With Rocking The Daisies 2015 only a few days away, we decided to catch up with some of the hottest acts who will be gracing the stages this year. Sannie Fox is no stranger to RTD, but is bound to impress us once again with her majestic Blues Psych sound. We can’t wait to see her perform live Friday 2 October 2015 at 18:00 on the Main Stage.
Will this be your first ever RTD – attending or playing?
This will be my third Daisies I am performing at – fourth in total, which I have attended.
I have always had a fantastic time at Daisies, so it is so nice to return to play again. From past experiences, I expect good sound, a phenomenal crowd and great acts.
What is the best compliment you have ever received about your music?
Someone said I play guitar like a man. Not sure whether that was a compliment or not, but I will take it as a compliment. I was told at another show that our music sounded like it was a mixture between Led Zeppelin and the soundtrack to the movie Pulp Fiction. I have also seen a middle-aged man break into tears at a show during a sad love song I sung, which means the song moved him deeply and that is always a compliment for a songwriter. Hopefully he was not crying because he really did not like the chord change at the time, in which case it would not really be a compliment.
What can RTD festival goers expect from your performance?
I released my first solo album, called 'Serpente Masjien', in April this year, through the Just Music record label, so audiences can expect to hear this album live and probably also some new material. There will be loud bass, cranking drums and some quite loud guitar, and of course I will sing too. I hope audiences will enjoy the show, because we are very much looking forward to it.
Do you have any weird or interesting backstage pre-performing rituals that you can share with us?
I always have my plectrums and my set list with me before I go on stage and it is important to know where the other musicians are and also to check that the guitars are in tune. It is good to know where the stage is too. Other than that, I don't like to talk too much beforehand in order to keep my voice ready for the show. Sometimes I think of the musicians who have inspired me all my life. I focus on that before I go on stage, because it reminds me of the transcendent and cathartic power of music. I think about how happy and grateful I am to be a musician and to be able to share the craft with other people who also truly love music. And then I cannot wait to begin the show.
Which South African act are you most excited to see perform live at RTD and why?
Well there are so many! I am very much looking forward to seeing The Brother Moves On, Derek Gripper, Heroine, Retro Dizzy, Changeling, Alice Phoebe Lou, Medicine Boy, Fokofpolisiekar, aKing, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Felix Laband, 340 Million, Jakobsnake and I am sure there will be many others.
Which international act are you most excited to see perform live at RTD and why?
I would like to see Krafty Kuts and The Cat Power. I have heard good things!
How do you intend to rock your daisy at the festival?
I intend to rock my daisy with all the other daisies and to attend all the daisies performing on the daisy stages in the daisy hats and the daisy shoes and to make daisy chains with the other daisies on the daisies by the daisy dam and the daisy bar and the daisy hills and then go home after it all in the daisy car and say “oh, that was fun!”
Do you have any camping tips/advice for first-time campers this year?
Wear comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen. And a tent… maybe.
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