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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 charismatic lead singer Kerry Hiles, as well as lyrical lines from April Bosazza on the saxophone and clarinet, and Dalena Mostert on electric violins and keyboard. The sound is driven by Steve Meise on drumkit and djembe, James Mallinson on bass and Dylan Durant on electric guitars. 

The band's members all hail from different musical backgrounds and the resulting sound is a fusion of various genres including World Music, Afro-fusion, Pop 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.

Even if you've never heard the songs before, you'll leave with an ear-worm!​

Performances are suitable for a range of venues and events including large-scale music and lifestyle festivals, theatre and arts shows and even intimate gatherings. Their performances include interactive elements – you will be invited to sing along, dance, 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 ~ Pillow Taster ~ Live 2024
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Can of Worms SA fills the void left by 'Freshly Ground'


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Need more opinions?

"A World class band"


“Can of Worms SA is another level unique band. South Africa must be exposed to this level of talent.”


"Very cool"


“…your “sound” is just so unique, and I am convinced that only a bunch of seasoned professionals can put so much originality into those compositions. We enjoyed every second of your shows. Well done and thanks to each and every one of you. Brilliant.”


"...what a RAD band! They kept the dance floor full mixing their set with dub infused reggae that sat right in the pocket, to Afropop feel-good bangers. They even had one or two tunes with a definite electro influence. A couple of musicians were multi-skilled, swapping instruments for certain songs. And on top of this they are all awesome people to hang with."


" and your band were such a breath of fresh air. Loved meeting you and hearing you for the first time."


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Original South African Music

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Contact Us

Physical: 397 Equinox Road, Sunrise on Sea, East London 
Postal: PO Box 375, Kwelera, 5259

+27 (0)82 494 6597

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Tech Rider

Last Updated MARCH 2023

Can of Worms SA Technical Rider including a short introduction to the band members and their place in the band, a gear list, a stage plan and contact details. If you have any queries about the rider or need more information please contact Tech Worm Arè (contact details on the document).

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