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geckobeat
(James Fourie)


Member Since: Tuesday, June 08 2010 @ 02:01 PM CDT
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Location: , South Africa
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geckobeat's Songs (3)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
08.25.12 Wild Women  (---) 1588 (3) Acoustic 08.26.12 Active
07.18.11 Like  (---) 1779 (5) Acoustic 07.20.11 Active
06.09.11 Feet 0.00 (0) 2062 (13) Acoustic 07.13.11 Active
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Music Background After involvement in the local folk club scene in the early 80's got interested in traditional African music through Pedro Espi-Sanchis and later Andrew & Geoffrey Tracey. Formed small town band/ensemble Geckobeat, briefly in late 90's, revived (and renamed Old Hat) in 2005, to combine original pieces created on guitar with flute, cello, clarinet, hand percussion and various traditional African instruments. More recently worked with partner Nichola in duo Collage, performing standard folk/pop/jazz/acoustic material with some originals
Music Skills Guitar is my main instrument, composing mostly in open tunings. Also play a little piano, hand percussion and various traditional African instruments - Mbira, Kalimba, Uhadi, Umrhube, Amadinda and Kundi Harp.
Music Hardware Ibanez Artwood AW 100 acoustic guitar, Samson C01U mic, eKeys 49 keyboard, old faithful Fostex X15
Music Software Started on Cakewalk Home 2004 on an old PC, now using GarageBand 09
Keywords Acoustic, Instrumental, African, World, Contemporary Folk, New Age, Fusion