his September, 10 of South Africa’s local rock legends unite as one in the battle against cancer, in support of the Vrede Foundation. For the 3rd annual Blood Brothers, South Africa’s first rock supergroup features 6 brand new members to take up arms against their biggest struggle yet. In their quest for victory, they will be performing your favourite hits, as well as songs by their own heroes. The choices are bold, the tal-ent undeniable, the result – unforgettable. Experience the rare opportunity to witness 10 of our best local rockstars together on one stage for one night only! For the first time, they will be defending their rightful rock legacy at a brand new bat-tlefield known for reinventing the live music scene in Johannesburg – The Good Luck Bar. Fighting for liberty, this year’s line-up includes veteran fighters Francois van Coke, Albert Frost, Kobus De Kock Jnr and Jason Hinch. Joining the revelry this year are newcomers Garth Barnes, Hanu De Jong, Chris Van Der Walt, Jaco Mans, Jason Oosthuizen, Loandi Boersma and fans can also look forward to a few special guest surprise performances! With 3 hours of non-stop rock ’n roll, the battle lines have been drawn. Pick your side, buy your ticket. #tenunite With that said, we had a quick chat with Jaco Mans. Hi, Jaco! Thanks for chatting to us. How are you feeling about being involved with Blood Brothers in 2017? Very excited always keen to play Rock and Roll. What can people expect from Blood Brothers this year? We have a powerful set planned with interesting collaborations, very energetic set! You’ve been all over South Africa and overseas, what has been your absolute favorite shows in your career? Soweto 2012 I was in Tidal Waves and we were the backing band for Ziggy Marley, we played a huge free show in Soweto, it was crazy. Another great Waves show was in Antwerp Belgium, where we played in a prison for the inmates. Also SXSW and Austin reggae festival, The Southern Gypsy Queen 10 year show at Oppikoppi a few years ago was also a collab with a bunch of great musicians, one of my favorite shows. How would you describe the feeling you had when all of the artists for Blood Brothers came together for the first time? Our first big rehearsal is next week, but I can imagine it to be a jol, the WhatsApp group so far has been hilarious. Why do you think the Blood Brothers are a necessary addition to the South African line-up? Yeah, we need a show like this, I mean, it’s for Vrede Foundation, and besides the charity, I think it’s cool when artists from different genres collaborate. Blood Brothers isn’t just about the music, it’s also about the Vrede Foundation and helping young people with cancer. What are your thoughts on having such an iconic foundation involved in the music scene? I’m glad to be a part of something so important, cancer awareness is important, I have friends who survived cancer, I think it’s important for people talk about their experiences, knowledge on the subject might just save a life. You’ve been involved in numerous projects and artists in the past, what makes Blood Brothers special to you? I have been in the music industry for quite some time, the artists in Blood Brothers have done so many great shows, I have seen all of them tear festivals apart, I’m just glad to jam with these legends. After Blood Brothers, what is next for Jaco Mans? There is Aardklop with Die See and Ultra Natives and Oppikoppi with The Bones, the rest of this year is packed with great festivals and concerts, and in February next year I have an Australian tour with Bok, so yeah pretty excited!! Thanks for the chat. Be sure to Book Online today to see this amazing show!