we get the dates and all the rest we'll post them up here for you all to have a wee look see at.
Alright peace all

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Next Gig!

Life is beautiful, and it's a beautiful day down here in South Africa, the bluest sky you could imagine. I woke up this morning as with most to the call of birds, there was a definite nip in the air, though when you're expostulating like this I preffer to say it was a fresh morning. Anyway I dither, and Im talking like a toff (i just can't seem to stop). Okay the point of this blog was to let on the date of our next gig.
We've been asked to open for Celtis on Tuesday the 6th of June at the Red Door starting time will be betwen 7:30pm and 8pm. So come along, I assure you Celtis are worth seeing they play some great Celtic music, and if you happen to enjoy our music too, well all the better.
See you there.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Last Nights Gig

Wow what a gig, last night at the big chill was definitely one of the bands favourite to date. The Crowd were awsome, so if any of you are reading this and were there, thanks again guys.
As for the MC's well, they were free styling all over the place and it was a pleasure to do an awsome free Jam with them, what can we say we had a blast, and we are in the process of aranging a recording date so we can get a couple of our tracks down, so that we'll have some of our songs down for sale at our gigs.
Peace and Love to you all

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Friday, May 19, 2006

Gig Update!!

Howdy High everyone, okay firstly the band now has an official manager, so I'm sure things are going to be a lot more organized. Our Brilliant Manager has already lined us up with a gig, we'll be playing at The Big Chill. The PMB University's Pub/club on Thursday the 28th May (ie) Next Thursday. SO whoever of you might read this and be in the vicinity, come along we wont disappoint! Until then keep fresh keep well and love life!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Words for "Judas Kiss"

Take this candle and set it a-flame.
Arguing for the sake of a name
Let it shed light where fear and confusion lie
Bullets are flying through the air of my faith
and fear is turning our love into hate
Can someone tell me wich prophet said we should kill.
Children dieing by the lack of our hands
Politicians with thier heads in the sand
How'd we let these weeds overgrow our hearts

Well the words of the prophets
are getting caught up politics
and twisted to suit thier own needs
While we're going crazy
Singing sombody save me
But salvation lies in your faith

Confusion reigns inside of my mind
And television is makeing me blind
to the truth and reality of the world
In my dreams we all sing and dance
'cause we've been given a second chance
to right all we have wronged

Well it goes like this the Judas Kiss
You scream and wail, yet still betray
None but the son can offer you redemption
and No one but you can take the road you choose

'cause the words of the prophets
are getting caught up politics
and twisted to suit thier own needs
While we're going crazy
Singing sombody save me
But salvation lies in your faith

Let us celebrate, not fear and hate this awsome gift of life
Sing and dance and all give thanks for this awsome gift of life
Handed down from a thorny crown this awsome gift of life
Celebrate your love
Celebrate your life
Celebrate and dance.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Durban Folk Club and Cliffy's

We played at the Durban Folk club last night, it was a really great audience, so thanks, to those of you who were there. We're definitely planning on doing a recording of Sattelite sometime soon. The Cliffy's gig on Sunday also went down well despite all the problems with the weather, and Jeremy almost getting nocked on the head by a massive pole that was blown off the scafolding of the stage. Eventually as we realized the weather wasn't going to let up it was decided to move everything inside, it was a little cramped on the little stage, but it was fun and the audience were awsome. Unfortunately towards the end the PA system was playing up so we kept loosing vocals for our last couple songs.
At the moment we don't have any gigs lined up but we'll post them when we do.
Cheers all

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Well splashy was awsome, great weekend and great music. Our gig went okay, but unfortunately mine and Jeremy's voices were going, but we managed it anyway. I hope to put up some pictures of splashy soon.
Our next Gig is going to be at Cliffy's in 'Maritzberg on the 30th of April, the Mondays a public Holiday, so everyone doesn't need to worry abou the Monday morning blues.
Okay keep well all, will be in touch.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Mother Africa

Silently we sleep and dream
and miss the 'plane that goes back home
fill my dreams with memories
of sun filled skies and accacia trees
open plains un-rend by man
and wildebeest that freely ran

Mother Africa's calling me home
I felt her breath on the wind today
Mother africa's I'm coming home
But not quite yet for now I'll stay

I love the sea whose waves they break
for eternity and slowly shape
the coast of sand of Ivory
that stretches until the eyse can't see.

Mother Africa's calling me home
I felt her breath on the wind today
Mother africa's I'm coming home
But not quite yet for now I'll stay

I walked the streets in the cold today
because I missed the bus that went my way
I called a friend on a distant line
and his accent was the same as mine
We talked a while of memories
of sun filled skies and accacia trees

Mother Africa's calling me home
I felt her breath on the wind today
Mother africa's I'm coming home
and yes this time, this time I'll stay.

Woza umfaan nami(come son of Mine), woza umfaan nami
Ng Fika Mama (I'm coming mother),

Some more images, the top one is again from our practices the one above is a picture I took when in cruger, called crossing the Boarder.
Splashy is this weekend so we're all looking forward to it, we're playing on easter sunday, nice one. Hopefully we'll have some pictures to put up of splashy and some stories to tell. Later.

Band practice in my room at home, in picture are Jeremy at the front and myself in the background. Above is one with Colin on the left, and the name we'd written in flames at New Years, I played around with photoshop to super impose it onto the main piture. They're pretty cool shot's because they cpture the mood of the practices and one day will make some great inside cover shot's for our album.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

This shot was taken just before the band played at emoyeni - it was our first music festival together, Jeremy still hadn't started on the Bass yet, but he was there singing.

The Band

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Surise off the east coast of South Africa, the band was camping at the beach.

We beggin

This is about to become the Blogspot for the Band zephyr, we hail from the midlands in the province of KwaZulu - Natal, from the country of South Africa.
Hope fully soon we'll be able to add more content to this blog, but for now this'll have to do.
Our next gig for those of you who might be interested is at Splashy Fen in the foothills of the drakensberg. See you there.