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Meet Can of Worms SA

Behind the Music


Can of Worms SA brings you feisty live music performances - original tunes written and arranged by the group themselves. Music features vocals from newly crowned lead singer Kerry Hiles, as well as lyrical lines from the saxophone, clarinet and electric violin. The sound is driven by the drumkit, bass and electric guitar. Several of the band are multi-instrumentalists, changing instruments during the set, which presents a varied and interesting performance. Drummer Steve Meise switches between drumkit and djembe for some songs, calling on tribal rhythms to drive the music. 

The bands unique sound is a fusion of various genres including World Music, Afro-fusion, and Folk Rock. Think Zap Mama, Freshly Ground, and The Waterboys. A refreshing and catchy musical style that you will soon learn to recognise as Can of Worms SA.

Shows and performances have interactive elements – you will be invited to sing along, dance along, and lose yourself in the music. This cohesive group of musicians present authentic, original South African music for all ages to enjoy.

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Career Highlights

to date...

Standard Bank Ovation Award 2023

'On the Flip Side' performed live at the National Arts Festival 2023

Standard Bank Ovation Award 2021

'Out of the Can' performed as a live stream in the Guy Butler Theatre, as part of the National Arts Festival online

SAfm Sundowners Concert 2023

Live performance at the popular, free sundowners concert in the Monument foyer at the National Arts Festival

Spar Kirkwood Wildsfees 2023

Performances on the ECPTA Main Stage on Fri & Sat

Independent Recording & Releases

Four Singles to Date: Titambe, Destiny, Funk It and Pillow

National Youth Day Celebrations 2022

Live Performance at the Mthatha Stadium

Spar Kirkwood Wildfees 2022

Various Performances including ECPTA Opening Ceremony

Vrystaat Kunstefees 2022

Live Performance on Saturday Evening at Aasvoel Klub, Bloemfontain

AfriMusic Song Contest 2020

Regional Finalists with 'Titambe'

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Can of Worms SA fills the void left by 'Freshly Ground'


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