Stronger Soul "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" used to say the Marqui de Sade... Ok I made that up, I'm not sure he ever said that. But hardship is not something you normally choose. "Stronger Soul" is about picking up the pieces and seeing the rainbow after the rain, or not... I wasn't sure this should be released. Musically I feel it's maybe not where it could be. But it exists.
On Stage for Dave Ledbetter Tribute Concert Check out this little clip of a performance at the Dave Ledbetter Tribute concert at the Baxter theatre earlier this year. It's time to get back in the saddle! You can check the whole concert here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQs62Kew2bM&t=1977s Amazing musicians!
ESCAPE ESCAPE was the name of a model of Kite I used to ride. It was a great kite back then, I even wrote a little jingle for the Video I made for the release of the kite but it wasn't picked up by the company I was working with at the time. In retrospect it was probably a pretty crap Video... Fast forward more than a decade, and I created a moody
Between the Ocean and the Sky It occurred to me a few years ago that I spend a lot of time between the ocean and the sky. It comes from Kitesurfing which blasted into my life 23 years ago. I've always been an adrenaline junky, and a wave addict. Kitesurfing ticked all the boxes. The freedom it brings me (especially when i am alone at my home spot) permeates and completes my musical
Accepting Cedric Vandenschrik I have been aware all my life that my full name Cedric Vandenschrik is pretty unpronounceable for most people and misspelled by 99.9 % of the world's population. Once upon a time at the beginning of my career, I was advised to have a stage name. Christian Deni was born and for a few years performed Jacques Brel Songs (It's another long story). But then he vanished. It was
All my song have stories, this one worth sharing. More than a decade ago Amanda Tiffin and I were commissioned to write songs and put on a little show for a private birthday party with a theatre group in Cape Town. It was no easy task. We had only been given some words written about the person who's birthday it was. From that we had to produce four different songs. Each one with different feel
A road trip at the end of summer in Namibia. A mystical place, the heat beating down on my non air-con car giving us the "real" experience of a place that is older than our collective memories. An abandoned railway station screamed from a distance. Many stories and ghosts there. So we stopped and I decided to record another song as part of the #Kipitreal project. No sound editing, no fixing anything, just capturing the
#kipitreal is a new project. To capture music, places, sound, moments in a raw unfiltered way. There is no vocal microphone, mixing or effects. No re mixing, fixing bum notes, or any of that. You are hearing the performance captured by one microphone as is. For the first in a series of videos that will go up with no foreseeable planning in sight, I decided to record a cover. A great song by Chris Cornell
I have always had an affinity for misfits and alternative people. I call them the tribe. I am drawn particularly to the ones who take their "differences" and express them in art and creations, who connect us with that "other world", who have the courage to be different. I started going to the Owl House in Nieu Bethesda in the early 90's. I always thought Helen Martins was part of that tribe. It screams
Date: 20th of March Time: 20h00 Place: Music Kitchen Price: R 100 Ced (Cedric Vandenschrik) has been performing all over the world in all kinds of stages, bands and productions. Along the way, he has crossed paths with Joe van der Linden and Lloyd Martin on a number of occasions with very explosive results. “The Song Remains the same – Led Zeppelin Tribute”, “Out of the Box” The release of Ced’s new