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ALBERT FROST - TO BE CONFIRMED
PRESENTED BY NATALIE CHAPMAN
Albert Frost started playing the guitar in 1990, when he was only 13. He was voted as Best Blues guitarist in South Africa by Stage Magazine. This fact, however, shouldn't let you underestimate the man's serious Rock abilities.
In 1994 he started playing alongside his father, the legendary Frank D. Frost, in the awesome blues band, the Blues Broers. Frosted Orange was created in 1996 with artist Simon Orange, who played keyboards and vocals for the Blues Broers.
Albert performed with Valiant Swart from 1999 to 2003 and recorded Blou Kombuis with Koos Kombuis in 2000. In 2004, he played with the Belgian band, Blues Lee at the internationally acclaimed music festival, Pukkelpop, in Belgium. Daniel Lohues, an international blues performer from Holland, collaborated with Albert at an electrifying Oppikoppi show during the same year.
Releasing his first solo album titled Catfish in 2002 created a new spectrum as he performs original songs and Frost-versions of the classics from Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters to name a few. Albert is a mood-man who can perform intimate solo shows and an electrifying fusion of blues and rock and roll funk with his Trio band.
Arno Carstens' New Porn was formed in 2003 when Albert joined forces with Arno Carstens (Springbok Nude Girls), Another Universe went gold and Arno won Best Rock Album Award at the SAMA Awards in the same month they supported REM on their world tour in March 2005.
Albert Frost shared stages with South Africa's finest: Vusi Mahlasela, Louis Mahlanga, Morris Goldberg, Nico Carstens, Ollie Viljoen, Theo Crous, Anton Goosen, Riku Latti, Gerald Clarke and the Springbok Nude Girls. True highlights in his career include performing with The Rolling Stones in Spain in 2007, playing a show with Oscar winner Tim Robbins in the Blues Room and being part of the REM tour in 2006; the presidential inauguration and celebration of the 10 years of democracy in 2004 to an audience of 70 000, as well as collaborating with double Grammy Award winning Malian legend, Ali Farka Toure for an exclusive function launch for priceless African manuscripts from the 14th century in Cape Town, hosted by Thabo Mbeki.
2008 saw the release of folkrock singer Myburgh's debut album, Woestyn, an album that Albert produced. Myburgh and Albert were at school together in Somerset West. They had a band called The Fauves and were in later years the original founders of the infamous South African band Dorp.
In 2009, Albert played his first solo show at the Isle of Wight Festival where he did a collaboration with James Walsh from 'Starsailor'. Alongside Arno Carstens, he shared the stage with Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and the Pixies. While supporting Simple Minds on they're world tour in Germany, London and France, they were invited to play in Times Square this November.
His first solo studio album, "Devils and Gods" was released in July by Seed and is available in stores now!
He's played 11 Grahamstown Festivals, 8 Oudtshoorn KKNK festivals, 6 years at Aardklop, did a 4th performance at Woodstock, Splashy Fen - and incredibly, 2009 year marked Albert's 23rd Oppikoppi Festival performance.
"The music could speak volumes more, but the man (Albert Frost) is a veritable living legend at 30 and fondly dubbed "SA's best blues guitarist" by way too many people to be denied a bit of hero worship" -- Jess Mitrani -- Levi's Music Mag 2008https://www.facebook.com/pages/Albert-Frost/22944713621
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