Following on from a grand performance last night at the Oppikoppi Sweet Thing Festival, Joshua Grierson, one of South Africa’s most remarkable live artists, has made us a playlist of his favourite live performers.
Please tell us your pick of your Top 5 favourite live performers ever (any artist, any era), and why you’ve picked them.
“Bono: Flawless. Passionate. Earnest.”
“Tom Waits: Never ceasing to surprise. Somewhat of a sordid character. Never afraid to be vulnerable. Fall-off-your-chair hilarious. Stylish and appropriate dresser.”
“Sting: Effortless. Bass madman. Impeccable singer.”
‘Nina Simone: Dangerous. Daring. Always seeking out a new way to present a song. A non-conformist.”
“Sannie Fox: Her voice fucks my soul yet kisses away the tears. Bold. A raging storm or the eye of one.”
Read our full interview with Joshua Grierson.
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