Batten down the hatches, because in March 2019 for the first time South African Blues legends will be taking to the sea for an unforgettable new class of cruise experience on board the MSC Musica Cruise Ship.

Blues stalwarts such as Albert Frost, Black Cat Bones, Shadowclub, Gerald Clark, Crimson House, Wolfgang Marrow, Gunshot Blue, and Coelacanth will be performing on the Mojo Rising Blues Cruise for 4 days, setting sail on a carefree voyage exploring the most beautiful places on earth from the sea. There will be no abandoning ship when you smell the sea and feel the sky whilst listening to South Africa’s rock ’n roll royalty.

Setting sail from Durban, the cruise ship will embark on an excursion to the Portuguese Islands and all the luxury resort leisure facilities on board are included free of charge – from the Aqua Park, swimming pools and water slide to the delightfully varied cuisine and entertainment onboard.

Pay Deposit of R3000 only!
Final payment is required no later than 60 days before departure.
Make sure to select the BLUES CRUISE option when making your booking!
With that said, we had a quick chat with the guys from The Black Cat Bones:

The Black Cat Bones are part of The Blues Cruise next year. How did that happen?

Good friends of the band, the Pappas family from JoBurg came up with the initial idea at a Radium gig about a year ago. We had some discussions, brought in some professional events people and the next thing you know we are off to the islands …

Are you guys excited to be playing tunes on the Cruise to the fans, and enjoying the whole experience?

I think what we’re most excited about is the fact that all our close friends and family are either performing on the cruise or have booked for it, so in hindsight it’s a kind of reunion of sorts where we’ll be able to spend some long overdue quality time with the people whose been relentlessly supporting us for the past 11 years.

There are loads of acts on the line-up for the Cruise. Which of the artists are you guys keen on enjoying the seas with?

I can honestly say that there is not one artist on this cruise whom we have not performed, hung out or formed a close relationship with over the years, so we’re keen on doing just that with each and every one on the bill.

The Blues Cruise is a first for South Africa. Have any of you experienced something remotely similar?

Not even close. We’ve performed on trains, truck beds, combi roofs, and even a sing-along session in a helicopter once but never on a boat cruise.

The Black Cat Bones released Turn of the Century a few weeks ago. How was it working with Fred van Leeuwen on the video? And how has the reception been on the video and song?

Fred was already a legend on our eyes having worked on various amazing releases over the years, so we knew what level of excellence to expect, but we never in our wildest dreams imagined that he would capture us in a way that we’ve viewed ourselves since the inception of the band. The reaction to the video has been phenomenal across a wide audience and we’re still receiving a huge amount of positive feedback from our fans.

Why should people be sure not to miss out on The Blues Cruise in 2019?

Well if live music, especially The Blues is your thing then you’re halfway there. Now just add a massive boat, the great wide ocean, and all your best friends to the mix and you’ll have no excuse to miss out on this wonderful experience.

Where can the fans find The Black Cat Bones next?

We’re currently in the process of wrapping up our 4th studio album while still constantly touring and performing across our beautiful country. Keep your eye on our FB page for gigs and updates.